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AshB


psu wrote:
dear ashb,
what is ecfmg certification?i had given my step 1 in may and am awaiting the scores and my step 2 is due in july.when and how do i have to send this certification?

Psu ECFMG certification is something for which we are appearing for USMLE. Its something like registration with MCI in India. Once we clear all the USMLE steps upto Step 2 CS, we obtain ECFMG certification, which is required to:
1. Apply for match
2. To appear for Step
3. To obtain practicing license in the US.

I'm quoting here preliminary FAQs from ECFMG information booklet, which i suggest u must read. Download it from ECFMG website for free.

*********************************************
ECFMG Certification FAQs
1. What is ECFMG Certification?
Medical schools outside the United States and Canada vary in their educational standards and curricula. The purpose of ECFMG Certification is to assess the readiness of graduates of these schools to enter U.S. residency and fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education (ACGME). To be certified by ECFMG, you must pass a series of exams; you must also fulfill ECFMG’s medical education credential requirements. These requirements include providing ECFMG with copies of your medical education credentials, which ECFMG will verify directly with your medical school.

2. Why would I want to be certified by ECFMG?
If you are an international medical graduate and wish to enter an CGME-accredited residency or fellowship program in the United States, you must be certified by ECFMG before you can enter the program. You must also be certified by ECFMG if you wish to take Step 3 of the three-step United States Medical Licensing
Examination (USMLE). ECFMG Certification is also one of the requirements to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.

3. How can I find out if students/graduates of my medical school are eligible for ECFMG Certification?
To be eligible for certification by ECFMG, among other requirements, your medical school must be listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). If you are a medical school student and you want to apply for
examination, your medical school must be listed in IMED and your medical school’s “Graduation Years” must be listed as “Current,” both at the time you apply for the exam and at the time you take the exam. If you are a medical school graduate, your medical school and graduation year must be listed in IMED to be eligible for
examination and for ECFMG Certification. To verify that you meet these requirements, access IMED on the ECFMG website at
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4. How do I begin the certification process?
The certification process begins when you submit your first exam application to ECFMG. At this time, ECFMG will assign you an identification number that you will use throughout the certification process.

5. How long does the certification process take?
The time required to complete the certification process is different for each applicant. You may apply for the required exams as soon as you meet the eligibility requirements for examination. All of the exams required for
ECFMG Certification are offered continuously throughout the year.

Both medical school students and graduates may begin the certification process. However, since one of the requirements for ECFMG Certification is that your medical education credentials be verified by ECFMG with your medical school, you cannot complete the certification process until you graduate. The time required for
some aspects of the certification process, such as the time required by your medical school to verify your medical education credentials, is beyond the control of ECFMG.

6. In what order do I take the exams required for ECFMG Certification?
To be eligible for ECFMG Certification, you must, among other requirements, pass USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS. See Examination Requirements on page 15. Once you meet the eligibility requirements for examination, you can take these exams in any order.

7. How can I have ECFMG confirm to a medical licensing authority or residency/fellowship program that I am ECFMG-certified?
ECFMG will confirm your certification status when it receives a request directly from a medical licensing authority, residency/fellowship program official, or other appropriate organization. For status reports sent to medical licensing authorities, the request can also be sent to ECFMG by you. Approximately two weeks are
required for the confirmation to be completed. Please note that there may be a fee for this service. See Confirmation of ECFMG Certification Status on page 9. If you apply to residency programs through ERAS, ECFMG will send an electronic ECFMG Status Report automatically to all of the programs to which you applied.

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psu
Aim NEET PG

thanx ashb but you have still not answered to my question--will i be elligible for 07 match if i give my cs on sep5?as acc to your post i will not b ecfmg certified by dec 31


AshB


psu wrote:
thanx ashb but you have still not answered to my question--will i be elligible for 07 match if i give my cs on sep5?as acc to your post i will not b ecfmg certified by dec 31

Well i never thought u had asked this.

icon_redface.gif icon_redface.gif icon_redface.gif Waise i'm sorry i used d wrong words.. U dnt need ECFMG certification to appear for match but to Join a residency program! icon_redface.gif

U have to take Step 2 CS before Dec 31, 2006 to be eligible for 2007 match. U need to complete the ECFMG certification process before u can join ur residency program.

