SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm worried about not matching into EM. I'm considering trying for a prelim surgery spot (I liked surgery, but not the lifestyle), and reapplying for EM. I'm a USIMG and my step one score was not exactly stellar, but a good step 2 score, also plenty of research experience and papers. Needless to say the application would be very late. Should I even bother?