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Old 07-31-2019
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Default Want to continue my career as a surgeon in USA.

Hello friends, I am a final year general surgery resident in India. I had given Usmle step 1 and passed on second attempt with a score of 204. I want to pursue my career as a surgeon in USA. kindly let me know how to do that. Can I do it? If not what are the other options regarding this.

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There are a few things you can do to make your shot worthwhile.

1) Perhaps the biggest difference will come from having recent US Clinical Experiences (in surgery) from which you can obtain 3+ specialty-specific letters of recommendation. At minimum, you will need specialty-specific LoRs - or else you will essentially not be considered.

View this resource for obtaining the best LoRs: https://residencyexperts.com/letters-recommendation-1/

2) Present an extremely well-written and persuasive personal statement, which is also specialty-specific. Professional help can be a huge benefit! Learn more at www.residencystatement.com

3) As a final basic step, you have to apply to the RIGHT programs. Many may not consider your application due to Step Scores, failures, visa requirements, and more. Find a Customized Residency Program List tailored to your needs here: www.matcharesident.com

Of course, having a perfectly edited, well-rounded, and optimized MyERAS Application will be essential to your success too... discover how Residency Experts can help: www.residencyexperts.com

Best of luck on your journey! We hope to hear from you and provide the support required to make your efforts a success!
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