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Ontario IMG Students

Ontario IMG Students

Ontario IMG Students



Some Success Stories

 

Dear Dr. Salimi and Dr. Jinoos,

As a student of the Ontario IMG School, I am pleased to let you know that I was accepted to Nova Scotia as a practice ready family physician.

Thank you again.

Seyed Kazem Dastmalchian MD.

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I am an IMG from Brazil who took three attempts of NAC- OSCE (2010, 2011, and 2012).

I only succeeded in the third time, and that's because of the support and orientation received from the Ontario IMG School, especially from Dr Salimi.

Today I am over the moon with my first choice: Psychiatry at University of Sherbrooke.

I am more than thankful and my advice to others is: “Do not give up” prepare well and study hard and count on this great school for your success.

Rogerio Rossi - PGY-1 in Psychiatrie à l'Université de Sherbrooke - Quebec - Canada

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Dear Jinoos,

I wanted to thank you and Dr.Salimi for the course I attended at your program.

I am happy to mention that I matched to Internal Medicine at McMaster and I will be more than happy to assist you in Ontario IMG school with anything to show my appreciation.

Thanks again,

Arastoo Mokhtari

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I would like to thank Ontario IMG for the help and the guidance during the courses for both written exams and OSCE and would like to share that I got matched to Ottawa Radiation Oncology PGY1 this year.

Thank you so much.

 

Soha Atallah

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Hello Dr. Salimi and Jinoos,

I would just like to share with you that I have been matched to the Family Medicine Residency Program at Queen's University in Kingston. Thank you for all your help and support. Your excellent exam preparation course last year gave me good grades in the exams and your Residency Interview Preparation last December 2012 gave me confidence to answer the interviewers this January. Thank you very much for everything and more power to you, the School and to IMGs everywhere!

Karen De Manuel-Enriquez

Ontario IMG School Winter OSCE Course 2012

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Dear Jinoos, Dr Salimi and all IMG School staff

I am very happy to share with you that I have matched in my first option Anesthesia at the University of Toronto in the 2013 CaRMS match.

I would like to thank all the staff at IMG School for all the great learning experience preparing for the NAC OSCE and MCCQE1 exams, the preparation, organization and teaching level was outstanding and helped me to be successful in such exams.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help future candidates, I have experience in teaching residents in the Canadian system and can forward my CV for your use.

Again, thank you very much for all your great work

 Pablo Perez d'Empaire, MD.

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Dear Dr. Salimi,

I am pleased to inform you that I got matched to the Family Medicine program of the University of Western Ontario. I'm sure one of the major factors of my success was the preparation course I finished at your program which helped me to get a good score in OSCE. You have always been a precious support for all IMGs.

Regards

Mitra Mohammadi

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Dear Jinoos and Dr. Salimi,

I am pleased to inform you that I am matched to family medicine in Western Ontario.

I would like to thank you for all the help and support I had from your side. I knew almost nothing about OSCE when I registered at IMG school and I learned a lot not only about OSCE but also the Canadian health care system while attending the sessions there, besides, attending these sessions gave me the chance to meet other IMGs.

Mock exams you hold are great and have helped me a lot. When I was preparing for NAC-OSCE, I tried hard to improve my patient interview skills and I used mock feedbacks as a guide. I believe that was a considerable factor in my success.

I want to thank you and all the staff for organizing such a great help for IMGs.

Best regards,

Sarah Behrooz

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Dear Ontario IMG School staff,

My name is Juliana Giraldo Salazar, I did my preparation course for OSCE last year and got a really good mark. I also attended the interview session that was given last December. I got interviews for Family Medicine Ontario, Pediatrics at McMaster University and Genetics at University of Toronto. I know all these doors opened up thanks to the excellent preparation that I had with you. Yesterday I found out that I matched for Pediatrics at McMaster University. I am really happy and wanted to share my good news with you. Thank you to all of you who collaborated in the process and helped to make this dream come true.

Best regards,

Juliana Giraldo Salazar

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Dear Drs. Salimi and Jianfar,

I wanted to inform you that I matched to the Family Medicine program at the University of Ottawa. I am very grateful that attending the OSCE preparation courses at the Ontario IMG school significantly contributed to my success in the NAC-OSCE and MCCQE2 examinations and enhanced my chance of getting in to residency. It also helped me with finding a good job and study partner in Toronto through connecting with other IMGs.

