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Naples - new program, costly place (they are offering a 2000/per month housing stipend in addition to 60k salary for that), good PD (experience in academic medicine at Uconn), not a lot of core faculty, has a 4+4 block schedule (meaning 50% of residency will be outpatient and 50% inpatient, which is great if you're interested in primary care but not so much for fellowships). Good luck. It's a pretty relaxed interview. Enjoy the hotel and dinner.
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@thebigbang92 thank you for the input

@saxo thank you as well! From what I'm see it's a very costly place to live lol
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Anyone interviewing at Jersey Shore on Jan 25?
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Hey Vrao! What are your stats? My friend is interviewing there on the 27th
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Naples - new program, costly place (they are offering a 2000/per month housing stipend in addition to 60k salary for that), good PD (experience in academic medicine at Uconn), not a lot of core faculty, has a 4+4 block schedule (meaning 50% of residency will be outpatient and 50% inpatient, which is great if you're interested in primary care but not so much for fellowships). Good luck. It's a pretty relaxed interview. Enjoy the hotel and dinner.
Do they sponsor visa? What was the avg score of people called there for interview?
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Anybody with IV experience at Einstein Healthcare, PA ?
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Do they sponsor visa? What was the avg score of people called there for interview?
Ya they do J1 and H1. No idea about the average score they call for IV.
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Hi everyone i am posting here after a while. I have a few questions regarding Brookdale University Internal Medicine Primary care track. I would appreciate if some one could answer them as I see some of you have already Interviewed at the program

1. How different is primary care track from categorical track when it comes to inaptient training?

2. Can you still practice as an internist after completing your training from the program?

3. What kind of fellowship options are available after completing the training from this program?

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Hi everyone i am posting here after a while. I have a few questions regarding Brookdale University Internal Medicine Primary care track. I would appreciate if some one could answer them as I see some of you have already Interviewed at the program

1. How different is primary care track from categorical track when it comes to inaptient training?

2. Can you still practice as an internist after completing your training from the program?

3. What kind of fellowship options are available after completing the training from this program?

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1. Depends on the program. In general, a primary care track has more focus on outpatient medicine while categorical has an emphasis on inpatient medicine with 1/3rd of the residency being outpatient (but this can be variable; uconn primary care program for example is almost similar to a categorical track but based in different hospitals)

2. Yes. You will be board certified in IM once you graduate from primary care track and pass your boards(similar to categorical)

3. Again, depends on the program's reputation. But usually competitive fellowships (GI, cardiology) are relatively harder to get through primary care program (you'll be using up the elective blocks in ambulatory setting so it'll be difficult to get letters and do research in your desired speciality).
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Happy 2017 everyone! Hope you guys have a fantastic year ahead.
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1. Depends on the program. In general, a primary care track has more focus on outpatient medicine while categorical has an emphasis on inpatient medicine with 1/3rd of the residency being outpatient (but this can be variable; uconn primary care program for example is almost similar to a categorical track but based in different hospitals)

2. Yes. You will be board certified in IM once you graduate from primary care track and pass your boards(similar to categorical)

3. Again, depends on the program's reputation. But usually competitive fellowships (GI, cardiology) are relatively harder to get through primary care program (you'll be using up the elective blocks in ambulatory setting so it'll be difficult to get letters and do research in your desired speciality).
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Did anyone IV at UPMC Mckeesport ? I just have a small question. What time do they finish their interviews? the email says they get done by 2pm. I just want to book my return flight and I am wondering if I should book it for 6pm or 8pm??
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Did anyone IV at UPMC Mckeesport ? I just have a small question. What time do they finish their interviews? the email says they get done by 2pm. I just want to book my return flight and I am wondering if I should book it for 6pm or 8pm??
About McKeesport Yeah they finish around 2. My group ended 230 because they had a lot of questions. I thought their latest date to interview was November 2nd but maybe they send out different batches of invites
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Anyone got an iv from HackensackUMC New Jersey? How was it?
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Hi

Its nice to see everyone so busy with IVs.
I have not heard from any program yet and I have been trying to send out emails to the programs that I applied to.
Do you guys have any suggestions for me? I would really appreciate it.

