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Is it necessary to get LOR even if we have high scores in Step 1 and 2?
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Hello! You can get interviews with very high scores, but you will get more interviews and perhaps at “better” programs if you have US-based LORs in addition to the high scores.
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Is it necessary to get LOR even if we have high scores in Step 1 and 2?
Scores are not enough for getting matched into residency, along with the scores you need to have strong CV which can be made better by gaining hands-on clinical experience in US.
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We are speaking very broadly here... it all depends on the scores and the specialty. Someone with a 260+ can get interviews for Pediatrics, Family Medicine etc... without a lot of US clinical experience. Of course USCE is going to help a lot and is recommended. That is what our company works on! But if you want to answer the question honestly, I think you can still find some interviews based more on very high scores alone. It's just a question of having a lot more interviews with strong LORs. The question is also too broad when saying "high scores." It depends on how high, naturally. Also some people get 1 LOR from US, some get 4. The more specifics that are given, the more accurate the picture for residency application. But it is misleading to say that many rotations are required 100%. In our view, it always depends on the exact scores and the specialties you are applying for. If someone doesn't have the budget, but they have the scores, they can still get by...
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