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Maybe but they probably had exceptional research or verygood connections.

I know a IMG who matched neurosurgery and is now just started private practice making $750k a year. But he had very good connections (uncle was working at university and knew neurosurgery PD very well) and was able to get research job with those connections and they liked him and he eventually matched there. On top of that he had 250/260 and previous research and was the topper in his medical school.

For most IMGs best bet is to try and get generally surgery then impress there then do plastics fellowship. But even this is becoming hard. By 2015 or 2016 match or so there will be residency crunch and all that will be available is primary care in community hospitals where it will be tough to get fellowship.

So score well, have connections, have lots of research and most importantly match soon.The longer you wait the harder it will get
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Maybe but they probably had exceptional research or verygood connections.

I know a IMG who matched neurosurgery and is now just started private practice making $750k a year. But he had very good connections (uncle was working at university and knew neurosurgery PD very well) and was able to get research job with those connections and they liked him and he eventually matched there. On top of that he had 250/260 and previous research and was the topper in his medical school.

For most IMGs best bet is to try and get generally surgery then impress there then do plastics fellowship. But even this is becoming hard. By 2015 or 2016 match or so there will be residency crunch and all that will be available is primary care in community hospitals where it will be tough to get fellowship.

So score well, have connections, have lots of research and most importantly match soon.The longer you wait the harder it will get


Thanks for your reply!

The reason I am asking is that according to statistics on Dr. John Barones website there were no one matched in plastic this year.

Makes me happy to read some optimistic opinions
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