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* Chances of making it for a very old IMG
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  hobo - 06/05/19 11:45
 
  Hello All,

I am an IMG, passing year 2003. After my residency and short period of clinical research in my home country, I came to US with F1-visa. I did a PhD in Pathology with 3 lead author publications in high impact peer reviewed journals. I now work in a well-reputed Biotech company as a senior scientist, making a decent salary, married with kids. There is not one fleeting day in my life, I don't think about my days in medical school, and career in medicine. I would like to go back. I passed USMLE step 1 and 2 more than 7 years ago, so the scores are no longer valid. At the time I didn't have green card, I was finishing up PhD, region bound from family and young children. I want to go back, take the tests again. Is it worth the effort? I am based in California, which I hear is not the best place for IMGs. Please advise, and share your experiences. Any candid feedback will be greatly appreciated.
 
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* Re:Chances of making it for a very old IMG
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  hobo - 06/05/19 12:17
 
  Forgot to mention that my interest has always been Pathology and I would like to do a residency in Pathology.  
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* Re:Chances of making it for a very old IMG
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  santhosh - 06/06/19 13:57
 
  Have you completed both the USMLE steps 1 and 2 exam within the 7 year period? because if you have completed bother the steps in 7 years and get ECFMG certified then there is no need to take step exams again.  
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* Re:Chances of making it for a very old IMG
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  kavya@4a1 - 06/15/19 13:19
 
  The chances may be tough but it is possible, by getting high scoes and completing all steps in first attempt. Also, getting multiple hands-on clinical experience in the same specialty you want to apply for match. Also, try to have connections it can be useful for your application.  
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