But it wud be better to take Step 2 CS as early as possible as it has its own benefits during match.


psu
Aim NEET PG

thanx a lot.as always you proved again you are a gem


psu
Aim NEET PG

hi ashB and others ,
can i give an address in usa for the reporting of my step 2 score inorder to speed up the process as my relative can courrier me the same thus saving the time spent in ordinary mail.


AshB


I don't think that should be a problem, but since i have never heard anybody else do that before, i'd suggest simply call the ECFMG people once. They are said to be pretty co-operative. At least no harm in trying. icon_smile.gif

U have to change ur mailing address i guess. N yes, do tell us what u discovered.. icon_smile.gif


psu
Aim NEET PG

thanx yes i will


natakshay


hey guys with this current reservations we shuld seriouly think about staying in india or not. i vote in favor of giving usmle. atleast let us save our future generations from reservations.

anyways, even if we get through the pg, i do not think that we can survive the weird competition.

and lookin at the infrastructure the security of us --my cheers to usmle.


AshB


natakshay wrote:
hey guys with this current reservations we shuld seriouly think about staying in india or not. i vote in favor of giving <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum5.html">USMLE</a>
. atleast let us save our future generations from reservations.

anyways, even if we get through the pg, i do not think that we can survive the weird competition.

and lookin at the infrastructure the security of us --my cheers to <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum5.html">USMLE</a>
.

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natakshay


so u do agree with me ashB

good to know that yaar

i thought i am the only one who is really concerned about the future generation and the reservations.

we might be considered 2 nd citizen in the us, but better than getting considered as meagre vote bank and nothing.

long live the land of freedom and the land of opputunity.
akshay


wonderful is the courage that conquers death! - napolean bonaparte


AshB


Well natakshay if u read my post, u must've realised it is one of d important reasons that pushes people like us to USA. Specially, d guys guys going for MLE would agree 100% with u.

All of free thinking men decry reservations but unfortunately, its of no importance to our [bleep] politicians. So rather than humiliating and frustrating ourselves, its better to go where we might find satisfaction (hopefully.. icon_smile.gif)


natakshay


hey ASHB i read ur post every alternate day (no kiddin). it keeps me motivated, really it does.

to be true it keeps me off from the frustration i had developed past so many months.

u did a great job for docs. like me.

my parents,my sis and the eldest bro are all docs.and they 100% agree with ur views.

it is my parents who told me to save my coming generations from these reservation bomb.

they are saying that do struggle for u r upcomin generation son and that we are sorry that we culd not save u from this nuke(reservations).

cheers
akshay


wonderful is the courage that conquers death! - napolean bonaparte


natakshay


hey ashb my parents are from rajathan only but now settled in gujarat- kutch district(the earthquake kingdom)!!

after that earthquake i came to that we are really not safe in our own country. i mean earthquake was natural thing but the aftermath frightened us to death. we had no water no food for 4 days( forget about shelter) and u know the first one to reach us were new yorkers. yeah from that day i decided to have a normal future(obviously in us)

the earthquake exposed every idiotic claims by our politiciand( and gujarat is considered to be one of the mosdt advanced state of india!!!)

what i am trying to emphasize is when the poor infrastructure is fertilised by our dirty politicians- u see learned and educated people like us fleeing to serve alien country.

these are really great reasons to go for mle and mle and mle......... and mle(for me atleast)

cheers

akshay

wonderful is the courage that conquers death! - napolean bonaparte


docneeraj
Aim DM Gastroenterology

hi ashb..please help me out
can u tell me is it easy to bring ur wife into usa after getting residency..and 4000$ we earn is sufficient to live in usa with ur wife...is h1 or j1 better..tell me

can some one advice me regarding this things


AshB


natakshay wrote:
hey ashb my parents are from rajathan only but now settled in <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum80.html">Gujarat</a>
- kutch district(the earthquake kingdom)!!

