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Question Combined Pediatrics-Genetics Residency Program for IMG?

I notice that the number of IMG matched in combined Ped-Genetics program is 0% . Do you think it's because no IMG actually applied to that program or the chance is very low (hence extremely competitive) given the fact that only few positions available each year.

I am really interested in applying to this program, in fact, this is the primary reason why I move in to US because it's not available in my country. Do you think an IMG have a good chance for this, since I think (personal opinion, correct me if I'm wrong) that not many medical graduates interested in this program ?

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You are right about "not too many IMGs interest in this program" but you also have to remember that there are very few positions available for such a program, I think less than 30 in all of USA!

When you have such a small number of available positions, it's extremely difficult for an IMG to get it. This is because there must be at least 300 AMGs applying to it and so they are filled by AMGs and no place for IMGs.

Peds-Genetics program in particular has been receiving a lot of credit recently as you know that the future of medicine lies in genetics and people are thinking that a decade from now we will be seriously treating syndromes and congenital diseases with genetic techniques. So it's quite attractive for AMGs and that's why it's difficult to get into.
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Thanks Rasheed for your comment, do you have any suggestion for me to improve my chance, should I try to apply it ?
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Well... I applied to peds/genetics this year and yes, it is my very top choice. I got a really precious interview at my dream place and, once again, loved it.
I hope I can give you some good news about IMG matching % on march 17...
Though if you have any question I can answer, cause I also rotated twice in that program, once in peds and once in genetics.
Moreover, you can do genetics easily as a fellowship after the three years cat peds, and there are quite a lot of places that offer fellowship compared to the bunch that have the combined program and yes, it seems not that hard to match in genetics as a fellowship.
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Well... I applied to peds/genetics this year and yes, it is my very top choice. I got a really precious interview at my dream place and, once again, loved it.
I hope I can give you some good news about IMG matching % on march 17...
Though if you have any question I can answer, cause I also rotated twice in that program, once in peds and once in genetics.
Moreover, you can do genetics easily as a fellowship after the three years cat peds, and there are quite a lot of places that offer fellowship compared to the bunch that have the combined program and yes, it seems not that hard to match in genetics as a fellowship.
Wow, good luck Moony, I wish you get matched this year. Thanks for your suggestion, I think I will apply to cat Pediatrics this year and continue with medical genetics fellowship. How come you have rotated in that program twice ? Have you finished your residency training in your country ?
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