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Can you please suggest me which program and specialty favors the graduate who doesn't need visa(with Permanent residency)?
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Can you please suggest me which program and specialty favors the graduate who doesn't need visa(with Permanent residency)?
Try going onto the freida link in the AMA website and research about programs there. All the info u need will be available. If not you can call programs directly and ask the coordinators directly about it.
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Try going onto the freida link in the AMA website and research about programs there. All the info u need will be available. If not you can call programs directly and ask the coordinators directly about it.

Hi Siddharth 09
Thanks for information.

Previously ,I was told that It will be definitely easy to get Residency in USA with permanent residency status.

But in fact I now believe it has no value at all!

"If you score 240 + in both steps ,you are highly likely to be matched/enrolled whether you are on B1,B2 ,H4,F2 visa status. If you have below average score none will consider you irrespective of visa status".

Anybody please for the suggestion.
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Hi Siddharth 09
Thanks for information.

Previously ,I was told that It will be definitely easy to get Residency in USA with permanent residency status.

But in fact I now believe it has no value at all!

"If you score 240 + in both steps ,you are highly likely to be matched/enrolled whether you are on B1,B2 ,H4,F2 visa status. If you have below average score none will consider you irrespective of visa status".

Anybody please for the suggestion.
It is true that scores are very important when it comes to selecting applications for interviews. But program directors also look at other aspects of the application like letters of reference, personal statement, clinical experience and research etc. People who have really good scores (230+) will definitely get an interview, but in order to impress the PD and the faculty at the interview, applicants need more than just scores. You have to prove that you have good interpersonal skills, know how things work in america, can maintain a good relationship with the other residents and the faculty members so on and so forth. So the whole package in important.

I have heard about candidates with amazing scores not getting a position while those with just average or even low scores succeeded. From what I heard, the way you present yourself in the personal statement, the CAF and during the interview will count for a lot.

And also, having contact in the right place (at the hospital you want to get into and the specialty you are trying for) makes a big difference. It can be the attending physicians or even the residents who work there. If anyone in the department can put in a strong word for you, your application will be considered for an interview. Then its up to you to impress them.

All the best!!!
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