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Old 08-19-2015
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Default Calling all low scorers who matched, and looking forward to the match 2016.

Step 1: 212
Step 2: 217
CS: Pass 1st attempt
YOG: 3yrs
USCE: observership 3 months.
Research: 2 publlications, and 2 years as a research associate in Neurology at a local hospital in my country
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SO yea, I know extremely low chances of matching into IM, but I'm still gonna try my luck here. I'm making a program list which wont filter the low score applications, and which have residents with average scores ranging between 201 and 220. I will definitely share them here, but this post is basically a call to all the low scorers who matched into IM, if they can share their experiences and their program lists, so that low scorers like us can give us some guidance, hope and motivation to move on and apply for the match 2016. Thanks.
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Default Don't be so hard on yourself

I can't speak to actually matching with a low score as I'm applying this year, but honestly you have no failures which is good. And although your score is on the lower end I still think you could match based on what I've read on this and other forums. I think you should apply broadly and research each program thoroughly but I still think it is very possible you could match. In my opinion try to get LORs from US programs and maybe boost your USCE a little with hands on rotations. Your research and publication experience will definetly be an asset. Also if it is possible you could attempt step 3 and get certified and perhaps score high on that exam too offset lower scores. Good luck.
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If I were you I would make scoring high on step 3 my highest priority, many will tell you that step 3 score is not important but when you have scores a bit on a lower side it does matter a lot to score high in step 3, and then you can talk about your ability to improve a lot no matter what and etc. my scores are 219 and 244, if asked on an interview I'm not going to blame lower step 1 on anything other than not being ready enough (even if I had a very good reason for that) and do recommend the same to you too, by tellin PD about your personal issues which distracted you is basicly telling them that you might not do well every time you have trouble and they don't like that. I'm going to briefly focus more on how disapointed I felt and than will talk a lot how f$&king cool I am not to give up and ace step 2ck and probably step 3 too

This is just my personal opinion, the one I'm going to do myself.

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I can't speak to actually matching with a low score as I'm applying this year, but honestly you have no failures which is good. And although your score is on the lower end I still think you could match based on what I've read on this and other forums. I think you should apply broadly and research each program thoroughly but I still think it is very possible you could match. In my opinion try to get LORs from US programs and maybe boost your USCE a little with hands on rotations. Your research and publication experience will definetly be an asset. Also if it is possible you could attempt step 3 and get certified and perhaps score high on that exam too offset lower scores. Good luck.
I'm talking about this year's match only
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Can anyone please share their program lists? The programs they applied in with low scores and got IVs?
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This helped me...FINALLY...I am not sure about these others...but i was lucky and worked with "BEST OF THE BEST''--a current PGY-V IMG IM resident that finally got me through with great advice on residency as well as USMLE... for more information...email me via enycity at g mail --put "Best of Best Rez Info needed...' in Subject header..GL!!!shiela
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^^^ The above post seems like a scam.
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Default What are the odds , how to improve my CV

Indian IMG

Step 1 : 217 (1 attempt)

Step 2 ck : 233 (2 attempt)

Step 2 cs : scheduled

YOG : 2013

1.4 years clinical experience in critical care medicine in home country

Other certifications : BLS , ACLS

No USCE , No LOR's

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