I dont see any red flags in my application. I do understand it has been competitive this year. But I want to give my best.

Also I was wondering as to how to find out which programs offer pre match?
I looked up FREIDA and they have a list of programs not participating in the NRMP match, which is only a couple of them. Is that all?
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Its nice to see everyone so busy with IVs.
I have not heard from any program yet and I have been trying to send out emails to the programs that I applied to.
Do you guys have any suggestions for me? I would really appreciate it.

I dont see any red flags in my application. I do understand it has been competitive this year. But I want to give my best.

Also I was wondering as to how to find out which programs offer pre match?
I looked up FREIDA and they have a list of programs not participating in the NRMP match, which is only a couple of them. Is that all?
what are your stats?
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Its nice to see everyone so busy with IVs.
I have not heard from any program yet and I have been trying to send out emails to the programs that I applied to.
Do you guys have any suggestions for me? I would really appreciate it.

I dont see any red flags in my application. I do understand it has been competitive this year. But I want to give my best.

Also I was wondering as to how to find out which programs offer pre match?
I looked up FREIDA and they have a list of programs not participating in the NRMP match, which is only a couple of them. Is that all?
Sorry to hear that. For the pre-match programs you can download the NRMP app and compare the programs listed in the app to those in ERAS. Pre-match programs will not be present in the NRMP app.
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I got this interview invitation on the 12/08/2016 and tried to book immediately but could not get a spot. I am just going to continue calling the two program coordinators hoping someone cancels. This interview has been strange from the onset; It looks like the place is not for me. Thanks for the information.I applied only to internal medicine: I am specialized in pathology from my home country and have an MPH
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So, were you able to get hold of them?
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hey i'm going to be honest with you about your stats
  • USMLE Scores: Your scores are average. You already took step 3 so you can't change anything about them. You have to make your app stronger.
  • USCE: 8.5 mo hands on, 4 mo electves: Did you apply to the places u rotated at? Also, with that extensive experience, did you build up any contacts? networking with PDs, residents; now it's time to ask for help from them/advice.
  • LORS: 3US LORs = good, however how long ago were they
  • YOG: a possible red flag, mitigated with current clin exp with your YOG and continued clin exp at home, trry to publish smth and show that you are actively contributing to the field of medicine.

in summary, i think if you had 0 IVs this season, the chances of getting IVs are rather bleak. however I advise that you keep trying for next season, apply widely and wisely like saxo mentioned.

lastly, if a US residency is more impt that IM residency, consider less competitive specialties.
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3 US LORs
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Your score is not that desirable but it is still in an okay range. A good connection/LOR or good cv will help you a lot.
Just take a wild guess about your US LORs. You did more than twice electives than I had, my experiences are that you should have even more than 5 or 6 LORs that you could choose, make sure all or at least 2 of them are strong LORs. It is said that some LORs only have one sentence or one short paragraph. In case that you really do not know how they are, do not always use the same group of LORs.
Another thing you may look at is your networking and personality. If you cannot get on well with others during rotation, be aware and ask for questions so that you may improve next time.
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hey i'm going to be honest with you about your stats
  • USMLE Scores: Your scores are average. You already took step 3 so you can't change anything about them. You have to make your app stronger.
  • USCE: 8.5 mo hands on, 4 mo electves: Did you apply to the places u rotated at? Also, with that extensive experience, did you build up any contacts? networking with PDs, residents; now it's time to ask for help from them/advice.
  • LORS: 3US LORs = good, however how long ago were they
  • YOG: a possible red flag, mitigated with current clin exp with your YOG and continued clin exp at home, trry to publish smth and show that you are actively contributing to the field of medicine.

in summary, i think if you had 0 IVs this season, the chances of getting IVs are rather bleak. however I advise that you keep trying for next season, apply widely and wisely like saxo mentioned.

lastly, if a US residency is more impt that IM residency, consider less competitive specialties.
Thanks for your time. Really appreciate it. I did try to get in touch with people I worked with. The issue is that I did rotations at non IMG friendly places, including an IVY league university. With my scores and almost no research experience,they say they dont really take international grads.
I will try my best though.
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Has anyone interviewed at Good Shepherd Hospital in Tyler, Longview, TX? How was your experience?
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Thanks for your time. Really appreciate it. I did try to get in touch with people I worked with. The issue is that I did rotations at non IMG friendly places, including an IVY league university. With my scores and almost no research experience,they say they dont really take international grads.
I will try my best though.
no problem. it's certainly a trying process. don't give up!

