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Old 04-18-2012
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Unhappy any chance of matching with low step 1 score

I am an IMG from India. I got my step 1 result yesterday and was deeply in shock to get such low scores of 205/78. I wasn't expecting very high scores though, as I could not prepare well but this score was really unexpected.
I have an observership at Cleveland for july this year but I don't think it's of any use now. I guess my chance of getting residency in paeds are over. I am so disappointed that I feel like quitting it all over for usmle.
I don't want to live in any illusion or looking up to some rare cases who matched with low scores.
some say go for research in US and improve your cv but I applied for electives and just got an observership then how can I get research, it seems out of reach.
Also I don't know how to go for applying in research. I am just hopeless now and feel like giving up.
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I agree

please check the link below
very low step 1 score please help
Also check your score at matchresidency.com for assessing in how many programs you are eligible.
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please check the link below
very low step 1 score please help
Also check your score at matchresidency.com for assessing in how many programs you are eligible.
Yeah I checked my status in the matcharesident.com but I was confused a bit.
With my step 1 score, I was getting eligibility for like 1600 programs without visa and 1200 with visa. Since I am looking forward to improve my score in step 2, so hypothetically when I put step 2 score around 238/99, I was surprised to see the same result. Do they consider only step 1 score no matter how you perform in step 2??
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