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Old 10-10-2014
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The only problem I see r ur scores and attempts. But u just graduated 2013, so u have time to patch it up.. I would suggest finish CK fast, get ecfmg certified, research your programs well, some don't have criteria for scores/attempts. Build contacts through observerships/research and apply wisely. In the end its all about contacts for ones who have average or below avg scores.

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Originally Posted by Peds_res View Post
hi guys
I am a IMG. YOG 2013.
step 1 - 189 1st attempt
step 2 ck - failed in the first attempt, contemplating about taking the second attempt and totally depends on whether it is worth applying with a low step 1 n multiple attempts in ck
cs - first attempt
interested in pediatrics only.
2 months USCE, 2 US LORs
please give in your suggestions on my case. Is it possible to get into a pediatrics program with these credentials? should I repeat ck?
also if yes how would it be advisable to go on from here? what else can be done to improve my CV?

Thanks in advance.
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