you can't do anything about your score but you can still prove that you will be a great resident by getting outstanding LORs from US docs u work with. i think the next best step for u is to do some rotations in hospitals you will want to match at, and also research.
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Any advice to increase your chances to be rank after interviews? is it good idea to request second looks and how would you request that?
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Any advice to increase your chances to be rank after interviews? is it good idea to request second looks and how would you request that?
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Second looks aren't really useful. In one of my interviews, it was actually strongly discouraged. Unless the program was the one which offered the second look, it's probably best to avoid. Second look requires (usually) the efforts of Chief's and it's regarded as a pain and extra work.
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Second looks aren't really useful. In one of my interviews, it was actually strongly discouraged. Unless the program was the one which offered the second look, it's probably best to avoid. Second look requires (usually) the efforts of Chief's and it's regarded as a pain and extra work.
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any opinion which program is better for IM and matching into fellowship after? any advice would be really helpful!
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Anyone interviewing at Monmouth medical center, Long branch, NJ and wants to switch date with me?
the date available is 10 th Jan (tomorrow @ noon) and If anyone is in the area close to it can have it.
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Anyone interviewing at Monmouth medical center, Long branch, NJ and wants to switch date with me?
the date available is 10 th Jan (tomorrow @ noon) and If anyone is in the area close to it can have it.
Is it like you get an interview call today and the available date is tomorrow?

I hope someone will get to you to swap date.
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Is it like you get an interview call today and the available date is tomorrow?

I hope someone will get to you to swap date.
Yeah, I hope something comes up. Thanks.
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Anyone please share Interview experience at Elmhurst Mount Sinai.
My credentials are 233/237/ CS passed/ 2mos USCE and GC holder.
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I am hoping to start working as a research assistant in a University Medical Center. Should I update the programs on my ROL about it next week or wait until mid Feb to do it? Any thoughtful inputs will be appreciated please
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what r my chances with above ste 1 nd ck score to get into IM residency.
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what r my chances with above ste 1 nd ck score to get into IM residency.
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what r my chances with above ste 1 nd ck score to get into IM residency.
if any other chances to get into nother residency prgm. thnk u.
There is a probability.
You should do CS in single shot and bump up your profile with good LORs(from Univ hospitals if possible or at least try to do one at a residency center). Make sure your gaps are filled(if any) and start making connections(or revive the ones you already have). For the score you have, your profile and connections can get you IVs and once you have IV, you are all good to go.

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Hi guys, my partner and I plan to make a couples ROL but we have not and don't want to disclose it in ERAS application. Would it be a NRMP match violation?
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Hi guys, my partner and I plan to make a couples ROL but we have not and don't want to disclose it in ERAS application. Would it be a NRMP match violation?
This is not a match violation, but you are risking to end up in different regions.
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Hi guys, my partner and I plan to make a couples ROL but we have not and don't want to disclose it in ERAS application. Would it be a NRMP match violation?
Agree with the above post. Unless you don't specify it in ERAS, the odds that you guys will end up in the same program are very low.
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You should do CS in single shot and bump up your profile with good LORs(from Univ hospitals if possible or at least try to do one at a residency center). Make sure your gaps are filled(if any) and start making connections(or revive the ones you already have). For the score you have, your profile and connections can get you IVs and once you have IV, you are all good to go.