after that earthquake i came to that we are really not safe in our own country. i mean earthquake was natural thing but the aftermath frightened us to death. we had no water no food for 4 days( forget about shelter) and u know the first one to reach us were new yorkers. yeah from that day i decided to have a normal future(obviously in us)

the earthquake exposed every idiotic claims by our politiciand( and <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum80.html">Gujarat</a>
is considered to be one of the mosdt advanced state of india!!!)

what i am trying to emphasize is when the poor infrastructure is fertilised by our dirty politicians- u see learned and educated people like us fleeing to serve alien country.

these are really great reasons to go for mle and mle and mle......... and mle(for me atleast)

cheers

akshay

wonderful is the courage that conquers death! - napolean bonaparte

Well, i hope ur dream is fulfilled in a big way.. Good luck Akshay! icon_smile.gif


AshB


docneeraj wrote:
hi ashb..please help me out
can u tell me is it easy to bring ur wife into usa after getting residency..and 4000$ we earn is sufficient to live in usa with ur wife...is h1 or j1 better..tell me

can some one advice me regarding this things

Yes, there is no problem in taking ur spouse along with u, be it d J1 or H1.

Well H1 is definitely better but since, it is offered by few programs, it limits d number of programs u can apply for. It has d advantage that the mandatory requirement of coming back to home country for 2 years (as in J1) is not a headache.

The average FY1 annual compensation for most residencies is about $39,000. So its rarely 4000$. But what i've been told is that its more than enough to make a decent living. In fact people r able to save substantial amounts from this stipend.


docneeraj
Aim DM Gastroenterology

hi ash b
thanks a lot for ur reply
wat i was telling was average monthly salary..ie 4000$..
in those four thousend dollars 1000$will be spend on income tax and other things...
overall one ll save abt 700-750$ afetr complete expenditure..as i just consulted my senior and he told me these things...

anyways it s much higher than indian pg money...no value for professionals in india..
thanks for ur reply


lookwhoskooking
Aim GRE

help
hey tht was really nice msg, informative and convincing,
still i wanted 2 ask u smthng regarding LOR, wat xctly is ths lor n what v hv 2 do 2 get it n from whom?
one of my senior told me tht LOR shud b from a doctor who has got usa degree is worth it n u shud hv 4 lor from d same field in which u r applying for? is it true?
pls rep


AshB


Re: help
lookwhoskooking wrote:
hey tht was really nice msg, informative and convincing,
still i wanted 2 ask u smthng regarding LOR, wat xctly is ths lor n what v hv 2 do 2 get it n from whom?
one of my senior told me tht LOR shud b from a doctor who has got usa degree is worth it n u shud hv 4 lor from d same field in which u r applying for? is it true?
pls rep

LOR is Letter of Recommendation, which states what all qualities d doctor found in u as a medical student. Undoubtedly US LORs are much more valued than Indian LORs, but everybody can't get them.

About d number, yes about 4 LORs from d dept u aim for is good and in general the more the better.. icon_smile.gif


natakshay


hey ashb shuld i get the letter of recommendation from my college also ( say i wuld love to join medicine dept in us ) shuld i try to get lor from my professors is it helpful? i mean the lor from my own college?

thanks a million in advance

wonderful is the death which conquers death! - napoleon bonaparte


AshB


Of course.. usually the only source of LORs for Indian graduates is their own college. If u have enough LORs from US docs, than it won't be that important i think. Otherwise i think, there's no harm in doing that, even if u have LOR from other sources (like frm where u did JRship, PG etc)


natakshay


hey thank u for ur reply.
one more thing to ask, shuld i try to get the lor from all the deptt or in that dept from which i am interested to do my pg in us.

thank u for ur quick response

akshay

wonderful is the death which conquers death! - napoleon bonaparte


AshB


natakshay wrote:
hey thank u for ur reply.
one more thing to ask, shuld i try to get the lor from all the deptt or in that dept from which i am interested to do my pg in us.

