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  1. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Those who have some experience of the Match process, please answer this- Which one of the following two candidates is more likely to get interviews/more likely to match? (For Internal Medicine programs - University and Community both) (A) Step1: 235, Step2CK: 240, Step2CS: Pass, 1 month USCE...
  2. USCE & Clinical Rotations
    So my question is very simple. Is the USCE requirements of various residency programs absolutely rigid? (as rigid as the requirements for scores?) I'm particularly interested in the programs who require "hands-on" experience. Eg: A program requires 3 months of "hands-on" USCE (doesn't accept...
  3. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Dear usmle forums friends, I wish everything is going well. I am an IMG without visa, I am planning to apply for the IM 2015 match, as I am almost done with Step 1,2 CS/CK, I will have time next year to take Step 3 before september 15th. Is it a good idea to take Step 3 before applying? Am I...
  4. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Guys as we know the IV season is heating up.. I just have a question regarding the trend according to which IVs are being granted - a few of my friends have scores 235+ in both . YOG 2012 ..have no IVs as yet. -another 2 friends have scores 220s ..But YOG 2013 ...have many IVs.. Don't know...
  5. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi guys, can anyone offer some good advice? What is better, being a graduate for 13 yrs and now doing boards and doing 6-12 months of Externships in US or being a recent grad? of course with good scores in both?
  6. IMG Residency Match Forum
    is there a big difference between 2 applicants where one is 2013 graduate and the other is 2014 graduate applying for 2014 matching programs in terms of possibility of getting accepted for the match ? I mean will being one year late after your graduation highly affect your probability of getting...
  7. IMG Residency Match Forum
    A program has this on their website: Minimum score 225 or above on USMLE Step 1 and 2 and passing score on CS. All must be passed on first attempt. My scores are below 225 for both steps. Is it worth applying or will I get filtered out?
  8. IMG Residency Match Forum
    I am an IMG. I have a question about the residency matching filter criteria. I have an attempt in Step 1 but came back good with Step 1 score of 216 and Step 2 CK 240 and CS first attempt. I need no Visa sponsorship. I have 3 US LOR's (all waived) and 2 from home country. My question is ...
  9. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I am an IMG and have not yet given Step 1 and Step 2 CK. I gave Step 2 CS last year and failed. I would like to know that what are my chances of matching now? If I get good scores in Step 1 and 2CK, will I be able to match? I do have 3.5 months of USCE and some clinical rotations in UK and...
  10. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi, I was just wondering how important medical school grades are in the scheme of things when picking applicants for interview? What do they look at first?
  11. IMG Residency Match Forum
    high score in step 1 is more important or in step 2ck for IMGs? when you want a high competing residency like radiology or etc. is 238 in step2ck a low score for these residency? Thank you for your help!
  12. IMG Residency Match Forum
    hey anyone please help me.............only few hour left please I completed my step 1 96 percentile/224 my step 2 ck 94 percentile/ 219. but i failed in cs ............so i take another date in October for cs.......... can i apply for residency right now for internal medicine or wait for cs...
  13. IMG Residency Match Forum
    i graduated in november 2008..i will apply to match in 1st september 2013...but residency will start in 2014(means that it will already above my graduation date)...please tell me will i be within 5 year graduation cutoff or out of it???programs with 5 years cutoff will filter me out ????
  14. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Can I apply with step 1 and CS and update my CK score?? do I have a chance of getting called?? no visa required, 2009 graduate..have 2 lors. observership for 5 months
  15. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Hi friends, I'd like to know your opinion about this who has a better chance: DOUBLE 99 & 10 years since graduation Or DOUBLE 90 & fresh graduate According to "Match a resident", after entering these data to their "preview customized results" page, the fresh one has double (or even more than...
  16. IMG Residency Match Forum
    Here I describe the process by which candidates are going to be filtered by the match programs Filter One (American Grads Vz IMGs): Certainly AMG are preferred. In fact many programs tend to stay away from IMGs. Note that this filter is not about nationality or ethnicity, so e.g. if you are...
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