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Hello everyone!
I'm an IMG from Pakistan. I will be completing my final year in August, next year. I want to know the details regarding my USMLE prospects, and what can i do to get a residency?
i don't have any details regarding USMLE and its requirements and how to increase my chances of getting selected for a residency program. I've searched many forums, gone through many articles but haven't been able to get a complete set of info after which I can set my goals and proceed .
Like when to apply for electives, what are the requirements, when to apply. What else would i need other than electives to get a good chance for getting selected. If any of you could guide me or refer to any thread i would be much obliged. :/
thankyou so much...
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Dude, these are a lot of questions.
I think you haven't searched these forums properly. There is a lot of info on this website. Just go to search and then try your luck.
But briefly, for you to have a decent chance of getting a residency. First you need very good scores and to be ECFMG certified before September to apply.
You should also start finding electives right now. You can only do electives during med school. After you graduate its very difficult to find rotations. Ask your seniors to help you finding them.
USMLE scores and LORs from American physicians are the two most important things. The rest varies from program to program.
Make a reasonable timeline and then stick to that.
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