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Hello everyone! Thank you very much for such a useful and up-to-date forum!
I'd like to know, what score should I have in Step 1 and 2 to get to the residency in general surgery?
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223 for Step 1 and 222 in Step 2. (From NRMP PD survey results 2010)
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223 for Step 1 and 222 in Step 2. (From NRMP PD survey results 2010)
Good luck!
No way...u gotta be kidding...my senior got 250 and still he couldn't be taken for a surgery categorical position..even with 3 months electives and USCE.

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223 for Step 1 and 222 in Step 2. (From NRMP PD survey results 2010)
Good luck!
NRMP data best correlates for AMGs and US citizen/GC holders i guess....IMG s need a luck without these.....
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Hi, I want to do residency in general surgery as well, but when i was in usa doing my electives in neurosurgery and urology, all other medical students told me, if i need surgery, i should hit250... but if its true what you are saying then i guess its good news for me.
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Wow guys so if we can't use the NRMP results then how do we know what score is needed for each specialty? :S
Still same thing, if you look at the charting outcomes in the match for 2009, the average Step 1 score for IMGs who matched into General Surgery was 227. These are official numbers.
Can steptaker please tell us whether the NRMP 2010 PD survey results apply to both AMGs and IMGs or AMGs only?

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I understand that everyone that wanna do general surgery will have to offer more than a high score. Moreover, u cannot "program" your brain for an amount of points.
In general surgery maybe curriculum plays a role, an important one, I think. Externships, internships, papers published, lleters of recom.from surgeons, previous experience, or even (in the case of IMG) if you already are a general surgeon that is trying to do all the resindecy again
But, if we talk about scores... I would understand that it should be at least 230 -240 or higher.
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salz can u please check ur pm inbox..thanks..
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I agree with add1 .
I wonder why everyone is saying that surgery only needs very very high score. They look at lots of things like electives, research, publications etc. That's the reason that even 250+ go unmatched in surgery.
According to nrmp report, the mean score of matched independent(IMGs) applicants was about 225 for 2009.

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Hey dr sherani.Thanks for that image.
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dr sherani

i that article i can see a residency name as (internal med paeds ) and internal med was separate also .....wat is that combined med and paeds ?is it a combined residency in med and paeds ?...didnt get that...
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@ Rahul.This may help
http://medpedsassoc.com/whatIsIMP.cfm
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Guys can someone please tell me whether the 2010 NRMP PD survey results apply to both AMGs and IMGs or just AMGs?
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@dr-sherani
thanks alot for that

but could u plz tell me that doed that residency program has better value than IM program?is it worth dng it?n wat are the chances of IMG for getting it
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