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Let's make it like a poll
Everyone who matched share credentials, interview numbers and match result
Good luck to everyone!

There is no SOAP for us we have to Match! and our Match day is March 16!

as my friend said today after receiving SOAP FAQ email: only SOAP I know is in my Bath :)) Happy-2Happy-2

Good luck everyone!
 

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Let's make it like a poll
Everyone who matched share credentials, interview numbers and match result
Good luck to everyone!

There is no SOAP for us we have to Match! and our Match day is March 16!

as my friend said today after receiving SOAP FAQ email: only SOAP I know is in my Bath :)) Happy-2Happy-2

Good luck everyone!
Gotta admit I CAN'T WAIT for that day.
 

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Well if we poor our hearts here: I refused prematch and i will Match :)):)):)):D:D:D we can practice our social media statuses for the match day. I will personally activate everything lol

Lets say for this week we could just say WE WILL MATCH :plz::plz::plz:

from next week we can start I matched I matched
 

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Well if we poor our hearts here: I refused prematch and i will Match :)):)):)):D:D:D we can practice our social media statuses for the match day. I will personally activate everything lol

Lets say for this week we could just say WE WILL MATCH :plz::plz::plz:

from next week we can start I matched I matched
what's the problem with PreMatch? They aren't good programs?
 

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what's the problem with PreMatch? They aren't good programs?
Good is relative, ALL programs either Uni Vs Community, Prematch Vs Match, Predominantly IMG's Vs AMG's, follow the ACGME requirements including the work load expected (not exceeding 80 or 85 hrs per wk), didactics, exam preparation etc,
so whats the difference?
in terms of hospital setting: new facilities , VA vs Non VA, numbers of beds, number of referral etc which affects your exposure some programs are predominantly focused on a certain demographical population, others got much of cultural diversity hence boosting your experience.
In terms of research activities some are less others are powerhouses.
Faculty: quantity and quality, resident / faculty ratio etc hence mentorship.
Location big vs small city, urban vs rural etc
atmosphere: diverse in terms of ethnicity background, cultural vs predominant one directional culture.

These are small portions of what major factors that you need to test before taking a decision, so the take away message its all about whats good for YOU.

Prematch means securing your position early, sometimes on the expense of these factors stated above.
 

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Good is relative, ALL programs either Uni Vs Community, Prematch Vs Match, Predominantly IMG's Vs AMG's, follow the ACGME requirements including the work load expected (not exceeding 80 or 85 hrs per wk), didactics, exam preparation etc,
so whats the difference?
in terms of hospital setting: new facilities , VA vs Non VA, numbers of beds, number of referral etc which affects your exposure some programs are predominantly focused on a certain demographical population, others got much of cultural diversity hence boosting your experience.
In terms of research activities some are less others are powerhouses.
Faculty: quantity and quality, resident / faculty ratio etc hence mentorship.
Location big vs small city, urban vs rural etc
atmosphere: diverse in terms of ethnicity background, cultural vs predominant one directional culture.

These are small portions of what major factors that you need to test before taking a decision, so the take away message its all about whats good for YOU.

Prematch means securing your position early, sometimes on the expense of these factors stated above.
some programs are really malignant of what i have hear . especially in NY. My prematch was really good one. its different and personal why I went through match. I m pretty sure I will get to a very good program.

It would be harder for me to send match withdrawal emails to couple programs than to refuse prematch honestly

if I didnot have that one special program I would without a doubt 100% go with prematch. there is no malignant etc balbalbla for IMGs. we dont have the luxury. and neighborhood bad and good are everywhere and for hospitals i guess the best ones are in worse neighborhoods. its not a deal. you always can drive and park in hospital parking lot. depends of course.
 

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>230, >240, CS first attempt, 8 years graduate. Surgeon in my country. NO Gap in CV. ONly 2 weeks of USCE by time of application only one US letter.

11 interviews, 3 different specialties. 2 interviews through contacts, that why I applied to other specialties. 9 IM interviews. 4-5 don't sponsor visa. I applied without CS. took in later in Sept. ECFMG certified on Dec 3. got 5 interviews after that.
Emailed programs! I am 99.7% sure I matched to the program that I found vacancy on this website

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/abo...rk-environment/find-residency-fellowship.page

I don't think Ill make an big post about matching experience. all you need is here.
Keep moving!! I started from zero. Self educated surgeon, I thought i would get ZERO interviews because of ma graduation year. but here you are

Good luck!
THank you USMLE FORUMS!
 

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>230, >240, CS first attempt, 8 years graduate. Surgeon in my country. NO Gap in CV. ONly 2 weeks of USCE by time of application only one US letter.

11 interviews, 3 different specialties. 2 interviews through contacts, that why I applied to other specialties. 9 IM interviews. 4-5 don't sponsor visa. I applied without CS. took in later in Sept. ECFMG certified on Dec 3. got 5 interviews after that.
Emailed programs! I am 99.7% sure I matched to the program that I found vacancy on this website

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/abo...rk-environment/find-residency-fellowship.page

I don't think Ill make an big post about matching experience. all you need is here.
Keep moving!! I started from zero. Self educated surgeon, I thought i would get ZERO interviews because of ma graduation year. but here you are

Good luck!
THank you USMLE FORUMS!
Congratulations and a Big thank to all of you who shared their experiences , allowing us to succeed in this journey . Yes I matched too :) Happy-2
 

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Guys if u share ur credential would be so useful & helpful for us ,future applicants

And congratulations :)
 

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>230, >240, CS first attempt, 8 years graduate. Surgeon in my country. NO Gap in CV. ONly 2 weeks of USCE by time of application only one US letter.

11 interviews, 3 different specialties. 2 interviews through contacts, that why I applied to other specialties. 9 IM interviews. 4-5 don't sponsor visa. I applied without CS. took in later in Sept. ECFMG certified on Dec 3. got 5 interviews after that.
Emailed programs! I am 99.7% sure I matched to the program that I found vacancy on this website

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/abo...rk-environment/find-residency-fellowship.page

I don't think Ill make an big post about matching experience. all you need is here.
Keep moving!! I started from zero. Self educated surgeon, I thought i would get ZERO interviews because of ma graduation year. but here you are

Good luck!
THank you USMLE FORUMS!
Guys if u share ur credential would be so useful & helpful for us ,future applicants

congratulations :)
U have done great work
do u need visa ?
 

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Congratulations and a Big thank to all of you who shared their experiences , allowing us to succeed in this journey . Yes I matched too :) Happy-2
Where did you find that georgian flag :D i was looking for it a lot! are you georgian? I am.

Definitely share your credentials thats the whole point of this thread.
 
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