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hi!! m a final yr student in B.J.Medical College, A'BAD..wil finish MBBS in jan 07..n internship by april 08.. i want to know wat residencies do they offer to indian imgs in US universities??m interested in surgery n radiology.. n there's a big problem here coz we r not issued visitor's visa to us to appear in step2ck.. so, how do i manage to go there?? somebody suggested getting into MPH 1st to go on a student visa? is dat doable?? how much do i hav to score in GRE to get into it?? n which universities offer d course?
pl help me out.. thanking u in anticipation..
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Chirantan,

I would recommend that you apply for a B1/B2 Tourist Visa in order to appear in the Step 2 CK examination. The best way to do this is by getting in touch with a doctor over e-mail who is faculty at a teaching hospital (such as Johns Hopkins, Mayo University, etc) and arrange to take part in a short-term observership or research elective as an international medical student.

The school should then send you a letter confirming your elective which you can take to the US Embassy in India and it should assist you greatly in getting a tourist visa.

Once you are in the US, not only will you gain some good experience, but you can also sit for the Step 2 CK exam.

In regards to which residencies are offered to IMGs, basically almost everything is available but for an IMG, it is more competitive to get fields such as surgery, radiology, dermatology. However, there are many exceptions and the things which matter in making you competitive are:

USMLE scores, US clinical experience, research experience, and letters of recommendation.

If you do a research elective in the US while you are there to give your Step 2 CK exam, you will be getting research experience, and a letter of recommendation which should definitely help your residency application later on.

BTW, is your internship in India required or optional?
 

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hi i am ramya studying 3 rd year MBBS. i am from a village in south india i need to know where i can get kaplan course dvd s because i cannot afford the classes . can any one pls help me and let me know how i can get the dvd s .
 

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hey somehow didnt understand y u guys r talking about going to US for step 2 CK. u can give it in India man!! Do u mean CS?

by the way, am Prateek from KMC Manipal, Karnataka. Have cleared my steps and am waiting for september. interested in gen surgery
 

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hi ramya

[hi
this is nataraj from hubli karnataka
i have cleared step 1 and u wanted some dvds
u can take from me
i will give free as i dont need them anymore


study well and i guess u r applying for 2008 slot
 

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CAN NEONE TELL ME WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY TO MEDICAL SCKOOLS IN INDIA??? Im from jamaica, but im thinking globally where education is concerned? also are the classes taught in english?
 

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summer electives...
I want to do summer medical electives in India,can anyone give me any ideas about which places and universities are good for this purpose ?? How about King Edward Memorial Hospital,Bombay?? Plz give me some ideas about which place to choose as a foreign f student...thanks
 

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king edward memorial hospital... or KEMH, in short, in mumbai is one of the best institutes in India... it has an amazing patient load and you could gain a lot over there... especially in gynaecolgoy, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery etc..a no of international students do come there every year... it is one of the top ranked institutes in the country... especially the department of internal medicine, & pediatrics...
btw, i graduated from KEMH.... but if you ask me the procedure of applying... am really sorry, but am not aware of those....

there are other options... like some of the very good places are AIIMS in new delhi, Postgraduate institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.... and many more
 

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Hey, i'm doing my third year in india. i'm taking step one on the 8th of june. lil over a week left. i have a question. i've been going through various forums and exam experiences. i've seen scores like 236/99 and 268/99. how is that possible? does it really work that way?
 

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yes , i think its so cuz in india ,only 4 years are required to complete ur MBBS n 1 year internship , and thats all and ........u r a doctor,then. But its not so in USA .This is what i know .
 

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hi isha...
well regarding indian medical colleges....ya the duration of indian mbbs is just 4 n half yrs with 1 yr of internship in d same institution or a community hospital but be sure that you have done all the required research regarding the college as recently d MCI has started tightening d noose on d new private colleges dat mushroomed within last 5 yrs...moreover d quality may vary from college to college...but ya if u get a seat in a fairly good college grab it as then u'll be getting best of both d worlds...as one of my frd frm mauritius said "india is d best country to get a cheap yet genuine degree"
 

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I read about American University of Medicine and its affiliation with Kasturba Medical College International Center[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT] The students have the options of enrolling at either the Basic Science campus in Antigua or at the KMCIC Basic Science Campus in Manipal. Also the opportunity to complete their clinical Sciences at United States teaching hospitals.
 

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summer electives...
I want to do summer medical electives in India,can anyone give me any ideas about which places and universities are good for this purpose ?? How about King Edward Memorial Hospital,Bombay?? Plz give me some ideas about which place to choose as a foreign f student...thanks
My college All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) offers electives/summer rotations. Fee is approx Rs 6000 per elective including accomodation.
 

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My college All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) offers electives/summer rotations. Fee is approx Rs 6000 per elective including accomodation.
Hi I am medical student (1st yr) from india.
1. Can u plz elaborate wht kind of electives (whether clinical/research/rotations ) it offers.
2. What is its duration and what is the criteria for selection ?
3. From which yr one can apply for these electives ?
4. Do u know any more college in india giving research opportunities for other medical college students of india ?

Hoping for your positive reply.
THanks in advance#happy
 
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