Getting into the market as an International Medical Graduate (IMG)

The USMLE certification gives you a broad spectrum of choices when it comes to the next best step! Most people will start the matching processes, which we discuss below; others, 그러나, explore alternative options. It really depends on how you see your professional future, the amount of time you have to give dedicate your new job, the pressure you’re able to handle. In order to discuss the details, let us analyze closer one by one.

IMG Matching to a residency program. Good news are, if you’re reading this and you are an IMG, your chances are very similar to those who went to U.S. Medical schools. According to the ECFM bulletin from March, 2017 (meaning, that these applicants applied in 2016), here are a few key facts to keep in mind:

  • There are more jobs out there. To put it into figures, the increase of residency spots is not falling, it’s been rising, at least since 2002. Between the periods of 2002 and this year’s, 2017, match, more than new 8,200 positions were open. And to compare 2016 과 2017, the trend does not change: in one year’s time, 989 new positions became available.
  • Slightly less IMGs are applying. Again, in that one year’s time, the number of IMGs who actually applied for the matching process decreased by 435.
  • 에스. Medical Students and IMGs — the stakes are relatively the same. Respectively, out of all applicants, 52.4% (U.S.) 과 53.3% (IMGs) matched.
  • Two times more IMGs get matched than U.S. graduates. The news is even better for those who come across the ocean, or simply from abroad: the absolute number of IMGs matches is actually higher than the U.S. graduates — respectively, 6,630 과 3,814. Now think about this a simpler way: Two times more IMGs matched than U.S. graduates.

Now, this all sounds good, but you’re thinking, how many of these IMGs were actually U.S. citzens?

International Medical Graduate Matching, 2017 (Source: ECFMG)
Total applicantsMatchedPositive result (%)
IMGs (total) applied12,3556,59153.3%
IMG-s non-U.S. citzens7,2843,81452.4%
IMG U.S. citzens5,0692,77754.4%

Now, just by analyzing this table it becomes very clear: the race is equal for everyone, whether you have studied in the U.S. or abroad. Your USMLE scores along with your letters of recommendation will do the trick for you, so our advice: focus on the test, the market has never been this democratic.

This might, obviously, have a lot to do with tuitions in the United States. Tuitions in several countries in Europe cost merely the price of the transport ticket for the whole semester, for example, in Germany a student will pay around 200-300 Euros for the transport ticket for the whole semester. The same goes to all Scandinavian countries. When it comes to countries in Eastern Europe, the scenario, may, 그러나, vary. In Russia, for instance, foreigners usually cannot get a “free ride”, specially if they are studying in English; if one is to study in Russian, 그러나, the situation shifts, and you might be getting that free ride.

Other than that, another contributing factor is that the U.S. Medical License (USMLE) itself has a good reputation outside the United States. If you haven’t got started check out our USMLE 단계 1 Course comparison here. It is automatically accepted in countries like Australia, the UK, New Zealand, 캐나다, Israel. Not to mention a series of international hospitals out there who are willing to hire U.S.-trained doctors. So for the ones who would like to pick where they’re headed next, or just have a few other options, this is still the best one in that context.

But the matching process is relatively long. It starts in July, and you will know the outcomes only by March of the upcoming year — so, about 9 개월. What should you do exactly with that time in your hands?

Here are a few other options we have set out for you.

Research positions. You might want to consider applying for a PhD, research position, not only in the U.S. Of course requirements vary from program to program, but news flash: the vast majority offer fully funded programs. If you have a research background and publications on the same subject as the program, chances are even higher they would have you. Also something to keep in mind: even thought requirements do vary, all programs will require or at the very least, look very positively at, recommendation letters. You might want to ask the right teachers for this, since after applying you will not simply upload recommendation letters, but rather an email will be sent to your referee and he/she will email that letter to the application commission. Keep that in mind and make sure to warn your referees about this.

Pharmaceutical companies. One can also work as a consultant for pharmaceutical companies. This job requires the best of your diplomatic skills, as you will most likely be presenting new drugs and treatment venues to practicing doctors. But then again, this might actually be a great networking experience. You might also get started in a program in which you will be responsible for literature overviews or proofreading.

Tutoring. A lot students actually try tutoring for several of the following reasons: you are able to manage your own time, if can be done remotely, you will be reviewing materials that you have studied for years and are very well acquainted with. You may go on about this by approaching a USMLE prep center or by placing ads of your to get your own clients. Motivation skills are highly necessary for this option, so we could even call it a USMLE-coach. Just keep them studying!

