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i want to know my chances in general surgery residency

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step 1 score 80 ( 2nd attempt )

step 2 99 ( 1st attempt )

cs ( 1st attempt )

step 3 93 ( 1 st attempt )

3 months USCE

3 American LOR
4 Foriegn LOR

graduated 2006

general surgery resident in my country in the 3rd year

please help me and if any things can increase my chances to general residency programs
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Your chances is close to zero%
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Why do you say that BrianDM? Can you please explain? Is it because of Moodyy25 Step 1 Score? Second attempt?
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Your chances is close to zero%
even preliminary programs

if my chances equal zero how i can increase my chances plz replay to me

wt is the most bad thing in my profile
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Stop Second attempt no surgery

No surgery residency progam accepts second attempt Step 1 even if you have the best LoRs and USCE.

The only exception is to get "personal connections" with PDs, even that is next to impossible.

I suggest you look for IM or FM or Peds if you have to come to USA
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No surgery residency progam accepts second attempt Step 1 even if you have the best LoRs and USCE.

The only exception is to get "personal connections" with PDs, even that is next to impossible.

I suggest you look for IM or FM or Peds if you have to come to USA

your words also for preliminary or categorical only ?
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your words also for preliminary or categorical only ?
You probably can get into prelim, but that would be a huge risk because when you finish the prelim, still no body will take you, still you need a strong personal connection.
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your words also for preliminary or categorical only ?
You can get into prelim surgery with your credentials.
However, you need to increase your surgical network connections as much as you can here in the US in order to secure a position in surgery residency.
I'd say it' very very difficult given your second attempt in Step 1 but I can also say it's not impossible.
Be prepared to spend time in "unpaid research" as I guess you may need at least one or two years with dedicated surgical USCE (observership, externship, research) before they allow you in.
I agree with what BrianDM has been telling you but I want to add that it's not impossible, yet it's very very difficult.
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can moodyy25 please post as to what happened with his match?
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