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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Old 03-03-2016
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hello,

i have given my step 1 and scored 198 after an attempt
and now again i did not clear my step 2 ck after having attempts for both the exams do you think its possible to apply for residency .?? i did not quit after step 1 score as my ultimate goal is to do residency but then i could not clear the exam i am so depressed i really dunno what to do please help me whether i should quit or should i attempt CK again ..

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Given your situation it's gonna be difficult but not impossible, try by getting as many letters of recommendation as u can, doing some observerships or clerkships, also if u already have some researchs or publications on ur CV would help, good luck ?
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There are lot of people who have matched into residency with multiple fail attempts. What is important now only is to get a very high score for step 2 and step 3 as u cannot take step 1 again... U came far way and have finished step 1 just keep studying and do the best.
U can also make lot of connections with observerships and externship programs like last poster has said to get lors that can help u a lot.. I did few externships and hoping strong lors will make up for my scores. my mailing id is arvinpatel1988@gmail.com if u need more help.. For which specialty program r u trying to match for ?
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Try for Peds fm and psychiatry as they don't look for scores that high
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thank you miguelalcidesMD for your reply.

I am an IMG as i heard the chances for IMG are very tough..

I would try getting in to obsevership and research with publications..

thanks for your time..
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thank you arvin patel..

i was feeling so low past 15 days i was so depressed i was not able to concentrate on anything.

just by your reply i boosted up towards positive thinking thanks for that and yes i would start reading and aim for a good score this time.

am interested in pediatrics. thanks for the ID i really appreciate that..
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