Wondering what other residents on the forum think of my chances of securing a residency in US? Ideally I would want to join a university academic/research oriented program in NY,PA or MA. Do not have any specific programs in mind and I am aware that some of the top programs are very competitive. My partner has moved to NY and I want to be in close proximity to the big city. My USMLE scores are average: Step 1 :88/213 Step 2CK: 88/215 Step 2CS pass. due to take step 3 exam. I am a final year psych resident in the Uk. I have passed the MRCPsych exams ( equivalent to psych board exams). Do not have a lot of research experience but have a publication in a reputed journal in the UK.