Do you need ECFMG certification BEFORE you can apply for residencies in the US???
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Posted on Dec 4, 2001, 1:18 PM
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Re: Do you need ECFMG certification BEFORE you can apply for residencies in the US???
by Kimberli Cox (Login kimberlicox)

Depends on the program (see the post addressed to me above). I found some programs DID indeed require me to have the certificate to apply - however, these were not in the majority (although I will likely never know why some programs chose to not interview me - perhaps it was the lack of the certificate).

To participate in the NRMP beyond Rank Order List Day you must have completed all the exams toward ECFMG certification - essentially completed everything except submitting your diploma to get the certificate.

It is "safer" to have the certificate, but if you attend a school which graduates in December (which is after the deadline for the match) you must sit out a year if you apply to schools which require the certificate. If you have already graduated, then there really is no excuse to not have the certificate before applying.

As always, best to check with the specific programs you might be interested in as to their policy on this issue.

Posted on Dec 9, 2001, 2:17 PM
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need help!!
by *** (Login rsk77)

I'm heading to Brisbane in just 6 weeks! I'm asking any locals and anyone else who knows what is the best way to settle in? Where should I be looking for housing (ie. one bedroom or bachelor flats) close to the med school? what kind of rents to expect, and is there any short-term places to stay to smooth over the transition?
Thanks for the help

Posted on Nov 27, 2001, 11:14 AM
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queensland
by *** (Login rsk77)

Well, good to know the Flinders gang are getting their act together, but any Canadians or Americans heading to Queensland in January? It'd be good to know some names ahead of time!
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Posted on Nov 18, 2001, 6:38 PM
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Re: queensland
by Anonymous (Login tidy_kiwi)

Well I am not from the states or canada but I am starting at UQ in Jan 2002. Send me an email if u want: [email protected]

c u downunder!

Posted on Nov 19, 2001, 6:09 PM
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where??
by pinoymax (Login pinoymax)

so where u from dude??

Posted on Nov 21, 2001, 12:23 AM
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Re: where??
by Anonymous (Login tidy_kiwi)

Oops sorry - I am from New Zealand. Will be flying over mid-Jan.

Posted on Nov 21, 2001, 11:10 AM
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hi anonymous
by pinoymax (Login pinoymax)

hi, i just noticed u'r log in nick, i met u online at the sdn,i said something about colour being spelt with a "u". anyway, i'm thinking about heading over to qu next year also but i'll be in second year, that is if everything goes as planned. i look forward to meeting u guys there.

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Re: hi anonymous
by Anonymous (Login tidy_kiwi)

I wasn't aware that it was possible to get advanced standing (unless transfering from one of the other Australian schools). If you don't mind - how are you planning on doing this? Know anyone else starting in Jan?

Posted on Nov 22, 2001, 2:17 PM
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Re: Re: hi anonymous
by pinoymax (Login pinoymax)

well, most schools in australia will not allow you transfer with advanced standing unless you have taken the mcat or gamsat, however, i have spoken with the administration at qu and they may allow me transfer but i may have to take an exam that covers all the first year stuff.

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Re: Re: Re: hi anonymous
by Anonymous (Login tidy_kiwi)

I am still a little confused - doesn't everyone entering the 4yr grad entry programme need to have taken the GAMSAT (local) or MCAT (international students)....so wouldn't that mean that basically anyone could get advanced standing?

Good luck to you anyway.

Posted on Nov 22, 2001, 6:04 PM
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Re: Re: Re: Re: hi anonymous
by *** (Login rsk77)

So I've found the Queensland crowd.
See you all soon

Posted on Nov 23, 2001, 6:58 AM
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flinders books
by wade (Login wmg)

What books are people taking with them? I have heard to wait till you arrive but the recommended list from Flinders has some titles I already have so why not? Also, any ideas on the competitiveness of getting USMLE study items. There will be a few of us intending to sit the USMLE and Flinders doubtfully provides the BRS to everyone of us. I can live without most of the US for four years EXCEPT my books. I suppose I am just looking for someone else that is struggling with the book shipping issue.

