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Old 04-15-2014
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Default No more place for IMG to do Residency?


I read something that states there will be no places for IMGs to do their residency beginning 2015. Can anyone verify this fact? Their primary arguments were based on the increase number of US med school students over the years that will somehow partake all the current positions being offered in the US. I mean International students spend fortunes to sit for exams and all, to only be pounded with news of not having enough places to accommodate.

It'll be great if anyone can very this fact, just so that IMGs like me don't keep ours hopes sky high and to spend the money used for boards for something more promising.

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Old 04-16-2014
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Ignore this BS and move on with your plans. More IMGs have matched this year than anytime in history, so until I start seeing a decline I'll start worrying.
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This year, more IMGs have matched than the previous year, I assume it's due to Obamacare.
So don't believe what it has been said.
Nobody knows what will happen in 2015.
So just do your best.

Good luck.
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The reason for which many people are talking about it , is because since 2015, the American Ostheopathic Associantion and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical , will merge , giving the opportunity of for all the american ostheopathic medical students to freely apply to the traditional allopathic programs, which in many programs are preferred to foreign medical graduates. That is why it will become more and more competitive, and down the road (not so far from now) , the number of american medical graduates will surpass the number of residency position, which will make extremely challenging to foreign graduates to get a position.

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