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

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Old 06-13-2013
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I am an IMG with the following profile:

YOG: 2008
Step 1: 223
CK: 224
CS: second attempt
Do not need Visa
have 2 LORs from home and 2 from US

Is it necessary for me to have Step 3 results prior to September 15 in order to boost my chances of being matched? I work full-time and am double-minded about Step 3 because of getting a low score if I take it around August so that the results are out before September 15. What do you guys suggest me, to prepare well for it and take it by end of this year, or to take and just merely pass it prior to my application in September 15? Which one sounds better?
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