Originally Posted by pshah514
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.