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Default step1 score 212 :( very depressed

I got my Step1 score 2 weeks ago and was in complete shock for past 2 weeks. Finally, gathered my strength to seek help.

I am an IMG (Caribbean Med school) who studied for 6 months. My nbmes were all in 220s-230s range. I do not know what happened.

I want to rectify my mistakes and make up for my low scores (212). I have more pressure now to do well on Step2, good LORs, do research, USCE, etc. Visa needed. Do not have contacts either. What are my chances for FM/IM/Neurology/Peds/Obygyn? Please be honest and guide me if you can.

I am looking for any motivational stories or miracles where people were able to match. Any guidance, tips, suggestions would be helpful. I need to read and hear more success stories to stay positive.

Please help and if you are in a similar situation, let's start a group to help each other out, stay positive, patient, and motivated!
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I got my Step1 score 2 weeks ago and was in complete shock for past 2 weeks. Finally, gathered my strength to seek help.

I am an IMG (Caribbean Med school) who studied for 6 months. My nbmes were all in 220s-230s range. I do not know what happened.

I want to rectify my mistakes and make up for my low scores (212). I have more pressure now to do well on Step2, good LORs, do research, USCE, etc. Visa needed. Do not have contacts either. What are my chances for FM/IM/Neurology/Peds/Obygyn? Please be honest and guide me if you can.

I am looking for any motivational stories or miracles where people were able to match. Any guidance, tips, suggestions would be helpful. I need to read and hear more success stories to stay positive.

Please help and if you are in a similar situation, let's start a group to help each other out, stay positive, patient, and motivated!
Hello.. i was talking today with the coordinator of my university about my situation, i want obgyn have a 220, she showed me the latest stats of ppl who got in obgyn, ppl with less then 209 didnt get in.. so you have a chance there.
She also told me that my efforts for step 2 should be higher, i should try to get at least a 240, so same for you.
Dont give up, you can do it, a guy from my school just got prematched with a 192 on step 1, he did really good on step 2, a lot of ppl have problems taking test and its sometimes understandable if you can prove it at least on the other test. He only had 1 Interview and he Nailed it!
Think positive! Not even the Sky is a limit we you have passion.
Best of luck my friend, and go for the specialty you want.. i'll post you the link from the stats as soon as i find it!
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Hello.. i was talking today with the coordinator of my university about my situation, i want obgyn have a 220, she showed me the latest stats of ppl who got in obgyn, ppl with less then 209 didnt get in.. so you have a chance there.
She also told me that my efforts for step 2 should be higher, i should try to get at least a 240, so same for you.
Dont give up, you can do it, a guy from my school just got prematched with a 192 on step 1, he did really good on step 2, a lot of ppl have problems taking test and its sometimes understandable if you can prove it at least on the other test. He only had 1 Interview and he Nailed it!
Think positive! Not even the Sky is a limit we you have passion.
Best of luck my friend, and go for the specialty you want.. i'll post you the link from the stats as soon as i find it!
Thank you so much for giving me hope! I really appreciate it You are right I need to get 240+ on CK at least! All those nbmes and UW assessments were so misleading or may be i just got tricked on the real deal. I scored 15 points lower than my lowest nbme

I think it is time to move on. I know I will but am just really disappointed /angry/my confidence is shaky now

Thank you so much friend! May God bless you
Good luck!!!
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