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Hi all,
So I am done with USMLE finally and here are my scores.
Step 1 -231
Step 2- 252
CS passed (all 1st attempt)
Step 3 pending
i have around 2 months of observership experience ( 7 weeks to be precise)
3 US LOR and 1 home country
YOG 2008

Interested in IM.

So what do you think how many programs should I apply to??
I don't have any back up specialty in mind as yet, applying only to IM is ok??
Any input will be highly appreciated.
I know everyone of us are very tensed about this right now, so Good luck all and I hope everyone will be matched and happy Thanks!
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And yes a very important factor, I need visa. Hoping for H1B if things turn out fine
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100-150. Mostly community programs.

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hey i also want some guidance
my step1-221
step2-207
cs passed 1st attempt
have green card
year of graduation 2007
i have 2yrs experience in obgyn and almost 2 yrs experience in family med
one month observership in US in obgyn
i want to apply for obgyn (mainly) and pediatrics
how many programs should i apply to?
n what do u say what re chances for obgyn...I ve one US lor and one lor is from a physician back home who specialized in US.
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why community programs
his creds are great
i dont see why you should not apply to uni programs as well
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I also have another question. I graduated in the year 2007 end but my degree was released in Jan 2008.
So my question is should I apply to those programs whose YOG cut off is 5 year or less??? Thanks again!
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I also have another question. I graduated in the year 2007 end but my degree was released in Jan 2008.
So my question is should I apply to those programs whose YOG cut off is 5 year or less??? Thanks again!
Anyone please???
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hi, please what do you mean about community and uni program
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I also have another question. I graduated in the year 2007 end but my degree was released in Jan 2008.
So my question is should I apply to those programs whose YOG cut off is 5 year or less??? Thanks again!
In programs which have YOG cut off of 4 and more years.
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hi, please what do you mean about community and uni program
University programs are more competitive as compared to community programs.You have more research opportunities and better chance for competitive fellowships once you are done with residency...having said that many community programs also have these features.You have to research for the kind of program you are aiming for.Univ programs ideally require high scores ,good USCE and research,but again tha's not universal.
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