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Old 01-28-2016
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Default I need your opinion about my situation

Hi everybody,

I applied late this year on 35 IM programs, but I didn't get any invites.

My scores are: 241/238, CS on 2nd attempt. No USCE. Need J1.

I am aware that failed CS is a problem.

My play is to take Step 3 this year, and to try again in September.

What do you mean about that, and about my chances next year if I do well on Step 3.

Good luck to you all. Cheers.
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Old 01-28-2016
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Get USCEs to ensure US LORS which are waived. Then take step 3 ( USCEs also ensure you understand what you are doing for CCS as well). Apply broadly - IM , FM, etc and to more than 35 programs and apply on time. write a strong personal statement and make sure the rest of your application is perfect. Build connections with programs so its easier to see past one cs failure.
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