Yeah.. as discussed in couple of posts above, about 3-4 LORs from ur dept of interest helps plus u can get 1 LOR each from other major clinical specialities also but not necessary.

N remember US LOR is much more valued than Indian LORs cos they know how r they given out in India. icon_smile.gif


Dr_A
Aim Australia

Pls help me
Dear AshB,

I've gone through your very informative post. There's something that Í'm apprehensive about in regard with the USMLE. The USMLE has a lot of limiting factors that are not in our control, like the visa for CS, getting US clinical experience and LOR's (especially if you have no contacts in the US). From what I've gathered getting into a university program without a USCE or US LOR's is almost impossible. Then the only chance that we are left with are the county programs and the community programs, the draw back in these programs are that getting into a fellowship after these are not heard of since all the fellowhip programs ar university based. And getting a board certification after the county/community programs is very difficult in comparision to the University programs.

I might be totally wrong on this (I hope I'm). Please do help as it would really help me in taking a huge decision between the MLE and AIPGME.

Thaning you in advance


Dr_A
Aim Australia

Pls help me
Dear AshB,

I've gone through your very informative post. There's something that Í'm apprehensive about in regard with the USMLE. The USMLE has a lot of limiting factors that are not in our control, like the visa for CS, getting US clinical experience and LOR's (especially if you have no contacts in the US). From what I've gathered getting into a university program without a USCE or US LOR's is almost impossible. Then the only chance that we are left with are the county programs and the community programs, the draw back in these programs are that getting into a fellowship after these are not heard of since all the fellowhip programs ar university based. And getting a board certification after the county/community programs is very difficult in comparision to the University programs.

I might be totally wrong on this (I hope I'm). Please do help as it would really help me in taking a huge decision between the MLE and AIPGME.

Thaning you in advance


AshB


Re: Pls help me
Dr_A wrote:
From what I've gathered getting into a university program without a USCE or US LOR's is almost impossible. Then the only chance that we are left with are the county programs and the community programs, the draw back in these programs are that getting into a fellowship after these are not heard of since all the fellowhip programs ar university based. And getting a board certification after the county/community programs is very difficult in comparision to the University programs.

I might be totally wrong on this (I hope I'm). Please do help as it would really help me in taking a huge decision between the MLE and AIPGME.

Thaning you in advance

Hi Dr A, U r partly right. See, its certainly more rewarding to get USCE n US LORs but to say its impossible to get good programs without them, is wrong. People like us have gotten into good programs without USCE or LORs too. Good scores n good interview skills matter a lot.

And people from community programs do get fellowhips, it just that % is a bit low. Its not drastically different from uiversity based. Plus u have to try a bit harder if u r from community programs.

Well about board certification, never heard if it was difficult for community program residents.. U r d first one to tell me that. N i think it can't be that way. Though more info is welcome. Do tell us, what gave u this impression.

Acco to me, the pros n cons of Community based programs are:
Pros:
1. Good patient inflow
2. Clinical skills at times better that university based ones
3. Getting into them is easier

Cons:
1. Getting into fellowships is tougher not impossible
2. Academics r said to be inferior

But don't get disheartened JUST DUE TO THIS.. Good luck icon_smile.gif


rajat01
Aim NEET PG

hi
hi i am new to the forum.
today i read it for the first time and i found it so informative that i read it from 1st page to last
i congratulate u all.
well i am about to start my preparation
i have some questions.. would be greatfull if u reply..
1)how much time does it take for a avg student to complete all the way till step 2cs
2)i am interested in ophthalmology and what are the chances of gettin ophth in us?
3)how much time does it take for the application to process.. ie. if i apply in this week when will i give the exam?
4)what score should one get to sail throuh comfortbly..
ie.. how much score i should get in step 1,2 ck/cs

hopin for guidance form the experianced members of this forum..
also pls count me in icon_smile.gif


