- Mar 25, 2019
Thank you for your reply. When I think about it I think arrogance and lack of maturity . I had never failed in my life and frankly from the feedback that I had from peers steps 2 was supposed to be the "easy one. I was scared of step1 and had studied hard for it. I wrongly underestimated step 2( CS and CK) and failed brilliantly the first time. The second time I went form 198 to 224 but the injury was already inflicted. For CS, I had underestimated the challenge to make a diagnosis in a language that isn't yours and there again a brilliant failure.I think Splenda88 already gave you some excellent advice. Keep in mind you can get practicing rights with 1 year of training in most states if you can figure out something for a visa, and there's more opportunities for licensed physicians who didn't complete a residency every year.
I can't help wondering though, what went wrong for you with Step 2?
Quick question if I apply to a prelim surgery or pathology, since they usually ask for the desired speciality what should I answer ? Should I say FM or IM (the truth) or should I say pathology or surgery?