Thanks again,

Tara Hosseini

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Dear Dr Salimi,

I would like to share the good news with you.I got matched to the Radiology program 2013, McMaster university. IMG school courses were tremendous help to become familiar with the healthcare system in Canada and to pass the NAC OSCE and MCCQE2 with a good score, a very important factor in the match process.

I thank you and your wonderful team for the good work and the opportunities you provide for IMGs and wish you all the best.

 

Kindest regards to you and Jinoos,

 

Parisa Fani.

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Hello Jinoos,

I wanted to let you know that I got matched to the radiology residency program, University of Ottawa.

Regards,

Ihssan Abdul-kareem

MD, MSc, MRes (UK), PhD (UK), LMCC

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Dear IMG School staff

I've just passed my NAC OSCE with the total score of 71 and I'm so excited.

I'm so grateful to dear Dr. Salimi who gave me the opportunity to get familiar with the Canadian Medical Rules. I really appreciate his effort to help us. He is such a great specialist and I like his positive attitude.

I'm so grateful to Dr. Boris Zevin for his great method of organization and the way he taught me to be in an autopilot to take a good history.

I'm so grateful to Dr. Nayer Youssef for teaching me how to collect points in an OSCE exam. I liked his energy.

I'm so grateful to Dr. Corneliu Bacauanu for teaching me the great method of counselling which I've never been familiar in my country.

I'm so grateful to Dr. Kamran Bordbar for being perfect in psychiatric area. He gave me all the crucial information about his area which helped me in the biggest area in my exam.

Finally, I'm so grateful to Dr. Kelsey Mills for teaching me the best method of taking an obstetrical and gynecological history and how to rule out the red flags.

Best Regards

Dr. Maryam Naji

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Dear Dr. Cyrus Salimi and Jinoos Jianfar,

I wish to thank all the teachers, doctors who took the mock exams and the simulated patients for all the support and help. I passed my QE 2 taken in May 2012 and NAC OSCE taken in June 2012.

I am sure with good success in these two exams, I am hoping, it will be a great help in the application process in CARMS this year as well as in my coming USMLE STEP 2 CS in November 2012.

Thank you,

Regards,

Dr. Mubashar Sherazi

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Jinoos,

Having passed the MCCQE 2, I wanted to thank you again for organising the course and being so flexible, allowing me to come only to the sessions that I required. I found it very useful, and a good insight into the acronyms and ways of thinking used by the Canadian graduates.

Yours,

Andrew McNaught

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Hello Dr. Salimi,
 
I would like to thank you and your staff for helping me pass the QE II Spring 2012.  I scored 92% (passing grade 67%) and I know that I was able to do this because I attended your review school and followed your advice.  Having Canadian residents teach some of the topics really made a difference as they know firsthand what really goes on in the QE II especially that they have just taken this relatively recently, compared with just the NAC OSCE which is just for foreign trained doctors.
 
Thank you again for all your help and more power to you and your review school.
 
Karen De Manuel-Enriquez
Ontario IMG OSCE Review January-March 2012

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Dear Dr. Salimi and Jinoos,

 

I am pleased to inform you that I have passed the Qualifying 2 Examination taken in May 2012. Thank you very much for all the guidance.

 

With best regards,

 

Dr. Mubashar Sherazi (Ontario IMG School Class Jan.-March 2012)

 

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Dear IMG School,

I just wanted to let you know that I have successfully passed my MCCQE II.

Your mock exam was EXCELLENT and helped me properly plan my strategy.

regards,

Dr. Modasser Sharif

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Dear Jinoos and Dr. Salimi,

I am pleased to inform you that I have been matched to a Pediatrics Residency at McMaster University, Hamilton which was my first choice.

I was a student at your school for the Winter 2010 Extended OSCE Course.

I would like to take this opportunity to convey my gratitude and to congratulate you for your entrepreneurship and leadership in organizing an excellent Course delivered by a competent and wonderful faculty. Your course helped me to relax, to be confident and to polish and hone my skills.

I would like to wish you continued success in mentoring more and more IMGs and in helping them to achieve their dreams.

Thank you very much.

Warm regards,

Sanjay Vashishtha

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Dear Jinoos and Dr. Salimi,

I just wanted to let you know that I was matched for Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Ottawa.

The course and sessions, including Interviewing skills session at Ontario  IMG School have really helped me in preparing for exams and for the interview. It helped me to update my knowledge and be confident.

Thank you so much,

Jelena Damjanovic

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Dear Dr. Salimi

I just wanted to inform you both me and my daughter had attended your last written exams preparation course for MCC and benefitted immensely from that for our written exams. Now we would like to join the OSCE sessions.

