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    zsabe is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Please helpppp!!!

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    Hello everyone!


    I donno where to post this so i just posted it here .... if this is not the place for such subjects , kindly move it to wherever you like.


    I am an American , and at the same time , i hold a Canadian Permanent Resident, and i am studying at a med school in the Middle East.


    I cannot seem to be able to understand or decide what should i do really!!! I am interested in doing my residency preferably in the field of surgery. And if not possible, i don't mind doing Gastroenterology or Cardiology!! Pediatrics is of course NOT AN OPTION and SO IS OBS/GYN. +pity+


    I DON'T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO DECIDE WHERE TO DO MY RESIDENCY !!!
    Please, people , help me! Shall i apply to Canada or USA?? Shall i do MCCQEs or USMLEs?? i am in my final year this year and really need to decide whether i shall do my CS2 or Start with MCCQE ...


    What are the chances in each case? what are the possibilities of being accepted?

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    Canada for sure
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    Re:

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    Canada for sure
    Ok, but Why?

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    In Canada you are considered an IMG. Where in Canada? If you want surgery your chances are next to zero even with Canadian clinical experience and LORs. Go to the CARMS web site and look at the # of IMG positions for surgery, not many as MOST IMG positions are for FM. In Ontario you will be committed to a 5 year return of service. If you are an American get clerkships and LOR from US hospitals and dont waste your time applying in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger15lily View Post
    In Canada you are considered an IMG. Where in Canada? If you want surgery your chances are next to zero even with Canadian clinical experience and LORs. Go to the CARMS web site and look at the # of IMG positions for surgery, not many as MOST IMG positions are for FM. In Ontario you will be committed to a 5 year return of service. If you are an American get clerkships and LOR from US hospitals and dont waste your time applying in Canada.
    I got canadian LORs and until now i cant seem to be able to find an elective at ANY US hospital!!!! and i donno wat to do !

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    Geez, zsabe, how many places did you post the exact same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    Geez, zsabe, how many places did you post the exact same thing?
    1000000000

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    Hey, at least you're honest.

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    Be advised that your chances of matching as in IMG in Canada are low.

    Overall, your likelihood of being matched in Canada as an IMG is around 15-20%. Competition is fierce, with many top notch applicants from very high quality UK schools and fully-trained, experienced & competent practicing foreign physicians applying every year.

    As tigerlily pointed out, your chances of matching in general surgery (in 2011) specifically were <3%.

    https://w1c.e-carms.ca/pdws2011R1-1/jsp/pd.do?p=p1&m=1
    Last edited by Mourning Cloak; 07-23-2011 at 11:56 AM.

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