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I got a 195 on my Step 1 exam.. I'm totally surprised and devastated. Don't know if it would've been better to just fail

What can I do now to be a good candidate for the Residency Match? What are my chances? For those of you who have been in my position before, what do you advise? At this point I'm literally fine with any specialty. I'm a US IMG btw. Graduated recently.
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Don't worry about it. Try to understand the shortcoming, learn from it and move on. You have two more tests to write, plus usce, lors, contacts etc. Theres more to the game then just step 1. You dug yourself a hole but you're not buried in it. Take it from me. 196 step 1, matched last year in FM.



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I got a 195 on my Step 1 exam.. I'm totally surprised and devastated. Don't know if it would've been better to just fail

What can I do now to be a good candidate for the Residency Match? What are my chances? For those of you who have been in my position before, what do you advise? At this point I'm literally fine with any specialty. I'm a US IMG btw. Graduated recently.
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Thanks so much Caesarpike! I really appreciate your words of motivation right now What did you do to get into your residency program? Did you apply to FM and IM programs?
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hi friends..m also in same situation.. got 214 in step 1 n 241 in step 2.. 3 us lor..no research or publication.. what are my chances of matching in IM and FM.. does contact help in matching as m gna apply late..
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hi friends..m also in same situation.. got 214 in step 1 n 241 in step 2.. 3 us lor..no research or publication.. what are my chances of matching in IM and FM.. does contact help in matching as m gna apply late..
You are not in the same situation. Big difference between being below 200 vs 214. If you need a visa, your chances are much lower (especially for FM). Good jump in step 2 will help.
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hi friends..m also in same situation.. got 214 in step 1 n 241 in step 2.. 3 us lor..no research or publication.. what are my chances of matching in IM and FM.. does contact help in matching as m gna apply late..
Really?
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i consider my score low as other ppls are getting 240+.. m gna need visa as m an img.. is it wise to apply for IM?? what about contacts??
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