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Hey Guys!
Can you tell what are the chances of getting IM residency after failing step 2cs once? I am an IMG.
Not done with any steps!
What can I do to make myself a strong applicant?
Anybody matched at decent place with an attempt?
Kindly advice and share your experience.

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An attempt won't kill your chances of matching. I personally know IMG applicants who have matched previously with CS attempt. But you have to give the programs a strong reason as to why they should recruit you over hundreds of other applicants with no attempts. That being said, work hard to get your scores high in other steps. Get some US clinical experience. Get good LORs. Make your application unique and different. Do what most other applicants won't do. Good luck.
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I have 2 months of USCE and 5 LORs!
1 publication in indian journal
1 publication in USA (which has high impact factor)
doing one more research project in USA

Thanks for your reply!

So i think I should get back to horse! to kill the USMLEs..!

Ca you tell the credentials of that guy and where he.she matched?

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She had average scores in rest of the steps and a CS attempt. Her YOG was 2 years and she matched in an IM program in NY.
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She had average scores in rest of the steps and a CS attempt. Her YOG was 2 years and she matched in an IM program in NY.
I really appreciate your prompt reply!

Best of luck for your match!
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Thanks and good luck. Kill the steps!!
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Going to be hard, anybody who says otherwise is lying...but it has been done before..good luck, kill your other exams
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Going to be hard, anybody who says otherwise is lying...but it has been done before..good luck, kill your other exams
Thanks! best of luck for your match!
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