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


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hi ... I am an IMG i recently received my step 1 score which is 244 i m a little disappointed as my NBME average was in the 250s... i want to know what are my prospects with this score for Internal Medicine and radiology.... i would hopefully graduate by May 2015 and complete my step 2 CK and CS by then and apply for the match with no years of graduation.... Can the advantage of being a fresh graduate compensate my low step 1 score upto some extent?
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244 a low score? You're joking right? That's a good score!
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i noe itss not a low score..... but everybodys been getting 250s these days.... soo i m not sure if it would be ok for internal medicine.... plus if u could tell me about the importance of year of graduation? like do u get a significant advantage over others if you go into match 4 months after your graduation ?
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i noe itss not a low score..... but everybodys been getting 250s these days.... soo i m not sure if it would be ok for internal medicine.... plus if u could tell me about the importance of year of graduation? like do u get a significant advantage over others if you go into match 4 months after your graduation ?
This guy is soooo annoying....
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i noe itss not a low score..... but everybodys been getting 250s these days.... soo i m not sure if it would be ok for internal medicine.... plus if u could tell me about the importance of year of graduation? like do u get a significant advantage over others if you go into match 4 months after your graduation ?
Yes. The more recent you graduated, the higher your chances are for the PD to look at your application.
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i noe itss not a low score..... but everybodys been getting 250s these days.... soo i m not sure if it would be ok for internal medicine.... plus if u could tell me about the importance of year of graduation? like do u get a significant advantage over others if you go into match 4 months after your graduation ?
You have pretty good score, and It's certainly a Good score for IM. We know You'll do a lot better on step 2 ck. Try to get USCE. That depends on the program(graduation). Some even require the applicant to be ECFMG certified. But being a fresh Graduate( recent or <1 year) certainly helps. Good luck.
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For radiology, probably low score. Score >260 in Step 2, and get some additional experience in rads - e.g. observer in a program that you are interested in. For IM, that is fine score, I think, but of course depends on where you want to go.
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