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Question 228/218 My chances of getting IM residency?

Hi all,

I am an FMG. I have completed both step 1 and step 2 CK.
Have my step 2 CS next month, after which I plan to take up 2 months of externship at a teaching hospital. I haven't taken step 3. have a ten year multiple entry visitor visa. Would like to know about my chances of matching into internal med in the 2012 match.
My scores are 228(98) step one and 218(93) step 2 CK . I graduated in 2009 April.

Please be honest. Would like the truth rather than false hope. If I do stand a good chance then that's great else will try a different path.

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Yes you do have great chance of matching into internal medicine.
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Come on sekhu! You cannot be that hopeless with a good score. Here you might find some ppl who would say that above 250 is required etc. but keep in mind even above 250's have gone unmatched and score of about 210,215 got matched.
Keep the spirit high.
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thanks a lot dr sherani and steptaker . was reading thru the posts that mentioned 250 + and better usce but yet didnt match . ur replies were a great booster . will get back to preparing sincerely for step 2 cs . goodluck n all the best to u too.
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Hi all,

I am an FMG. I have completed both step 1 and step 2 CK.
Have my step 2 CS next month, after which I plan to take up 2 months of externship at a teaching hospital. I haven't taken step 3. have a ten year multiple entry visitor visa. Would like to know about my chances of matching into internal med in the 2012 match.
My scores are 228(98) step one and 218(93) step 2 CK . I graduated in 2009 April.

Please be honest. Would like the truth rather than false hope. If I do stand a good chance then that's great else will try a different path.

Thanks
Cheer up my friend i have got a similar profile as yours , in fact a ditto copy.
I am also preparing for cs , but i am concerned about a new issue being discussed these days , that is of taking step 3 before residency , some Senior IMGs who got matched this year are saying that STEP 3 IS A MUST TO GET INTO RESIDENCY FOR IMGs , otherwise you wnt be getting any interviews ??
I dnt know how true this news is , need opinion from a senior forum member , like steptaker , sabio, lee ,
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do let me know if u hear more about that cause that ll mean getting to work asap . also when s the last date that we can take step 3 if we plan to apply for the 2012 match ?
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do let me know if u hear more about that cause that ll mean getting to work asap . also when s the last date that we can take step 3 if we plan to apply for the 2012 match ?
It like that almost 60 to 65% of the IMGs are applying after taking step3 , so their application will be stronger than ours , and the community programs will filter out our applications and will select those IMGs who has cleared step3 .
They say that to be safe you should take step3 before SEPTEMBER .
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thanks a lot dr sherani and steptaker . was reading thru the posts that mentioned 250 + and better usce but yet didnt match . ur replies were a great booster . will get back to preparing sincerely for step 2 cs . goodluck n all the best to u too.
Please refer to this .
Preference of Step 3 by top med schools?
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