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    chances for IMG to get into ophthalmology prog

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    hi,
    i'll try to tell the story short.
    i've just finished Med school in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem about 3 months ago. Up untill now I've never thought on trying to move to the US, so I havent done USMLE steps yet.
    I have a brother and some family who i visited near NY and decided to think about moving seriously.
    I've been into Opthalmology for about 3 years, have done one research (3rd name in publication), have done several rotations in ophthalmology departments in several hospitals in Israel.
    so havent done USMLE steps yet (how long should it take for all?),
    dont have visa or GC,
    dont have US experiance...

    even if i'd get high grades in the USMLE, what are my chances?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rieurnx View Post
    hi,
    i'll try to tell the story short.
    i've just finished Med school in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem about 3 months ago. Up untill now I've never thought on trying to move to the US, so I havent done USMLE steps yet.
    I have a brother and some family who i visited near NY and decided to think about moving seriously.
    I've been into Opthalmology for about 3 years, have done one research (3rd name in publication), have done several rotations in ophthalmology departments in several hospitals in Israel.
    so havent done USMLE steps yet (how long should it take for all?),
    dont have visa or GC,
    dont have US experiance...

    even if i'd get high grades in the USMLE, what are my chances?
    ophthalmology is a very difficult field to get into even if you are a US grad. i wouldnt say it is impossible, but even if you do extremely well on all three steps.....and that is a big if....... you will have a very difficult chance since you will be an IMG, need a visa, dont have US clinical experience, and more than likely will be greater than one year since your graduation. very very slim chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rieurnx View Post
    hi,
    i'll try to tell the story short.
    i've just finished Med school in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem about 3 months ago. Up untill now I've never thought on trying to move to the US, so I havent done USMLE steps yet.
    I have a brother and some family who i visited near NY and decided to think about moving seriously.
    I've been into Opthalmology for about 3 years, have done one research (3rd name in publication), have done several rotations in ophthalmology departments in several hospitals in Israel.
    so havent done USMLE steps yet (how long should it take for all?),
    dont have visa or GC,
    dont have US experiance...

    even if i'd get high grades in the USMLE, what are my chances?
    you need to decide which is more important….living in the US or becoming an ophthalmologist …because you realistically can't be both.
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