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Old 12-04-2016
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Hello everyone,
I would like to listen to advises from other People who went through same experience I am facing
I am international medical graduate class of April 2015.
my step 1 score : 215
my step 2 ck score 223
step 2 cs haven't had my score yet but I am 90% sure I have failed
let't suppose it is a failure.
I don't have a green card but I have a work Permit in USA
currently trying to find a research in a big university. let'ts suppose I found one.
I want to apply for the match next year.
DO I Have any chances for Internal Medicine or Pediatrics ?or even family Medicine??
I have read there are programs put 220 as a cut off to accept applicants and passing first times
DO People with same situation as mine apply for those programs? do we even got considered or do they filter their applicants based on step scores and attempts before even looking to their applications ??
PLEASE RESPOND to me .. I want to manage my life and not waste money and time.
I am desperate to responses from people with same experience or anyone who have met someone went through same ??
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You still have chances. I would suggest either if you are planning to enter a specific university, go there and work (first for free and then hopefully payed). This will increase your contacts. Also you can try for family medicine. Boost your CV
I am kind of in the same situation, but still no CK or CS/ Step 1 235

Check the reports of match applicants and see the average scores that people got. If I remember correctly IM was between 220-240. Family medicine was a lot less than that, etc etc.
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apply for psychiatry , might have better chances there if anything
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apply for psychiatry , might have better chances there if anything
Sounds like bad advice. I would give step 3, and do some externships in the field you want to go into and possibly at the hospital you want to go into. And of course retake the CS so you pass.
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Luckily I just had my scores ,I passed my CS exam 1st attempt
Don't loose faith everyone!
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Sounds like bad advice. I would give step 3, and do some externships in the field you want to go into and possibly at the hospital you want to go into. And of course retake the CS so you pass.

Bad advice, I have known few people with low scores without any residencies at all for 2 years in a row , and where people still do make a good living with pschiatiary almost more than family med, and live comfortable life rather than stuck with loans or end up with no residencies at all. Even after doing internships, you still have to pay loans and you are still not gurantteed residency.


All the best.
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apply for psychiatry , might have better chances there if anything
It isn't that easy. My friend had 240s in both Step 1 and Step 2. Passed Step 3. Was US born and raised, son of a well-known psychiatrist in NYC (obviously with connections), and he DID NOT MATCH in Psych yesterday despite having 8 interviews!

Might be a unicorn, but Psych isn't a walk in the park either. I have been told by a psychiatrist friend that it is becoming more competitive.
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