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Hi guys I graduated in 2005 and i failed step1 once.
Do you have any recommendations for me? I did kaplan 6 months.
Do you think I still have chances to get in a residency?

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I hate to tell you that's it's very very very difficult for you to get into residency.
You need a miracle.

You need to pass with 99 in all steps
You need to do USCE and get super LoRs
You need connections with PDs
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Do you think I still have chances to get in a residency?
Of course you have them! Why not?

Just do next attempt after you will have good correlation with q-banks like Kaplan or UW, NBME etc.
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Thank you guys at least i know what i have to do.good luck.
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Yes there is a chance.
I have heard about a guy who failed and got selected last year.
Don't worry have faith.
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just go for it .and try to figure out what u didnt do last time.thats the KEY.

there are lots of things ,which apparently looks insurmountable but they are not.....they are just in the minds ,and there are folks who break those boundaries its just because of believing in self and taking things as Challenge.if you think any thing DIFFICULT ,then everything can be difficult even taken the next breath.but if leave things on God or nature and just do what u can do, U can make it .....lots ov time thinking makes things difficult
one thing is our wish and one is of Nature s wish ,there is no guarantee even if u r fresh graduate with double 99 in MLE ,that u will get residency,any thing can happen with any one NO ONE KNOWS....I KNOW such folk too who invested some 2,3 years on MLE and when he did nt get his choice program he went back to his country and got it at very prestigious and internationally renowned university.(he wanted radiology and got int.medicine in US ).i know the one who got residency even failing the first time and despite being old graduate.
if you wanna make it you can cuz there are folks who have done it ..you r not the first one.I believe you will make it ..
keep posting ,have great time with a great come back.best ov luck
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Hi guys I graduated in 2005 and i failed step1 once.
Do you have any recommendations for me? I did kaplan 6 months.
Do you think I still have chances to get in a residency?

thank you.
you can make it, but you will need a 99 on steps. Once u get that score it becomes a positive for you - people will realise that you didnt give up and worked hard. If i were a PD i would want someone like that.

But you will be eliminated from programs that have filters for young grads and require first attempt passing.
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I am sure you are not the only one, there are alot of others. Just because your chances are slim, doesn't mean you shouldn't try.
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