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hi i just need some advice

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by goldensnow, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. goldensnow

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    hi, i am an IMG. and i have passed step 2 ck in dec, my scores was 254/99.
    now i am preparing for step 1, and planning to take it in march. i have done NBME form 2 and 3. 20 days apart and got identical scores ie; 530 which is equalivant of 226,
    provided i can;t improve my scores in another month, what will be my chances of getting a residency in us.
    i mean if my step 1 score is around 226 and step 2 score is 254. can i get a decent residency?
    any answer will be appreciated.
     
  2. leorl

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    Basically, yes.
     
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    i should add...it depends what area you want to go into. Internal Medicine, you'd be a strong candidate. All other fields you should be alright as well. a 226 is above the US mean score. However, you may not have much chance in very competitive specialties.
     
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    USMLE scores are important in your application; the scores you mentioned are very good. Don’t forget good LORs from US faculties, high performance in medical school, US rotations, research/publications, passing USMLE step3, permanent residency status vs visa, interview performance.... Good luck
     

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