Can an International medical student give USMLE exam considering the administering organization is called ‘Education Commission for foreign medical graduates’?

My Answer For simplicity purpose, you can consider ECFMG to be equivalent what MCI is to Indian medical graduates. To get a registration from MCI, you need to be enrolled in MCI recognized medical college and then clear medical degree to apply for MCI/State medical license registration. Similarly, ECFMG provides certification when you complete first 2 USMLE steps-1, 2 CK & 2 CS plus verification … Continue reading Can an International medical student give USMLE exam considering the administering organization is called ‘Education Commission for foreign medical graduates’?

Which city should I choose to appear from for USMLE step 2 CS exam?

My answer to Which city should I choose to appear from for USMLE step 2 CS exam?   USMLE Step 2 CS can to be taken in USA at 5 centers- Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles. There are no centers in NY or Detroit. Please understand the 5 centers are decided to cover entire country-North,South,East & West based on the location of the student. … Continue reading Which city should I choose to appear from for USMLE step 2 CS exam?

Should I leave my dream for USMLE because of its cost & long duration of process?

My answer to Should I leave my dream for USMLE because of its cost & long duration of process? I like this question, something that resonates with most IMGs ! It’s said..’ Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings’ If you have a dream go for it, find everything about it, find your real reason for going to US than staying back. Hint: … Continue reading Should I leave my dream for USMLE because of its cost & long duration of process?

USMLE Guidance for a beginner : Book

Dear all readers, I have written short e-book : USMLE guidance for beginners  on Amazon. This book is first book of USMLE guidance e-book series for every stage of USMLE journey. Objective of this is to simplify the steps in USMLE in accordance to stage the aspirant is in and not overburden with information.   The book is available on Amazon Topic written about in the book is: Simplifying jargons used in … Continue reading USMLE Guidance for a beginner : Book

Interesting Video- Girl children in Gujarat suspected Prader-Willi syndrome

Whats Prada Willis syndrome? A rare genetic disorder that is lifelong but non-inheritable that results due to defect in affected child’s paternal genes on chromosome 15. PWS affects both sexes and all races. PWS was identified these as cluster of clinical features by Swiss physicians A. Prader, H.Willi and A.Lambhart. How does PWS occur? A normal child as you know receives one pair of chromosomes from his parents- the … Continue reading Interesting Video- Girl children in Gujarat suspected Prader-Willi syndrome

What will be the total expenditure for USMLE for Indians, and what will be the minimum salary once we start practicing?

My answer on Quora: Thanks for A2A. I will give this answer in context to my experience 3 years back. The total expenses that would occur to you are: Step 1, 2 CK, CS fees USMLE Coaching or tutoring if any,books, self assessment,q-bank and their extensions fees ERAS, separate residency application fees per hospital Minimum 2 US-India round trips- 1st one for your Step 2 … Continue reading What will be the total expenditure for USMLE for Indians, and what will be the minimum salary once we start practicing?

I’m a 3rd year medical student from India and I plan on giving usmle. What would be the best time to give step 1 and also take up electiv…

My answer on Quora: Thank you for A2A. USMLE step 1 consists of basic sciences subjected that you have studied in 1st and 2nd year of MBBS. The eligibility to give a USMLE exam is being enrolled in a college registered with IMED-FAIMER. This is the link of the directory IMED – FAIMER International Medical Education Directory – Search IMED search if your college is … Continue reading I’m a 3rd year medical student from India and I plan on giving usmle. What would be the best time to give step 1 and also take up electiv…

How important is research for getting into a good residency program in the US through USMLE?

My answer on Quora: Thanks you for the A2A. Research importance in your residency application depends on when are you applying for it – after medical graduation ie MBBS or after post graduation in home country. In the former it does not play a big role but in later it does. Research in home country play a negligible importance unless you get it published it … Continue reading How important is research for getting into a good residency program in the US through USMLE?

As an IMG, how do I make my CV for residency programs in the USA appealing?I am in 1st year MBBS.

My answer on Quora: Thanks for A2A. Firstly I’d like to congratulate you for being ambitious at this stage your life.You are way ahead than most of your MBBS peers just by thoughts. Now to the practical side, I would suggest complete atleast your 1st year MBBS and then start preparing for USMLE. In this way you have a hang of how medical subjects are … Continue reading As an IMG, how do I make my CV for residency programs in the USA appealing?I am in 1st year MBBS.