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Old 08-11-2013
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Star match 2015??!

i'm an IMG. started preparing for step 1. i read the article saying "match 2015 not possible for IMG's". is it the thing??
and also if anyone can help.. should i be doing any observerships/clerkships now? or concentrate on step1 only?
(i completed my final year this march, now an intern.)

suggestions are most welcome.
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Old 10-18-2013
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I don't think that is can read in this forum only some one had posted saying there will be 15000 more residency seats by 2017...IMG'S make 25% of the total work force so u can relax...well I also want to give step 1...I wanted a study partner anyways we can stay connected through this for any querries if that is OKAY with you...
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i did a kind of research on the same. People have different opinions regarding no of seats going up, no IMGs from 2015 (people quoted some journal for this), reality is nobody knows what actually is gonna happen. i have some seniors in US, i spoke to them and with others as well. Every year u see rumors being aired, presently this 2015 doom having fun...based on the facts they cannot do it all of a sudden. i don't think they are planning to dissolve ECFMG and if they are, by going according to figures ( assuming no of pg seats remain the same and the pace at which no of AMGs would increase) 2020 will be the year. so IMGs do stand a chance.
Rumors will come and go, i don't think we need to worry about it. yeah one thing is for sure it is getting tough day by day and to counter that u can only work hard. u have to have your scores high....and for scores to be high i guess sky is the only limit. so WORK HARD. Aim for 250+. Scores have always been what they decide on...but now scores have become much more important than they ever were. so rather than worrying about this 2015 its better if u sit and hit your books. Put in the efforts and rest is all luck. try to improve your CV by doing clerkship, research, publication etc.
in the end its SCORES and CV that are going to matter....nothing else...!
all the best..!

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