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Hi Guys!
I'm an IMG and I am applying for the upcoming match.
I took step 1 on December and I got a very low score 188/77, which I am very upset.
I took Step 2 CK on June and got 233/96, and I am happy with this score.
I am waiting for results for Step 2 CS, I did it 3 days ago.

Some people say a score below 80s is very very poor and not satisfactory for most programs directors.. So if someone is in the same situation, what do u guys think? What are my chances??

I wanna apply to IM, but I don't know if I can make it with my scores. I need J1 or HB1 visa. I have a couple of articles published also.

Thanks for your comments!




  #2

Make up a reason for your low step-1 score and write it prominently in your personal statement...



  #3

Thanks for your advice...


  #4

hey,lot of people are in much worse position.not everyone is 99rs.dont get upset,just get the positive advices to boost your confidence.wish u good luck.


  #5

Thanks. I was really depressed, but I hope the step 2 CK score helps...



  #6

Hekmags...you definitely beat my score. I am sure program directors would rather give you interviews than me. I wish you all the best. Just believe in GOD and i am sure you'll be fine. There are lot more people with worse score than yours.


  #7

Thank you guys. That makes me feel more comfortable.


  #8

hi mags .
i want to know what happened to you, did you get a residency??
i am in a similar situation


  #9

Hey , What programs are you planning to apply to ? my scores are similar in reverse order .. my step 2 ck score is low and step one score is okay , they are 94/ 81 / pass ... also I finished graduation in 2007 , I am applying to a mixed bag of FM , INt Med , Pediatrics smiling face ... do not worry , apply with confidence , there is place for everyone !


  #10

And finally what happened?


  #11

most probably this person matched. obviously he/she is not following anymore





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