Posted on Nov 8, 2001, 12:30 PM
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List?
by ATF (Login ATF)

Hey wade,

Where did you get the list of recommended books? I am planning to ship a bulk load of about 1200 lbs or so through an international shipping company. If you are interested, maybe we can ship together, and save some money. I plan to ship clothes and books, and possibly my computer if I can get a voltage converter installed into it.

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1200 lbs?
by wade (Login wmg)

thats insane bro (or sis). I was feeling bad for wanting my college latin books (arguably very uselss these days for med school) but now I shall reconsider! I am shipping via american baggage (i think) and they are charging 305.00 for a cubic meter taking 35 days from LA to Adelaide, irrespective of weight. As for the computer, I went to dell.com and found a system I liked at an Australian location. Aus prices/taxes/etc and it looked much better than buying and shipping a system down. But if already have a good sytem that may not be an option. Be advised that import taxes must be paid on a computer less than a year old when bringing it into the country, though I could be mistaken. Double check with the australian customs website. Later.

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also
by wade (Login wmg)

Here is the book list.

http://cal.fmc.flinders.edu.au/gemp/...fo/RecText.pdf

Posted on Nov 8, 2001, 1:43 PM
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WOW
by ATF (Login ATF)

Thanks for the info, I think. A lot to choose from. Which are you planning to take or buy? I will have to call my cousin and ask which books he liked while in med school, since it seems as if they give a large choice, and leave it up to you to decide which are best.

a-

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uh yeah, "wow" is about right
by Amber (Login tree_sap)

Good grief! Where in the heck did you find that list? You actually happen to have a few of those lying around the house? Man, I was planning on taking a few undergrad texts, like micro or anatomy (just because I am familiar with them), but I have never even SEEN any of those books before. Why would we need to buy any now? I am hoping they'll tell us what we need when we get there. Am I being woefully naive? I have actually been more worried that I only own 3 pair of shorts and it will be summer when I arrive! I don't even wear shorts in summer here in Seattle! I haven't even been able to find Flinders website recently. Anything new?

Amber

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Untitled
by Anonymous (Login scyma)

Just some advice...

Firstly, if you don't already have the books, I'll suggest buying them when you get here. You may find that you may not even need to buy the books because they are readily available in the library.

Secondly, remember you summer gear. In February, it is usually around 30+ degrees celsius, even reaching over the 100F mark. If last year was anything to go buy, it will be really hot and dry.

Posted on Nov 11, 2001, 4:06 PM
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LOAN PROCESS???
by ATF (Login ATF)

Hello again,
Is anybody familiar with the loan process for Flinders med? I am wondering if I need to apply now, or wait until school starts there, and if I do need to apply now, how do I go about it? Also, do we need to fill out a FAFSA?

Thanks

Posted on Nov 7, 2001, 11:51 AM
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here goes...
by wade (Login wmg)

Hi. I am beginning the program at Flinders in a few months. US student 1st termers must fill out a FAFSA (duh), and then send the 1)SAR 2)Stafford Master Promissory Note 3) signed student loan interveiw (not an interview really, just a checklist you get from Flinders) 4)supplemental application (if you want to borrow in addition to Stafford) and send it all to Flinders Fin Aid. I think you also need to send proof of citizenship with this packet too. Hope this helps. Any further questions would certainly be answered by Flinders via email. Wade

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Thanks
by ATF (Login ATF)

Hey Wade,
Thanks for the info. I contacted Flinders and they sent me the forms, and some websites that offer additional loans. Sallie Mae seems to be the best as far as rates go. If anybody needs the contact at flinders who sent me the forms, here it is:

Pamela Monk
Enrolment Officer
Student Centre
ph 08 8201 3235
fax 08 8201 2580
email [email protected]

Or just email me and I will send it to you.

Peace