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I dont necessarily agree. As of now you have a lot of work to do but its possible. Firstly, you should aim to destroy step 3. If you show programs that you have potential to excel on boards they will give you a chance. Plus it shows that you dramatically increased your medical knowledge. Another thing aim to get insanely good letters from US doctors. They don't necessarily have to be from university programs, none of mine were. 3 Great letters + great step 3 + great interview skills (practice, practice, practice) and you will for sure match.
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I dont necessarily agree. As of now you have a lot of work to do but its possible. Firstly, you should aim to destroy step 3. If you show programs that you have potential to excel on boards they will give you a chance. Plus it shows that you dramatically increased your medical knowledge. Another thing aim to get insanely good letters from US doctors. They don't necessarily have to be from university programs, none of mine were. 3 Great letters + great step 3 + great interview skills (practice, practice, practice) and you will for sure match.
I agree with DrCarnage23 for the most part, except, from experience in my interviews this year, my feeling from the Program Directors is that Step 3 doesn't affect an application very much (apart from helping the applicant get an H1b visa). I know these forums talk about redeeming yourself with Step 3, but I've found that PDs don't seem to care much about a high Step 3 score. For USMLE redemption, your best opportunity is the Step 2 CK score. Don't wait until Step 3.

Don't get me wrong, a Step 3 score is a great thing! But I don't believe it will get you significantly more interviews. I feel like strong LORs and clinical experience will be better bang-for-your-buck in an application.
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I agree with DrCarnage23 for the most part, except, from experience in my interviews this year, my feeling from the Program Directors is that Step 3 doesn't affect an application very much (apart from helping the applicant get an H1b visa). I know these forums talk about redeeming yourself with Step 3, but I've found that PDs don't seem to care much about a high Step 3 score. For USMLE redemption, your best opportunity is the Step 2 CK score. Don't wait until Step 3.

Don't get me wrong, a Step 3 score is a great thing! But I don't believe it will get you significantly more interviews. I feel like strong LORs and clinical experience will be better bang-for-your-buck in an application.
Hey I agree totally with you that step 2 ck offers you a great opportunity for redemption. I feel like I'm a good example of this situation. I have a step 1 of 230, step 2 of 268. My friend who has a 249, 252 has similar number of interviews (>20). But I've yet to see someone with average step 1 and 2 with an excellent step 3. Very rare situation, maybe someone can chime in. I definitely agree that with above average step 1 and 2 scores, step 3 offers very little help though.

Lastly I'd like to say if your step 1 is average and you havent taken step 2 ck yet don't be discouraged! You can make it up on step 2 ck and if anyone wants to know specifically how I increased my score, please feel free to PM me!
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I scored 229.Can you please guide how you increased your score in step 2 ck.
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This is not a match violation, but you are risking to end up in different regions.
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Agree with the above post. Unless you don't specify it in ERAS, the odds that you guys will end up in the same program are very low.
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How good is IM residency program of Northwell Staten Island University Hospital? Is it a typical NYC residency program with a lot of scut work?What are the fellowship opportunities? I know NYC is very expensive to live in as a city so I really want to be sure before ranking this program as top choice.
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How good is IM residency program of Northwell Staten Island University Hospital? Is it a typical NYC residency program with a lot of scut work?What are the fellowship opportunities? I know NYC is very expensive to live in as a city so I really want to be sure before ranking this program as top choice.
Northwell/Hofstra compensates very well. One program of theirs I'm ranking averages 70K over the three years. I don't think that cost of living will be an issue, especially since it's Staten Island and not Manhattan. But I know nothing about the residency itself.
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Northwell/Hofstra compensates very well. One program of theirs I'm ranking averages 70K over the three years. I don't think that cost of living will be an issue, especially since it's Staten Island and not Manhattan. But I know nothing about the residency itself.
Thanks a lot, yes I know that compensation is good but I wanted to know about residency, I have heard bad things but my source was very old reviews on different forums.
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Hey I agree totally with you that step 2 ck offers you a great opportunity for redemption. I feel like I'm a good example of this situation. I have a step 1 of 230, step 2 of 268. My friend who has a 249, 252 has similar number of interviews (>20). But I've yet to see someone with average step 1 and 2 with an excellent step 3. Very rare situation, maybe someone can chime in. I definitely agree that with above average step 1 and 2 scores, step 3 offers very little help though.

Lastly I'd like to say if your step 1 is average and you havent taken step 2 ck yet don't be discouraged! You can make it up on step 2 ck and if anyone wants to know specifically how I increased my score, please feel free to PM me!
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Hey did you interview there? A lot of those questions were answered at the interview haha. As mentioned above they pay very well, so cost of living is a non-issue.

