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folks here are my credentials:

IMG
YOG : 2011
step 1 : 240 first attempt
step 2 : 241 first attempt
CS : Passed first attempt
2 months hands on US clinical experience in 2 medicine subspecialties in a university hospital
4 U.S LORs (2 waived and 2 unwaived,3 of them pretty strong)
NO research experience
step 3 due in november
Require VISA

i applied to around 135 I.M programs. NO calls yet.one rejection.

I am a bit concerned about my USMLE scores.I am afraid with so many ppl scoring in high 240's n 250's even a double 240 just might not enough this year.

So i want to know about:

1.my chances of getting into a competitive residency program with future fellowship opportunities( A university program or a university affiliated community program)

2. how many calls would be enough to match into a program of above desired credentials??

3.anything that i can do to improve my chances besides taking step 3( which i will take definetly)??

Plz give a 'realistic' opinion..I know ppl on this forum are very nice n helpful but don't need a sweet talk.
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i agree with shahzaib in the other thread.

1)you have good chance, there's a lot out there who have low scores (including myself just kinda shy to post). the people who posted are those usually with great scores, so don't get concerned, yours is good enough. with regards to fellowship, even comm programs have good chance since there's a lot of comm hosp having fellowships too. it's totally not true that only univ/UAC programs can do fellowship.

2) caribb imgs= 5-7+ IVs, other imgs=6-8+.. that's a rough estimate & there's always exceptions as luck also plays a role. some have 3 IVs average score & got matched.

3)do more USCE

good luck man..
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i agree with shahzaib in the other thread.

1)you have good chance, there's a lot out there who have low scores (including myself just kinda shy to post). the people who posted are those usually with great scores, so don't get concerned, yours is good enough. with regards to fellowship, even comm programs have good chance since there's a lot of comm hosp having fellowships too. it's totally not true that only univ/UAC programs can do fellowship.

2) caribb imgs= 5-7+ IVs, other imgs=6-8+.. that's a rough estimate & there's always exceptions as luck also plays a role. some have 3 IVs average score & got matched.

3)do more USCE

good luck man..
Thank you for ur reply.feeling kind of relived.
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