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Default Is any IMG with below step 1 225 getting residency anymore now?

I posted this in Step 1 forum but I feel this is the more apt forum for this discussion , please give your inputs
I will be very blunt now, I got my step 1 results recently, and it turned out to be a 224. I wasn't too distraught about it. But as i comb through all the residency applicants threads, I am seeing very few with scores less than 225 and it is slowly getting a bit depressing.
I mean I was planning to have a 'normal' resume, something like 224/240/pass/3months USCE/3 LORS/visa needed).
I understand some of it might be due to reporting bias but I simply am not seeing any similar 'backgrounders' getting positions and even many interviews. When i looked at the NRMP charting outcomes, there are people getting matched with scores at 225 and below all the way upto 190, but its getting hard to believe without anyone coming forward without a first person account.
Please don't be angry with me for asking these questions. I would be immensely happy if someone with a similar background or someone who knows an IMG with a similar background getting a residency position tells their experience.
Please do take the time to reply, as my confidence is very low right now and you would be a great help.
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Search this forum and others, you'll find dozens of examples. The biggest thing holding you back from more interviews is probably the need of a visa. Personally know two people who matched with scores of less than 200 last year. Heard of multiple people getting interviews with scores from 197-210 on step 1 this year. Fewer programs are starting to sponsor visas, that's your biggest hurdle
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I got 7 so far.. 6 in IM and 1 last minute IV in Neuro
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IMG applying for Family Med.

Step 1: 219
Step 2: 250+

Total Applications: 61
Total Interview Invites: 34
Interviews Accepted: 17

I know my step 2 made a huge impact on my interviews, but many programs that talked about my step scores even said the 219 wasn't a bad score at all.
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I would like to thank you for the time you took to reply. It was just what I needed to move forward.
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I posted this in Step 1 forum but I feel this is the more apt forum for this discussion , please give your inputs
I will be very blunt now, I got my step 1 results recently, and it turned out to be a 224. I wasn't too distraught about it. But as i comb through all the residency applicants threads, I am seeing very few with scores less than 225 and it is slowly getting a bit depressing.
I mean I was planning to have a 'normal' resume, something like 224/240/pass/3months USCE/3 LORS/visa needed).
I understand some of it might be due to reporting bias but I simply am not seeing any similar 'backgrounders' getting positions and even many interviews. When i looked at the NRMP charting outcomes, there are people getting matched with scores at 225 and below all the way upto 190, but its getting hard to believe without anyone coming forward without a first person account.
Please don't be angry with me for asking these questions. I would be immensely happy if someone with a similar background or someone who knows an IMG with a similar background getting a residency position tells their experience.
Please do take the time to reply, as my confidence is very low right now and you would be a great help.
My stats are similar to yours, but I have all USCE (US Carib Grad).

I got 4 IV total for IM. I did not apply for FM. Will let you know if I match.
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IMG applying for Family Med.

Step 1: 219
Step 2: 250+

Total Applications: 61
Total Interview Invites: 34
Interviews Accepted: 17

I know my step 2 made a huge impact on my interviews, but many programs that talked about my step scores even said the 219 wasn't a bad score at all.
You need Visa?
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I got 7 so far.. 6 in IM and 1 last minute IV in Neuro
ur credentials?
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I got 6 interviews
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226 (1st)/ 245 (1st)/ Pass (1st)/ step 3: may take/ 5 months Hands on externship/ 5 LORs/ 2012 grad/ no research/ USIMG
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You need Visa?
Nope, US Citizen, Caribbean school
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IMG applying for Family Med.

Step 1: 219
Step 2: 250+

Total Applications: 61
Total Interview Invites: 34
Interviews Accepted: 17

I know my step 2 made a huge impact on my interviews, but many programs that talked about my step scores even said the 219 wasn't a bad score at all.
wow ur step 2 score is amazing.. i have 225 step1 score .. any advices how to shootup the step2 score?
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wow ur step 2 score is amazing.. i have 225 step1 score .. any advices how to shootup the step2 score?
His step 2 scores are okay. I know 10000s of Indians with 245 plus.
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Visa is not a big deal (but it can change soon). Most important is YOG and scores.
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I know someone who matched with below 200 on all exams last year.
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Of course! Get a great score on Step 2 if you can to compensate.

I received over 20 interview invites for IM this interview season with a 222 on Step 1 and a 258 on Step 2.
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Of course! Get a great score on Step 2 if you can to compensate.

I received over 20 interview invites for IM this interview season with a 222 on Step 1 and a 258 on Step 2.
Your just lucky man
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wow ur step 2 score is amazing.. i have 225 step1 score .. any advices how to shootup the step2 score?
His step 2 scores are okay. I know 10000s of Indians with 245 plus.
always stay positive i would say.. hope is all we have got to go on with everything in life..
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