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Unhappy CS and Step 1 Attempts!

Hello everybody
I am an IMG. I have failed attempt at Step 1 and CS. Somehow I gathered strength and reappeared for CS and passed it. Can anyone tell me of my chances of getting into residency before I reattempt Step 1. Is there any chance of getting into even Family med or Psychiatry?
Am I being too optimistic in my pursuit?
Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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My friend,
I dont want to be pessimistic neither optimistic. Now its up to you. If you feel like fighting, go for it! But you have a lot of things to do such a great scores on both steps, preferably taking step 3, a lot of USCE etc and the main thing is to find connections through USCE. I have attempt myself, so now working hard toward connections. If you dont feel like fighting, there are other ways, such PhD, MPH etc and by the way its a good way to improve your CV even though its much longer. Thats my honest opinion
Good luck to any way you choose!
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If you are a US citizen or GC holder, that's a good start. Connections will be your best bet.
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No I am an IMG. Even a family med or psychiatry is not possible??
Anyway I have decided to go forward and reattempt. This time cautiously.
I want to know in what fields are my chances so to call hopeful?
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