 

Regards

Usha Muthukrishnan MD.

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Hello Dr. Salimi,

 

I have some good news to share with you. I have been accepted into the IMG program of Manitoba. I am going to start my residency from the next month. I would like to express my appreciation to you and the staff of the IMG School for helping me approach my goal.

 

With Regards,

 

Chaitasi Intwala

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Dear Dr. Salimi,

 

I have been accepted in psychiatry residency program at the University of Manitoba.

 

Participation in the course definitely helped me in my exams.

 

I appreciate all the support and advice you always provided for me.

 

Best Regards,

Minoo Mahmoudi

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Dear Dr Salimi,

 

I am pleased to inform you that I have been matched to Ob/ Gyn program of UWO.

 

I must congratulate you and your team for offering us a wonderful course. I scored 678 marks in OSCE and that made a huge difference!

 

Keep up the good work.

 

Kind regards

 

Dr N. Sharma

 

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Dear Dr Salimi,

 

I am pleased to inform you that I matched to McMaster University Family medicine program.

I would like to thank you and all the teachers involved, for the excellent coaching I received in your school. That helped me pass not only CE1 but QE2 as well.

 

I am doing PRP right now and your notes are still proving to be an excellent resource.

Thanks once again. I would recommend your course to everyone I know.

Regards,

 

Sabina Parimoo

 

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Dear Dr. Salimi

I was one of your students who made it to the system, so kudos to your program, I scored 635 in CE1 and got in.
 
Thanks
Dr Mudassir Ali Zaidi

 

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“Dear Dr. Cyrus and all OIMG School Staff”

 

I got matched at Ottawa University / Pediatrics. If you remember me, I am one of the 2 Drs who used to come from Ottawa every weekend (Extended OSCE Course Schedule 2008).

 

I would like to thank you for the great support you provide to us through the School."

 

Sanaa Abo Aisha

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Dear Dr. Salimi,

 

I have been matched to the Residency Program at U of T. Many thanks for offering such a helpful course to IMGs. Wish you and everyone at Ontario IMG School a successful and prosperous new academic year! : )

 

Best regards,

Chengning Wang

 

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Hi
My name is Hoda Aly and I did the course with you last year and I matched to family medicine of U of T.

Thanks for all your help.

 

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Hello,

I was matched to the family medicine program in Toronto and would like to thank you for all your help and advice.

Regards

Donna Li

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Hi Dr. Cyrus,
I took your extended course for CE1/QE2 preparation last winter.
I am pleased to inform you that I have been matched at University of Toronto, Family Medicine residency program 2009. I feel the course at the Ontario IMG School was a major factor in reaching my goal of getting into a residency program. I would like to THANK YOU and all the staff at your course and will recommend your valuable course to all IMGs planning to take the exams. Thank you again.
regards,


Dr.Anjum Asif

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Dear Dr. Salimi,

 

I was matched to Family Medicine of UWO. I found the course very helpful and I Sincerely appreciate your help and effort,

 

Sincerely,

 

Shirin Gholizadeh

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Dear Dr. Salimi

I was accepted in Family Medicine in Western University in London.  I want to thank you for all your support and kindness. 

Once again thank you

Mahnaz Mahmoodi

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Dear Dr. Salimi,

 

I got matched for General Surgery at the University of Toronto.

I really appreciate what you are doing to help IMGs in their challenging path to the residency.

 

Best regards,

Arash Kashfi

 

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Dear Dr. Cyrus,
My name is Kamal Eltobgy. I was one of your students in the extended course 2008. I was matched for Pediatrics at U of T. Also I want to inform you that I passed the MCCQE2 exam, SWE of CEHPEA and CE2.
I would like to thank you and all your wonderful team of instructors and SPs.
Good Job and excellent effort
Kamal

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Dear Cyrus
 
I got matched at McGill U/ Family medicine. If you remember me, I am one of the 2 Drs who used to come from Ottawa every weekend.
Also I want to inform you and your wonderful team that I passed my MCCQE2 from first shot as well as the CE1.
 
Thank you for every thing. God bless you
 
Nahla Aly

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Hello Dr. Salimi and IMG staff
Thank you, Thank you and Thank you for everything, the CE1 preparation course, the interview session and your support, finally my dream came true, I have been matched to UWO family medicine program. It was my first choice I am so happy and thankful.
I couldn’t have done it without your help, your course is great, its everything that any IMG would need.
 
regards,
 
Mervat Bakeer

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Dear Dr. Salimi,
Thank you for offering such a wonderful class. I passed my Q2 exam and got matched to obs/gyn residency program in the University of Calgary after attending your exceptional course from Feb to June 2008.

