I'm fluent in Bulgarian. I hold a physical therapy degree and a law degree from Sofia university. I'm planing to (start/need to be accepted) first next year ( 2011)
I can put you in touch with someone (a Bulgarian) who just started here after completing his BSc degree in the US. Send me a Private Message and I will try to get you in contact with him.
Of course I understand.
Thanks, I'm not trying to be a dork, I just want to make these things happen. If you come here and our clinical interests overlap I will be happy to put you in touch with the same places.
My brother graduated in BG and now is an MD in US. This was 5 years ago when he apply for residency but he didn't do clinical during medical school in the US.
Yes, five years ago the process was a lot easier. It is getting more competitive and many places are starting to require USCE. In fact, one of the residencies I was interested in requires a full year of US clinical experience now... which I will not have.
Can you please clarify for me USIMGs ( I assume something like....international medical graduate?)
Yeah, USIMG = United States International Medical Graduate. This is different than other FMGs (Foreign Medical Graduates) because the USIMG is a US Citizen, which helps a lot in getting a residency.
Gongrats on the baby and good luck on the exam? Are you going to take it there or you are taking it in US?
Thanks! I will be writing Step One in Geneva, Switzerland. (It is not offered in Bulgaria). Next summer I will complete Step Two CS in the States, because that Step is not offered anywhere overseas.
Thanks so much your your help
Sure! When will you be coming over?
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