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Default Good news for IMGs or FMGs.

I have read in a newspaper article that residency spots are going to increase substantially in few years.

I will post the link to the news article as soon as I reach my home and switch on my desktop.
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I have read in a newspaper article that residency spots are going to increase substantially in few years.

I will post the link to the news article as soon as I reach my home and switch on my desktop.
Here is the link guys. Check it out


Obama increasing budget on healthcare

IMgs have now got hope, post- 2016.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ctors/5836317/

Is this the one you are talking about?
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ctors/5836317/

Is this the one you are talking about?
Yup. Thanks for posting.
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Am i dumb or the person who has made this thread heading!!!!what is the news about IMG n here have they mentioned about IMGs in particular.I mean come on,every one knows that they will be increasing the med colleges n students per year,but the residency seats are increased in total.N in those seats they will be increasing the ratio of AMGS than IMGS.so just by readin that they are increasing residency seats doesnt mean that IMGs will be preffered or their seats are increaed.if they were so kind to IMGs why would they have made 10 new med colleges in last decade?????so please dont mislead.thnx
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WASHINGTON -- Alicia Billington can't help but be more nervous than usual about this coming spring's Match Day.

Last March, Billington, a fourth year MD-PhD candidate at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, saw several classmates end up unmatched to any residency program at the end of the excitement-filled day.

The aspiring plastic and reconstructive surgeon doesn't want to be like some other medical school graduates, without a residency -- or in a specialty she doesn't want -- after the dust settles on Match Day 2014.

There were 528 U.S. medical school graduates who went unmatched last year -- more than twice the number from 2012 and a number that only stands to grow in the future unless action is taken. -read more: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHe...ducation/42786

Unlike the personal statement for medical school it will not be enough to wax lyrical about your achievements within high school, you are going to have to convince the reader that you are truly passionate about orthopedics and will be able to apply that passion effectively within your proposed career.
aspiring plastic and reconstructive surgeon

That is the reason she didn't match. Plastics and derma are the most difficult to get in.
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Default Save EVERY & ALL ECFMG holders! no one left behind!

it would never be able to save all the FMGs even "substantially" increased number! there are still unknown numbers of USFMGs espcially the ones who already have ECFMG certificates and it becomes a waste! you just think over 40% to 50% of FMGs now never get a slots every year, especially Age-Origin discrimination obviously present in the selection process, even saying "substantially" increased (really how many is called "substantially") or it is only another FAKE SOLUTION to mistreat us? There are still "substantially" people left behind, not a good solution all the way around! NOT A TRUE FREEDOM !

the real solution is, EVERY AND ALL ECFMG-certificate holders should be able to obtain a clinical job matching with their skills, at least a mid-level like PA/NP, then they go into residency or not, that is the continuous quest of the challenging; but, at least they obtain the ECFMG certificate, they should be rewarded for such investment in almost every ways of their sacrifice! time, mentality, hard-work, financial expenses, stress-sustaining work for all 4 USMLEs plus the credentialing process of their origin medical schools, that is a lot of work!...you just think, all of these are a lot of challenges and we should not IGNORE !

REALLY, for the sake of justice, of America made from dignity and hard work, USFMG who live in the US should be able officially use their ECFMG certificates to work at least mid-level earning some minimal income and that is the minimal REWARD and support for them to continue the pathway of licensing and CMEs........being MDs is of forever lifelong learning! So, at some point, people with their milestone achievements should be paid off their contributions and hard work and that is the BASIC JUSTICE we should make for the pristine meaning of the American Dream!

I wish people think of my opinion seriously. I am trying to initiate the project called PhA physician associate for such ECFMG holders as the steps for them to take while they try to reach higher levels. Then, residency for these PhA should need only ONE MORE YEAR since they have worked as PhA for 3 years! that also reduce the residency cost of training.

if you are with similar opinions or opposite and want to discuss and/or cooperate with me, please email me, kmt1791@gmail.com, I am looking for enthusiastic people to work on this project.
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Default Medical Graduates (AMsG/FMGs) need a FREEDOM SYSTEM! A system rather than this monopoly residency!

the ERAS system for the NRMP by AAMC is a greedy electronic slaughterhouse.


ironically, they would not say a word in the match about USFMGs/IMGs who are a large sector investment into this slaughterhouse system.
I do not think getting into residency is the ONLY way to become a successful physician who can provide quality of care. The current residency system is pretty much a MONOPOLY system and abusing power of granting or more accurately, stealing from medical graduates (either AMGs or FMGs) their rights of practicing medicine independently! Anything monopoly is bad!


there should be a more freedom system to give freedom and promote true talents rather than this cynical and oppressing monopoly system!
FMGs should have their own organization. Once they obtain ECFMG certificates, they should be able to work as PhA, physician associates, a mid-level position for 3 to 5 years under supervision of practicing physician to take over the work load; then there should be only ONE MORE YEAR for their residency or WHATEVER training IT SHOULD BE CALLED, just one more year and they become MDs or they can stay at PhAs Physician Associates!



America is an immigrant-based country, it seems those top MDs think they have all the power to manipulate a whole generation of AMGs/FMGs, remember FMGs come here because they are eligible to do USMLEs by accrediting from ACGME international, from Federal Board Medicine of the US, from ECFMG. They are as much qualified as AMGs.



really, this monopoly system should be seriously changed by a new system that give more freedom to FMGs/AMGs to be able to have different routes for their own career development choices.


Anything monopoly is abusing, and ironically, this system has such "free land" for them to abuse!
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