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* VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  abby2018 - 08/07/18 13:39
 
  Hello everyone,

I need honest advice on my situation.

*Medical graduate 18 years ago
*ECFMG certified 2008
*Step 1 passed after 5th attempt
*No legal immigration status.

I am so CONFUSED, not sure what step to take next.

My question is, should I pursue step 3 at least have it, hoping to resolve immigration issue soonest?? or,
Forget step 3 and go for something like MPH or PhD??

I will appreciate every suggestion and advice, I have been running away from hearing opinions because sometimes they say 'truth is bitter". God bless you all.
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  abby2018 - 08/07/18 18:13
 
  @sheila....what exactly are you referring to? Your reply did not really address my concerns.  
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  reactant - 08/08/18 18:51
 
  *Medical graduate 18 years ago---> huge red flag
*ECFMG certified 2008
*Step 1 passed after 5th attempt ---> huge red flag
*No legal immigration status ---> only saving grace is if you had a green card.

You can do an MBA/MPH/Nursing and make a career out of it. But dont get into those hoping it'll help you get residency, they are for pursuing a different career.

I would only consider the residency dream if you have a strong connection AND if you are confident you can get a high score on step 3 (+220).
 
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  abby2018 - 08/09/18 12:39
 
  Thank you reactant......appreciate your advice. God bless you.  
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  shivansh - 08/10/18 12:26
 
  As you are an very old graduate you will be having very less chances of getting accepted. But if you want to do residency then go for it. You need to have good connections and get lots of hands-on rotations and get high score in Step-3 score.  
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  abby2018 - 08/11/18 17:48
 
  @shivansh.....thank you. I appreciate your input. God bless you.  
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  sandhu123 - 08/11/18 20:34
 
  No harm in trying but be realistic. Its going to be a very very tough journey with very very low chance of success. Keep your back ups aligned  
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  abby2018 - 08/13/18 01:30
 
  Thank you sandhu123, I am truly trying to be realistic and optimistic.  
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* Re:VERY OLD MEDICAL GRADUATE, Step 3 or MPH/MBA?
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  abby2018 - 08/21/18 13:45
 
  HOW ABOUT GOING FOR A CAREER IN CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION? PLEASE ADVICE.  
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