rajat01
Aim NEET PG

hi
hi i am new to the forum.
today i read it for the first time and i found it so informative that i read it from 1st page to last
i congratulate u all.
well i am about to start my preparation
i have some questions.. would be greatfull if u reply..
1)how much time does it take for a avg student to complete all the way till step 2cs
2)i am interested in ophthalmology and what are the chances of gettin ophth in us?
3)how much time does it take for the application to process.. ie. if i apply in this week when will i give the exam?
4)what score should one get to sail throuh comfortbly..
ie.. how much score i should get in step 1,2 ck/cs

hopin for guidance form the experianced members of this forum..
also pls count me in icon_smile.gif


nikie
Aim NEET PG

hi ppl,
any idea about the scope of getting anaesthesia in the US...... are yu supposed to do a year in int medicine or yu directly get the branch..... how bleak or bright are the prospects.......do reply

thanx
nic


AshB


nikie wrote:
hi ppl,
any idea about the scope of getting <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum105.html">Anaesthesia</a>
in the US...... are yu supposed to do a year in int medicine or yu directly get the branch..... how bleak or bright are the prospects.......do reply

thanx
nic

About 21% of anaesthesia residents are IMGs. It used to be easy to get into anaesthesia earler but its getting more competitive by d passing year. Still its much easier to get than d likes of general surgery.

Regarding a year in int medicine, i don't have much idea. All i know is that its known as Clinical Base Year or d preliminary year. Some programs have a 4 year course which includes CBY while some programs need u to do CBY before u r eligible to apply.

I got this info somewhere:
"Anesthesiology residency training programs are divided between "categorical" and "advanced" programs. Categorical programs give you all four years of training (PGY1-4), including the preliminary year. Advanced programs provide only the last three years (PGY2-4), so if you apply to these programs, you will have to apply and interview separately for PGY1 internship programs."

Sorry.. No more info.. confused.gif confused.gif confused.gif confused.gif


bergkamp
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

Re: hi
hey mate, u have posted an almost similar post to what i was gonna post..(except 4 the subject of interest)plz help ppl with the succinst answers that rxpg is famous for(except
rajat01 wrote:
hi i am new to the forum.
today i read it for the first time and i found it so informative that i read it from 1st page to last
i congratulate u all.
well i am about to start my preparation
i have some questions.. would be greatfull if u reply..
1)how much time does it take for a avg student to complete all the way till step 2cs
2)i am interested in <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum107.html">Ophthalmology</a>
and what are the chances of gettin ophth in us?
3)how much time does it take for the application to process.. ie. if i apply in this week when will i give the exam?
4)what score should one get to sail throuh comfortbly..
ie.. how much score i should get in step 1,2 ck/cs

hopin for guidance form the experianced members of this forum..
also pls count me in icon_smile.gif



AshB


Re: hi
bergkamp wrote:
hey mate, u have posted an almost similar post to what i was gonna post..(except 4 the subject of interest)plz help ppl with the succinst answers that rxpg is famous for(except
rajat01 wrote:
hi i am new to the forum.
today i read it for the first time and i found it so informative that i read it from 1st page to last
i congratulate u all.
well i am about to start my preparation
i have some questions.. would be greatfull if u reply..
1)how much time does it take for a avg student to complete all the way till step 2cs
2)i am interested in <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum107.html"><a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum107.html">Ophthalmology</a>
</a>
and what are the chances of gettin ophth in us?
3)how much time does it take for the application to process.. ie. if i apply in this week when will i give the exam?
4)what score should one get to sail throuh comfortbly..
ie.. how much score i should get in step 1,2 ck/cs

hopin for guidance form the experianced members of this forum..
also pls count me in icon_smile.gif

bergkamp wrote:
hey mate, u have posted an almost similar post to what i was gonna post..(except 4 the subject of interest)plz help ppl with the succinst answers that rxpg is famous for(except
rajat01 wrote:
hi i am new to the forum.
today i read it for the first time and i found it so informative that i read it from 1st page to last
i congratulate u all.
well i am about to start my preparation
i have some questions.. would be greatfull if u reply..
1)how much time does it take for a avg student to complete all the way till step 2cs
2)i am interested in <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum107.html"><a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum107.html">Ophthalmology</a>
</a>
and what are the chances of gettin ophth in us?
3)how much time does it take for the application to process.. ie. if i apply in this week when will i give the exam?
4)what score should one get to sail throuh comfortbly..
ie.. how much score i should get in step 1,2 ck/cs

hopin for guidance form the experianced members of this forum..
also pls count me in icon_smile.gif

