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Old 05-18-2011
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Unhappy 35-Yr-Old Egyptian Grad

I graduated in 2002, I did a master degree in critical care in EGYPT, now am working as ICU registrar since then ...
I did USMLE Step 2 CK, scored 99 "240" ...
I was born in November 1977 ...
I don't know why I stopped studding for usmle step 1, I feel it is useless, I want to know about my chances to get a match, especially with my age ???
Do I have any chance???
Should I go on with the step 1 or, look for another fruitful way??
please help ...
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Yes you have chances. The fact that you were not off practice all those years is in your side.

Go get another 240 in Step 1.
Pass the CS from first attempt.
Come to US and do some USCE.

You'll then be able to be matched into residency.
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thx for the reply, i hope i will ..
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Originally Posted by scorpion645 View Post
I graduated in 2002, I did a master degree in critical care in EGYPT, now am working as ICU registrar since then ...
I did USMLE Step 2 CK, scored 99 "240" ...
I was born in November 1977 ...
I don't know why I stopped studding for usmle step 1, I feel it is useless, I want to know about my chances to get a match, especially with my age ???
Do I have any chance???
Should I go on with the step 1 or, look for another fruitful way??
please help ...
I know some1 matched last year, he is an IMG, 38 yrs old and his scores r 94 & 90, so be optimistic, never give up and do ur best , then u will get it.
Good Luck
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thx witchdr, really very encouraging, that's what am looking for
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i am dreaming of internal medicine residency ....
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Dear All

This is my situation:

After doing US basic research for a while, I would like to go back to the clinic. My situation is the following:

-UK medical graduate, 2001 - now 35 year old.
-Did 4 years of surgery post-grad training in UK (never got exams)
-Just finished post-doc at a top US university hospital
-Total 10 publications, multiple abstracts, conferences, etc
-Obtained US Green Card 2 years ago through my US research
-Attempted STEP 1 once
-Can get US LORs. Possibly from a departmental Chair

Please kindly provide some insight/help with the following:

-Am I too old for US clinical residency, provided I get/score well at other STEPs
-Is year of graduation likely to be a negative factor?
-What medical specialties are recommended/realistic?
-What interim jobs may someone in my situation apply for while preparing for residency? After doing basic research I'm not into it anymore

Your realistic advice will be very much appreciated. Thank you
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