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Old 05-03-2011
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Question Getting into Residency without USCE

Is it possible to get a IM residency in USA with just good USMLE scores (high 99s), without any USCE?
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This is also my question......
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Yes, it's possible.
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how much USCE is considered adequate?
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Steptaker can you please elaborate on that a bit more?

It is possible with what kind of scores? what kind of profile?
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Yes it is possible, even with low scores, many factors play role in resident selection which include:

1-visa status
2-ecfmg certificate
3-previous residency back home
4-graduation school/date
5-number of programs you are applying to
6-number of specialties you are applying to
8-interview performance
9-couple match
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tanx can u tell us about couple match? how it will be useful?
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The couples matching yearly is increasing (review the NRMP yearly statistics). Usually PDs prefer this kind of applicants for many reasons including:

1-Many programs offer accomodations to their residents and hence giving this couple one apartment will be easier than giving 2 separate indviduals two apartments.

2-Two married couples in the same program make their life there more stable incontrast to if they matched in different programs.

3-Married couples usually can cover each other when needed instead of calling sick and facing the need of ER documentation and the other processing requirements with the chief residents.

4-PDs usually find couples more serious and dedicated (although this might not really the case in all couples).
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Do electives and externships outside USA add any value or benefit for my application ? Or are they useless and of no value ?
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They are not useless but they don't add much. They are considered as continued medical experience which is one of th positive things in your profile.
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