USMLE Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Dear All,

I am new to this forum..Need advice on planning my step 3 and interviews..I have a 10 yr multiple entry visa. I plan to give Step 3 in Aug 2010. The question is should i return and go back once i get an interview call in dec or jan 2011;

OR

should i stick around for 6 mnths till say jan or feb at a stretch and come bak..but then i wud need to go again in march for the match rite?

kindly suggest what i shud do?

thanks in advance.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,316 Posts
Many factors play role

I did not really understand your question :confused:

You want to take Step 3 in August here in USA. You are asking whether you should stay until the interviews (Dec 2010-Jan 2011) or to return to your country and then come back for the interviews.

Did I get your question right?

Well, it depends on several factors:

  • Are you going to miss some important job/work back in your home country? then in that case it's better your return.
  • Are you going to spend money here in the US like rentals, transportation, ...etc then it's better you return.
  • God forbid, you may not get any interviews so why to waste your time staying in US! then it's better you return.
  • You may utilize your presence in USA in doing observerships or externships or research getting American LORs in preparation for the match and in that case you better stay.
Weigh all these factors and see what's best for you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks a ton

You got the question absolutely right and as u said, i need to consider all those factors and decide on my stay.

The reason for the confusion was that someone told me that i need to be there for the match and to sign papers and stuff, if i get thru a residency.

However, yes maybe i can try for an observer post or a research paper would help.

Thanks very much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,316 Posts
You don't stay for the match

The reason for the confusion was that someone told me that i need to be there for the match and to sign papers and stuff, if i get thru a residency.
You don't need to stay for the match.
You can do everything via email and regular mail.
You can sign your contract and send it via regular mail if you get matched.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top