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Default 2nd Match without good results, please help

Hello to all my colleagues,

I graduated in 2008, came to the US in 2011. I took step 1 to step 3 in 1 year and 6 months. At first I was focused on Surgery but nothing happens, I applied the first year without any interview invitations.

I change my mind to Internal medicine, I did observerships and then applied again, I got 3 interviews, but the final result was not good.

What do you think should I have to do in order to increase my chances of get the position?

When we apply to a Match season, the PD can only see that you apply to a previous Match or they can see the specialty too?

Please, I will appreciated any advice you can give me.

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As a Foreign Medical Graduate it will be important for you to get externships and hands-on clinical experience here in the US. Although observerships are beneficial, they do not hold the same amount of weight as hands-on externships. Having good LORS from US physicians will also enhance your application.
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