Sedigheh Nasr

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Hi Cyrus,

Glad to inform you that I have passed the MCCQE2, having passed 100% of the stations.

The Ontario IMG School course helped and I would recommend it to others.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Victor Rajkotwala

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"Hi Salvina,

First of all I want to apologize for not writing earlier. I want to thank you and also thank Dr Salimi, Daniel and all the standardized patients and residents who worked with me and many IMGs during the OSCE courses. I want to praise the superior design of the program. It is showing great results as many IMGs that have taken the course have been accepted to residency programs across Ontario. The didactic and clinical content of the presentations is of great quality. The delivery of the topics is really clear and effective. The material contains exactly what an IMG needs to know to pass the exams. After taking last year's short version of the course I passed MCCQE II and the OSCE and I was accepted to the U of T Family Medicine Residency Program. My dream became true and I can say that you made an important contribution to my achievements. Without your assistance I do not think I would have succeeded on the exams. Most importantly I want to thank you for all the care, commitment and support that you put into delivering a superior service to the IMG community in Ontario. Finally I would like to offer you my availability if you consider that my experience going through the system may be of value to any of your projects for IMGs."


-Jose O Lopez Alonso

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"Dear Salvina,

I want to share my happiness with you, Dr Salimi and IMG ontario School. I got a position as a resident in Family Medicine this year.
I want to thank you for the great support you provide to us through the School."

-Ximena Gutierrez

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"Dear Ontario IMG School,

I would like to thank you all ( Dr.Salimi, all excellent teachers, all actors especially Daniel, and your excellent manager, Salvina. I received a high score on CE1 and this achievement would not have become possible without your awesome courses ( even though I was able to attend the second half of the courses only)."

-Mohammad Tabari

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"Dear Ontario IMG School,

I would like to thank you all for your immeasurable help and support throughout the course(2006) which were my sole guidance to achieve excellent scores in both IMG-CE1 and MCCQE2, and this was eventually crowned by being matched for University of Toronto-Family Medicine Residency Program. Thanks again for your dedication and excellence which made my dreams come true."

-Dr. Hanadi Hassan

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"I want to thank you all at the Ontario IMG School for helping me prepare for the IMG and MCCQE part 2 exams. I passed all the exams and I also got matched at McMaster University Laboratory Medicine program. It would not have been possible without your guidance, support and constructive feedback. Sharing my happiness with you."

-Dr. Hetal Talati

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"Dear Dr. Cyrus,

I take this opportunity to thank The Ontario IMG School in making my dream come true within a short period of time in Canada. I have been selected for Family Medicine residency this year. Your course helped me a lot for my OIMG and Q2 exams, passing with good scores. Keep up your good work. Thank you.

- Dr. Peiris

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Dear Salvina,

This is a thank you letter to your Ontario IMG School for helping me with the exams. I am starting my residency in U of T at St. Michael’s Hospital on 1st January, in Family Medicine. I attended your Intensive course. I scored the highest score in the OSCE. I couldn’t have done this without your course. I want to thank Dr. Cyrus, Daniel, yourself and all the physicians/instructors who taught us. I loved your mock exams. Thank you once again."

- Dr. Seema Chowdry

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"Dear Dr. Salimi and Co-workers,

Hello I was your student last year in the Extended Course and I was accepted in Family Med at the U of T. I would like to thank you for your wonderful job. I will recommend you to all my friends (I have already done so). I wish you all the best."

- Dr. Mostafa Shourideh

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"Dear Dr. Salimi and Staff,

This is to let you know that I was recently accepted for Family Medicine, PGY1. I would like to thank you for the effort and dedication in preparing IMG's for the Canadian exams. Although I had previous postgraduate training and solid medical background, I found your lectures and Mock Exams extremely useful. The atmosphere of the course and the friendly staff meant a lot, also. Thanks and good luck in your endeavors."

- Dr. Elia Huidovici

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"Hi Dr. Salimi,

Recently I received my IMGO results and I have been selected to PGY-1 of Family Medicine. I participated in the Ontario IMG School Extended Course and it helped me a lot. Thank you very much!!! If you need any help please do not hesitate to contact me."

