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Year of graduation - 1998 & pathology md ( 2008 ) - india
visa status - green card
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step 1 - 207
step 2 ck - 225
step 2 cs - passed ( all exams passed in the 1st attempt )
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From your profile:

Pros- Good CK score, no attempts and green card
Cons- Low Step 1 score, Year of graduation, no US clinical experience?

It would help to know what you have been doing since graduation as programs will want to know this information as well. You’re going to have to express what you’ve been up to from your graduation until your application in a way that doesn’t intimidate the programs and lets them know you are ready to take this next step in your medical career. They need to know you aren’t going to come in a “know it all” but rather you are enthusiastic to keep learning, a team player and so on.

Otherwise, your profile does not have any glaring flaws. The fact you have a green card will open you up to many programs that don’t sponsor visas. Just make sure your Personal Statement is carefully written with the criteria above and specialty specific. You’ll also want etters of Recommendation that are as recent as possible, and specialty specific.

If you’re willing to spend time on your application, research programs you qualify for and apply to at least 100 per specialty, Matching will be a challenge but not out of your reach.

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Hey, Thank you Olivia. That was really a good input from you. Appreciated. I will certainly try writing PS well remembering your suggestions.
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