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Hey guys,
about me: IMG graduated in 2012- applying for match 2016.
By the end of June I will be done with Step 1 exam.

I have to take step 2 CS and step 2 CK during the period (July 2014 to July 2015),
during this period I will stay in my home country and I have 2 choices to work there:

First choice: large hospital where I can have excellent internal medicine training and good company (majority of residents are match 2015 applicants and USMLE oriented, they took the chance to apply for USMLE exams before working there, almost all work there for one or two years till they match)..
experience is excellent but working hours are long (study time: no more than 20 hours/week).

Second choice: Primary care (most probably governmental health clinic, rare chance to get ER GP position in a hospital)
work hours: if clinic: 4 or 5 hours daily 6 days/week. If hospital: ( 2 on-calls /week. 24 hours each call) and the rest of the week: off.
so apparently, more time to study for USMLE.

[In both choices I can get 2 weeks off to travel for CS and 2 weeks off before the day of step 2 CK exam].

Please tell me what do you think is better choice for completing the journey to the match? based on better CV and ability to study CS+CK. Thanks alot.
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guys what do u suggest?
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Doesn't matter. You can do either. Programs in the US care very little about what you did or are doing in your home country. Sorry, but that's the truth.
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Hey guys,
about me: IMG graduated in 2012- applying for match 2016.
By the end of June I will be done with Step 1 exam.

I have to take step 2 CS and step 2 CK during the period (July 2014 to July 2015),
during this period I will stay in my home country and I have 2 choices to work there:

First choice: large hospital where I can have excellent internal medicine training and good company (majority of residents are match 2015 applicants and USMLE oriented, they took the chance to apply for USMLE exams before working there, almost all work there for one or two years till they match)..
experience is excellent but working hours are long (study time: no more than 20 hours/week).

Second choice: Primary care (most probably governmental health clinic, rare chance to get ER GP position in a hospital)
work hours: if clinic: 4 or 5 hours daily 6 days/week. If hospital: ( 2 on-calls /week. 24 hours each call) and the rest of the week: off.
so apparently, more time to study for USMLE.

[In both choices I can get 2 weeks off to travel for CS and 2 weeks off before the day of step 2 CK exam].

Please tell me what do you think is better choice for completing the journey to the match? based on better CV and ability to study CS+CK. Thanks alot.
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As the poster above me said, no one cares.
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Go with whatever one will get you a better Step score. Nobody cares about the rest.
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