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Arrow Very low, but passing USMLE Step 1 score

I just received my step 1 score today, and was horrified with the result. I got a 192/77. I'm a US citizen but will be an IMG. I graduate in 2013, so I have a couple of years before I really have to worry about it, but what are my chances for getting matched with a score like this? What can I do to boost my application? I'm interested in Emergency and Family.

I thought the step was hard, but was pretty confident that I would have at least had an average score. Any advice?
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Hi Penny10,
Congratulations on passing, but I feel that you are frustrated with the result. I was going to take the test on august 30, took NBME 7 2 weeks ago and it showed me 196. I decided to postpone the exam. I'm an IMG, with year of graduation of 2005, so it makes a big difference for me. I think that with better step 2 CK and CS, with impressive personal statement and US experience, you will have a good chance to match, especially due to the fact that you don't need to worry about legal side of it. Good luck!

P.S. I have to say that I also had a feeling that I was going to do better on nbme 7.
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Well, since you are a US citizen.....it solves a lot
of problems and your 77 is equal to that of a 90 of an IMG who is not a citizen..............

you have a good chance of getting into Family Med.......

Take care of your step 2 score and since u are a Citizen you easily go and get
electives,,,observerships,.............

Always be hopefulll............
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Default Uworld? Kaplan?

What were your scores like on Uworld? and Kaplan Qbank?
What was your NBME scores? How many did u take them?
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My scores on USMLE world were around 50-70% depending on the block, but I didn't have time to take a full test. I took the NMBE before summer break, when I hadn't done much studying and got a 168, but didn't take another one before the exam. I went over some Kaplan questions, but didn't do a full test with them either. I wasn't having a problem with timing, and sitting and taking a test for over 5 hours isn't something that wears me down that much, so I had decided to spend more time just pumping out questions and reviewing them than doing practice tests.
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Default Dont Quit!

A full length simulated test would have helped, but wats done is done. Dont worry about the score too much. STep 1 score only takes you so far. As a new york residency director once said "We are looking for good doctors not good test takers".
So I would recommend that study ur ass off for USMLE 2 so you can prove that u have what it takes to score better and be competitive. Also, work on impressing the attendings and residents on rotations so that they can walk an extra mile and put something more on those recommendation letters. Try to do volunteer work and if possible be a part of a research group.
If you really wanna be in ET than you go get it.
Good luck!

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My scores on USMLE world were around 50-70% depending on the block, but I didn't have time to take a full test. I took the NMBE before summer break, when I hadn't done much studying and got a 168, but didn't take another one before the exam. I went over some Kaplan questions, but didn't do a full test with them either. I wasn't having a problem with timing, and sitting and taking a test for over 5 hours isn't something that wears me down that much, so I had decided to spend more time just pumping out questions and reviewing them than doing practice tests.
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