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Rheumatology/Orthopedics got 87 (208) in step 1 is there any way to orthopedic residency?

I am IMG, my step 1 score 208 depressed me a lot, but I still has a hope.

I am preparing now for step 2 CK ...what can I do ?

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Stop Find yourself another dream

I don't think you have a chance.

Orthopedic programs have requested above 240 Step 1 score last year, and more importantly they were 95% filled by AMGs not IMGs.

So I guess your chances are very very low.

The only way that I can see you can make it to Ortho is that if you have connections with residency program directors and even if that's true, it's still very very difficult.

Find yourself another dream my dear.
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but i heard that if u got 1 year training in ortho inside usa , thats gonna help how much does it true?
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but i heard that if u got 1 year training in ortho inside usa , thats gonna help how much does it true?
Yes, that's true. But can you tell me how you gonna get one year training in Ortho? That's sounds like just what I told you. "Connections"

If you know somebody in the field he can take you with him to the hospital and get you involved in research and stuff like that. Then when you apply to his residency program he can convince the committee that you are an excellent candidate even though you have low score.

But as I told you before, even such scenario is very difficult. Because your friend might not be able to convince them that you are better than an AMG who scored 260 in Step 1
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