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Aslamo Alykom,, Hello

I'm an IMG from Saudi Arabia I passed step 1 with a score of 206 ,, I didn't do step 2 ck or cs yet ...


Will I have any chance for a GS residency in the US

or should I look in other country because of that bad score



Appreciate your help ..and thank you
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Hi Dr. Egocentric,

there is a recent publication that may interest you. http://www.ecfmg.org/resources/NRMP-...uates-2014.pdf

To sum in up, in the situation as it is now your chance is very low to match into any specialty, let alone surgery, which is super duper competitive. That being said, some individuals manage to get a position with low Step1 scores, typically after working for several years in research at US institutions and/or very strong contacts.
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[IMG][/IMG]


Does that mean if my step 1 score is 206 I have a chance 1 out of 10 to be in general surgery ?
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it means that out of the 35 non-US IMG who applied for that year, 10 were accepted and 25 were not accepted

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Does that mean if my step 1 score is 206 I have a chance 1 out of 10 to be in general surgery ?
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Maybe if you crushed CK had a bunch of sexy research and had some string to pull. If I were you with your step 1 and no step 2 at this point...I'd look into other countries as well. No one would fault you for trying your luck in the match next year but I have plenty of friends with +30 points on your score as USIMGs not getting much love from surgery.
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