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How difficult is to get residency in gen surg or ortho....

Step 1 application, ecfmg rules

 Hi

 

the ECFMG website is asking for a national identification no for the application for step 1. My problem is that, I have to get my passport changed hence the no might change. Will that cause a problem during the exam? Is the same ID required for any verification?

If anyone from India knows if the UID or aadhar card no helps?

another question, does ecfmg require any verification from my college for step 1 other than the documents that I need to get signed and send? Or is the verification required only when u apply for ecfmg certification?

 

thanx a lot guys for all the information on this website. This always comes tomy rescue, come what may!

 

AOA i am from pakistan...i

AOA

i am from pakistan...i want to apply next year in september 2013 for 2014 match

my questions are

how much time step 3 exam usually takes? i know it depends upon the person but on average step 3 exam takes how many months?  this will help me in scheduling my time for all the exams before applying next year... I want to hhave all the results in my hand before applying...have an idea ab step 1 , step2 but i have no idea ab step 3 exam

i have got two months observership in pediatrics at jackson memorial hospital miami attached with university of miami miller...i want to know is that program img friendly?  

regards

 azra

any one with visa , reply

aoa


i am writing this question on behalf of my friend. he has got visitor B1 visa expiring in 2 months.....got it wen he applied 2 years back for a family trip to usa but was not able to go at that time............he wants to apply for 2013 match with application in september 2012..................he has got a question now..........



 as he has not used his visitor visa previuosly and it is going to expire in a few months............will that make any impact on his security clearence issue next time wen he applies for step 2 cs visa after completing 1 and 2?



or willl it be beter to gor for some observership in this remaining two months just to got it stamped?

I am not sure... better

umar's picture

I am not sure... better consult some visa consultant!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

usmle

Hello

Im a final year medical student.

Due to some reason i was not able to appear for my annual exam which puts me year back in med school.

I have whole this year and only one subject to pass.

so i plan to take on step 1 simultaneously this year.

I would be thankful if u let me know that would this  year back of mine in med school affect my chances in USMLE.

No it would not... 

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No it would not... 

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

ab american graduates number increasing


AOA


 one of my friends who has recently applied for a residency match , during one of his interviews came across a buzz dat  after 2011 number of american graduates are increasing for each year............he was saying that some of the residents at his interviewing hospital told him  that chances for imgs in scoring interview calls will reduce after 2012 match bcoz for 2013 match american graduates number applying for residency will increase..........................this is so depressing news.................has anyone got any info regarding this isssue? how much this is going to affect imgs?...........and dere was also some talks relating health bill? what is dis?



  

Ya the number of american

Ya the number of american students graduating and applying for the 2012 match will be much more than the 2011 match. also a lot of img frinedly programs in the north east are closing down. Source:My seniors who are Current residents in residency programs all accross the country and US medical students who I did my clerkships with. So best of luck to everyone here because believe me the squeeze is on. 

about five years stipulation


Hi,


 i am going to apply match this year.....september 2011 for 2012 match...............i was looking at the pre-requsites of various programs of internal medicine ............there is a stipulation of   "graduation from medical school within last five years"...................does that mean applying within five years of graduatin or within five years of starting your residency. 


my gradution date is april 2007................and i am applying in september 2011.........................does that make it with in five years ?



anyone who has applied match before please help me out......as i am narrowing down my search of programs.



umar plz reply to that

It means applying within five

umar's picture

It means applying within five years of graduation... in case it is gine... you can apply! u can confirm it from some programs with this requirement!

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about electives in neurology..

satshriakaal Dr.Umar...

                     I have just started my internship n also decided to give USMLE only now..so in a way will give step 1 in sept or october..n will go for electives from november to january if everything will be on the time..BUT my problem is that am personally interested in NEUROLOGY but dont have any idea bout the competition level for it n also is it a good choice for future n if it is then should i go for electives in neuro or internal medicine??

 also how the endocrinology is as an option?? 

      I'LL be really THANKFUL to you if u'll reply me.

                                              THANKS DEAR!!

Hi Sonik I don't think it is

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Hi Sonik

I don't think it is a highly competitive field like surgery or radio... I always believe you should try to go into the specialty of your choice... I read it somewhere "Do the job you like and you don't WORK even a single day"... so as long as you are enjoying your job... it's the best job for you!

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will they give residency in gynaec and obs

sir,
i have completed my final mbbs recently .i am intrested in gyn and obs ,i have heard 4rm many people that its difficult 2 get admisn in gyn in us ,is that true sir

it is one of the somewhat

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it is one of the somewhat tough specialties to get residency in but not impossible... at all...

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hello sir,  i took my step 1

hello sir,

 i took my step 1 and ended with low scores 88/ 213 . i am a bit disheartened . please advise me how do i improve my chances of getting a residency . i want to apply in pediatrics.

 Jyotsna gupta

Dont worry... try to complete

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Dont worry... try to complete your steps asap and good scores in step 2 ck... try to give step 3 before applying for residency.... look for research and externships opportunities... work hard with dedication!

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 hey thanks a lot!!! Ur wrds

 hey thanks a lot!!! Ur wrds have been a relief as I was getting all mixed responsesall d best for ur steps!!!!

 Well... it is exactly the

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 Well... it is exactly the same.... not only in the difficulty level but also in all the other aspects... except that u wont expect any load-shedding, computer breakdown or any other unfortunate incident during exam in US....lol... even I am seriously considering of giving all my USMLE exams in US!!! tc and best of luck!

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regarding step 1

 hi umar!i had a quick question. Actually I was wondering if I Could take step 1 from the US. The only thing That was stopping me was the thought that IS THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY OF THE EXAM SAME IN THE US AND INDIA. I mean ,will it harm or decrease my performance if I take the exam from USA. Incase u have an idea, or incase u know someone who has done the same, pls let me know. I hope I am not disturbing you. Thanks in anticipation !

step2 CK

I wonder why hvnt u given any info about Step 2 CK?
                                                                               SUF.

hi

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because I myself dont have much info on it currently...anyways as soon as I get some I would post it...

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