RxPG - the perfect Rx for medical Post Graduate entrance blues!
Mobile Edition | Help/Newbie? | 24/7 Support
HOT | PrePG | MCQ | DNB | Careers | Books | Colleges | Dental | DocIndia | PLAB |  USMLE  | Australia | Canada | GLOBAL | OffBeat!
Articles | Forums | MCQ Crammer | Downloads | Mnemonics | Revision Tools | Recent Shouts | All Features


RxPG :: View topic - Anyone to guide me here abt usmle?  
 Page 2 of 2 Goto page Previous  1, 2
Author Message

hugepuppy
Aim General

sowkat wrote:
hi hugepuppy.... Thanx for d information... Everyone s telln d same.... But i wanna giv my steps for sure.... Maybe i m n dat less dan 2 percent... Btw may i know wat r u doin?... I mean r u n usa.. I m doin my pg back here n tamilnadu....


I am currently in India and will be going to US in the month of october mostly for the interview season.. Or may be even september...

UNANSWERED: Job opportunity for MLE aspirants

neo17
Aim USMLE Step 1

is any one frm maharashtra preparing fr USMLE .......... m fresh graduate n m in major confusion.. i have to do one yr prepg bond (5 lack) n my dean said i will nt sign or give medical school transcripts unless u complete the bond..................
is anyone have gone through this situation ? is there any G.R/rule of DMER regarding this? pls reply n help me


toetotoe
Aim MBBS

Just use your head and let it guide u


dr_gauravsrmch
Aim NEET-PG

what about dermatology from us


sonn
Aim USMLE Step 1

hi! hugepuppy...if u r still around the thread...could u pls help me. i am md pulmonary med from kem mumbai...wan to do residency in same in us...what are the requirements other than lor and publicatioons an dgood scores.
pls dont say its not possible...i am ready to do residency...but how do i get a match...
what r the chances still


hugepuppy
Aim General

sonn wrote:
hi! hugepuppy...if u r still around the thread...could u pls help me. i am md pulmonary med from kem mumbai...wan to do residency in same in us...what are the requirements other than lor and publicatioons an dgood scores.
pls dont say its not possible...i am ready to do residency...but how do i get a match...
what r the chances still


Firstly let me tell you that I am interested in Pulmonary and Critical Care as well. The only route in Internal Medicine Residency and then fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. No direct fellowships.

If you are interested in some hands on experience in Interventional Pulmonology then you should think of it in the US. Many places offer the same. In India there is TIPS (trends in interventional pulmonology) organized by Dr.Pattabhiraman and Dr.Ravi Mehta organized a beautiful hands on workshop in september. The respo0nse was fantastic and the turn out was more than expected. There were animal models as well with bronchoscopy, EBUS, TBNA, Pleuroscopy, APC Cautery, and A rigid station for intubation and a Separate stenting station where Dr.Herve Dutau (from France) took it up... It was an awesome experience.


subven6
Aim NEET PG

hi does your grades and attempt history in u.g play a role in getting a good residency match?i dont have a very good track record thats why i am asking.


usmlevideos


subven6 wrote:
hi does your grades and attempt history in u.g play a role in getting a good residency match?i dont have a very good track record thats why i am asking.


that will be the "LEAST" and "LAST" thing to affect your chances.

if you got everything right in place... then ur performance in undergrad, doesnt count much. so do not worry about that.

but what all is necessary to keep everything right in place...??

1) US clinical experience
2) research experience
3) fresh graduate
4) give your interview nicely
5) apply to large number of programes
6) apply to img friendly programes and specialities
7) pass the step in FIRST ATTEMPT with good scores.

trust me, if you can do the above mentioned things... you will be able to get residency, atleast in some community programe.


subven6
Aim NEET PG

hey thanks a lot for clearing that up.


usmlevideos


you are welcome...icon_smile.gif


hugepuppy
Aim General

subven6 wrote:
hi does your grades and attempt history in u.g play a role in getting a good residency match?i dont have a very good track record thats why i am asking.


They usually don't see all that... Attempt in your usmle steps matter not in MBBS life


klanks
Aim USMLE Step 1

Can anyone help in regarding info how to prepare for the step-1. just simply to go thru the kaplan notes is enough or have to read any extra book.which book i have 2 follow for pathology. plz someone give me complete idea how to prepare. i will be glad for your help


usmlevideos


klanks wrote:
Can anyone help in regarding info how to prepare for the step-1. just simply to go thru the kaplan notes is enough or have to read any extra book.which book i have 2 follow for pathology. plz someone give me complete idea how to prepare. i will be glad for your help


first finish kaplan lecture notes
then, first aid for step 1
then, kaplan question bank
then, USMLE world question bank (online)

goljan audio and books for pathology.


drsmitha
Aim General

hey there, am new to this site.
i have finished my MD in anesthesiology from india.. now preparing for step 1 since 2 months.. can anyone tell me what would be the best score to get residency in anesthesia. i have heard that its better to do a fellowship program before to improve your CV and then try for residency.is it so?
one more doubt do i require to write steps to join in fellowship too?
please respond anyone...

