Are IMGs a more attractive Candidates than an American MD student that failed Step 1 once???

psychMDhopefully

2+ Year Member
Jan 1, 2016
664
773
Status
Medical Student
Would academic programs that have IMGs consider interviewing a MD student that failed Step 1 once, but passed Step 1 with a decent score? Or is an IMG a more attractive candidate than MD that failed Step 1 and did everything right thereafter? The majority of programs say they do not interview anybody that failed step 1, but they have a lot of IMGs in the program.
 

AnalisCanalis

5+ Year Member
Nov 4, 2013
149
116
Status
Medical Student
Would academic programs that have IMGs consider interviewing a MD student that failed Step 1 once, but passed Step 1 with a decent score? Or is an IMG a more attractive candidate than MD that failed Step 1 and did everything right thereafter? The majority of programs say they do not interview anybody that failed step 1, but they have a lot of IMGs in the program.
I think you just answered your own question.
 
  • Like
Reactions: smartparts

NRAI2001

3K Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 5, 2001
4,638
49
Cali
If you have no other red flags and you do well/above average on your the rest of your tests you should be fine as an AMG.