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I am from India and currently final intern year of MBBS. I have got paeds electives at harvard for the month of January. I cant to do more than one moth of electives because i have got an extension in internship and with just one month extension my date of graduation will slip to last week of april.

I already have step 1 score in had (243) and i will need to be very fast in taking step ck and cs after april since i will need my results before 15 sep.

My question is :- with similar step 2 ck scores or higher and just one month of harvard elective and may be 2 US lor, will I be able to match in good paeds programs? I am very stressed out because people are saying that match is getting difficult and from 2016 its gonna be no img. I come from a middle class family and with such high expenditure, chances of not getting matched are giving me nightmares

Please answer my query very very honestly.
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Are you kidding me? Scores above 240s in both steps and a harvard elective.... and you want peds.... consider yourself matched....
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The thought of not matching scares me too but its normal to get scared because the dream of US residency is too precious and needs a lot of investment but you have very good scores... don't worry...
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Default You are well above the average !!

Are you really applying only for Paeds residency ??, then according to my calculations, your step 1 score seems to be well above the average of around 230 for Paeds. Moreover you have USCE,, so you seem to have good chances of matching , provided next year you are ECFMG certified timely,this is what i feel !!

And people must having been saing about the difficulty of matching ever since the USMLE came into existence !!
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