The 'I Wish I Knew' List

We were able to compile a list of the most common IMG concerns throughout their medical school experience. With this knowledge, we focus on these concerns and address them, to help you. 
If you feel you can relate to these statements, you're in the right place. Contact us today!
 
  • I wish I knew how many obstacles I would encounter 
  • I wish I knew how long it would take me to graduate 
  • I wish I knew this was a "self-learning" process and had the right resources to prepare
  • I wish I knew which resources to use for all exams 
  • I wish I knew how to prepare for clinical rotations 
  • I wish I knew how to make a detailed study schedule for USMLE exams 
  • I wish I knew how to write a great personal statement 
  • I wish I knew how to ace residency interviews
  • I wish I knew that as an IMG I had to apply to many more residency programs than US applicants 
  •  I wish I knew it would be harder to match into certain states 
  •  I wish I knew what specialties are harder to match into as an IMG 
  •  I wish I knew how important it was to have PTAL and ECFMG certification before submitting my ERAS application 
  •  I wish I knew the process of obtaining my PTAL and how long it would actually take to process 
  •  I wish I knew I had to wait in between not passing comp for the next permit
  •  I wish I knew how much more difficult it is to match into a California residency program