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I am an IMG and have poor step 1 scores of 213/80..and my area of interest is pediatrics. I wish to apply for transitional year as a back up so that I can do 1 year of rotations (basically do USCE) and apply for pediatrics in the next match..and yeah i forgot to mention that i a medical student and want to do 4 months electives and 6 months of research before applying for match after 1 year of graduation..my query is should i go with only transitional year with this poor step 1 score during the first match i go or peds primarily and then transitional year as backup?i heard once i have applied to programs in match the next year's match filters out the same candidate..how competitive is transitional year and is it possible to get it with my score??and does they offer any visa in transitional year??
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Transitional year way more competitive than peds .......AMGs love it ...

with 4 months electives and research you will easily get in peds ... no need for transitional year .......
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Thanks a lot, buddy ..but NRMP shows many slots unfulfilled in Transitional year and from what little I have read they are mostly filled in post match scramble..that's why I was confused..and yup buddy left hope of IM..with 213 it was way too much to ask .. Will want to get some clarification from you regarding transitional year too as you know your opinion matters a lot to me
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Hey man, Peds scores are lower than IM... apply to categorical peds.
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Hey man, Peds scores are lower than IM... apply to categorical peds.
yah,thats why i left hope of IM,and besides IM has many community hospitals not affiliated to Universities,so getting fellowship would be a real problem if one studies from them..my field of interest is hemato/oncology..so pediatrics can even provide me the oppurtunity to do so..Peds besides have community programs most of them are University affiliated,may be its slightly easier to bag a fellowship from such affiliated hospital community program than independent community program..plus my score isn't good ,infact it is very poor,so Peds will be better than IM..but still am short on the score for matched candidates (non-US) which is 219..so was thinking of transitional year to boost up chances..since my knowledge about transitional year is very limited(its not that i have good knowledge about other programs,am weak at them too)..so i sought help from this forum which gave me so much during my step 1 prep days
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