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  1. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Although my question doesn't directly concern current Match, I feel this is the best place to ask. So, after being ECFMG certified, does this automatically mean that you can get a license to practice medicine. Because I was offered a job after being certified. And I'm not sure if they're...
  2. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hey guys, I have been a silent reader for the past couple of months so I wanted to say tank you to all of you for all of your advice. In addition I was hoping someone can help me out. I am graduate from a Caribbean medical school (YOG 2008). I was hoping to match in Illinois being that I have...
  3. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I keep hearing 7 years. But am I correct in saying, that Step 1 and Step 2ck/cs are required for ECGMG certification. And that Step 3 must be taken within 7 years, to make all the scores valid? So lets say I take all steps within 7 years. will these scores now be valid indefinitely? or will...
  4. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hello, This may be obvious to those in the US medical system however it is less to others. I have completed STEP 1, 2CK and 2CS. I understand that various boards have different requirements. What's the catch with registering for a given state. I mean, if I register and pass STEP 3 in Florida...
  5. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Is there any particular requirements for residency in Texas? I mean like California letter for California state.
  6. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hi my state requires 6 months of residency before application, can I apply for exam for another state board and will that affect my licensure in my state? btw can I still apply after Aug 31st for this year? thanks
  7. IMG Residency Match Forum
    "Be eligible for subsequent licensure in the state of Texas" Most programs in Texas have this criterion to apply for residency. Can someone shed some information about it. How to become eligible for licensure in the state. Is it like PTAL letter in Cali, that you need to get in Texas before...
  8. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Does anybody have any new info on the absolute necessity of a SSN for getting a PTAL? Can you match just having the proof of applying and then, when you get the J1 and a SSN seal the deal for the PTAL?
  9. General Topics Forum
    Hello everyone As I understand u need form 172 to obtain an official usmle transcript my question is should one apply for the transcript after passing steps 1 and 2 CK and CS ie all 3 exams. And can it be sent to yourself or it must be a third party/organization?? thanks!
  10. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I've heard tht v hav to sign consent fr background checks ... What do they check fr in a background check ?
  11. IMG Residency Match Forum
    What is the 7 year USMLE rule USMLE?
  12. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    It will seem to be obvious, but I found this forum to be useful for complex but for simple things too. Sorry for my question but.. the step 3 is the exam to be given in any state that will accept me to give it no matter where I would practice then? right? So,,I could give the step 3 in...
  13. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hi, Can a residency program kick you out, if you fail step 3? Thank you
  14. IMG/FMG Forum
    I would like to find out if 12 months clerkship is enough to get through residency program in NY, NC, and Florida? And what other states required 12 months clerkship, because I don't want to do more of 18 months....
  15. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hello, I have a question... As far as I know, there are some States that require completion of premedical education in order to get licensed in that State. What about IMGs who come from abroad - how are they expected to finish US-based premedical coursework before medical school ? Are you...
  16. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Some states have limitations on the window one can take all three Steps: Ex: "Must take all steps in 7 or 10 years". Many dual-degrees (MD-PhD) applicants may get this problem. If an applicant took Step 3 outside of 10 years in a state without this requirement (ex Florida or Delaware), passed...
  17. IMG Residency Match Forum
    is it compulsory to attend 1 month psychi internship in india to b eligible for usmle ??? i had it only for 15 days :(
  18. General Topics Forum
    I am IMG and I recently came to know about the PTAL to get a residency in the US, and also that my med school is not recognized by the Medical Board of California, can anyone tell me if its possible to get the school recognized, if so whats the procedure.
  19. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hello Docs Are there any IMGs who applied for PTAL letter " California Letter " , can you share your experience ? and Did your PTAL letter come adequate or deficient ? I am an Egyptian graduate and want to apply for one. I know that the medical education is similar in India, Pakistan and...
  20. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi. Hope all is well for everyone. In line with the illinois licensing issue, I want to ask if we, non-caribb IMGs (or those who didn't have any core rotations in ACGME/AOA accredited institutions for a certain amount of time) won't have trouble starting/doing residency in Texas. I've heard &...
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