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Old 07-24-2016
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Hey... I have a question concerning the specialties that require the lowest requirements can anyone share what they are.... I applied to IM last year and unfortunately i did not match !!!! my scores are 230, 222, pass ( STEP 1 ,2 CK, 2 CS) all passed from the first time with 2 months USCE and I am an IMG...

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Typically, specialties with the most flexible and lenient requirements are Family Medicine and Psychiatry.

Just remember, if you are applying to new specialties you haven't before you will need to get:

1. Specialty specific documents (Letters of Recommendation and Personal Statements)

2. Enough funds to apply to enough programs per specialty

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The lowest step 1 score for matched applicants this year in IM was 214 and peds 215. Official data is available on the NRMP website each year. It is very helpful and can give you insight into and scores and other criteria for matched and unmatched applicants in every specialty.
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Default What are the odds , how can i improve my CV

Indian IMG

Step 1 : 217 (1 attempt)

Step 2 ck : 233 (2 attempt)

Step 2 cs : scheduled

YOG : 2013

1.4 years clinical experience in critical care medicine in home country

Other certifications : BLS , ACLS

No USCE , No LOR's

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Family Medicine kinda prefer us citizen over igm
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Star Apply broadly

I think one of the main things is to apply broadly. You may have to apply to a large number of programs. (I'm not sure how many you specifically applied too).

Also speciality specific letters of recommendation, work in that field (or rotations), research are all important parts of the application. Having a letter of recommendation from a program you are applying to (a faculty member who was on your peds rotation, family medicine rotation, or really any rotation) would help to build your character because someone from their institution knows you. Same goes for research/observerships.

Hope that helps,
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