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Old 11-02-2009
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Passport IMG with Green Card Benefits?

I have a question.
I want to know that if an IMG who is a green card holder or US citizen or a green card holder married with a US citizen, will this IMG will get any benefit in residency match? Is it easier for any IMG who is having any of the above mentioned quality to get residencies. If its answer is yes then to how much extent it is beneficial? Do this IMG will get any other benefit?
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In general, applicants who are not in need of visa are certainly preferred over applicants who are need of Visa.
So having a green card will certainly help you bypass the Visa barrier.
However, there are other issues that you may want to look at also.
Your scores, graduation freshness, USCE, Research, ...etc are all major players when it comes to residency matching.
As to which extent this is beneficial, this really difficult to quantify. You may find this thread useful in answering this question

http://www.usmle-forums.com/residenc...g-filters.html

In the above poll, currently, 55% of visitors placed the Visa filter at the third position and 30% placed at the fourth position.
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Thanks. i just saw the matching filters. it was interesting and useful.
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so if i did apply to green card lottery from now and i didnt get luck with it

will it affect my request to take visa if i want to do CS or IV or event J1 or H1B when i start the residency

i mean will they refuse to give me visa based that i applied for the lottery or even in the airport when i arrive
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so if i did apply to green card lottery from now and i didnt get luck with it

will it affect my request to take visa if i want to do CS or IV or event J1 or H1B when i start the residency

i mean will they refuse to give me visa based that i applied for the lottery or even in the airport when i arrive
No it will not affect.
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hi,
The advantage of a IMG with a greencard is that the program does not have to sponser you a visa such as the J1 or the H1b , you can apply into more programs . Bottom line being that you need good usmle scores , USCE etc,
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The advantage of a IMG with a greencard is that the program does not have to sponser you a visa such as the J1 or the H1b , you can apply into more programs . Bottom line being that you need good usmle scores , USCE etc,
But what about a conditional green card? * u have to remove the conditional after two years of marriage
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please help! i am new and planning for USMLE step 1. what should i do for it. i need a syllabus of it. how many questions do they ask? what scores should we get for the eligibility.
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