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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Old 05-10-2016
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Step 1 Score: 210's
Number of Interviews: 11
Matched into an Internal Medicine Program.

This post is to give people out there with similar scores hope. Scores are important, but not everything. Add to your CV in every way that you can: Research, poster presentations, strong letters.

An all-rounded CV can help overcome low scores.
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Can you tell us more about your credentials.
Your strenghs to overcome the low scores ?

Any advice on how to find and do rrsearch.?
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That is amazing. Could you please give us more details? How did you do to make your CV stronger?
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Correct Answer Great Advice

I know a few people that were able to match with somewhat lower Step 1 scores.

Could you tell me us your other scores/research/experiences?

Thank you!
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An all-rounded CV with an appropriate balance of USCE, good LORs and research helps.

Once you get an interview, the key is to nail it. At this juncture, they are satisfied with your credentials. All they are now looking for is someone who they can see themselves working with on a daily basis. The interview is an extremely important part of the process.

I learnt of the research vacancy during my observership. There are lists available online, although outdated. You can visit the websites of places you want to work at and check if they offer research.

My CK was in the 230's.
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Great story!
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An all-rounded CV with an appropriate balance of USCE, good LORs and research helps.

Once you get an interview, the key is to nail it. At this juncture, they are satisfied with your credentials. All they are now looking for is someone who they can see themselves working with on a daily basis. The interview is an extremely important part of the process.

I learnt of the research vacancy during my observership. There are lists available online, although outdated. You can visit the websites of places you want to work at and check if they offer research.

My CK was in the 230's.
First of all congratulations at the match.
I am interested in Research opportunities.
can you please send me the list of research positions you mentioned.
Thanx in advance.
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That's really great encouragement
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Are you an IMG needing visa ??
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An all-rounded CV with an appropriate balance of USCE, good LORs and research helps.

Once you get an interview, the key is to nail it. At this juncture, they are satisfied with your credentials. All they are now looking for is someone who they can see themselves working with on a daily basis. The interview is an extremely important part of the process.

I learnt of the research vacancy during my observership. There are lists available online, although outdated. You can visit the websites of places you want to work at and check if they offer research.

My CK was in the 230's.

Congrats. I am sure having 230s on CK probably helped more than research/publications. Nonetheless, awesome!
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First of all congratulations at the match.
I am interested in Research opportunities.
can you please send me the list of research positions you mentioned.
Thanx in advance.
I think if you go to frieda, you can search for research positions. It allows you to customize your search based on location. Hope this helps!
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