Graduated from medical school a while back...Need advice

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by Mission84Possible, Jan 10, 2017.

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  1. Mission84Possible

    Mission84Possible

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    Hi all,
    Long time lurker, and this is my first post.
    I have been a Carib grad from 2012. Not good years 1-2 scores on my resume. Excellent clinical grades in years 3 and 4 (in the US East coast).

    Step 1 - 190/77 ( Nov 2009)
    Step 2 CS - pass
    Step 2 CK - 1st attempt fail (in dec 2011)
    Step 2 CK - 2nd attempt: 212 pass (Oct 2016)

    I was only able to apply in mid November since I got my scores in end of October. Applied to both FM and IM programs purely based on prior contacts. What are my chances?

    I struggled with significant personal matter and had to work odd jobs in order to pay for my exams. Once I passed my exams, new opportunities opened up which allowed me to get observerships...doing that plus studying for step 3 in the mean time. My gap in my education has been a huge detriment. Any chances I can get in this year?
    - Hopeful
     
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  3. PrettyLadyDoc24

    PrettyLadyDoc24 2+ Year Member

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    Have you received any residency invites for this cycle?
     
  4. Mission84Possible

    Mission84Possible

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    Had one opportunity from a friend at an IM program...
     
  5. PrettyLadyDoc24

    PrettyLadyDoc24 2+ Year Member

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    Very few interviews are happening this month and next as most of them have been completed. My personal opinion is that you applied too late to get in for this cycle and will likely have to apply next year. Make sure to send everything out on the first day.
     
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  6. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Lifetime Donor SDN Chief Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    I am concerned about the fact that you passed Step 1 in November 2009, or more than 7 years ago.

    Most state licensing boards require that you pass all 3 steps within a 7 year period. Have you verified that you are applying to states without such limits?https://www.fsmb.org/licensure/usmle-step-3/state_specific
     

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