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Hello, I am FMG, had 72 weeks of US clinical rotations, I had 4 interviews for FM, I felt I have done those very well, not matched to any position. ,Step 1+2+CS pass , all in first attempt, not graduated at the time of ranking. I don't know what went wrong, Please advice on how to improve my chances for the next time.
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I would say that for programs having an IMG not graduated is a major stressor, because of paperwork. They don't or AMGs because they know things get done in time. I think once you apply next year hopefully things are different.
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Hi, Thanks, do you recommend taking step3, clinical rotations or research until the application time.
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Hello, I am FMG, had 72 weeks of US clinical rotations, I had 4 interviews for FM, I felt I have done those very well, not matched to any position. ,Step 1+2+CS pass , all in first attempt, not graduated at the time of ranking. I don't know what went wrong, Please advice on how to improve my chances for the next time.
Your scores says it all. All scores are way below average even for a USMG
1) take step 3 and work hard to improve these scores
2) research (try to get publications)
3) clinical job
4) improve your interviewing skills - just because you thought you did well could mean something
that's pretty much all you can do on your year off sucks I know
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Hi, Thanks, do you recommend taking step3, clinical rotations or research until the application time.
Well seems you had clinical experience, if you know your letters are strong, stay in contact with the authors of the letters, and have them renew them for next app.

yes take step 3.. opens the doors in some programs

research if you are deficient in this area, you could boost your CV.

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apply more deeply and broadly to all kind of programs.

Do research at a program with residency
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Maybe you needed some interview prep! There are some great services out there where you can work with a program director on your interview skills.
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