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Are IMG's at a disadvantage when it comes to choosing a sub specialty after finishing IM residency ?


 


Would program directors prefer CMG's over IMG's when it comes to a competitive field like cardio ?


 


Or is everyone on the same floor by that time ?


 


Thanks 


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Are IMG's at a disadvantage when it comes to choosing a sub specialty after finishing IM residency ?

 

Would program directors prefer CMG's over IMG's when it comes to a competitive field like cardio ?

 

Or is everyone on the same floor by that time ?

 

Thanks 

 

Once your at the residency stage, i don't see why it would matter about your medical school.  Same with how your undergrad doesn't matter once you're actually a med student.

 

Though maybe the quality of the program you are at for IM could make a difference in the types of opportunities you have? (Academic vs. community ?) but probably  a small factor. 

 

 

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Academic vs community would make a big difference in the US actually, since academic programs are viewed as more prestigious as a whole and there aren't exams to distinguish applicants, so reputation of the program and LORs become important. 

 

In Canada, all programs are academic so that isn't a distinguishing factor anymore. I don't think IMG vs CMG matters once you are in residency as they will have had a good opportunity to compare your skills on the job and there aren't any IMG/CMG designated spots for fellowship/subspecialty residency either. On top of that for super fellowship, many of the fellows are IMGs who have trained in other places. 

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