Originally Posted by nervous system
Anybody matched with attempt in Usmle step1 ?
People have in non competitive specialties such as Peds, IM, Fam. It is possible, but it is becoming increasingly hard. My suggestion is, if you retake Step 1, you better kill it and when you take Step 2 you better kill that also like >250. Then the next step would be to obtain a rotation at a potential hospital that is IMG friendly and try to do an observership or externship there and impress the hell out of them. If you can do that, you have a solid chance. I matched this year with a Step 2cs Failure and I am a US-IMG. My scores were high 230s, but I feel that during the IVs or possibly my rotations showed that my CS failure was a complete fluke and that I am a capable candidate. Best of luck to you.