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USMLE Scores Step 1 Score 190 for Radiology Residency

Hello Everybody,
I wonder if there is people with low step 1 score applying this year.
I have a low score in Step 1 190/75 and I would like to know if this gives me any chance in this life to go into Radiology. I know it sounds ridiculous but I'm doing right now observerships in big/Important hospitals in Radiology and I have 240 in Step 2 and passed CS in my first attempt.

Do I have chances in any Specialty?

I also like General Surgery, ObGyn, and Sports Medicine, I mean I can get backup programs but I love Radiology.
Please tell me if I should give up on this because I hear everyday discouragement and I'm losing my hope on this.

Thank you! I would like to read stories from people with low Step 1 too!
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The only way that you can get into radiology with 190 step 1 score is via connections.

Applying just like that without a strong push by a connection will not get you interviews in Radiology.

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With this low of STEP 1 score you won't be invited to an interview if you have no connection
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So I'm right now doing an Observership in a non-IMG friendly hospital in NYC. That means the connection there will be useless?

I'm planning to do 1-2 years in research also, and I have 2 observerships more, 1 in an IMG friendly place.

What else do you recommend for me?

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You must find the statistics sheet on NRMP where you can see that interview granted in diagnostic radiology when step 1 score 220 and more.
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SO I have thought the option of applying to other specialties, although I'm not sure yet which other I would apply but I have some questions.

1. What happens with AMGs that get low scores in step 1? What kind of specialty do they apply to?

2. According to my profile, which specialty you think I should choose instead of radiology if I get LORs form radiology? does it help even though the letters are from other specialty?



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SO I have thought the option of applying to other specialties, although I'm not sure yet which other I would apply but I have some questions.

1. What happens with AMGs that get low scores in step 1? What kind of specialty do they apply to?

2. According to my profile, which specialty you think I should choose instead of radiology if I get LORs form radiology? does it help even though the letters are from other specialty?



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1. They go to lower-tier hospital and pursue the so-called "less competitive specialties" such as: Psychiatry, FM, Pediatrics etc

2. If you want to do radiology, try to make connections. Do research, master degree, PhD etc. Try to get to know influential doctors. Your goal is to have them vouch for you. Is it easy? Nope, extremely hard. Is it possible? yes, it is
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