Step 1 score: 93/219 - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-11-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 15
Threads: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 13
Probability Step 1 score: 93/219

Hello to everyone!
I am an IMG who needs Visa, graduated in 2007 with 1 publication (not first name), 2 months observership in Boston (MGH) and doing my residency ( months) IM right now in my country.
I would like to apply for IM in NY/NJ/FL..... but step 1 score (93/219) discouraged me...

Could you honestly tell me if there is any chance to be accepted in NY/NJ/FL for IM with such a score? Should I go on taking the rest of the steps?
I am in a big dilemma, because if I continue studying this means that I have to quit from my residency position for the 2012 match. Should I take the risk?

Any kind suggestions would be more than welcome!
Thank u!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-11-2010
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,318
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,846 Times in 1,808 Posts
Reputation: 4899
Default Take the risk

Your Step 1 score is not bad at all.

You have strong points: the MGH observership and you have LoRs from there this will get you really high in the ranking.
The second thing is that you are not an old graduate and that's a great plus in your application.
The other good thing is that you want IM in IMG-friendly states.

So if I were you I take the risk.

Try to get higher score in the CK and pass the CS from first attempt and you should be fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
lepidoptera (12-12-2010)
Old 12-12-2010
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 15
Threads: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 13

Thank you very much Sabio for your kind response

You gave me the courage to stick to my primary plan, despite my "average "-according to many people- score...I hear about so many double 99ers iMG canditates that I got disappointed after my performance..

I' ll do my best to score higher in Step 2 CK and to pass CS before 1st September so as to be ecfmg certificated as soon as possible.

May God bless you for your kindness..
Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've got my USMLE Step 1 Score! superwild USMLE Step 1 Forum 25 03-31-2012 11:32 PM
What time should we get Step 3 score? samreen154 USMLE Step 3 Forum 7 11-26-2010 05:20 PM
got my step 1 score..99... usmleguy USMLE Step 1 Forum 16 11-19-2010 01:02 AM
How to score a 99 on Step 2 CK sunny1 USMLE Links & Free Ads 2 10-28-2010 03:59 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)