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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Here is my back story, I am a US citizen who went to med school in India and graduated with a 2.5 GPA. I have 3 attempts on step 1 and now 1 attempt on step 2 ck all are around 150's, my NBME scores were much higher. I have only passed step 2 ck, I am tired of going through this and failing yes I do q bank and read the books 3-4 times. I am wondering if I should give up or keep trying? (No, I don't want to give up). I am 2nd author on a research paper of a schizophrenia review, yet to published. I have 8 months of observerships (2 out of 8 months were actually externships). I will have 3 strong recommendation letters from highly achieved Psychiatrists (research and clinical) from a university. Also, i focused 3 out of my 8 month in psych. as that is what I want to go into. PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE IF I SHOULD MOVE ON OR KEEP TRYING. Have you heard of anyone that has gotten in despite all these attempts?
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Here is my back story, I am a US citizen who went to med school in India and graduated with a 2.5 GPA. I have 3 attempts on step 1 and now 1 attempt on step 2 ck all are around 150's, my NBME scores were much higher. I have only passed step 2 ck, I am tired of going through this and failing yes I do q bank and read the books 3-4 times. I am wondering if I should give up or keep trying? (No, I don't want to give up). I am 2nd author on a research paper of a schizophrenia review, yet to published. I have 8 months of observerships (2 out of 8 months were actually externships). I will have 3 strong recommendation letters from highly achieved Psychiatrists (research and clinical) from a university. Also, i focused 3 out of my 8 month in psych. as that is what I want to go into. PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE IF I SHOULD MOVE ON OR KEEP TRYING. Have you heard of anyone that has gotten in despite all these attempts?
In your particular case I would try to pass step 1 with a good good good score (good means more than 250), and before you apply to residency get STEP 3 out of the way with an awesome score (awesome ins tep 3 is more than 230)

Being a U.S Citizen is a plus.. but lets wait for the experts to comment on this.. you are in a tough spot.. so i wouldnt know for sure
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Here is my back story, I am a US citizen who went to med school in India and graduated with a 2.5 GPA. I have 3 attempts on step 1 and now 1 attempt on step 2 ck all are around 150's, my NBME scores were much higher. I have only passed step 2 ck, I am tired of going through this and failing yes I do q bank and read the books 3-4 times. I am wondering if I should give up or keep trying? (No, I don't want to give up). I am 2nd author on a research paper of a schizophrenia review, yet to published. I have 8 months of observerships (2 out of 8 months were actually externships). I will have 3 strong recommendation letters from highly achieved Psychiatrists (research and clinical) from a university. Also, i focused 3 out of my 8 month in psych. as that is what I want to go into. PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE IF I SHOULD MOVE ON OR KEEP TRYING. Have you heard of anyone that has gotten in despite all these attempts?

If you really want psych, you need to really show them you can do something.
Get a PhD in Psychology.

Get 250+ scores.


if not you will not even get 1 interview.
I am sorry, You will not succeed otherwise.
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Have you passed any steps?
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Have you passed any steps?
How can one fing GPA?
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In your particular case I would try to pass step 1 with a good good good score (good means more than 250), and before you apply to residency get STEP 3 out of the way with an awesome score (awesome ins tep 3 is more than 230)

Being a U.S Citizen is a plus.. but lets wait for the experts to comment on this.. you are in a tough spot.. so i wouldnt know for sure
How can one fing GPA?
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read his/her original post... passed step 2 ck
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