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i did my nbme form5 and got 300/175 i want to know how to proceed further in the study i have my exam on august 25 please do help and advice thank u
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I would suggest annihilating FA

Have you done UW?
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yes i did uw once and now going through the books
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i would say to review ur weak areas in a week n go for another nbme to c if ur improving.
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You mean Kaplan LN? or BRS?
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i did my nbme form5 and got 300/175 i want to know how to proceed further in the study i have my exam on august 25 please do help and advice thank u
You need to focus on FA and questions. If you're done with UW maybe get Qbank for a month. If you can try to get through 2 or 3 reads between now and test day, and do an NBME after each read. Also review your weak areas after each NBME.
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thank u so much for the help..... and i have one more question too wat is the score that a green card holder need to get for getting into IM residency do u have any idea regarding his?
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thank u so much for the help..... and i have one more question too wat is the score that a green card holder need to get for getting into IM residency do u have any idea regarding his?
According to the NRMP data (see image below) if you don't graduate from a US medical school you have greater than 50% probability of matching if you score over 220 on step 1, and that probability increases as the score increases. The average Step 1 score for matched independent applicants for IM was 222, and for unmatched was 209.

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thank u so much for the help..... and i have one more question too wat is the score that a green card holder need to get for getting into IM residency do u have any idea regarding his?
A friend (IMG) got into an IM program and had a 207 (He's going into his 3rd year and it was a Uni prog, albeit a mid size level one in the midwest--without saying names), another had a 195 and matched. It really depends, do you have US clinical experience, publications, networking, many other factors come into play.
There's no set number...
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According to the NRMP data (see image below) if you don't graduate from a US medical school you have greater than 50% probability of matching if you score over 220 on step 1, and that probability increases as the score increases. The average Step 1 score for matched independent applicants for IM was 222, and for unmatched was 209.

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The problem with this is that it bunches FMG(need visa) with IMG(no visa aka US residents and citizens). This really skews the numbers...
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The problem with this is that it bunches FMG(need visa) with IMG(no visa aka US residents and citizens). This really skews the numbers...
It also includes US citizens from Caribbean medical schools who did two years of clinical rotations at US hospitals and get all their LORs from US physicians, as well as US citizens who did all 4 years of training US osteopathic schools. Many of these students match with much lower scores so I would say that skews it in the other direction and averages it out. Also, it is an average so of course there are people who can match with 195, but there are also people who match with 250. The data is what it is, so you can use it anyway you see fit; I generally prefer official data over anecdotal evidence.

From what I've heard from a PD, being a US citizen or permanent resident gets your application looked at, but doesn't determine how competitive you are, meaning some programs aren't very FMG friendly because they don't want to deal with visa issues, so right their your PR card gets you looked at and gives you preference over an FMG. However, if you're talking about a program that does accept FMGs routinely, having a PR card won't give you leg up on the FMG whose scores are much higher than yours.

OP, bottom line you should try to get the best score you possibly can. Worry about averages etc when you're done and ready to apply. Good luck!
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It also includes US citizens from Caribbean medical schools who did two years of clinical rotations at US hospitals and get all their LORs from US physicians, as well as US citizens who did all 4 years of training US osteopathic schools. Many of these students match with much lower scores so I would say that skews it in the other direction and averages it out. Also, it is an average so of course there are people who can match with 195, but there are also people who match with 250. The data is what it is, so you can use it anyway you see fit; I generally prefer official data over anecdotal evidence.

From what I've heard from a PD, being a US citizen or permanent resident gets your application looked at, but doesn't determine how competitive you are, meaning some programs aren't very FMG friendly because they don't want to deal with visa issues, so right their your PR card gets you looked at and gives you preference over an FMG. However, if you're talking about a program that does accept FMGs routinely, having a PR card won't give you leg up on the FMG whose scores are much higher than yours.

OP, bottom line you should try to get the best score you possibly can. Worry about averages etc when you're done and ready to apply. Good luck!
Great response, I agree, most important thing is to get the best score. I guess didnt want the OP feeling discouraged thinking they cant match IM without scoring about a 222 or that they will go unmatched with about a 209...
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It also includes US citizens from Caribbean medical schools who did two years of clinical rotations at US hospitals and get all their LORs from US physicians, as well as US citizens who did all 4 years of training US osteopathic schools. Many of these students match with much lower scores so I would say that skews it in the other direction and averages it out. Also, it is an average so of course there are people who can match with 195, but there are also people who match with 250. The data is what it is, so you can use it anyway you see fit; I generally prefer official data over anecdotal evidence.

From what I've heard from a PD, being a US citizen or permanent resident gets your application looked at, but doesn't determine how competitive you are, meaning some programs aren't very FMG friendly because they don't want to deal with visa issues, so right their your PR card gets you looked at and gives you preference over an FMG. However, if you're talking about a program that does accept FMGs routinely, having a PR card won't give you leg up on the FMG whose scores are much higher than yours.

OP, bottom line you should try to get the best score you possibly can. Worry about averages etc when you're done and ready to apply. Good luck!
thanks so much for the great response that's cool
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