Jul 25, 2013
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Pre-Medical
MS3 at DO school on rotations
Finished rotation 1 and am currently on an elective

Took Step 1 and ended up failing USMLE and receiving 470 on COMLEX I...

Middle third of class quartile. Honors on first rotation.

What are my options?
-Only apply DO residencies
-Retake USMLE
-Is a dualy accredited AOA/ACGME IM residency still an option for me? Or is my board score too low
-What specialties/fields are still realistic for me?


Thanks.
 
Jul 2, 2016
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Medical Student
I'm just an IMG who's just started preparing for step 1, so I'm not sure I'm the best one to weigh in on this matter (I know next to nothing about DO residencies). But I know someone (IMG) who failed both step 1 and step 2, and still matched in the end (matched into FM though).

I found these similar threads, I hope this helps

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/failed-step-1-and-matched-some-optimism-for-those-struggling.1062917/
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/if-you-fail-step-1-are-you-screwed.883950/
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/failed-step-1-and-passed-on-retake.1156875/
http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/failed-step-1-achieved-average-score-on-retake-need-advice.697562/
https://www.reddit.com/r/medicalschool/comments/3f37cj/so_you_failed_step_1_and_so_did_i/
 
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