The Successful Img: Obtaining a U.S. Residency

Vora, Anagh A

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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.

Features:

  • 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 reference, and much, much more!

The Successful IMG: Obtaining a U.S. Residency is written by an IMG with an IMG's specific needs in mind, and provides focused strategies to overcome the additional challenges IMGs face.

The result of research and experience, this book combines the advice of over 100 medical students, graduates, and residency program directors into a single "how to" guide to navigating the difficult residency application process and matching successfully.

Review: "This is a fantastic book. I would definitely recommend this book for IMGS' attempting to obtain a US residency. The earlier in their career they obtain a copy of this book the better, as it would guide them through the complex process of getting into US residency step by step. Congratulations to the authors on a job well done - this book would certainly help IMGs get into the US Residency of their choice." - IMG from India, currently a Fellow in Pediatric Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA "This book is a long time coming. I would have given an arm 2 years ago for this book. Before I read the book I had a list of items and topics that I felt had to be addressed. Your book covered them all; I just kept crossing them of my list. It took me years of networking w RD's and asking upper classmen detailed questions to obtain the info in your book." - IMG from Ireland, currently a Diagnostic Radiology Resident, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, USA "A book like this is ready made first-hand material of the dilemmas & hardships other IMGs also face! I specifically liked like the chapter on LORS, as I think there are umpteen questions in our minds regarding the specifics of LORs. It is a good ready source of someone's first hand experience. I would definitely recommend it to other IMGs." - IMG from India, currently a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA "This book encourages IMGs to do what they want; helps IMGs in all moments of preparation; and provides accurate information." - IMG from Brazil, Class of 2004, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Faculdade de Medicina, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais "There are a large number of IMG's coming into the US that need guidelines on the best way to enter and be successful and as far as I know there are no other books like this on the market. The author has touched on all the important points of the process and in an orderly stepwise pattern." - IMG from India, Class of 2003, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka "This book would have been helpful for me, especially since it highlights the most important aspects of finding a residency. Most applicants don't know the big picture or the bottom line. I would strongly encourage this book for all IMGs. It is especially useful for the applicants who are not from the US and will need to "shine" in all aspects." - IMG from the Caribbean, currently an Attending in Family Medicine, California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA "The chapters are very well written, to the point and specifically geared towards the international medical graduate (IMG). They hit most of the issues that the medical student will face or have questions about. This will be a great book for medical students such as myself: students with limited time juggling finals, ward work and personal lives. It is perfect for when you are tired at the end of the day and you still need to find out or plan on getting into the US. I think that it's a shame I did not have this information during my electives." - IMG from Ireland, Class of 2004, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin "I can say without any hesitation that the author's writing style offers more than enough explanation and insight for even someone who is totally new to the concept of IMGs and the quest for a residency in the U.S. Not only has the author guided the IMG towards "what" should be done but also "why" that particular thing should be done. It's very important for an IMG to know the exact tactics to secure a position in the program of his choice." - IMG from Pakistan, Class of 2002, The Aga Khan Medical College, Karachi "This is an excellent book. It would have certainly made my residency search easier. Particularly the chapters on personal statements, LOR, and interviews would have helped me very much in presenting myself as a competitive applicant for the residency. Unlike some other books available on getting into a residency, the entire focus of the book is on IMGs and US-citizen IMGs. It includes all aspects of getting into Residency. The content is comprehensive, logical, well organized and user friendly. The format of the book differentiating the average vs. Successful IMG at every step is outstanding." - IMG from India, currently a Fellow in Pediatric Neurology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA "I truly believe that all your advice and tips were right-on. Your 70/30 rule couldn't be any truer. I liked this book a lot. I would recommend it to all of my friends starting or in medical school abroad." - IMG from Ireland, currently a Diagnostic Radiology Resident, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut, USA "The sample chapters expressed succinctly relevant topics to the IMG. It reads much like a check-list of things the IMG must accomplish to be competitive." - IMG from Hungary, Class of 2004, University of Debrecen Medical & Health Science Centre, Debrecen "This book contains invaluable pearls and points of practical significance, supported with examples of real-life situations that we are frequently confronted with. I believe that in general the material is presented in away that is enjoyable, easy to follow, well organized, and contains important information that IMGs can't find easily elsewhere. The author's style is characteristically simple, and enjoyable. What I liked most about it was the good deal of personalization in the material, in the way that the author addressed everybody's personal needs, rather than giving mere generalizations. So that everybody will find what s/he is looking for. It guides the reader gently and carefully through a "trip" that one may consider most challenging of his or her life." - IMG from Jordan, Junior Resident, Department of Pediatrics, King Abdullah University Hospital, Irbed

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