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Old 04-17-2011
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Listening Second Attempt Step 1 chances of Residency

Do you know the chances of a person getting residency if he didn't pass the step 1 exam on his first attempt?

I'm very scared about this.

I haven't gotten the time to look into this matter yet because I am still preparing for the step 1 exam again but I just wanted to know if u know anything about getting residency for those not passing step 1 on the first attempt.

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Old 04-17-2011
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Default 10-20%

Only about 10-20% of residency programs accept second attempt passers.

So your chances are 10-20% of those who passed from the first attempt.

I suggest you try to get a very high score in your second attempt so that PDs will say, .. Oh OK he must have got some exceptional trouble in his first attempt.
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