General Surgery IMG Friendly Residency Programs List
We present to you the most complete and up-to-date IMG friendly general surgery residency programs list with full match selection criteria and requirements for these programs. This book is essentially written for international medical graduates seeking residency in the US. The idea of writing this book came from our insight that many IMGs every year don’t match because they don’t know where to apply. Most of the time, they end applying to programs that don’t have IMGs or those that don’t match their criteria hence they end losing money with no interviews earned. The information was gathered from program directors, coordinators, chiefs, faculty and residents. It includes Programs names, Programs codes, States, Addresses, Phones, Faxes, Percentage of IMGs in the programs, Minimum USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Score Requirements, Attempts on any step, CS requirement at time of application, USCE Requirements, Cut-Off time since graduation, Programs offering couple match... More > and Visas Sponsored or accepted.< Less
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Aug 23, 2017This book is very important part of researching programs and organizing the application list. It helped me with 10 interviews in good programs. There are lot of things detailed in this book that we must look at while selecting the programs that potentially will send us an invitation. I also think this book is a must and I sincerely recommend it to my friends applying to surgery residency.
Jul 29, 2017A friend of mine told me about the criteria that I need to select my programs based on them. I was not aware of how meticulous is the screening process but I had an idea that surgery will not be that easy to get especially for an old graduate like me. This book is good in guiding you to those programs that will invite you to interviews as I said above. I t is a good resource placed all together in one place better than contacting the programs and spending a lot of time talking to people about criteria. Am very thankful of God as he helped me to get into the program near my parents. I did observership there as well and maybe this helped.
Jul 18, 2017First, kudus to the application guide team that helped me very much in the process. It is not an easy task to select the programs you need to invest your money with in ERAS without the help of this book. If you are applying to surgery this book is very important to help you apply appropriately to get interviews. My 11 interviews were not a joke and I worked hard to earn them and finally matched. Thank you very much for help. I will definitely endorse this book to my peers applying to residency.
Jul 13, 2017This book is worth every penny as it saved a lot of money for me to be able to fly to my 8 interviews. It tells you based on certain criteria where to and where not to apply so you don't end losing money. It is a matter also when to apply, I did that on the first day of ERAS and I got my interviews within 3 weeks. I had couple of rotations in a vascular surgery department which gave me a lot of weight in the application. I wish every body good luck and thank you for this great book and work.
Jul 10, 2017I applied t both prelim and categorical and ended matching in a categorical program. This book worked just fine for me. I went through all of it to make sure am not missing any program that I can add to my long list. I spent a fortune applying to more than 100 programs but at the end I can feel my stress gone for ever. I started me residency with my first block of night shift. Want to share some positive things to do to earn higher rank on the director list. First, apply to as much programs you can afford but make sure you meet their criteria. Second, dress in business attire to the interview, your look is very important. Third, prepare very well for the interview, I tried the surgery interview book by the same authors which was not bad and I think it made good impression overall. Fourth, don't forget the thank you cards.
Mar 11, 2017Waiting for the match day in couple of days. I don't know how to fill these slow hours. I will write my experience her, though not complete yet, but this my only opportunity to do so before I get busy after my result comes in. Am currently doing internship in India where I did my 2 USMLEs then visited the states during interviews and passed the CS exam on my first attempt. My scores are not that impressing but decent enough to earn 7 interviews. My scores are in the range of 235-240. Using this book was very rewarding for me. Lot of my precious hours saved when trying to select the programs that will invite me to interviews especially am doing 24 hours shifts in my current rotation. Its not easy anyway to figure out programs criteria even if you want to contact them they are also busy with other stuff during the match period. This book works great to help selecting the programs. After 3 weeks I got my first email then 2 weeks later the 6 other programs emailed me. I applied on... More > September 15th before my CS exam result was back, but updated after 2 weeks so it was not a major issue for me. I hope this review helps surgery candidates.< Less
Jan 2, 2017this book is exactly the same as other book with a little different title! I bought both of them and lost around 40$. Do not buy both of them. even I tried to contact them and request to refund half of mt money but they did not do that! I am completely unsatisfied, and I need to get my money back!
Sep 21, 2016Am writing this review because this is my 2nd time in the match and hopefully the last. I can't afford it any more. I want all IMGs applying to general surgery to know the trick behind getting or not getting interviews. Last year no interviews and many rejections. This year so far 3 interviews and couple positive emails. I think the strategy matters too much. I don't think I did much different excpet that I did an extra 1 month USCE in vascular surgery on tope of my 1 month I had in 2015 and changed the programs am applying to based on this book recommended filters. I think programs to care about their criteria they set.
Sep 12, 2016I liked the contents of this book very much. My friends in residency told me to build up my application based on the programs which accept my criteria and to apply as widely as possible together with a back up specialty which I did. This book has all criteria that you need to pass the filters. It makes the job simpler and more efficient knowing that these are your chances out there.
Sep 10, 2016This book is mandatory to all IMGs who want to get interviews. I got 9 interviews last year and matched to one of my favorite university programs. My green card helped me somewhat as this program don't sponor visas but the other 8 programs do. My advice id apply on the first day of ERAS, don't postpone yur application for any reason. Program directors will invite you based on first come, but also taking your scores and attempts into consideration. Couple of programs were qustioning the gap between my year of graduation and the application time but I justified that with my studying for USMLE and doing observerships. Most of them undersatnd that we need sometime off to be prepared for this long journey. Use this book to create your list of programs that you meet their requirements then apply to whatever you can afford. The more programs you apply to the more chances for getting interviews you get. Am now in my internship, a lot of support here from the team and dedicated teaching every... More > day even on weekends. Residency in the US is better than any country in the world.< Less
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