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The IMG Roadmap Series # 3: Dr. New Mommy

Today’s interview highlights a mother I admire. She has the grit and resilience of a knight. I met her when she was 6 weeks post-partum and came down to Kentucky to learn with me! I…

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Should I do an Observership?

This is a common question I receive from several IMG’s across the country. The American Medical Association (https://www.ama-assn.org/education/international-medical-education/observership-program-listings-international-medical ) outlines that observerships are designed to help IMG’s adapt to the practice of medicine in the United…

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The IMG Roadmap Series #2: The Eye Doctor

Dr. Adepoju is dubbed “The Eye Doctor” in this series. I thought it was a fitting play on words as she currently an ophthalmology resident with pearls to share on her medical journey. I admire…

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4 Reasons Why IMG’s Shouldn’t Lose Hope.

International medical graduates make up a quarter of the physician workforce in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. It is unfortunate that being a graduate from an international medical school has become tagged with…

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IMG Roadmap Series: Dr. Type A.

Over the previous 2 years of sharing lessons from my life as a previous IMG turned attending, I have received multiple questions via Instagram from FMG/IMG’s alike. I realize that everyone is different, and can…

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