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Hi everyone,
I had high score in step 1 but a very low score in step 2, passed cs and am ECFMG certified. Have done externships in private clinics as well as one teaching hospital( observership). Total USCE 3 months.. going to take my step 3 in july.. Do you think low step 2 can affect the chances?
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What do u mean by very low score?

I think if you need a visa sponsorship, then the scores have important role. If you don't need one then don't panic
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What do u mean by very low score?

I think if you need a visa sponsorship, then the scores have important role. If you don't need one then don't panic
I need visa sponsorship
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I made my post depneding on my friends experience who got low score & were successfully got into residency programs, but they didn't need visa sponsorship.
Although this is experience but its not a rule
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I made my post depneding on my friends experience who got low score & were successfully got into residency programs, but they didn't need visa sponsorship.
Although this is experience but its not a rule

what did your friend match in? because i am in the same boat
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