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IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.


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Old 08-29-2019
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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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Apply broadly in FM programs.
Your poor Step 1 should be explained in your personal statement. Take responsibility for it
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Take step 3 with a score higher than average. Your step 2 score shows that you tried hard and it is a good point.

More importantly, if possible focus on a program you want to match and try to find people there and make connections.

Never give up, however, the match process is too competitive and getting harder each year. Step 1 is so important and you could be filtered because of the low score and an attempt. So a connection can help you pass this step.

Good luck.
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Your step 1 score is a bit on the lower side, but you could save your app with more USCE and maybe a research or two
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Update - Matched
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Can you please help me to find reseach voluntering positions as i also have attempt in step 3 and didnt match this year ?
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Can you please help me to find reseach voluntering positions as i also have attempt in step 3 and didnt match this year ?
Hi Anitha, im sorry about you not matching this year. As for research, I am not sure how to find that. Maybe look up some local university/residency programs and see if they are working on any projects. If anybody else knows could you please chime in
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Congratulations!! Could you elaborate on you application and interview process, and anything else you did that helped?
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Fuch everyone. Keep trying. U will make it! Your credentials are not bad.

Start making contacts. COVID-19 has changed the landscape of medicine forever.
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