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Old 07-01-2013
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USMLE Scores Target Score For An OLD IMG

Received a mail from someone emphasizing the need of a high score for old grads especially IMG's. I wondered what that High Score could be?

So I would like to know what you guys mean by a target score for Old IMG's so that they have more chances of matching?
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No one can stick out the head to say any value. But what is known to be a high score is anything > 240. This is not limited to year of graduation. In fact anybody who falls higher than 240 is taken to be a decent score. And u are very competitive. However the higher u get than 240 like 250s the better.
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There is no target score as such, it all depends on the number of people applying to the same program and their credentials. Being an old img is certainly a negative factor on CV, and to compensate this thing, one must achieve a better score than someone who is not an old img.

I would say a step-1 score around 245-255 would certainly help. One more thing that can affect chances of an old img is the fact whether he/she has any gaps or breaks in the CV.
i mean if the person was busy doing research or any other residency relevant clinical work then it might not be such a big factor. But again, a score significantly above the mean score will surely help the case.
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