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Default What are my chances to match? Ortho

Hello everyone! I have recently passed the USMLE Step 1 and scored 248. And now I am wondering if it's worth continuing passing the other examinations. I'm a european medical student who has completed 3 months of clerkships at top german university hospitals (general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery). I also have 1 month experience in UK, Cambridge - Orthopedic Surgery and 2 additonal months of clerkship at the Orthopedic University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland (Balgrist). I have gathered 4 recommendation letters from world class faculty while working there.

I am not AOA member (Alpha Omega Alpha)
I have only 2 case reports under review, none published yet
I don't have green card

I just want to know if I am losing my time with USMLEs or if there is a real chance of getting matched in a good university program in US?
Should I consider to go for PGY-1 in General Surgery and then transfer to Ortho?
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