-Dr. Pradeep Navaratne

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"Dear Dr. Cyrus Salimi and OIMG School Staff,

I am writing this email to thank you for your continuous effort on helping International Medical Graduates to re-enter the field of medical service for the people of Ontario. I learned a wealth of clinical skills that could never be found on textbooks through participating the extended course last year, which helped me significantly to enter the Family Medicine PGY1 stream. I sincerely appreciate all your diligent efforts in the past, especially to Daniel and other Standardized Patients, who had accompanied us throughout the year. I wish your school ever success. I would be pleased if I could pay my gratitude to your service in the future."

-Dr.Haibo Xu

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"Dear Dr. Salimi:

I was a former student in the Extended Course. I am living in Kingston now. I am very happy to let you know that I was accepted as a PGY-1 from Queen's University at Kingston. I really appreciate the help from The Ontario IMG School and I would like to share my experiences with any students."

-Dr. Cao-Yang Jiang

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"Hi Dr.Salimi and Staff,

My name is Rupinder Gogia and I had joined your Extended Course. I wanted to let you know that I have been selected for the Residency Program in Ontario. My placement is in Toronto. The sessions were very informative and the notes were excellent. All the teachers and Standardized Patients as well as all your staff was really helpful and they know what they are doing. Salvina has been especially very patient and always had a solution to our problems. I have recommended your course to so many people I know. Keep up the good work! Thanks and warm regards."

- Dr. Rupinder Gogia

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"Hi Salvina,

I just wanted to inform you that I have been matched to the University of Toronto Residency Training Program. I wanted to thank you all especially Daniel whose critical input was very useful in achieving good scores on the OSCE exam. Please keep up the good work that you are all doing for the benefit of IMGs."

- Dr. Nilofar Siddiqi

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"Dear Dr. Salimi,

Thank you for all your assistance. I am presently doing my Residency in Family Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston. I hope you and your Ontario IMG School have even greater success in the coming years."

-Dr. Nafisa Aptekar

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"Hello Dr. Salimi and Staff,

I attended your OSCE classes last year. I got my result this Monday and I was accepted into the program for Clerkship Level in Internal Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton. I really appreciate your classes and thank you very much. Without your school's guidance, I would not have been able to do well in the exams. Thanks to every one of you!"

-Dr. Lay Lay Win

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"Dear Salvina,

I just wanted to let you know that I succeeded and I've got an offer for a position in the Practice Ready Assessment (6 months) for Family Medicine. Thank you for all your help!"

-Dr. Gabriela Lewin

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"Dear Dr. Salimi,

I wanted to let you know that I got accepted into the Family Medicine program in IMG-Ontario. Thank you to your school for all its great work and dedication in helping IMGs."

-Dr. Attar Masood



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"Dear Dr. Salimi,

I have been selected into the O-IMG Program and my Residency starts in July 2007. I am a previous student from your school and I attended your Mock Exams. I found your school to be of great assistance to me and quite useful. Thank you!"

-Dr. Durya Ali

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"Dear Dr. Salimi,

I am pleased to tell you that after completion of the IMG Clinical Clerkship, I have received acceptance into the Internal Medicine Program at McMaster University, starting in July 2007. Special thanks to your school, your wonderful physicians/instructors, your detailed written materials and your Standardized Patients, especially Daniel."

-Dr. Rouslan Kotchetkov

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"Dear Dr. Salimi and Staff,

I have been selected into the Family Medicine Residency Program by IMG-Ontario for the year 2007. I found your classes very useful, your written material very helpful and your direction immeasurable. Thank you!

-Dr. Zubaida Siddiqui

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"Dear Dr. Salimi,

Thanks to you and your school, I am starting my Pre-Residency on March 27, 2006. I could not have done it without your school. Thank you so much!!!"

-Dr. Vinod Jauhari

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"Dear Ms. Salvina,

Firstly let me apologize again for not writing to you earlier to thank you, Dr. Salimi and the entire Ontario IMG School team for helping me in getting a residency at McMaster University. The classes with standardised patients, your handouts and most importantly, your guidance on how to approach and maximise the OSCE exam were invaluable. Truly one cannot place a value on the input one gets in your sessions. And yes how could I forget the mock exams, which together with their very relevant feedback were awesome. Yes I have no doubt in mind that had I not attended your sessions, I would still be struggling. So HERE'S A VERY BIG THANK YOU!!! With Warmest Regards to you and all the Ontario IMG School team."

-Dr. Pradeep Saxena

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