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Hi guys! Im a recent graduate from pakistan and I took my step one last month. I wasnt very well prepared I guess because I got shockingly low scores despite scoring well enough on UW and NBME. I scored 194/76 and I really do NOT know what to do about it. I wanted to match into paeds or IM but I cant see if I should have my hopes up about that. I graduated this year and I have USCE.... can someone please lift my hopes up????
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Hey dude... Just don't loose ur hope.. i know many people who r doing residency with very low scores.. i know its a tough time for u, but just don't loose hope.In this situation my advice is that just forget all the problems & with new hope start studies of step2... Try hard to get better score in step2... After that u can also go for Masters program in usa to strengthen ur CV.. for residency.. I want to share u one of my friend got 77 in step1 & 88 in step2... after that he did MPH & now he had residency.......
Allah will help u......
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Step 1 score 81/198 need help seriously.
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thanks you guys. i had lost hope but i researched programs and I can still apply to many paeds and family medicine programs, and a few IM programs too. do pray for me and let me know any success stories you might have of people with good scores who still matched. it will be a huge moral booster!
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Hey dude... Just don't loose ur hope.. i know many people who r doing residency with very low scores.. i know its a tough time for u, but just don't loose hope.In this situation my advice is that just forget all the problems & with new hope start studies of step2... Try hard to get better score in step2... After that u can also go for Masters program in usa to strengthen ur CV.. for residency.. I want to share u one of my friend got 77 in step1 & 88 in step2... after that he did MPH & now he had residency.......
Allah will help u......
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IMG -non us citizen from india

step 1 score 203
other steps awaited

3 years MD in obgyn from india
6 month diploma in clinical research
fellowship in palliative medicine
post graduate diploma in businees management (equivalent to distance MBA )
5 publications (all in obgyn) out of which 2 in american journal & 1 british & rest indian
12 papers and poster presentation ( all in obgyn ,all in india) , best pAper presentation prize winner

NEVER BEEN TO US (NO USCE , US LOR , ETC)....
2 LOR FROM MY PEDIATRIC FACULTY OF MY MED GRADUATE SCHOOL
4 LOR FROM OBGYN FACULTY FROM MY POST GRAD SCHOOL

I HAVE GIVEN UP HOPES OF MATCHIN IN OBGYN IN US WITH SUCH LOW SCORES .... CAN I MATCH INTO PAEDS WITH THIS SCORE AND A BACKGROUND LIKE MINE
PLEASE DO REPLY ..WHAT TO DO ..HOW TO IMPROVE...
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Don't give up! Go forward! what do you mean when you say "scoring well in NBME and uW"?
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