Hi bergkamp and rajat! icon_smile.gif Welcome to d world of USMLE.

I'll try to answer ur questions serially..
1. If u read d first page properly total time's mentioned there.. About 14-18 months on an avg.
2. Ophthalmology residency is very competitive, even more than general surgery. U need preferably all 3 -- high scores, some research publication, observerships, to have a fair chance. Risk is pretty high cos even if u do get a slot it myt be a low ranked program. But if u r committed n confident enough its not impossible.
3. See post # 151 on page 15 of this thread for deadlines to apply. An application usually takes 20-30 days to process from d day u send to ECFMG to receipt of scheduling permit, sometimes even more than that. Once u receive d scheduling permit, u can take a date, when n if available.
4. Scores? well if u want ophthalmology, target nothing less that 99 and best 3 digit score possible beyond that.


bergkamp
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

Re: hi
.

I'll try to answer ur questions serially..
1. If u read d first page properly total time's mentioned there.. About 14-18 months on an avg.
Quote:


this is scary icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif i hear from colleagues that if v start now dec. or jan. can be optimum date for writin` 1st step


AshB


Re: hi
bergkamp wrote:
.

I'll try to answer ur questions serially..
1. If u read d first page properly total time's mentioned there.. About 14-18 months on an avg.
Quote:


this is scary icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif icon_sad.gif i hear from colleagues that if v start now dec. or jan. can be optimum date for writin` 1st step

icon_eek.gif I guess u misunderstood, I've mentioned TOTAL time upto Step 2 CS.. Read d first page of my post n u'll know.


bergkamp
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

thx for rectifying... that was so kindof u... u mean first page of this topic?


bergkamp
Aim Andhra Pradesh PG

yes i got it....but r those time periods for average students who have`nt topped their mbbs kinda?

and is it ok to ask such `self-oriented`questions here or shud i be pmming someone?


Dr_A
Aim Australia

Thanks
THANKS A MILLION AshB!!!
That was a very encouraging post.

Some of my friends who are already past their community programs told me about the general trend of fellowships being given to University program people since the fellowships themselves are University based and they more or less have their own residents filling up the post. And the same is the case with board certification, seems the community and county based programs are considered inferior making the board certification a lot lot tougher if not impossible.


nikie
Aim NEET PG

AshB wrote:
nikie wrote:
hi ppl,
any idea about the scope of getting <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum105.html"><a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum105.html">Anaesthesia</a>
</a>
in the US...... are yu supposed to do a year in int medicine or yu directly get the branch..... how bleak or bright are the prospects.......do reply

thanx
nic

About 21% of <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum105.html">Anaesthesia</a>
residents are IMGs. It used to be easy to get into <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum105.html">Anaesthesia</a>
earler but its getting more competitive by d passing year. Still its much easier to get than d likes of general surgery.

Regarding a year in int medicine, i don't have much idea. All i know is that its known as Clinical Base Year or d preliminary year. Some programs have a 4 year course which includes CBY while some programs need u to do CBY before u r eligible to apply.

I got this info somewhere:
"Anesthesiology residency training programs are divided between "categorical" and "advanced" programs. Categorical programs give you all four years of training (PGY1-4), including the preliminary year. Advanced programs provide only the last three years (PGY2-4), so if you apply to these programs, you will have to apply and interview separately for PGY1 internship programs."