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Hello, May i ask you a question if you don't mind? We will be there with my 2 friends in April for 1 month. But we haven't been there before. Can you help me about accommodation close the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.if it is not expensive, we want to rent the whole house or we can rent 3 private rooms in the same home
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Anyone please share Interview experience at Elmhurst Mount Sinai.
My credentials are 233/237/ CS passed/ 2mos USCE and GC holder.
I don't have many IV. So this one is important for me.
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i have this next week, did u go to it yet? can u give me any info
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Hey did you interview there? A lot of those questions were answered at the interview haha. As mentioned above they pay very well, so cost of living is a non-issue.
No, I have not interviewed there yet. My interview will come up in a few days.
Do you have any experience of that place, can you shed some light on that?
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No, I have not interviewed there yet. My interview will come up in a few days.
Do you have any experience of that place, can you shed some light on that?
Oh I'm very sorry for my reply then lol. You'll get a much better feel when you get there. PM me and I'll answer any questions you have regarding the program. I interviewed there earlier this month
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Oh I'm very sorry for my reply then lol. You'll get a much better feel when you get there. PM me and I'll answer any questions you have regarding the program. I interviewed there earlier this month
Thank you so much. I will surely PM you once my post count goes high enough
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What is up with this inability to PM with a low post count? I think I might have to complain about that, it doesn't make much sense to me.
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Mixtard 260 260 2016 20
Nightwatch 249 247 2014 20
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Mohammad_bilal 232 243 2015 16
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chaosdefet 250 250 2016 15
thedoc 255 252 2014 14
Amoxijinlin 259 242 2016 14
hsanbnarshd 255 269 2016 13
Aamr 238 243 2014 13
Chris07 234 241 2013 13
Resident17 265 265 2014 12
DR_250s 250 250 2016 10
Ina 262 265 2013 10
thelastid 260 260 2015 10
saxo 241 238 2016 10
how come 251 230 2013 10
Just-another-img 236 264 2011 9
IM_Seeker 249 262 2013 8
Israaoday 241 256 2011 8
Cspartner 220 250 2012 8
biscuitlover 250 250 2011 8
Slacker.mle 250 270 2011 7
Indestructible7 265 259 2016 7
Boneylass 200 240 2016 7
pseudomyxoma 258 265 2015 6
Gordo 247 225 2011 6
Hopefedina 250 250 2011 5
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kingfisher 238 249 2013 5
Coccidioda 220 239 2012 5
lumpsanbumps 241 238 2016 5
randomguy91 220 220 2017 5
new come 251 240 2013 4
DrOTB 232 239 2016 4
usmledoctor 241 239 2007 3
OxanaSmily 239 259 2009 2
dr.walz 251 257 2014 2
AnonEMouse 250 250 2017 2
M1234 235 237 2016 2
rocephin 227 229 2006 2
Ptvtimhall 224 228 2014 2
Thebigbang92 209 225 2016 2
Korsakoff's 257 269 2016 1
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damati 238 259 2015 1
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pseudomyxoma 258 265 2015 6
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Coccidioda 220 239 2012 5
lumpsanbumps 241 238 2016 5
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new come 251 240 2013 4
DrOTB 232 239 2016 4
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dr.walz 251 257 2014 2
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M1234 235 237 2016 2
rocephin 227 229 2006 2
Ptvtimhall 224 228 2014 2
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new come 251 240 2013 4
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new come 251 240 2013 4
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The list is very good and beneficial for future candidates. The bigger the number of participants, the more accurate.
It would have made more sense if we also posted the total number of programs we applied for and how many ivs were through contacts / electives.
I believe the number of ivs is weakly correlated to the scores. I bet the folks who got 40+ applied to a significantly larger number of programs and those who applied to fewer but still got good amount of ivs did so by having good direct connections with the program – the two most important factors in my opinion.
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The list is very good and beneficial for future candidates. The bigger the number of participants, the more accurate.
It would have made more sense if we also posted the total number of programs we applied for and how many ivs were through contacts / electives.
I believe the number of ivs is weakly correlated to the scores. I bet the folks who got 40+ applied to a significantly larger number of programs and those who applied to fewer but still got good amount of ivs did so by having good direct connections with the program – the two most important factors in my opinion.
If you think interviews is "weakly correlated" to your scores you're in for a rude awakening. Applying broadly and intelligently is also important for IMGs sure (its no secret that IMGs should send in over 100 applications), but that is secondary to being a solid applicant.

