Re: Is it really difficult that I will pactice in USA as a IMG?

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Posted by elena from IP on December 09, 2016 at 22:26:02:

In Reply to: Is it really difficult that I will pactice in USA as a IMG? posted by Korean medical student on November 24, 2016 at 18:27:02:

I'm not sure what you mean by "status is getting worse". If it is about having smaller salaries than
50 years ago (relatively speaking) than yes, it is worse. However, it is enough to have a very decent
quality of life.

I am also not sure what it means that Americans think about Koreans as "5th group".

I practice in the US; I have seen residents and doctors from all over the world; if you are able to
succeed and do well on exams and work hard and pursue your dream - you will be accepted.

Yes, American graduates will always have a priority to be accepted into good programs, reasons
for that are numerous - they are English speakers; they have strong LORs; they have worked very
hard to get where they want to get; they do not need Visas and so on and so forth.

If you want to try - you can. I just suggest to do it with a different attitude. If you are looking for a
way to become rich - medicine is not the best field to go into.

If you want to be accepted as an equal - you will need to improve your English; pass the Steps
really well and apply as soon as possible because after 5 years you will be an "old graduate" and
your chances will plummet.

I hope this helps. Good luck to you.

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