I am a US citizen (family is from pakistan). So im currently a sophomore in high school, but I have been thinking of colleges from now just because many require certain tests that i need to prepare from now. I have always been told to keep my options open regarding college, and so I am planning on applying abroad and in country regardless or match rates (for abroad schools). As I am researching, I am finding people say that it is hard to get a residency here for IMGs. I have discussed this alot with my family, and am confused as my family has had a different experience. One of my cousins (US citizen) graduated from DOW university, and got a residency here when she applied (didnt wait 3 years or something). Another cousin of mine (Pakistani citizen), is a Agha Khan graduate and currently completing residency here in America as well. So all in all I am just trying to figure out how hard it is to match here in the US as a international medical graduate.
For those of you guys wondering why I would want to go that route, I have know my whole life that I want to be a doctor and the time it requires in america just seems a little ridiculous. Not to say that I will not apply the traditional route. What is the problem with wanting to finish your medical education and save time, especially if from what I can tell, Agha Khan is a fantastic school.