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Old 12-19-2011
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Question Reapplying to US medical school after failed attempt

A friend of mine who is IMG but a US citizen took Step 1 but failed on his first attempt rather than taking it again and hoping he does better, he has decided to reapply to an American Medical School. I've advised him to retake step 1 and do better on step CK and CS to improve his chances of matching but he is willing to start over. I told it will be difficult to go through that route but who knows I might be wrong and he is willing to take the chance.
What are his chances of getting into an American Medical School with a gpa 3.5 and hoping to take the MCAT in the summer?
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Switching from an IMG to AMG would certainly increase the chances of getting into residency significantly.

He has to remember that history of failing the exam won't be dropped, it will still be there.

But again if he's willing to restart all over again, then I think it will have huge impact on his chances of getting into residency.

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