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Old 05-26-2011
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Help Medical Assitant Looking to Start Residency!

I am an old graduate IMG (2001). I did 3 years of residency back in Europe and since 2005 I am working as a medical assistant in USA. Now, I am US Citizen and I am starting to study for my Step 1. I did not have a chances to do this before, but now I want to start even I have HUGE FEAR because I am an old graduate.
My questions are :

1. What chances I have to get residency in USA ?
2. Is my medical assistant experience qualified as USCE or not ?
3. What I must do to get residency ?

All the advises will be helpful.

Thanks.
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Hi Dr MG, I'll not make it long for you, you need very high score on USMLE step 1 to compensate the year of graduation, you will definetly get some US LORs from the people you worked with and yes your MA job is better than the regular USCE (and I know what am talking about!). Very important thing when you decide to apply, apply widely and to more than 1 specialty (ie at least IM and FM). In my opinion your no-visa status, previous residency and recent MA job will give you a blig boost in your application.
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I am an old graduate IMG (2001). I did 3 years of residency back in Europe and since 2005 I am working as a medical assistant in USA. Now, I am US Citizen and I am starting to study for my Step 1. I did not have a chances to do this before, but now I want to start even I have HUGE FEAR because I am an old graduate.
My questions are :

1. What chances I have to get residency in USA ?
2. Is my medical assistant experience qualified as USCE or not ?
3. What I must do to get residency ?

All the advises will be helpful.

Thanks.
I definitely think your past medical assistant jobs should help you to some extent. Just make sure that you do really well on the step one. Best of luck

Jay
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