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Old 08-07-2014
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Hi All,

I received my step 3 score today and its low -193, did not expect this. I am IMG and applying this year. i have done residency and fellowship in India. And have 2 years of research experience. 2 poster presentation and 2 publications on its way. 3 US LOR and 1 Indian LOR. Need J1 visa only.

So my question- does this low score effect my match and interview.
Any suggestions??
Please help!!
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Old 08-07-2014
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From what i have heard it doesn't. Even USMGs say that step 3 score doesnt matter, and its just paperwork.

Also, I think you can choose to NOT SEND your step 3 scores to the programs you are applying to (but research this, because im not entirely sure). Basically you only need it if you are applying for those programs that sponsor h1b, and you just said you are applying for a j1. So they wont care that you have taken and passed the step 3, even less about your score.
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