thanks


usmlevideos


for anaesthesia:

mean usmle step 1 score for IMGs:226
mean usmle step 2 score for IMGs:229

its difficult to match in anaesthesiology, NOT IMPOSSIBLE though.
you need to have research experience, some publications and paper presentations. good amount of USCE.

moreover if we look at 2009 data:

see the stats here
Only RxPG members can see links here! Register or Login!


for syep 1 scores:
only 7 people matched out of 40 who were interviewd, with step 1 scores bet 181-190. dats just 17% result. these data are for those who were called for interview, if we actually include all the candidates who applied for the match and did not get interview, the results will be terrible.

they (who got matched with such low scores) surely must be having all round profile.

lets take a look at step 2 scores:
only 2 out of 28 people who were interviewed with scores bet 181-190 were matched. ONLY 7 % RESULT....!!! TERRIBLE
again,
these data are for those who were called for interview, if we actually include all the candidates who applied for the match and did not get interview, the results will be MORE TERRIBLE.

i hope i am clear, not to discourage anyone... getting anaesthesia is difficult and not impossible.

try getting gr8 scores on steps (ATLEAST ABOVE THE AVERAGE SCORES FOR IMGs who were matched)

and remember, only 3 digit scores will matter.... 2 digit score are going away.

my best wishes to you icon_smile.gif


usmlevideos


branches like surgery, radiology, anaesthesiology are hard to get into for IMGs... its coz they are HIGHEST paid braches... and most of the US medical students get into debts to the tune of 200,000-300,000$$ by the time they complete their medical school... so they choose HIGHEST paid branches to pay out their debts sooner.

and this very fact makes branches like surgery, radiology, anaesthesiology hard to get into for IMGs... its NOT IMPOSSIBLE though.


usmlevideos


please let me tell every1... i am not here to discourage or demoralize any1...icon_smile.gif

but i do believe that by presenting the correct picture of the things, i can help sum1 to modify their dreams or to help them work harder for their dreams.

coz USMLE is about a lot of investment (both in terms of money and time)

its always helpful, to "not to be in delusion" because, as a matter of fact, it will not take you anywhere.

but again, by knwing the correct scenario out there for getting matched, may be sum1 will strive HARDER for their dreams,

by knwing the correct scenario may be sum1 will INCREASE their efforts for their dreams, which will actually help you.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS:

>>there were people who conquered USMLE and got residency BEFORE YOU (in the past)

>>there will be people who will conquer USMLE and get residency AFTER YOU (in the future)

>> BUT NOW it just happens to be YOUR CHANCE. YOUR TURN, go try hard for it and grab it. you are just a part of the flow

icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif


usmlevideos


drsmitha wrote:
hey there, am new to this site.
i have finished my MD in anesthesiology from india.. now preparing for step 1 since 2 months.. can anyone tell me what would be the best score to get residency in anesthesia. i have heard that its better to do a fellowship program before to improve your CV and then try for residency.is it so?
one more doubt do i require to write steps to join in fellowship too?
please respond anyone...

thanks


yes, to apply for fellowships, you need to pass USMLE steps. (1, 2 cs and ck)

after doing fellowship in anaesthesiology in US, you cannot work in US. because to work in US, you need to be board certified, and to be board certified, you need to do residency in US.

yes, you can apply for residency in anaesthesia, after doing fellowship in US. then you will have to do your residency in anaesthesia, and get board certified, to be able to work in US.

hope i was clear.


usmlevideos


oh my God, all my replies just piled up...icon_smile.gif sorry if its confusing..!


drsmitha
Aim General

hi, thanks for the explanation.
i understood that it is tough but not impossible to get anesthesia for IMG in USA .By your statistics and advice my goal for doing anesthesia residency has become more strong, if it is tough i have to get it..!!!
thank you all icon_smile.gif icon_smile.gif


usmlevideos


you are most welcome icon_smile.gif


prepgstud
Aim AIPGE 2013

@usmlevideos.......

does fellowship in radiology will be able to work in usa,after completing the fellwoship in us.....directly or again has to do residency..icon_confused.gif


usmlevideos


for diagnostic radiology:

As an IMG, you must demonstrate the following to be considered as a candidate for certification by the American Board of Radiology:

You have satisfied the training requirements of a non-U.S., non-Canadian country.
You have documentation verifying your ability to practice radiology independently in your country of training.
You have had one year of clinical training.
You have received board certification in your country (if applicable).
If you have trained in India, beginning January 1, 2012, you must have the following degrees to be eligible for the alternate pathway: M.B.B.S. + D.N.B. and/or M.D. If you have another set of degrees from India, a sponsoring department agreement (SDA) must be received by the ABR by 12/31/2011 in order for you to be eligible for this pathway. After that date, holders of other degrees from India will not be eligible for ABR certification via the alternate pathway.
The board will assess your status relative to ABR policies and alternative pathways toward board certification (see policy) only after receipt of the following documents:

Current, detailed curriculum vitae with specific dates of all training
Verification of:
Medical school training
One year of clinical training
Radiology residency training
Radiology certification (if applicable)
Radiology training appointment and/or full-time faculty/fellowship appointment in an institution with a diagnostic radiology training program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

NOTE: The board accepts copies of diplomas or letters from training institutions as verification. If original documents are in a language other than English, English translation must accompany them.

