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Old 03-21-2012
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Listening IM Match with low CK?

Hi there,

I am a non-us IMG.
I received my Ck score today of 216. Disappointed. Quite a bit lower than my NBME. I have passed CS and have completed 2 clerkships in the US with two excellent letter of recommendations. I haven't sat step 1 as of yet. Should I forget about matching with such a low ck? Should I even bother attempting step 1?
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Old 03-24-2012
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216 is not a bad score, many applicants match with even lower scores (read the experiences of previous applicants with low scores who matched even with attempts on this forum). Aim to score higher on step 1 and you should be fine. You can easily secure a FM position or even IM with your US LORs.
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