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Default Step 1: 226 - Need suggestions

I got my Step 1 Score today of 226. I am an IMG and was looking to apply for match in Sept. 2014. I still need to give Step 2 CK.

This score has me worried about my chances of getting through. Should I continue with USMLE and go ahead with Step 2 CK?
  • What options are available for someone with this score?
  • If I get a much improved Step 2 score will that make up for my average score on Step 1?
  • What corrective actions from here should I take from here to increase my match probability.

Any suggestions on how to go forward will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.
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keep moving forward..

Nobody can tell you if you'll match or not. You just have to apply and see. You have a chance, just do better in CK. If you have passed all exams with first attempt, recent graduation and USCE you have a chance. Do your research and apply to IMG friendly programs/states.
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I got my Step 1 Score today of 226. I am an IMG and was looking to apply for match in Sept. 2014. I still need to give Step 2 CK.

This score has me worried about my chances of getting through. Should I continue with USMLE and go ahead with Step 2 CK?
  • What options are available for someone with this score?
  • If I get a much improved Step 2 score will that make up for my average score on Step 1?
  • What corrective actions from here should I take from here to increase my match probability.

Any suggestions on how to go forward will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.
Your score is fine. Just try to score higher on CK, work harder and you will. Try to find a research and some quality USCE to strengthen your application. Don't listen to negative criticism about your score. It is just fine for I.M if you are a normal person & can show that in interviews. Good luck.
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