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Old 06-20-2014
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Hi Guys

I am a 2005 IMG .

Long story short, after having my family I just couldn't attempt the steps. I had given up. But now I have decided to give it a try .

Do y'all think that I stand a chance? I have heard that almost all programs don't accept graduates after five YOG .What are my realistic chances?

It's ok you can be brutally honest.

Also I was an average student. Nothing stellar on my CV so far. Haven't attempted any of the steps yet.
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anyone?
I hope someone has something to chip in.
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Go ahead. Only thing stopping you is you.
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anyone?
I hope someone has something to chip in.
I graduated in 2006 & planning to sit for the test around october.my classmates matched this year & afew others are still studying for it. I would say go ahead & do it & best of luck to all of us
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Hi Guys

I am a 2005 IMG .

Long story short, after having my family I just couldn't attempt the steps. I had given up. But now I have decided to give it a try .

Do y'all think that I stand a chance? I have heard that almost all programs don't accept graduates after five YOG .What are my realistic chances?

It's ok you can be brutally honest.

Also I was an average student. Nothing stellar on my CV so far. Haven't attempted any of the steps yet.
I'm in the same boat you are (2006 grad) (prioritized family first), planning to sit for the exam early next year. With 2 kids under 4 and working full time, it will be a challenge just to find time to study. But they say, nothing good comes easy. Good luck to us!
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Yes it is to difficult trying to manage both family and studies. I had made a few attempts trying to study but gave up because it just became difficult for those around me more than me.I'm sure old grads with family understand wat I'm saying.

Anyways I think i am done with making excuses.Thanks so much guys for chipping in with kind words. It really means so much to me .

Godbless us all . and like labgeek said nothing good comes easy I suppose.
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