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Hi everyone, I am an IMG just graduated from my school. I have a 235 in step 1 and 255 in step 2 ck ,but I failed the step2 cs 1st attempt then I passed in the next attempt. I did 4 months electives and one publication. I am really aiming for Pathology but my fear is the CS attempt. Does anyone recommend applying or it is so competitive nowadays for attempters ?
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Hi everyone, I am an IMG just graduated from my school. I have a 235 in step 1 and 255 in step 2 ck ,but I failed the step2 cs 1st attempt then I passed in the next attempt. I did 4 months electives and one publication. I am really aiming for Pathology but my fear is the CS attempt. Does anyone recommend applying or it is so competitive nowadays for attempters ?
It can still be done.
Obviously, when you are looking at the various programs, take note of (and exclude) those programs where passing all steps on the first attempt is an absolute prerequisite.
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I agree great scores!

I think you have great scores congrats and good things in your favor to overshadow the CS second attempt youŽll be fine.
I agree with usmleire look at the requirements for each program and donŽt apply to the ones that mention passing on first attempt
good luck!
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Hi everyone, I am an IMG just graduated from my school. I have a 235 in step 1 and 255 in step 2 ck ,but I failed the step2 cs 1st attempt then I passed in the next attempt. I did 4 months electives and one publication. I am really aiming for Pathology but my fear is the CS attempt. Does anyone recommend applying or it is so competitive nowadays for attempters ?
I mean, at least you're aiming for path where CS reallyyyy shouldn't matter ! :roll eyes: Your scores are solid. As everyone else has said, apply smart, may throw a back up out there depending how you feel but just give it a shot and don't be too biased about your location. GL
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Good chances, but apply broadly to be safe to 100+ programs..
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