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Step 1 - 205 on 2nd attempt
CS - pass first attempt
CK - 248

1 publication, 2 poster presentation at conferences, some volunteer experience. and I do have US clinical experience. Visa needed

I was told to give up after my first fail for step 1, but kept going and got step 2 done and got score back yesterday. I wanted to apply for psych and IM, but with a fail and low retake I think IM is not realistic so will try for psych and FM. Can anybody help me with any input

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Step 1 - 205 on 2nd attempt
CS - pass first attempt
CK - 248

1 publication, 2 poster presentation at conferences, some volunteer experience. and I do have US clinical experience. Visa needed

I was told to give up after my first fail for step 1, but kept going and got step 2 done and got score back yesterday. I wanted to apply for psych and IM, but with a fail and low retake I think IM is not realistic so will try for psych and FM. Can anybody help me with any input

thank you
As you have attempt in the exam it will be affect the application but completing Step 3 exam and having multiple hands-on clinical experience will strengthen the CV. As you will be applying to different specialties you need to have LORs in different specialties.
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As you have attempt in the exam it will be affect the application but completing Step 3 exam and having multiple hands-on clinical experience will strengthen the CV. As you will be applying to different specialties you need to have LORs in different specialties.
Thank you for the response. I am planning to take start preparations for step 3 after I have my application in. I have multiple US hands on experience, as well as the LOR ready to go.
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Anybody else have any other advice, or insight?
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Step 1 - 205 on 2nd attempt
CS - pass first attempt
CK - 248

1 publication, 2 poster presentation at conferences, some volunteer experience. and I do have US clinical experience. Visa needed

I was told to give up after my first fail for step 1, but kept going and got step 2 done and got score back yesterday. I wanted to apply for psych and IM, but with a fail and low retake I think IM is not realistic so will try for psych and FM. Can anybody help me with any input

thank you
You will be having chances for matching in IM specialty as well, as you have an attempt and having low score will have an impact on the application.
Complete Step 3 and gain multiple hands-on rotations in IM specialty for improving the CV and to show that you have strong LORs in the application.
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