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Hi friends,

I need your opinion, please..

I received my CS result yesterday and I failed in ICE component, so planning to retake next year, the only reason for that is I don't want my hard work to be waste.

I have STEP-1=237,
STEP 2 CK=244,
YOG------> 2014
1 MONTH USCE (CLERKSHIP) in University hospital with good LoR,
2 MONTH USCE (Observership) in Internal medicine and Rheumatology with LoR from both departments.

Assuming that I will pass CS in my next attempt,

Now my question is , If i need to improve my CV and my chance of getting matched into IM residency program in 2016, should I do RESEARCH PROGRAM, (or) Should I pass STEP-3.

kindly waiting for your advice.

THANK YOU.
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Hi friends,

I need your opinion, please..

I received my CS result yesterday and I failed in ICE component, so planning to retake next year, the only reason for that is I don't want my hard work to be waste.

I have STEP-1=237,
STEP 2 CK=244,
YOG------> 2014
1 MONTH USCE (CLERKSHIP) in University hospital with good LoR,
2 MONTH USCE (Observership) in Internal medicine and Rheumatology with LoR from both departments.

Assuming that I will pass CS in my next attempt,

Now my question is , If i need to improve my CV and my chance of getting matched into IM residency program in 2016, should I do RESEARCH PROGRAM, (or) Should I pass STEP-3.

kindly waiting for your advice.

THANK YOU.
CS is an easy exam yet a lot fail it you are not the only one I know people with 260's and 250's that failed CS, so what you should do is ?
Pass CS, apply for this year , and if you could do them both do it
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I can only manage to do either of one because of financial problem.
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I can only manage to do either of one because of financial problem.
I have been part of a research team for a year now, what I can say is research is great on the resume and for sure a plus but it shines when u get publications that tend to take veryyyyyyyyy long time, I have a paper that have been submitted in 2013 it got accepted in 2014, in addition it really depends on whom your working with and how active they are, and if they are pure researchers vs clinicians interested in research , what im trying to say research is very broad term it might end up good or it might end up working for nothing so its a risk by it self in compare to step 3 once you pass it your done
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so should I proceed with step 3 my friend
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so should I proceed with step 3 my friend
its your call man, I advice you to do more search on your inquiry, ask more people, look at the nrmp report at the field of interest and what they prefer and then take a decision
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