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I disagree Any luck matching into a non-IMG friendly program or a difficult specialty?

I'm wondering if any IMGs have had success this year matching into a non-IMG friendly program or a difficult specialty. Can you share your experiences for the rest of the IMGs on this forum?

I was lucky enough to matched a few years ago to a non-IMG friendly program and I shared my experience on my website (you can click here for the article), reflecting on what worked for me. Some IMGs have asked me about getting into tough specialties, so I share some links for specialities like ophthy and ENT that might be helpful as well.

It's definitely a tough road for us IMGs and so I'd be excited to hear about more success stories! I think it would be encouraging for the others on this forum as well.

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