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

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Old 09-28-2011
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i am pretty messed up after my ck result..
im 2010 grad
need visa
step 1 -99/234
step 2 -79/195
cs passed first attempt

One month observership in Maimonides, 3 months externship in private clinic
one month electives in surgery in Toronto

one published research, quite good volunteer work

applied to 73 prog in IM but havent got any interviews and i dont think if i would.....are there any chances for me to get any residency in US... I am ready to go any speciality...should i apply for FM? can anyone of you tell programs which accept such a low score in IM or FM
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Hi, in general step 1 score has more effect on your invitations. However your step 2 score may indeed has some negative effect. Although many IM programs haven'y yet started inviting IMGs however in your case I will definitly suggest you to apply to FM IMG friendly programs as well. You can find the list of programs in my site.

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