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Valsalva83

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Hi,
I needed some advice on community IM programs. I am a DO student, so I have already applied to 60+ AOA IM residencies. Stats:
Comlex 1: first try- did not pass :(, second attempt: 460-480's
Comlex II: 430-450's
Comlex II PE: Pass on 1st attempt
Class Rank: top 25%
AOA: None at my school
rotations: Honored my IM I/IM 2 rotations. HP on all other rotations.
LOR: 3 solid IM letters (with chair letter)+ 1 FM letter
Research: 3 poster presentations, 1 abstract.
Didn't take the USMLE since I did not have the best luck with COMLEX.
I was thinking of applying IM acgme as well and wanted to know if anyone knew of community IM programs in northeast/midwest that I should definitely have on my list. I am getting a little more nervous as the date to apply acgme comes closer.

Thank you in advance for the help.
 

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Not to be an ass, but how did you score so poorly while being in the top 25% of your class?

Your previous posts say "bad test taker," but your high class rank seems to contradict this.
 
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Valsalva83

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Not to be an ass, but how did you score so poorly while being in the top 25% of your class?

Your previous posts say "bad test taker," but your high class rank seems to contradict this.
I was surprised myself and disappointed with the scores. I scored well on the comsae's every time. Did well in my classes too. Felt prepared and got screwed over when I got my result. For that reason I didn't even attempt the usmle.
 

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typical sdn fashion. OP comes for advice, we shoot OP down about being a bad test taker. Bravo.

OP, check freida data. it'll be ur best/most accurate place for advice. u're research will be seen favorably when applying. Especially if IM applicable. don't count urself out. Apply broadly and smartly. u should match at least a community program. but dont forget to apply to a few reach programs. Especially with a hx of taking students from ur school.
 
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typical sdn fashion. OP comes for advice, we shoot OP down about being a bad test taker. Bravo.

OP, check freida data. it'll be ur best/most accurate place for advice. u're research will be seen favorably when applying. Especially if IM applicable. don't count urself out. Apply broadly and smartly. u should match at least a community program. but dont forget to apply to a few reach programs. Especially with a hx of taking students from ur school.


FRIEDA is quite inaccurate. Also, it's a legitimate question from the other poster. I think the stats from my school showed that in the last 5 years, no one in the top 25% of the class failed Level 1. Also OP has posted elsewhere and failed to mention they need a visa, which complicates things further.
 

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FRIEDA is quite inaccurate. Also, it's a legitimate question from the other poster. I think the stats from my school showed that in the last 5 years, no one in the top 25% of the class failed Level 1. Also OP has posted elsewhere and failed to mention they need a visa, which complicates things further.
I do not need a visa. I am a US citizen.
 

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typical sdn fashion. OP comes for advice, we shoot OP down about being a bad test taker. Bravo.

OP, check freida data. it'll be ur best/most accurate place for advice. u're research will be seen favorably when applying. Especially if IM applicable. don't count urself out. Apply broadly and smartly. u should match at least a community program. but dont forget to apply to a few reach programs. Especially with a hx of taking students from ur school.
Thank you for the encouragement. Honestly, I am open to advice and posted because I needed it. I know I don't have the best stats, which is why I have been checking freida quite often. Was wondering if anyone else had any input on programs which may be somewhat forgiving since the rest of my application is okay.
 
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