Feb 25, 2020
Dr. Ricardo Correa-Marquez, M.D. is a phenomenal
& passionate guest who loves medical education. An advocate for
IMG/FMGs and He brings the "Behind the scenes secrets" on USMLE,
and the show emphasizes how not to worry about the new scoring
result of PASS/FAIL only instead of the 3 digits score for Step 1.
And the New Requirements to get certified in the USA and access GME
/ Residency training.
He is an Internist, trained a Jackson Memorial
Hospital, University of Miami, with a Fellowship in Endocrinology
and Diabetes & Metabolism obtained at the NIH in Bethesda.
Currently, he is the Program Director for his specialty and
Director of Diversity in Graduate Medical Education, at the
University of Arizona, College of Medicine in Phoenix,
He is remarkably well published and has collaborated
currently and in the past as a member of the National Board of
Medical Examiners (NBME) and ACGME (American College of Graduate
Medical Education), along with belonging to the AMA (American
Medical Association) IMG Council. He has dedicated the last 10
years of his career to help, guide and mentor FMGs / IMGs. Despite
his belonging to these institutions, the advice offered here, in
this show, does not reflect the institutional opinions from the
FSMB (Federation of State Medical Boards) and NBME, nor from the
USMLE, nor their representatives.
The goal of this Podcast is to provide calm, peace
of mind and reassurance to the Medical community aspiring to become
certified and trained as a physician in the USA, and we try to
explain the reasons in what was the process that led the USMLE to
change the scoring strategy, the controversy behind the changes
that many have considered it "The single biggest opportunity for
medical school education reform since the Flexner Report", which in
1910 established standards for modern medical education, in the
USA, setting an example for the entire world, regarding the
minimally required knowledge for physicians practicing medicine in
Please leave us feedback and a review. Do not forget
to email me with questions or concerns to
alonsojosorio@FMG-IMGCast.com. I will be more than happy to connect
you with Dr. Correa if you have further questions about this
controversial topic that will be implemented by the USMLE in 2022
and how the transition process is expected to occur in the next few
months. Thanks for joining and subscribing. Also, visit our
Facebook group and my webpage, for mentoring and personal coaching.
You guys keep me motivated, let's grow together on our
ventures. Alonso Osorio, M.D.