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    Interested in PA, what are my chances

    Hi,

    I am US citizen IMG. I am ECFMG certified (passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2CS, Step 2CK). I will be taking step 3 this year, because I just want to have my USMLE's completed.

    Getting into residency has become soo competitive, and I had graduated in 2005 from medical school. I am interested in PA, because I believe I will get the work satistifaction in this medical field....with practicing clinically, being able to write prescriptions, the pay is good, and not bound to a particular field.

    My credentials:
    *I grew up here (US Citizen), graduated from University in 2001, magna cum laude, gpa 3.7...received B.S. degree (major Biology & minor chemistry)

    *ECFMG certified, 2005 IMG

    *Have hands on clinical experience in medical field through externships, clerkships in medical school.....also have observerships and was involved in writing for curriculumn for patients for state of Ohio.

    What are my chances?

    And any schools accepting applicants to start this fall?

    Thanks in advance for any input

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    Ooops! I didn't realize his original post was 9 months ago.

    Too much Niacin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaB_MD View Post
    Sorry, I want hospitals hiring the best talent available for residency. This seems like the best use of my hard-earned tax dollars. Residency directors should be free to hire the best candidate. In the long term, the flexibility to hire the best talent will serve both patients and the medical profession better.

    It is unfortunate, but an investment in education is no different from any other investment. There are no guarantees -- nor should there be. The fact that students take on too much debt shouldn't make them "too big to fail". Sad as it may be, the prospect of failure is what brings discipline to any market -- including education.

    The bottom line is that as a US citizen and a tax payer, I would like to have the priority of being served first. I do not care how well qualified an FMG is. I do not get any perks if I go elsewhere, so I expect to get them at home. Beside, just because some of these FMG's-non-US citizens scored high on the boards, that does not make them the best fit. I met many residents and practicing physicians who have very poor clinical skill and knowledge, let alone the ability to speak English! So is this the best use of your tax $?

    I am not anti foreigners, but I just like to have a priority over a non-US citizen in my own country, and I think I am entitled to that.
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    T-rex i commend you brenda is confused she doesnt know anything.........You are right. many of these FMGs are totally confused and many times i cant even understand them. They do well on the boards and they get in. People from the U.S.A. that have citizenship and by birth citizen ship is much better cause they understand the system and many of them have undergraduate training at U.S. institutions they only traveled off shore for there medical training and if that only around 16-20 months were in another country. The rest is in the U.S. so i commend you and please write to your state senators cuz it works if you read my previous post about PD meetings held every year things are chaning and brenda is just some confused old lady who thinks its still the 70s or something. Thanks

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    i hope it all works for you
    you definitely do have the prerequisites and grades for pa school

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    That is good place to be.
    I'm a practicing PA and now a final year Bsc PA in Presbyterian university college Ghana.actually I'm will be finishing this June .my question is can a PA speciallist in pediatrics? How can PA get job in the Us .is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA Sauro Edmund View Post
    That is good place to be.
    I'm a practicing PA and now a final year Bsc PA in Presbyterian university college Ghana.actually I'm will be finishing this June .my question is can a PA speciallist in pediatrics? How can PA get job in the Us .is it possible?
    State licensing requires a ARC-PA accredited school and taking the PANCE exam, so in answer to your question you will have to attend a US school.

    https://www.aapa.org/Search.aspx?sea...Trained+Abroad
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