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


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Old 08-21-2013
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Hey guys one of my best friends is in a pretty big dilemma... And is wondering if she should try to match this or next?

She got her cs back today and failed. She probably won't get her permit in time to get a cs score by oct. so the next scheduling period results will come out in dec.

Her credentials are:
Img will graduate end of september
Step 1 207
Step 2 cs failed
Step 2 ck giving in 2-3 weeks
All us clinical rotations
Greencard holder
1 research job for 2yrs

She's asking if she should take her ck soon and sometime in oct-nov take cs and apply for family this year or next yr. if she choose this year would it hurt her chances next yr if she matches?

I really don't know what to tell her and I'm hoping u guys could give me some insight. Thanks for any help!
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anybody got any opinions?
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i think next year is a better option..she can be done with all the steps by then and she apply to more no of programs..even if she takes her CS in lets say october she will get her result in december and that would be late..
there are lot of other factors too..if she is determined to get into a good program then next year is the best bet..
and regarding your other question, i have heard of people who get into psych or family med and then try for internal med the next year , but the programs do not like this and instead of going via this route its better to wait a year and make your application strong
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thanks for the help!
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