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Listening Failed Step 2CK What are my options?

Hoping for any insight and opinions, or if anyone has been through this before and hopefully had a positive outcome.

I am a 4th year medical student at a foreign med school, and have done very well up until now. In clinical rotations I have received half A's and the other half B's. I received a 228 on my Step 1. I am looking to do general surgery only, and have completed 2 audition rotations which also went very well. I have great LORs all from department heads, positive feedback, and have made some great connections. Everything was going great, until to my shock, I found out yesterday that I failed Step 2 one point.

I registered to re-take, and so far only have the date range from Oct 1st Dec 31st.

I have so many questions. What is the reality? Is there ANY chance of getting matched into a General Surgery Residency? What are my options? Again, I would appreciate any input whatsoever as I try to get through this. Thank you for the help.
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Im sorry to hear that. DO NOT get discouraged. please prepare well this time and make sure you do not repeat any mistakes that you might have noticed this time. Surgery is a competitive branch, but getting into it requires you to get good LORs more than good scores. All that surgeons look for is commitment, since its a highly demanding residency and career, they look for people who are really passionate. Work on this and you will get into Surgery! Good Luck!
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