Sorry.. No more info.. confused.gif confused.gif confused.gif confused.gif

thanx it was great help !!!!
nic



hucha
Aim NEET PG

hey ash b...
thanx a lot for the nfo u shared... icon_biggrin.gif


intelli
Aim USMLE Step 1

icon_eek.gif what is wrong with you.. how could you manage to write so much icon_eek.gif


AshB


intelli wrote:
icon_eek.gif what is wrong with you.. how could you manage to write so much icon_eek.gif

ROFL!!!!! The wierdest comment ever.. Can't just stop laughing.. icon_lol.gif

Waise i hope u have heard of blogs.. Its just that one day i wanted to write one myself. Din have any idea how to do so, so i wrote this.. icon_wink.gif


Siyaa


Anyone who is trying to help others by consuming his own precious time shud be appreciated , shud nt be given such twisted remarks.I do feel Ash really tries helping out everyone. Ash, keep it up.


drchanduk
Aim UK Exams

hi
hi icon_smile.gif ash really u have done a great job......the topic was very usefull..... i would like to know what r u doing now....i mean step 1 or 2.....


AshB


Siyaa wrote:
Anyone who is trying to help others by consuming his own precious time shud be appreciated , shud nt be given such twisted remarks.I do feel Ash really tries helping out everyone. Ash, keep it up.

Thanks a ton siyaa.. icon_smile.gif Maybe u can understand, cos u urself r very helping. But all may not.. icon_rolleyes.gif

drchanduk wrote:
hi icon_smile.gif ash really u have done a great job......the topic was very usefull..... i would like to know what r u doing now....i mean step 1 or 2.....

Hi drchanduk! icon_smile.gif I'm preparing for Step 1 n will be taking it soon.


sonu12_4
Aim AIIMS

thanx a lot dear.
'm in 3rd yr now n can use these directions.
keep updating like this.
really,thanx a lot again


vero


hey guys i need sone info about the the research programmes in us
how can we be a part of them,n wots the minimum duration fr which u can do a research

is it possible for an mbbs student to be a part od the research n wots the process fr applyin

hey ashb read your mail
must say uve done loads of research on mle

pls give me some info on reserch work at us if poss.


vero


oops i meant post n not mail


AshB


vero wrote:
hey guys i need sone info about the the research programmes in us
how can we be a part of them,n wots the minimum duration fr which u can do a research

is it possible for an mbbs student to be a part od the research n wots the process fr applyin

hey ashb read your mail
must say uve done loads of research on mle

pls give me some info on reserch work at us if poss.

Hey vero sorry for being late in my reply..

If u mean MBBS STUDENT i dunno but if u meant an Medical graduate from india who has completed MBBS, surely such a person can do research in US. It depends on the Principal Investigator if he wishes to allow u to work. But its pretty difficult cos visa issues r involved, plus u gotta have some good contacts and do lots of e-mailing and networking.

There is no streamlined process.. U can get into research oriented subjects like pharma, micro, immuno etc via GRE. If u know sum1 or can pull sum strings and can get some prof there to let u to work under his research project, it myt work.

N thanks for ur kind words.. icon_smile.gif


kanwar_81
Aim USMLE Step 1

REgarding hoiw and when to submit the fees
Dear All

I am a new user at this site.please advice me on the following points

1: - Whether i can join residency in us in june 2007.

2: - I have not appeared in any of the exam. however i have prepared for step 1. and thinking of appearing in november 2006.

3: - After how much time will I get my result.

4: - How shold i schdule my exam so that i will finish by February 2007, is it posible

Eagerly waiting for reply from u all


Regards

Kanwar_81[/i]


usmle1doc
Aim USMLE Step 1

1. For starting residency in 2007, its necessary to have ecgmg certification (need step1,2,cs scores)by 1st september 2006 or atleast score of one of the steps to fetch interviews

2.Yes you have ample time to appear for step1 in november but keep in mind that u'll be eligible for 2008 match.

3.usualy it takes 4 weeks for results to arrive

4.well finish what? only step1 or both?

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