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Probability Residency Chances for Low Scores Green Card IMG

My step 1 score is 209, CK is 217 and cs in second attempt and green card and an IMG .. what are my chances? no usce
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no sugar-coating, the match got really hard & looks like the visa status is not a factor anymore ( unless to apply for programs that don't sponsor visas ) , so with those scores & the attempts it's hard, no one knows if it's gonna get better next year after Obama care kicks in.

on the other hand you can still match but you have to have lots of USCE, something to stand out & compensate for the defect in your CV, I know a guy personally with about the same scores & attempts like you who had done a research & a publication in Neurology for a year & ended up matching in neurology in a university program, so to sum up, it's doable but you have to work for it.

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btw, what's your YOG ?
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Hi!

My scores are as follows:
231 - Step 1
236 - Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS - to be taken

I hold a Canadian passport and I am a FMG. I have 4 LoRs: 2 from the US (after 8 weeks of cardiology externship) and 2 from home country (one of which is from a board certified doctor; 6 weeks of nephrology internship and 8 weeks of cardiology internship).
This may sound stupid but should I continue with USMLE? I want to match for internal medicine but it is so competitive. My father bears all the expenses and I don't want to burden him anymore.
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Hi!

My scores are as follows:
231 - Step 1
236 - Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS - to be taken

I hold a Canadian passport and I am a FMG. I have 4 LoRs: 2 from the US (after 8 weeks of cardiology externship) and 2 from home country (one of which is from a board certified doctor; 6 weeks of nephrology internship and 8 weeks of cardiology internship).
This may sound stupid but should I continue with USMLE? I want to match for internal medicine but it is so competitive. My father bears all the expenses and I don't want to burden him anymore.

Sure you could match, pass your cs, take your step 3 , work in a smart application (spent your money , only in programs that will consider your application, and as many as you can afford )

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i am worried

step 1 221
step 2 233
cs pass ( ist attempt)

only applied to IM got only 4 calls
cant tell any thing fro IVs
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i am worried

step 1 221
step 2 233
cs pass ( ist attempt)

only applied to IM got only 4 calls
cant tell any thing fro IVs
Sorry............
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Hi!

My scores are as follows:
231 - Step 1
236 - Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS - to be taken

I hold a Canadian passport and I am a FMG. I have 4 LoRs: 2 from the US (after 8 weeks of cardiology externship) and 2 from home country (one of which is from a board certified doctor; 6 weeks of nephrology internship and 8 weeks of cardiology internship).
This may sound stupid but should I continue with USMLE? I want to match for internal medicine but it is so competitive. My father bears all the expenses and I don't want to burden him anymore.
It really sounds stupid & yes, you should quit pursuing the american dream. I wonder how you even made it this far with such stupi5 questions
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It really sounds stupid & yes, you should quit pursuing the american dream. I wonder how you even made it this far with such stupi5 questions
Dear Sir,
As far as I know these are decent scores but not awesome. If you could only understand the financial constraints I am going through....
I wanted to know if I have a decent chance. That's it. I hear a lot of people who have 230+ and yet cannot make it.
Trust me, I wouldn't be putting this question if I wasn't serious about quitting.....

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It really sounds stupid & yes, you should quit pursuing the american dream. I wonder how you even made it this far with such stupi5 questions
You seem to have a habit of being confrontational with other posters. I assume you didn't make a big deal about your empathetic qualities in your personal statement.

For the IMG, these are stressful times. USMLE scores form a significant component of a successful application for an IMG, and the scores necessary to land good interviews seems to be increasing as time goes by.
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Hi!

My scores are as follows:
231 - Step 1
236 - Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS - to be taken

I hold a Canadian passport and I am a FMG. I have 4 LoRs: 2 from the US (after 8 weeks of cardiology externship) and 2 from home country (one of which is from a board certified doctor; 6 weeks of nephrology internship and 8 weeks of cardiology internship).
This may sound stupid but should I continue with USMLE? I want to match for internal medicine but it is so competitive. My father bears all the expenses and I don't want to burden him anymore.
Hi man (or lady),
I totally understand about your financial situation, and not wanting to burden your father with these things. Your scores are actually above the "average" match range for FMGs in general... I believe that the newest charting the match data puts the scores at a 227 for non USIMGS. You have good scores, and good clinical experience... I believe that you will get a few interviews in FM and IM, if you apply SMART! Look to see if the programs have IMGs in them! Maybe consider getting a "Match a Resident" list? Even though you are Canadian and technically an FMG, according to the last data available, Canada had 260 students match and 152 that didn't. Way better than India, that had only 860 match and 1,346 didn't. (Canada - 63%, India 34%)

You've come this far, and you've done well. Do you really want your father to have gone through everything that he's been through, and then have you give up?

You can do it!
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Your scores are fairly low, but not the worst out there. Your green card will help you ALOT (I'm a permanent citizen and I applied this year). Start research as sson as you can, and then apply. Call whatever connections you have (residents, fellows, doctors). I think you'll have a decent shot.
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