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Listening UK Grad, 87 Step 1 Score, Looking for Surgery

HI guys got my score is 208/87
not very pleased 6-7 months prep, u world 75%, NBME 7, 220. very down right now looking at all the forums everyone is getting 99s and high 3 digit scores.
I am an IMG (UK grad)
Indian citizenship
2 months USCE with great letters from Hopkins and Tufts (in IM)

have been doing surgery in the UK for 2 yrs have the membership exams for the UK.

what are my chances of landing a general surgery residency in the states.

I wouldn't mind if I had to do IM in the US either because my second choice would have been gastro as a career any way.

I don't know if this is a good score.

Please advise
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I personally think it is a good score...87 is past the cut-off for alot of programs...
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thanks for the reply do u know what the cut off mark is? thanks and do u know anyone with this score who got surge? thanks.
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Hey Loko

Idont whats up with the exam this time . my friend too wrote it last month. he had good scores [>220] in nbme and did complete uworld But he too got in 86 percentile only !!

Do u mind posting what went wrong . whats was the system and subject division ?? how much did come molecular biology,genetics and biochem ? iam gonna do my step 1 soon and iam too planning a6-7 month plan !!
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Default General Surgery difficult with this score

General surgery is one of the competitive branches in USA. Scores less than 95 are less likely to match in it.

Your USCE and UK graduation should significantly boost your profile though.

I am wondering why did you do Hopkins and Tufts Internal Medicine if your goal was surgery?

I think matching into Internal Medicine (then Gastro fellowship) is doable for you.

For surgery, you may want to try your luck by applying to Surgery Prelim and see if you can get interviews.

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You are not a UK grad so get yr facts straight. You are an Indian grad with UK experience so dont twist the truth.

I know a grad from London Medical School who got into gen surg this year but he didnt go to an Indian Medical School which maybe counted in his favour.
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You are not a UK grad so get yr facts straight. You are an Indian grad with UK experience so dont twist the truth.

I know a grad from London Medical School who got into gen surg this year but he didnt go to an Indian Medical School which maybe counted in his favour.
Umm apuk79, I dunno what u mean by twisting the truth, I graduated from the the British Isles, I went to RCSI lol or so it says on my degree, where did u graduate from before u start speakin maybe u should get ur facts straight?
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Umm apuk79, I dunno what u mean by twisting the truth, I graduated from the the British Isles, I went to RCSI lol or so it says on my degree, where did u graduate from before u start speakin maybe u should get ur facts straight?
Hey Guys lets keep the environment of this discussion positive.
apuk79 , no offense but your remark was a bit rude , lokoman is looking for aome help and guidance here ,
Irrespective of your Citizenship , Your UK graduation will help you a lot as U.S PDs do consider UK clinical experience , But i totally Agree with Sabio here , as your electives were in Med , so you can definately get IM and than Gastro , OR GO FOR SURGERY PreLim .
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Exactly I don't know where the hostility came from I just wanted info. The reason I did the electives in med was cos my college organises electives for us and there are limited seats unfortunatly all the surge seats, which were already limited were taken so I thought these would be better than non especially since they were at Hopkins and Tufts so I took them and at that point I had not made my mind up between med or surge, cos I was still in uni. Anyway both places gave me great letters so it counts for something. And all the profs who gave me surgical letters here are all trained in the us and some even trained a couple of the profs working there lol so the surgical letters do carry some weight. To be honest my only weakness is the bloody step 1 score I heard of ppl here with 99 who don't get surge hence my worry.
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