If you’re willing to fill up your time with either of those you’re not, the choice is, ultimately, dependable on you and the amount of time you might need to dedicate for residency program interviews. Experience shows that most of them start around October, so if you have chosen a program of your likening and the hospital is ready to tell you they would like to have you as a member of their staff, as early as possible: then this is what we call a pre-match, and the rest of the process is pure formalities. Long story short, the hospital will choose you in the application process, from your side, you will choose them. By March, if none of your plans have changed, the ECFMG will match you with that program.

This scenario is most of the times only possible if you have made a really good impression during your interview, 당신이 병원에 옵저버를 가지고있는 경우 마지막으로, 누군가가 개인적으로 당신을 추천하는 경우. 이들 중 누구도 귀하의 경우없는 경우, 당신은 당신 옵저버 / 인턴십 경험에 초점을 할 수 있습니다.

Now, 생각해 내다, ECFMG가 필요합니다 3 귀하의 거주 일치하는 응용 프로그램에 대한 추천서. Now, 당신은 IMG 있다면이 좀 더 복잡 할 수도 있습니다, 하지만 다행스럽게도 당신은 당신이 전에 두 가지 옵션이 있습니다: 처음으로, 당신의 USMLE 점수 당신은 병원에 직접 적용 할 수 있습니다; 둘째, 당신은 IMGs을위한 인턴십 장소를 제공하는 회사를 통해이를 아웃소싱 할 수있다, 마지막 옵션은 분명 비용 돈을 것입니다, 그래서 당신은 여러 회사에보고 당신은 한 바구니에 모든 달걀을 넣어하지하고 있는지 확인하기 위해 온라인으로 피드백을 확인 할 수 있습니다. 이 회사의 직업은 의사로 연결하기 위해서만이다, 에 거기에서, 당신의 선택 과목 회전을 위해 당신은 시간을 예약합니다.

귀하의 감독 의사가 당신에게 추천 편지 쓰기 할 의무가 없습니다, 따라서, 당신이 처음부터 매우 명확하게하는 것이 중요하다. 그리고 분명히, 그것은 당신이 그들에게 좋은 인상을해야되는 것은 물론, 공부가하라, 이 모든 응급 사진 살고 볼 수있는 좋은 기회입니다; 항상 라운드 동안 질문을하고 그것은 단지 당신이 묻기도하지 않고 당신에게 마지막 편지를 쓰고 그들에게 자연스럽게 올 것이다. 효율성과 관심을, 다른 모든 따를 것.

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인터뷰에서 엑셀. 당신은 당신의 점수를 가지고, 당신은 당신의 인턴쉽 및 추천 편지를 가지고, 지금은 최대 맞게하고 미래의 동료를 만날 시간이야. 당신은 모든이를 알고: 일에 대한 열정을 느낄, 유머의 약간의 도움이 될 것입니다, 로봇하지 말라 (예를 들어 당신의 취미 중 일부를 언급하려고, 대신 모든 출판물 모든 시간을리스트), 개인 연결을 찾으려고, 당신이 도시로 이동하고 싶은 이유를 생각, 당신이 병원을 위해 일 싶어요 왜 생각 (연구의 종류, 프로그램들이 가지고있는?). 그러나 우리는 모두의 가장 중요한 예의로 생각, 날카로운 적절한, 면접에 대한 절대적 열정을 느낄, 가능성, 과거 전문적인 경험은 - 그것은 후보에서 해당 잡을 쉽게. 간단한 예로들 수: 대신 말의: "나는 박사와 함께 일. 에이. 이개월에 대한,"시도: "나는 박사를 알아 갈 수있는 좋은 기회가 있었다. 나는 그와 함께 회전했다 때부터 많은 혜택을, 그것은 진정으로 "포함되었다. 그, 우리 모두는 알고있다.

하지만 당신은 특정 질문이나 뉘앙스의 어떤 종류의 대기해야? 그리고 당신은 IMG있어 특별히 경우, 이들 중 일부는 조금 특이한와 문화 쾌감 대 밖의 수 있습니다. 다음은 의과 대학에서 배운되지 않은 몇 가지가 있습니다: 쇄빙선이 중요. 그것은 긴장 괜찮은지, 그래서 작은 이야기를하려고 (나는 트래픽을 이길 다행이야, 또는, 나는 식당에서 라떼를 시도하고 그것은 놀라운). 이것은과 미국의 뭔가 사람들이다. 매우 좋아한다. 좋은 아침에 저장하지 마십시오, 날씨 이야기에, 슈퍼 볼 회담을위한 준비, 등등. 이것은 일반적인 예의입니다, 당신은 불필요한 찾을 경우에도. 노트: 준비 비 관련 질문을한다, 이것은 왜 이상한 상황에 어떻게 반응하는지 테스트입니다. 우리는 당신의 인터뷰에서 당신이 건너 수있는 몇 가지 질문을 나열했습니다, 이러한 브레인 스토밍 경우, 당신은 갈 준비가!

