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Old 06-24-2014
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Default IMG With CS attempt,Need Help

[i am an IMG,2010 grad,step 1 and 2 scores are 241,239
step 2 CS passed on 2nd attempt.have 4,5 month USCE and one research lor but no publications.should i go for internal medicine or some other specialities.
what damage CS attempt will make on my match chances???
if i have GC ,will this increased my chances of being matched?
need realistic advise.

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Old 06-25-2014
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From what I see your scores are good. I also observed that just a few programs mention issues with step 2 cs attempts, but a lot have issues with attempts on step 1 and 2ck. Also a lot of programs like green card holders and citizens. Long story short in my opinion you have a 50/50 chance in IM, FM, Peds etc but for competitive programs it will be be difficult.Again Ive never applied for the match so take what I say with a pinch of salt.
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