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Old 12-19-2011
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Question USMLE Attempts and Residency Matching!

Dear all,

If someone passed step 1 by 3 attempts and passed step 2CK and CS by one trial, do they have chance to get to residency? specially if having research experience and publications, and won a scholarship?

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Q) Do they have a chance?
A) Yes.

Q) Do they have a big chance?
A) No.

Many programs put a criteria of passing all the steps from the first attempt in order to consider an applicant, such programs won't even look up the ERAS profile (filter out) applicants with repeated attempts.

Nevertheless, some programs still take such candidates. Usually lower profile programs with less competition such as community hospital programs in less preferred locations.

Once your file is opened, they'll sure be impressed by your other achievements but the problem is to get them to open your file in the first hand.

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