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Successful IMG Obtaining a U. S. Residency

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ISBN-10: 1405104503

ISBN-13: 9781405104500

Edition: 2005

Authors: Anagh A. Vora

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You CAN match successfully! Read this book to find out what IMGs really need to know to avoid costly mistakes and obtain a U.S. residency.Written in a clear, easy-to-understand format, this step-by-step guide provides insider information on what IMGs need to do differently, from tips and strategies on how to prepare for the USMLE to field-tested interviewing tactics.Coverage includes the fine points of U.S. residency application; common IMG mistakes and their solutions; personal stories and advice from other successful IMGs; important IMG "Dos and Don'ts"; The Successful IMG approach to conducting research, securing U.S. electives, writing personal statements, obtaining letters of…    
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 1/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Reviewers Reader Response Form Preface
U.S. Medical Training
Goals and Objectives U.S. Residency Training and Competition The Successful IMG How This Book Will Help You Succeed
Competitive Specialties and Programs About Competitive Specialties Percentage of IMGs in Various Specialties Length of Training Across Specialties Competitive Residencies - A Closer Look
The US Residency Dilemma The IMG Advantage The U.S. Citizen IMG
The Residency Road Map Four Crucial Steps - ECFMG Certification - Graduate Medical Education - Immigration Issues - Visas J-1 Exchange Visitor's Visa H-1B Temporary Professional Worker Visa - State Licensure Application Complexity FREE Application Information
The Essentials
USMLE Preparation The USMLE Mistake Obtaining Excellent Board Scores - Focus Your Studies - Take Your Best Step First - Fail the USMLE - on purpose! The USMLE vs. The Intern Year English and the USMLE The USMLE - What it is and What it is NOT
U.S. Medical Experience U.S. Electives Advice on Securing US Electives - Start With Your Own Medical School - Seek the Advice of Senior Colleagues - Enlist Your Professor's Help - Utilize the Internet - E-mail Various Faculty Directly - Contact an Administrative Assistant Avoid Certain Schools and U.S. States Canadian/Puerto Rican Electives Complete Electives While You're Still in Medical School
Elective Objectives The Successful IMG Elective Types of Electives - General Electives - Specialty Electives Different Approaches/Different Programs - Upper Tier Electives - Middle/Lower Tier Electives The Successful Solution
Successful Electives Work Ethic Advice While on Electives - Volunteer for Work - Complete Electives When Others Can't or Won't - Work Weekends - Do Research - Get Yourself Noticed Faculty Advocates The Residency Director's Advice The Successful Solution
Research The IMG and Research Types of Research - Summer Research Projects - Chart Reviews - Prospective Studies - NIH Research Fellowships The Successful IMG and Research - Don't Make This Mistake - Too Late, Now What? - The Best Time to Conduct Research Research Topics for the IMG The Best Type of Research - Finding the Right Topic Upper Tier Electives Other People's Patients Radiology Medical Records - Research for Research's Sake Presenting Your Research
Letters of Reference IMGs and Letters of Reference (LOR) The True Purpose of LOR What Are Program Directors Looking For? Importance of U.S. LOR Who Should Write Your LOR? Coded Messages The Dean's Letter
Common IMG Letters Examples of IMG Letters - Sample LOR 1 (IMG from India) - Sample LOR 2 (U.S. Citizen IMG) Characteristics of Common IMG Letters - Author and Institution - Letter Age - Letter Length - Research - Carbon Copy Letters - Uncertain Specialty Problems in Style, not Substance Other Factors to Consider - Nothing Negative - Never Sign a Waiver! Top 10 Mistakes in IMG LOR
Successful IMG Letters Examples of IMG Letters - Sample LOR 3 (IMG from Germany) - Sample LOR 4 (IMG from Argentina) - Sample LOR 5 (IMG from Ireland) Characteristics of Successful IMG Letters - Personal Letters - Your Skills and Attributes - IMG Status - Unusual Circumstances The Golden Dilemma The Dean's Letter - Sample LOR 6 (U.S. Citizen IMG) The Successful Solution Top 10 Essentials for a Successful IMG LOR
Obtaining the Best Letters Ask for a LOR Obtain an EXCELLENT LOR Meet With Your Preceptor - The Best Time to Meet Your Preceptor - The Last Day Mistake - Show Your Hand - Overcome Shyness and Inhibitions The Extra Step
The Final Year / the Residency Application
Applying to the U.S.A Cost vs. Benefit Advice on Consultant Services Which Programs Should I Apply to? The Value of D-rated Programs Determining Selection Criteria - Utilize the Intern