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Old 04-25-2012
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Probability Chances of matching into residency with 249 Score

With a Step 1 score of 99/249 and a similar one on Step 2 CK, what are the odds I don't get matched at general surgery, anesthesiology and internal medicine?? I need rough percentages, please.
Because my father wants me to finish residency at a university hospital in Egypt because he says he's not 100% sure i'll get matched in US.
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Default I'll take a wild guess

There are several other factors that affect your matching probability such as:
  • USCE and LoRs
  • Year of Graduation
  • CS Pass first attempt
  • Visa requirement
  • Community versus University hospital
  • Surgery and anesthesiology much more difficult than Internal Medicine
  • Certain States much more difficult than others
  • Research and publications
  • Your personality and likability factors and your Interview performances
  • Connections versus no connections with residency programs

If I were to forecast just based on your score disregarding all these other factors, I'd say your chances of matching would be 75-85%

This is just a wild guess, nobody can tell for sure.

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Default I GOT MY STEP 2 CK score

I got it and it's far below my expectations, 214/79. Now I'm aiming at medicine or psychiatry. What're my chances? Given i'm willing to pass CS via the first attempt. Gonna take Step 3 before residency. Do observership in such majors. I'm good at interviews with fluent English, easily integrated in Western societies. So what are my chances??
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Now that you have a lower CK score then your chances might be lower than what I said earlier, probably 55-65%.

But I have to stress again, scores are not everything.

Go do your observerships and get some US LoRs and that would certainly increase your chances.

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