Hello- I need some guidance (and advice) from folks who have a better idea about this situation. My wife is interested in pediatrics. She is an older IMG (graduated in 2004) and passed all the USMLE steps with some difficulty: (Step 1-191 (3rd attempt), Step 2-187 (1st attempt) and passed step 2 CK in 1 attempt. She has also passed her step 3 and has some research publications and abstract (combined 8). She has worked for Cerner EMR and also has an MBA. I personally don't like excuses for low scores but it was a rough transition to the US then. I have no doubt she can be a great resident but that's my opinion.... Being in the system myself, I understand how challenging this can be for any PD to consider. We have discussed other specialties but she seems to really like Peds and this has been re-affirmed on her current observership (at least 2 months). She will be limited to Chicago area programs since my job will most likely be there. Since I am not that familiar with how the Peds match works and what PDs may be looking for, I wanted to reach out to folks who may have a better and inside knowledge of Chicago area programs 1. Is there a chance she can match into one of the programs in the area? 2. Any recs on what else she can do to improve her application, if any? 3. Other thoughts? While I appreciate and respect everyone's opinion, I will prefer that it be based on some form of first hand experience. I apologize if my question sounds way too familiar and there are already pre-existing threads. Please feel free to redirect me. Thanks for your time.