Alternate pathway candidate agreement for diagnostic radiology certification form
Payment of $300 administration fee to be included with the completed application form
Copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate or Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) certificate
Sponsoring department agreement, including your four-year plan and a letter of support from the department chair (see sponsoring department agreement)
NOTE: The required four years of full-time, continuous residency training or continuous faculty fellowship experience must be completed in one ACGME-/RCPSC-approved program. Credit for research training of up to 12 months will be granted toward diagnostic radiology certification if the research is completed at the same institution as the remaining clinical training.

Your department chair must complete and submit annual verification forms.
Copies of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 - 2 score reports
USMLE Step 3 is required six months prior to admittance to oral exam.
Current unrestricted medical license is required before approval to take the qualifying and certifying examinations will be granted.
An IMG must pass both the qualifying and certifying examinations to be certified by the ABR. The rules for conditions and reregistration are the same as for U.S. graduates.

Optional

In general, candidates seeking ABR certification through the alternate pathway are not able to seek Authorized User (AU) eligibility through the ABR pathway. However, the ABR will consider exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis. If you desire AU eligibility, please submit a letter explaining your plan to meet current NRC training and experience requirements. For more information, please read the NRC regulations section of the website.
If applicable, you must submit a plan to meet the MQSA Breast Imaging requirements.


usmlevideos


you will be able to practise in USA. once you are board certified. (by american board of radiology)


prepgstud
Aim AIPGE 2013

thanku...icon_smile.gif,usmlevideos...icon_biggrin.gif
i know,only after completing 4yrs fellwoship v will be eligible....to work in us...which is not possible for other branches...

i saw so many help of u...icon_biggrin.gif,so i thought let me confirm mine with u...icon_biggrin.gif thanku so much...icon_biggrin.gif


usmlevideos


you are most welcome...icon_smile.gif all the very best for your dreams...icon_smile.gif


pakmate
Aim MRCP Part 1

hello
i am new to this forum i hav sum question to ask

i get graduated in 2010.n thn comleted my internship 2011

i am planning for postgraduation and little confuse shall i go for steps or steps..
because sum of my frnd give steps n didnt get residency ..even sum of my seniors too..

i want to practise medicine..currenntly i am in suadia arabia

can u guide me wht things should i consider to decide steps..coz it is also expensive n time taking..n wht i guess it will take 2 yrs to get throug step 1 and 2..

previously i feel nt to go wth steps coz i heard from ppl for tht i hav to study 10 hurs a day for 8 months for step 1..n it is difficult..the fear of low score make me away from steps..bt now i heard there are again 20000 residency open for drs

wht should i plan for me?
can u help in this regard ..

thanku in advance


pjlmbbs0315
Aim NEET PG

hi evrybody pls help me with my query i wish to persue radiology after doin dnb radiology which i might get in this session is there a way to get into interventional radiology course in usa ...n if so hw do i proceed ...im completely illiterate abt any knowledge regarding usa residency.... awaiting reply desperately ............


mini_med


I have a doubt and i need help/ I finished my internship in 2010. Wasted two years prep for indian entrance. but now i wanna go to usa.i always wanted to, but for some reason, had decided on stayin in india itself. How do i start preparing for mle?. im so clueless.plz help

and what are the chances of gettin a research or externship? I need OBGY residency. Is it possible to get it? What would be the requirements for that?
Plz help me with info. I have not much idea how to go about things. im startin from scratch.
thanks

One of my friend finished internship in 2008. He will be finishing MS surgery in india in 2012 april. If he starts writin the steps, will he get a match? i mean, is he considered old grad? is the MS surgery from india taken as experience? Is it even possible to get surgery residency there/ PLz help with this too


vaibhav2011
Aim AIPGE 2016

well am so gald am following this forum .. we shd all be thankful to ppl like usmlevideos and huggs for giving such valuable info ..
icon_smile.gif

MCQ Crammer (Beta)
Free New MCQ Revision Tool by RxPG
 Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Advertisement solutions  :  Terms of service (TOS)  :  CC BY-NC-SA  
 

Home -> Forums -> beforeUSMLE -> Anyone to guide me here abt usmle?
 

beforeUSMLE Community
RxPG community for 14 years
1,550 active members | 4,565 posts

Topic ID #109900
Started 8 years ago
12 community credits
43 contributors
81 posts | 27,637 views
Thread index Print thread Feed


Advertisements
Server Status: 86 pages served in last minute. Page generation time: 5.771 seconds

Site Maps: [Books] [News] [Forums] [Reviews] [Mnemonics]

sitemap - top30 - centuries - testimonials


About Us :: Disclaimer :: Contact Us :: Reporting abuse :: Terms of Services :: Privacy Policy

Advertise with RxPG!
Made in India by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited

"RxPG" is a Registered Trademark

Chrome Web Store YouTube Twitter LinkedIn Wikipedia Facebook