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    THEIR (US med graduates) perception of US (Foreign med graduates)

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    Well, what do they think of us. I say 'us', because I'm planning on being a foreign med graduate (fingers crossed).

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    it depends. its like asking what do the black folks on this forum think of the white folks, or the straight folks think of the gay folks. Basically most people will know someone who is an img which will temper things. ultiamtely they dont care so long as you do a good job. a few will make themselves feel better by putting imgs down. some will know things are complex but still have a visceral bias. its life.
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    Two words:

    Unwanted competition.

    See for instance, this thread which is well on its way to a flame war on SDN.
    Last edited by Miklos; 12-20-2005 at 04:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miklos
    Unwanted competition.
    no hardly. i dont we're seen as threats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephew
    no hardly. i dont we're seen as threats.
    I disagree.

    Even though IMGs get very few choice residencies, we are the favorite scapegoats for lower tier US med students who fail to match.

    Also, why would the AMA lobby to change the "home return" period for J-1 visas from two years to five, as they are currently doing?

    For USIMGs, fortunately, that trick doesn't work.

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    hey, thx guys! i see what you mean.

    what they 'think' of us, and how they 'percieve' us, is - as 'much' as we make it out to be...

    ...it's life - (true).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miklos
    I disagree.

    Even though IMGs get very few choice residencies, we are the favorite scapegoats for lower tier US med students who fail to match.

    Also, why would the AMA lobby to change the "home return" period for J-1 visas from two years to five, as they are currently doing?

    For USIMGs, fortunately, that trick doesn't work.
    i dont think thats much of a group size wise though.
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    ...

    Quote Originally Posted by stephew
    i dont think thats much of a group size wise though.
    Perhaps you are right. Still, it is tough to swallow when you come across it.

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    absolutely. ive no doubt of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miklos
    Unwanted competition.

    See for instance, this thread which is well on its way to a flame war on SDN.
    They don't seem to be very nice over there... I think I'll stay on this one.

    "When you educate a man beyond his intelligence, you create a menace to society."

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