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Firstly, congrats!

Was wondering if there are any IMGs with post-grad experience who matched without having much of a MSPE. My med school is unlikely to provide anything more than a brief confirmation that i met the requirements for graduation etc. Just wondering if thats going to be an issue. (I graduated in 2010)
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Firstly, congrats!

Was wondering if there are any IMGs with post-grad experience who matched without having much of a MSPE. My med school is unlikely to provide anything more than a brief confirmation that i met the requirements for graduation etc. Just wondering if thats going to be an issue. (I graduated in 2010)
MSPEs are most crucial for judging AMGs and US-IMGs as it lists their class rank and GPA. It also lists their rotation grades (which are based on NBME Shelf exams which students all over the US take) and end of rotation evaluation remarks.

For IMGs from other countries, MSPEs carry little value.
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Firstly, congrats!

Was wondering if there are any IMGs with post-grad experience who matched without having much of a MSPE. My med school is unlikely to provide anything more than a brief confirmation that i met the requirements for graduation etc. Just wondering if thats going to be an issue. (I graduated in 2010)
My MSPE was very simple. My school does not want to issue something similar to that of the US grads. But i know some schools in my home country would allow the students to come up with that similar to the US MSPE and the dean will just sign. My school does not do this. My school is quite strict about honesty and authenticity in school documents.

My school MSPE is just one page assessment which states your class ranking and a checklist of various virtues and skills of a student and the corresponding assessment for these in terms of whether excellent, very good, good, neutral, poor, very poor, etc, etc.

Even with the kind of MSPE i submitted, i received 3 IVs and matched!

I'm not saying that you should not try to come up with the MSPE as recommended by ERAS. If it i possible to have such kind of MSPE then by all means try to get one. I'm just sharing my experience, so that if your school really doesn't issue such MSPE then don't lose hope that you won't be able to secure IVs or that you won't get matched just because your MSPE format is not following the US format. US progs understand that international med schools may not follow the MSPE format as recommended by ERAS.

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Thats good to know. To be honest if my med school didnt create a super detailed MSPE it might not be a bad thing at all, i had a couple of years in med school where school wasn't exactly my priority and my transcript reflects that with a few less-than-great grades, which ive only now been stressing out about (no one in the UK looks at your med school performance when it comes to getting jobs)...am hoping my track record since graduation will make up for some of that.
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matched without it. Its just for the US med students.
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