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Default will step 3 make a U.S. IMG competitive for match?

For img's who are us citizens already, will taking the step 3 before applying to residency make us more competitive for the match? Or is step 3 exclusively for non us imgs who need J1 visa
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I'm curious about this too.
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For img's who are us citizens already, will taking the step 3 before applying to residency make us more competitive for the match? Or is step 3 exclusively for non us imgs who need J1 visa
Everyone can take step 3 except the one who needs j1 visa ,, and it will not make you more competitive but on the contrary it may hurt if one cannot pass it the first time
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really it doesn't make you more competitive? man what a bummer
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really it doesn't make you more competitive? man what a bummer
It does make you more competitive because It means that, firstly, you are able to manage clinical settings, and, secondly, programs do not need to give you time in order to study for it during your residency.
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I agree with Neuron.

I am not discouraging those who have not taken step 3 but fact is fact.

If someone is ecfmg certified then he will be preferred over someone who is not.
If someone has passed usmle step 3 then he will preferred over someone who has not passed it.

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