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Old 02-07-2015
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Unhappy Recent Cancer Survivor.. Need Advice/Help

Hi guys, I am an IMG, passed my exam in November 2010, and finished my Internship in November 2011. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with cancer in August 2012, just 10 days prior to my Step 1 exam. After that I had to undergo a major surgery and 10 months of intensive Chemotherapy during which I had to cancel my step 1 exam. I moved to USA in September 2013 and have been living here since; on F1 status, but couldn't prepare since I had to deal with chemotherapy side effects (Splenomegaly, NRH of Liver and Portal Hypertension) and very unfortunate demise of my mother to cancer.
Now, I plan on taking my step 1 exam and so forth. The only question I want to ask is do I have a chance??? What do I need to do to have any hope at all. I know I'm an old graduate and it keeps bothering me.
P.S., I was scared to use the word "passed" in the first line, that's the scary state of mind I'm in right now or rather have been since 2 years.

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You can still do it by the Grace of God. Get all the steps done including step3 with scores of 230-240 and externships, observorships, research while you are giving the steps so that there are no gaps but start now...things will only get harder for imgs. I hope you make it...if anyone deserves it ...it's you.
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You can still do it by the Grace of God. Get all the steps done including step3 with scores of 230-240 and externships, observorships, research while you are giving the steps so that there are no gaps but start now...things will only get harder for imgs. I hope you make it...if anyone deserves it ...it's you.
Thanks, I really appreciate it. You seem to be a good person, I hope you get matched soon. All the best.
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