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Old 09-02-2009
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USMLE Scores Low Step 1 Step 2 Scores

What to do if you scored low in step 1 and step 2?

Let's face it, this for sure a difficult situation and chances are grim of getting matched.

But there are things that can be done to improve the chances:

These are:
  • Do observership or externship in place where there's a chance that they'll take you
  • Research and peer reviewed publications will help a lot
  • Adding step 3 with high score will certainly rectify your status and boost your ERAS
  • Find "low-profile" programs that can accept low scores
  • Tell your network of friends and doctors to find for you a suitable PD or PC to talk to and to communicate with
  • Doing some fellowship before residency will certainly lend you a residency post thereafter
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