Attaining high board scores is academically the only metric US residencies have for IMG's so that is absolutely paramount. It helps your application get through filters and gets seen. Following closely behind scores is where you went to school, then USCE, research, publications in US or western journals helps too, and US LORs. But none of this can supplement solid board scores. (and course there are other factors such as visa status)

Overall don't kid yourself, look at everyone with 20+ interviews - they have solid, well-above the national average board scores.
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If you think interviews is "weakly correlated" to your scores you're in for a rude awakening. Applying broadly and intelligently is also important for IMGs sure (its no secret that IMGs should send in over 100 applications), but that is secondary to being a solid applicant.

Attaining high board scores is academically the only metric US residencies have for IMG's so that is absolutely paramount. It helps your application get through filters and gets seen. Following closely behind scores is where you went to school, then USCE, research, publications in US or western journals helps too, and US LORs. But none of this can supplement solid board scores. (and course there are other factors such as visa status)

Overall don't kid yourself, look at everyone with 20+ interviews - they have solid, well-above the national average board scores.

I would say, if an applicant has a perfect application -- within 5 years YOG, at least 1 standard deviation above the national mean scores, USCE, strong LORs, some pubs/presentations, then connections don't matter at all or matter very little to get invitations or being ranked highly. If an applicant has even one flaw in their application, especially if they need to pass through filters due to YOG, or a low score, or a fail, then connections will be very important. I would also guess that connections will matter for average or slightly above average applicants in other things being equal situations. So, for people taking the exams now, I would certainly say do put a lot of effort and score as high as you can.
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I would say, if an applicant has a perfect application -- within 5 years YOG, at least 1 standard deviation above the national mean scores, USCE, strong LORs, some pubs/presentations, then connections don't matter at all or matter very little to get invitations or being ranked highly. If an applicant has even one flaw in their application, especially if they need to pass through filters due to YOG, or a low score, or a fail, then connections will be very important. I would also guess that connections will matter for average or slightly above average applicants in other things being equal situations. So, for people taking the exams now, I would certainly say do put a lot of effort and score as high as you can.
Thank you for your reply. I don’t want anyone, especially future candidates, to get me wrong - scores are IMPORTANT!!! However- each year the match is getting more and more competitive and starting to get to a point where programs will filter out IMGs solely for being IMGs/YOG>0 = "not perfect" - unless you get EXTREMELY high scores.
Spending 2-3 months of electives in very GOOD programs, making an excellent impression, getting excellent US(!) LORs and making connections is more cost-beneficial timewise. Eventually, you will end up getting invitations from better programs (if you take an elective in a good program), conduct more successful interviews in programs that actually know you already and eventually be ranked higher on their ROL.
I hope that now it makes more sense – getting high scores is important BUT unfortunately, it is no longer enough. That’s my advice - if you are TIME LIMITED, spending your time on getting more excellent meaningful USCEs will open you more and BETTER doors than getting 10 more points on your scores. At the end of this season, we will end up (hopefully) matching to only ONE program – I rather have 5 GREAT interviews at GOOD programs that I actually liked and liked me than having 40+ invitations, attending only 20, ranking only 15-10 and being ranked by them “somewhere in the middle”. That’s my opinion and my advice. Take it or leave it.
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Did anyone get an email regarding their immigration status from a program. I got one this morning asking all applicants without a citizen or permanent resident status to contact the program coordinator. I am not sure if thas has anything to do with the executive orders coming out but as a refugee, I am worried!! There's a leaked draft of an executive order that has something to do with J1 and H4 EADs too!
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Did anyone get an email regarding their immigration status from a program. I got one this morning asking all applicants without a citizen or permanent resident status to contact the program coordinator. I am not sure if thas has anything to do with the executive orders coming out but as a refugee, I am worried!! There's a leaked draft of an executive order that has something to do with J1 and H4 EADs too!
Which program are you talking about? No such experience for me and I require visa
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Hi! Is there someone who has interviewed at Lutheran for the primary care track? Please share the experience thanks!!!!
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I think a lot of refugees are going to suffer if the president decides to limit the amount of time they can be in the country... dunno how it works if you have all your papers though..
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I talked to the coordinator at the program I interviewed and I was asked to update them regularly over the next month on any changes in my visa status.
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Guys can you help me please? Do I have to finish medical school before finishing residancy applications? (e.g before the end of October, If Im applying for the next year residancy)? Thank you
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Guys can you help me please? Do I have to finish medical school before finishing residancy applications? (e.g before the end of October, If Im applying for the next year residancy)? Thank you
If you are graduating in 2018 then you apply for the 2018 match
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Good luck to all the IMG's with visas and/or green cards, looks like programs will think twice before ranking you high on their list.
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Good luck to all the IMG's with visas and/or green cards, looks like programs will think twice before ranking you high on their list.
Hi you really think that will impact applicants this year
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Good luck to all the IMG's with visas and/or green cards, looks like programs will think twice before ranking you high on their list.
That should be for specific countries only. Let's not create a situation here too based on hearsay stuffs.
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Good luck to all the IMG's with visas and/or green cards, looks like programs will think twice before ranking you high on their list.
You created a profile just to annoy people. Good luck with your future when you wish bad things on others
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Well said.
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LOL you couldn't be more wrong about me. Gee I wonder why NRMP and ECFMG sent out all those e-mails today if they weren't in a panic..... I'm being realistic, and not trying to cause havoc but rather preparing us all...
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LOL you couldn't be more wrong about me. Gee I wonder why NRMP and ECFMG sent out all those e-mails today if they weren't in a panic..... I'm being realistic, and not trying to cause havoc but rather preparing us all...
It's not going to affect green card holders. I doubt it will affect candidates from outside those 7 countries either, But it is unfortunate for candidates in those 7 countries.
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[QUOTE=DrCarnage23;1395010]It's not going to affect green card holders. I doubt it will affect candidates from outside those 7 countries either, But it is unfortunate for candidates in those 7 countries.[/QUOTE

