Urology for an IMG

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Urology for an IMG

Hello,I just want to ask about my chances of getting into urology in the upcoming match.I am a fresh International Medical Graduate (IMG), got 258 in my step 1, 276 in step 2 ck, and passed step 2 cs from 1st attempt.I have one publication, and two months of urology electives in the states with 4 letters of recommendation from top urology faculty.So what do you think my chances are?I really appreciate your input.

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drdre
Congratulations on your hard

Congratulations on your hard work as demonstrated by your scores and publication.As a candidate, I think you have the qualifications to get into a residency.There is a lot of hesitancy for US programs to take an IMG because of the problems with Visas and a substantial amount of paperwork that associated with taking an IMG.  Regardless of that, I would apply to as many programs as you can and go on as many interviews as you can.The more interviews you go to, the more chances you have of showing programs why you are a great candidate to take.Talk to the faculty that wrote your letters to find out which programs are IMG friendly.Best of luck!!!

Uromatcher2010
honestly, if english is not

honestly, if english is not your first language, you should avoid going into the sensitive fields.  Try radiology or path.

Anonymous (not verified)
no place for bigots

Uromatcher2010 wrote:
honestly, if english is not your first language, you should avoid going into the sensitive fields.  Try radiology or path.
 some of the biggest names in urology are FMG's (whose first language was not english):Gill, Roehrborn, Tuerk, Menon, Tewari, Patel, Shalhav, Guillonneau and many more.instead, suggest that bigots like you should stay out of the "sensitive" fields (whatever that means).

Anonymous (not verified)
Uromatcher2010 is pretty oblivious

and you wonder why you're the "unwanted resident." you clearly lack insight into your character flaws. Uromatcher2010 OfflineJoined: 2010-06-14What if you matched to a program that was your #1, and you heard rumors that the program did not want you, or were "suprised that we matched you".  I mean, I got what I wanted, but not so nice rumors floating around.  None validated though.  Any advice or feedback?  I mean, in the end, unless they really got screwed over in the match and were like "oh no, we got our last choice".  I guess when it comes donw to it, I probably dont ever want to see the match list. 

Uromatcher2010 wrote:
honestly, if english is not your first language, you should avoid going into the sensitive fields.  Try radiology or path.

Anonymous (not verified)
Applying Broadly

While off the topic from the IMO, I was curious if there is anything negative that can come from applying to EVERY program? (other than a large credit card bill and rejections).

Anonymous (not verified)
Applying for every program

Anonymous User wrote:
While off the topic from the IMO, I was curious if there is anything negative that can come from applying to EVERY program? (other than a large credit card bill and rejections).
 No.Programs do not know how many places you apply to unless you ask.The AUA keeps tabs on that, but they don't release it until after the match as match statistics.It will only cost a lot of money.