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The IMG Roadmap is the only podcast dedicated to guiding International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with success blueprints for this unique pathway.
This podcast offers practical tools and equips IMGs with applicable strategies to achieve their “US doctor goals”. I do so by bringing information from successful physicians with first hand experience to students who are still in the process of becoming resident physicians. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nina-lum/support

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The IMG Roadmap is the only podcast dedicated to guiding International Medical Graduates (IMGs) with success blueprints for this unique pathway.
This podcast offers practical tools and equips IMGs with applicable strategies to achieve their “US doctor goals”. I do so by bringing information from successful physicians with first hand experience to students who are still in the process of becoming resident physicians. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nina-lum/support

    7 Mistakes IMG's Make When Studying For The USMLE.

    7 Mistakes IMG's Make When Studying For The USMLE.

    In this episode educator and USMLE guru Dr. Adeleke Adesina invites you to learn about how to combat the mistakes that IMGs make when it comes to test preparation.

    He also delves into his E.A.S.E study format which over the last 10 years has resulted in a 97% pass rate on USMLE for his students. You can find out more about his USMLE prep program by clicking here. 

    EASE is an acronym he created that stands for:

    E - Examine

    A - Associate

    S - Summarize

    E - Evaluate

    In this episode he also shares some attitudes that he wants you to ditch which  include:


    Lack of systematic approach
    Use of buzz words without intent
    Misusing question banks or not using them as efficiently as should beAnd so much more!

    Listen to the full episode on the IMG Roadmap Podcast to learn more.

    Sign up for the Smash Usmle webinar by clicking here.


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    • 32 min
    IMG Roadmap Series # 45: Dr. Kenya Bingham Psalms (Family Medicine)

    IMG Roadmap Series # 45: Dr. Kenya Bingham Psalms (Family Medicine)

    Today’s guest is a newly minted family medicine resident.

    She is a US-IMG who attended medical school in Cuba and graduated in 2007!

    Yes… she only just matched in 2020!

    I know what you’re thinking: 13 years after graduation!

    Many will call Dr. Kenya an “old IMG” because it has been several years since she graduated, but in this episode she is showing you HOW she did this!

    In this episode, you will  also learn:


    How Dr. Kenya matched on 3rd application attempt after 2 cycles of not matching! (you read that right - she was determined)

    Dr. Kenya’s advice for mothers dealing with mommy guilt and other parenting concerns while on this IMG path.

    Perspective on working as a medical scribe, medical assistant and other clinical jobs while waiting to match into residency.

    How to continue on this path even after tragedy (like she she did after losing her father)


    This is one of my favorites yet because it is packed with pearls for every IMG who feels non-traditional and also has practical advice that every IMG needs to learn.

    Check out her message to you below:

    “I am a U.S. born, bilingual (English and Spanish), International Medical Graduate from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba. I received a B.A. in Spanish Language & Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Growing up in a military family, my upbringing was seasoned with cultural diversity. I am married with three beautiful children. I worked to help support my family, while studying for the USMLEs. My journey has been full of adversity including the tragic death of my father but despite all the odds I matched into Family Medicine and I share my journey experience to inspire others. “


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    • 31 min
    IMG Roadmap Series #44. Dr. Nneoma Nnodum (Internal Medicine & Public Health)

    IMG Roadmap Series #44. Dr. Nneoma Nnodum (Internal Medicine & Public Health)

    Have you ever wondered if you can take all the USMLE required tests within one year?

    If you think this is impossible, think again!

    Because … this IMG did just that!

    She is a non-US IMG from Nigeria who just completed internal medicine residency in the North Eastern United States. Besides taking all her exams in a "timely manner", she still did not match on her first attempt while on an F-1 visa.  Despite that, she went on to pursue a masters degree during her gap year and continued to forge ahead!

    In this episode, you will learn:

    - Her opinion doing a masters degree to boost your application.

    - How to prepare and take all your exams in 1 year and her exact scores on step 1 and step 2

    - Why she did not spend more time studying!

    - Tips for preparing for the Internal Medicine match.

    - How keeping a group of motivated friends during this tedious IMG journey.

    - J-1 vs H1 B visa choices and why she chose a J-1 visa.

    You can find her on Instagram  here : @oma_hottiemd .

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    • 27 min
    IMG Roadmap Series #43: Dr. Sukaina Hasnie (ENT/Otolaryngology).

    IMG Roadmap Series #43: Dr. Sukaina Hasnie (ENT/Otolaryngology).

    The IMG Roadmap bootcamp (IMG ROADMAP COURSE) is coming back for phase 2! This will be the last cycle of the IMG Roadmap course for 2020. Click HERE to sign up right now as doors close on July 11th 2020!

    One of the perils of attending a Caribbean medical school is the push to match into primary care. Now, as a primary care physician myself, there is nothing wrong with  my specialty. But, not every IMG wants to or desires to help mankind via this phenomenal specialty of mine. Many have different goals. Yet some are advised by " medical residency mentors" to stay away from surgical subspecialties for several reasons. The main factor being that, most Caribbean schools want to match all their graduates. This simply makes them look good. I mean, who does not like a 100% match rate! It screams success. 

    But the true question is; what is collective success if it does not resonate with your definition of the same? You should define that for yourself. The school you graduate from does not get to do that for you!

    Dr. Hasnie was set on pursuing ENT from the very beginning. Though she attended a small Caribbean medical school in Anguilla, she ensured that her experiences in medical school were NOT in proportion to what would be expected of her. She compensated for what will be looked down on by programs and  chose to defeat a mediocre stereotype. She literally went for her specific goals! 

    In this episode, she shares exactly how she matched into ENT and her personal roadmap, even as a graduate of a Caribbean Medical School. You can find her on instagram at this link https://www.instagram.com/kainaah_/


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    • 26 min
    IMG Roadmap Series #42: Dr. Sabina Ali Khan (Pediatric Anesthesiology).

    IMG Roadmap Series #42: Dr. Sabina Ali Khan (Pediatric Anesthesiology).

    The IMG Roadmap bootcamp is coming back for phase 2! This will be the last cycle of the IMG Roadmap course for 2020. Click HERE to sign up right now as doors close on July 11th 2020!

    Dr. Khan is a pediatric anesthesiologist from Pakistan who trained in Arkansas (Anesthesiology residency) and in Texas (pediatric anesthesiology fellowship). She is motivated, determined and focused. Her advice comes from her experience as an academician and as mentor to students, residents and fellows. In this episode you will learn about her strategies to match into anesthesia despite failing step 2 CS on first attempt. She also shares the mistakes she made and how she overcame them. As a recent blogger you can find her on instagram HERE @sabina.ali.khan.md and on her blog https://sabinaalikhan.wordpress.com/. 



     


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    • 30 min
    IMG Roadmap Series #41: Dr. Christina Dowell (Ophthalmology).

    IMG Roadmap Series #41: Dr. Christina Dowell (Ophthalmology).

    Dr Christina Dowell is an ophthalmology resident. She is a native of the Island of Barbados. In this episode she shares how she got to match into a competitive specialty even as an international medical graduate. You will learn deep insight on strategies IMGs can use even when the odds are stacked against them. She sheds light on why IMGs should laser focus on their individual paths and how mentorship and sponsorship is an invaluable portion of success. Listen to this episode for more. You can follow her on instagram https://www.instagram.com/dr.bajanbeauty_fit/


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    • 1 hr 11 min

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