Posted by Resident from IP 184.108.40.206 on April 11, 2010 at 14:34:02:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Need advice posted by Harshey on April 11, 2010 at 12:32:08:
You are too sensitive.
Of course I know why foreign doctors came to the US to practice, 99% for money , for better life, 1% for political reasons or religious reasons or family reason. I know that many foreign doctors worked in the gas stations something like that before residency, it is tough. An Egyptian girl I met in Kaplan, she wants a job like baby sitter badly, because she did not want to use her brothers money anymore to pay for Kaplan to keep the legal status and still not match this year.
I do not know how can foreign medical students (med school in asia, not graduate yet, ) are allowed to do the same rotations as the US medical students, it needs connections and money. And I am pretty sure that their parents in India push them and support them, and it is better for the match in the long run. It costs more than $10000 for 6 months rotation including daily expenses. I told this news to other Indian med graduates, they called the hospital and try to do the same thing, and got the answer "No, there is not such a thing".
So if you have the connections and money, this is a good way to approach. I am thinking that if I had the same opportunity, I should have been in the residency 15 years ago, instead of now being the 3rd year resident.
My thought is that everyone has their own story, do not complaint, do not compare too much (make you sad or mad). Find the right way for you.
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