Internal Medicine Match Success Experience

The following is an experience shared by a candidate who was successful in IM match:

Hi everyone.

I matched in to internal medicine program this year.
My credentials..260/259/cs pass / 4months of clerkship in IM / 4 US Lors / no research/ decent medical school in india/good mspe/ yog 2015/ need visa
No. Of programs applied: 161
No. Of interview calls: 29 (cancelled 3)
Matched in university of Arkansas little rock
Expenses(usce,living expenses,steps,interviews,application): around 30,000$
How did i get clerkship? I searched for electives in and applied to universities directly during my final yr with my step 1 score
Hands on usce ( 4 months): uab birmingham, lsuhsc Shreveport, mayo clinic Arizona

My expenses:

***Step 1 ck cs application fee1000 +1000+1400
***Uworld … 250+250
***nbme exams ( I gave many, 60$ each)… 250+250 $
***Step 3 u world.. 290
***Clerkship application … 1000$
***1st visit USA for clerkship.. 5 months stay..5*800..4000.. Flight ticket 1300
***2nd trip for interviews … 5*800…4000
Flight ticket..1000
***Program application fee. 160*26…4000
***Interview expenses.. 4000$..
And there are lot other expenses which o don’t remember

Preperation time and books:
Step 1…8 months
Ck… 5 months
Cs… 25 days