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Hi guys,

Humbly looking for your honest opinions on if there's a chance for landing an IM residency even at a community hospital with these scores.

Step 1: 215
CK: 213
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2 months of USCE, both at Memorial Sloan Kettering with 2 LoR's
6 months of US observerships in gastro/cards with another letter.
No research.
Just graduated.
US citizen, won't need visas.

I know that I should apply to FM as well, but is there any light at the end of the tunnel for IM?

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APPLY to all the IM preliminary, and Catogorial all of them. And apply to all the programs that are IMG friendly and dont DONT DONT give visa, you chances will be very good
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APPLY to all the IM preliminary, and Catogorial all of them. And apply to all the programs that are IMG friendly and dont DONT DONT give visa, you chances will be very good
Is preliminary positions a good substitute in case someone wants to secure a place?
Can I take although I don't want IM subspeciality ?
If I take it,this will improve my chances later to get complete 3-year categorical residency?
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Is preliminary positions a good substitute in case someone wants to secure a place?
Can I take although I don't want IM subspeciality ?
If I take it,this will improve my chances later to get complete 3-year categorical residency?
your getting the point , that why everyone applies to the Prem and catogorial program
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Thanks Shima,

If I get into Internal med prelim, can I reapply next year in IM categorical? Will that then make me PGY-2 or do I have to start all over in my internship year? How does this all work?

Also, I thought that the Internal Med prelim year was mostly used by students going into radiology, and other top tier residencies. Won't the competition be even greater than in Categorical IM?
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If I get into Internal med prelim, can I reapply next year in IM categorical? Will that then make me PGY-2 or do I have to start all over in my internship year? How does this all work?

Also, I thought that the Internal Med prelim year was mostly used by students going into radiology, and other top tier residencies. Won't the competition be even greater than in Categorical IM?
yes you can. but you have to be PGY1 again. very very few programs accept PGY2.

and yes, prelim is harder than IM or peds. thats were the RADIOs, DERMAs and SURGs AMGs flock.

btw. dont sweat, your score is bigger than mine.
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yes you can. but you have to be PGY1 again. very very few programs accept PGY2.

and yes, prelim is harder than IM or peds. thats were the RADIOs, DERMAs and SURGs AMGs flock.

btw. dont sweat, your score is bigger than mine.
try transitional also , Transitional programs are good too
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Ok I was under the impression that transitional years were impossible to get tho.. unless u crush the steps.
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Ok I was under the impression that transitional years were impossible to get tho.. unless u crush the steps.
no, please if you look at the NRMP date for IMG who matched, youll see. Nothign is impossible.

apply to everything you can , dont think they wont look at ur interview, if everyone thinks like you then no one will apply to anything
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yes you can. but you have to be PGY1 again. very very few programs accept PGY2.

and yes, prelim is harder than IM or peds. thats were the RADIOs, DERMAs and SURGs AMGs flock.

btw. dont sweat, your score is bigger than mine.
If i choose categorical and preliminary in the same program
will i pay for each part?25 $
or just to put mark against both with same 25 $
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If i choose categorical and preliminary in the same program
will i pay for each part?25 $
or just to put mark against both with same 25 $
just 25 for both of them(prelim & categ) on the same program, so as what shema said, just click all available. but transitional is on a different program so another 25$.
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just 25 for both of them(prelim & categ) on the same program, so as what shema said, just click all available. but transitional is on a different program so another 25$.

not all the programs

some are seprate so watch out.

I repear some are separate.

Also When do we pay, if it is 5 days for the money to be processed, what does that mean ???
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Ok I was under the impression that transitional years were impossible to get tho.. unless u crush the steps.
Transitional programs ARE harder to get into than prelim/categorical simply because AMG's need it for ROADS.
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