Definitely it's a turning point for all the FMG's and as a courtesy we should create a positive atmosphere here, instead of demoralizing others. And in my opinion, this executive order will actually increase the chances of FMG's from countries other than seven which are in the list.
So be positive.
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Definitely it's a turning point for all the FMG's and as a courtesy we should create a positive atmosphere here, instead of demoralizing others.
Damn right.
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biscuitlover 250 250 2011 8
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pseudomyxoma 258 265 2015 6
Gordo 247 225 2011 6
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randomguy91 220 220 2017 5
new come 251 240 2013 4
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doctor 241 239 2007 3
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Coccidioda 220 239 2012 5
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new come 251 240 2013 4
DrOTB 232 239 2016 4
doctor 241 239 2007 3
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new come 251 240 2013 4
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Is their any visa related problems for IMG doctors ?
There is a lot of uncertainty with regards to the issuance and honoring of visas this year due to one of President Trump's Executive Orders. I'm sure a lot of people are anxiously waiting on the decision of the courts.
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Depends on how Trump reacts to the overturning of the ban. The H1B bill will decide a little. J1 should go ahead fine. Probably the prospect of getting a green card later will be affected, should another bill on green card limitation go ahead.
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hey i know im still a bit far but im a 3rd year medical student just took my step 1 and got a 223. how much should i get on step 2 to give myself a competitive edge. I am a US IMG
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hey i know im still a bit far but im a 3rd year medical student just took my step 1 and got a 223. how much should i get on step 2 to give myself a competitive edge. I am a US IMG
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there isn't an exact number but I would say as high as you possibly could, you still have time. Ideally 260+ would be in the 2nd SD above the mean and would counterbalance the step 1 score, so i'd aim for that. A bit of advice: try to take CK not too long after your step 1, your step 1 foundation will help A LOT
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there isn't an exact number but I would say as high as you possibly could, you still have time. Ideally 260+ would be in the 2nd SD above the mean and would counterbalance the step 1 score, so i'd aim for that. A bit of advice: try to take CK not too long after your step 1, your step 1 foundation will help A LOT
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And do as many clinical rotations in the US as you can. If you will make an excellent personal and professional impression on the housestaff they will call you for an interview regardless of your scores.
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