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


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Hi,
i gave my step 1 exam and got a low score of 198.. i m an IMG non US resident and have completed my internship. i have figured that chances of me getting into US residency have decreased..
i m interested in doing internal medicine residency and am considering MPH as an option...
what other options can be considered apart from MPH as i really wish to do residency in the states.
all replies and advise will be appreciated..
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There's still Step 2ck/cs step 3, USCE and LORs you can get to improve your odds..you're right your chances are lowered with a 198 but I don't think an MPH is going to be what saves you. Good luck
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thank you replying...
i actually read at many places that doing MPH can add a degree to your CV and also can help you make contacts and create many opportunities thereby increasing the chance of getting matched...
so i was confused if MPH is worth giving a try...
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Well you are right that it adds another degree and if you get lucky, you may be able to make some connections. I didn't mean to imply that it is a waste of time, but with a step 1 score alone, I think your focus should be on parts of your application that are more important (USCE/Steps 2 & 3/LORs)
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Yes you r rite! This helped getting some clarity!
Thank you again:relaxed:
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