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Hi...I am a student in pakistan...and planning to take step 1 at the end of next year.I am intrested in general surgery.I know it is difficult but I I prep really hard to score 260+ in steps 1&2...is there a chance for me to get a match...provided I have no research or USCE and US LOR'S .....is it possible? Please advice
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Hi...I am a student in pakistan...and planning to take step 1 at the end of next year.I am intrested in general surgery.I know it is difficult but I I prep really hard to score 260+ in steps 1&2...is there a chance for me to get a match...provided I have no research or USCE and US LOR'S .....is it possible? Please advice
Aside from very good step scores, you need very good connections.
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How can I make connection? I don't know any one in US
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I don't know about your situation but i believe that there is solution. Even if you don't have any connection, start meet with people, talk with them. who knows maybe next persone will help you.
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Find someone in your country who know someone in the states. Come to the states, do elective/observership/research and let that person know you better. Then go on from there.
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