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Hi guys, I really need your help 


My creds: 2012 grad, 269/264/PASS, need J1/H1, NO USCE, 1,5 year research experience in home country (as med student), no publications.


Situation: Desires neurology residency.


What are my options?


I'm thinking that applying for a categorical spot in neuro is going to be tough with my creds. Is the following an option?

A) 2012: Apply for prelim year IM starting July 2013

B) 2013: Start prelim year in IM and apply for advanced neuro residency starting in 2014. Can I get this with only foreign neurology LOR?

I greatly appreciate any answers - please note if you yourself have or if you know anyone who has matched with same story as me!


Thanks guys,


prep4usmle rocks! grin

Edited by Obecalp on Jul 22, 2012 - 10:03 PM


And would you just apply for a preliminary year in internal medicine on MyERAS in 2012, then apply for advanced neurology in 2013?


u have to apply to both at the same time for 2013 match.

On Jul 22, 2012 - 10:02 PM, Obecalp responded:
Yeah, kind of what I thought. :-/ Thanks!


You have awesome credentials Obecalp - you just need to show your interest in Neurology via your personal statement and interviews, I don't think you'll have a tough time finding a categorical spot. Your scores will get you till the interviews - and in the interviews, it's upto you to charm them smiling face

On Jul 22, 2012 - 10:02 PM, Obecalp responded:
That's reassuring, but I'm not sure I'm too optimistic. Thanks!

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