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Default An honest opinion about IMG chances

Hi there everyone,

this is my first post here. I would like to start by saying thank you to everyone here, you've truly been a great help these past few months while preparing for step 2.

I'm looking to get into ER or Internal Medicine. I've scored 238 which I'm happy with considering the specialties I'm targeting. My wife, however, wants to go into General Surgery but unfortunately she failed her first attempt (197).

I need your honest opinion guys. is there a chance she can get into GS if she fixes her score and does well in step 1 plus research/MPH? or should we give up on the US and try Canada? her MCCEE score isn't bad. Also, if she goes into another less-competitive specialty, say internal medicine or family medicine, will the failed attempt be less of a factor? I'm asking this mainly because that are many more spots in the US than there are in Canada for IMGs.

Thanks in advance. Eagerly awaiting your input.
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shes done in this day and age. 5 years ago she would have been ok, not now
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even for something less competitive like internal medicine or family medicine?
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