일반적인 국제 의료 대학원 질문은 무엇입니까?:

자신에 대해 말해

왜이 프로그램에 당신이 관심이?

왜 의사가되고 싶지 않습니다?

왜 당신은 당신의 전문 분야를 선택 했? 또는 무엇 관심 특산품?

왜 당신은 당신의 의대를 선택 했?

의료 학교 교육의 X 측면에 대해 말해.

어떤 자질 / 강점은 당신에게 좋은 의사를 만들기?

개발을위한 약점 또는 영역은 무엇입니까?

당신은 자신을 참조 할 경우 5/10 년? 또는 장기 경력 목표는 무엇인가?

도전, 개인 질문:

그것은 의학 분야에 관해서, 당신의 가장 큰 두려움은 무엇인가?

당신은 당신이 우리의 프로그램에 가져올 수있는 제안해야하는 일?

한마디로 자신을 설명.

당신은 당신의 의과 대학 교육을 어떻게 평가? 당신은 무엇을 바꿀 것?

당신이 읽은 소설의 가장 최근 작품은 무엇인가? 이 책에 대해 말해?

왜 우리가 제공하는 프로그램에 관심이 있습니다?

당신이 일치하지 않는 경우 당신은 무엇을 할 것인가?

누가 당신의 역할 모델입니다? 왜?

나에게 좋은 농담을 말해.

당신이 만든 환자 치료의 실수에 대해 말해. 당신은 무엇을 배울 않았다?

실패에 대해 말해.

당신은 당신의 주요 강점은 무엇입니까 말 것? 약점?

예기치 않은 질문:

What bad things have you heard about our medical residency program?

Teach me something non-medical in under one minute.

If your house was on fire and you had time to save only 3 items, what would they be?

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

What books have you read lately? Tell me about it.

Questions to make sure you are on the same page as the program you have applied to:

We have many good applicants. Why should we choose you?

Why did you choose to apply to this program?

What would you like to know about our program?

What do you feel you could add to our program?

What have you learned about yourself from previous jobs?

How do I know you can show initiative and are willing to work?

What are your interests outside of medicine?

Questions on your education background and perspectives:

Why did you choose this specialty?

Tell me about your medical education.

Tell me about your previous clinical experience in (specialty name).

Why are you so sure (specialty) is right for you?

Tell me about your experience with the USMLE exam(s)? (if candidate has so-so

score(s) or failed attempts)

Have you ever worked in an ICU (or other unit common to the specialty)?

Have you ever worked in an American hospital? Tell me about that experience.

Questions on your soft skills:

How do you get along with nurses?

Have you ever taught medical students?

Do you have any publications?

Are you interested in research activity? Please elaborate.

Have you ever made any presentations before a professional group?

Have you assisted in surgery? On what procedures? Tell me how you were

involved.

Have you held any leadership roles? Elaborate.

How would you describe your decision-making style?

Describe the most difficult decision you have ever had to make. How did you go

about it?

Questions to assess how you deal with stress:

Describe a difficult time in your life and how you dealt with it.

Do you have any beliefs or convictions that might interfere with your willingness to deal with the kind of clinical situations you are likely to be presented with in residency training? (Usually asked if program director fears religious beliefs may prevent applicant from performing abortions, birth control, etc.)

What do you do to cope with stress?

Describe the worst or most disappointing clinical experience you’ve had so far.

What factors would lead you to rank a program very highly?

프로그램의 순위를 낮추기 위해 당신을 이끌 것입니다 어떤 요인?

성격 특성의 어떤 종류의 당신이 동료에서 다루는 가장 어려운 찾을 수 있습니까?

당신은 잠재적으로 향후 10 년 동안이 전문에 영향을 미칠 것 예측하는 일 도전?

당신은 가장 어려운 관계에 찾을 수 있습니까 환자가 어떤 종류의? 어떤 전술 당신은 환자와 최적의 일치를 설정하는 데 사용합니다?

때때로 그것은 또한 당신이 요청해야합니다 질문에 온다:

당신의 교제 일치율은 무엇입니까?

주민과 교직원이 좋은 교감이 있습니까?

프로그램의 강점과 약점은 무엇입니까?

얼마나 자주 주민들은 프로그램을 떠나 그들이 그렇게하는 줄 이유 무엇합니까?

연구 프로젝트는 거주하는 동안이 필요한가요? 그렇다면, what does it involve and what type of support is available?

All things considered, you are ready to go towards your best next step! 행운을 빕니다!

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