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Old 07-19-2009
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Default How many programs?

Hi am an IMG
I want to apply for Internal Medicine
My scores are 92 93 and ECFMG certified
Short US observership

How many programs should I apply for? I have limited money
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Old 07-19-2009
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I'd say at least 100 programs
Spread them out throughout the states
Try your best to find that $2000 to apply for these
Just think of it
When get matched you'll be able to return that money quickly
Your scores are great and don't look at the 99ers they are rare despite all the talk
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Old 07-26-2009
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There are more and more people talking in 100 and 150 specially those looking for IM or FM
my suggestion is save your money guys
be realistic apply to 20 programs that you think will call u up
and some 5 more fancy programs just in case
and some 5 more other less comptetive speciality as a back up
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