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Hi I am an Indian medical grad,just about to complete my internship, and wish to go for a surgical residency in US. No steps, no USCE, no research publications yet, the only quqestion...Am i too late to go for USMLE path if I am wishing for a surgical branch like Neurosurgery or General Surgery?
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I am old graduate 5+ years ,but I have completed my residency from my home country in October 2013 .
Is it taken as old graduate or considered as fresh as I have just finished my pot graduation ?

Please advise me
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Hi Friends

I am old graduate 5+ years ,but I have completed my residency from my home country in October 2013 .
Is it taken as old graduate or considered as fresh as I have just finished my pot graduation ?

Please advise me
As you have spent the last 5 years training in residency at your home country, that will give you an advantage as your clinical skills will obviously be better than most other applicants. Also, if you choose to apply for residency in the same specialty as the one you trained in, the programs will count that as experience.

But you have to present all that clearly in you application form and your personal statement emphasizing on the fact that you have already trained as a resident and so your experience is far greater that others in the applicant pool.
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As you have spent the last 5 years training in residency at your home country, that will give you an advantage as your clinical skills will obviously be better than most other applicants. Also, if you choose to apply for residency in the same specialty as the one you trained in, the programs will count that as experience.

But you have to present all that clearly in you application form and your personal statement emphasizing on the fact that you have already trained as a resident and so your experience is far greater that others in the applicant pool.
Hi Siddharth 09
Thank you very much for the information.

Can you please suggest me " What to mention in graduation date ? i.e 2013 AD or my old date.

I afraid ' I will be missed with computer screening for OLD IMG' as I am very very fresh academically(2013 Nov).

How can I state during application .

What does it affects for the program other than I did in my home country.

I believe it is difficult to get residency in US in my specialty(I did in my home country) as it is very competitive and first-second choice of US graduates.

Thanks in advance

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Hi Siddharth 09
Thank you very much for the information.

Can you please suggest me " What to mention in graduation date ? i.e 2013 AD or my old date.

I afraid ' I will be missed with computer screening for OLD IMG' as I am very very fresh academically(2013 Nov).

How can I state during application .

What does it affects for the program other than I did in my home country.

I believe it is difficult to get residency in US in my specialty(I did in my home country) as it is very competitive and first-second choice of US graduates.

Thanks in advance
When you apply for ERAS, the Common Application Form (CAF) will have separate tabs for relevant information. So your medical school information is under a separate tab and your training (residency) information is under another. So you will have to mention and write down relevant dates for both when you apply.

I don't know what specialty you trained under in your home country, but when you apply to the residency in the United States, you have to tailor your application is such a way that it shows your interest towards the specialty you are applying for.

Also, It would help if you can get some letters of reference from doctors who are American Board certified. Then you can say that you also know how things work in America as you have some clinical experience here.

When it comes to the residency application and the interviews, it all comes down to how you present yourself. Get as many suggestions as you can from the people that you know who are applying to or already in residency here.

All the best!!
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