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Working expereince - TO ANATOLYK

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Working expereince - TO ANATOLYK

Postby Halebop » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:25 am

Dear Anatolyk,

I'm a newly graduated European doctor (Summer 2010) who's now studying for the USMLE exams. I don't think I will have time to get some working experience before the Match next year (sept 2011). I do have 1 month's USCE and 2 American LOR's, some research experience but unfortunately no working experience. I might be able to work perhaps 2 months next summer but I'm not sure yet. Do you think that will affect me alot when I'm applying for interviews?
Thank you,

sincerely, H
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Re: Working expereince - TO ANATOLYK

Postby anatolyk » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:32 pm

Being a fresh grad is what matters most.

You will be questioned about your whereabouts after graduation, so as long as you have a clear story about studying and passing USMLEs, you should be fine.
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Re: Working expereince - TO ANATOLYK

Postby Halebop » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:43 am

Thank you for your answer, Anatolyk.

so they wont mind that I've been studying full time for the exams for over a year and they wont ask me why I havent worked during that time?
Thank you, H
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Re: Working expereince - TO ANATOLYK

Postby Halebop » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:51 am

and...am I considered being a fresh grad if I apply for the next year's match?
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Re: Working expereince - TO ANATOLYK

Postby anatolyk » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:15 pm

They will ask you why and not having anything in your CV for a year after medical school isn't a good thing. But if you put there some volunteering and mention that you spent the year studying foir USMLE's, it should sound reasonable, as long as your USMLE scores are good.

<3 years after medical school is really fresh. <5 is somewhat fresh. >5 is not.
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