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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Old 08-09-2014
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hello fellow doctors,

i am an img graduated from russia in 2011.

my step 1 score is 199 (gave it during the period when they added some experimental questions)

now im going for step 2ck.

i would'nt lie, i know my scores are really low and i have very less chances of getting into programs.

but could anyone please tell me what i should do to improve my chances of getting into any speciality IM/ PEDS/ FM/ PSY/ ER/ OBGY/ NEURo

please do mention in which speciality would it be possible for me to get it and how. ( descending order of chances)

p.s.- i would really love to get into an IM/ER OR OBGY PROGRAMS.

thank u.
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my advice to u is take a field your interested in and devote yourself to it, do observeships , hand on experience, extensive research get connections.
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Just for the record, they always have experimental questions on the USMLEs.

My opinion is that you should try to do everything that yazz adviced you so that you can make a PD want to overlook your low step 1 score. IF you can only choose to do one from the list, I'd suggest research. But, again, try to do everything yazz suggested.
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thank you very much both of you for your sincere advices,

i will go according to what you have adviced,

i have started working hard for step 2ck and atleast get a score of 240.

then will try for clerkship in a good university and then look out for research.

thanks a lot.. appreciate your advice a lot.
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Good luck!
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