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


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hello all,
I am an IMG..I have really low scores on step 1 and step 2.
I have 220 on step 1 and CK.
CS passed in first attempt.
205 in step 3.
I have no US clinical experience,just home country LORS.
I tried to find US experience but couldn't do so due to some family issues.
Are there any chances for me to secure an interview in family medicine or pediatrics,provided i apply in small community programs...
Should i apply with these credentials or would it be a waste of money??
Your help will be much appreciated.
thanks
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this should help you. Please note that its from 2014 Match.

http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploa...d.PDF-File.pdf
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thanks..
I checked this a few days back.
I wanted to know if somebody having a similar profile like me applied for residency and got it?
Any of your friends or acquaintances?
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my senior with scores less than that matched for IM at a university program.

But he had 3 months of electives and around a year of research experience in the USA.
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If you have no USCE with those scores, you have no chance.

NO CHANCE
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No us experience,forget it
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on the bright side, you finished your step3. and you still have time to get 2 months of USCE.
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hello all,
I am an IMG..I have really low scores on step 1 and step 2.
I have 220 on step 1 and CK.
CS passed in first attempt.
205 in step 3.
I have no US clinical experience,just home country LORS.
I tried to find US experience but couldn't do so due to some family issues.
Are there any chances for me to secure an interview in family medicine or pediatrics,provided i apply in small community programs...
Should i apply with these credentials or would it be a waste of money??
Your help will be much appreciated.
thanks

U will get interviews. U do have a chance. Not a big chance but you do have a chance. I would concentrate on securing some observership/externship rotations asap. To answer your question, there are some people who do have lower scores than you that earned residency in family medicine this past match. Apply and .
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hey cheer up! I personally met someone with a step 1 of 210 who matched this year. She had a GC of course. But just saying you still have chances. try to strengthen your CV further by step 3, observerships etc and don't give up.
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I agree what was previous said... try to get some last minute USCE!
And have faith, cause I've seen people with lower scores matching.
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