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* IMG, first experience with MATCH, any comment
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  blx - 08/06/17 15:03
 
  Hi, this is the first time i am in the MATCH, i really dont know what to expect.
YOG is 2015
step 1 235
Step 2 Ck 252
Step 2 CS pass first attempt
3 LoRs of US physicians but from Observerships only (3 months)
Need Visa
I want IM,
i was feeling pretty good about my chances but with the recent changes in the US presidency i dont know if the visa status will be and issue.
Any comment or advice will be much appreciated
Also i dont know if step 3 will help?

 
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* Re:IMG, first experience with MATCH, any comment
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  amir001 - 08/06/17 21:06
 
  Good scores, pretty good chances. Visa might scare some programs away but u still have a very good chance. You should get atleast 6 iv  
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* Re:IMG, first experience with MATCH, any comment
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  blx - 08/07/17 10:27
 
  Thanks amir, what do you think about step 3? would it help?  
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* Re:IMG, first experience with MATCH, any comment
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  amir001 - 08/07/17 11:13
 
  step 3 definitely helps, i know of a programs that doesnt consider imgs without step 3. so if you have the time go for it  
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* Re:IMG, first experience with MATCH, any comment
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  myresidencylist - 08/07/17 15:04
 
  You stand a very good chance at matching. You have a decent Step 1 score and a great Step 2. You passed everything first attempt. Internal Medicine programs are relatively IMG Friendly. Landing interviews with a visa last year was not a prohibitor - not sure about this year.

Scores matter because programs need to feel confident about a candidates ability to do well on exams for the purposes of maintaining a high board pass rate - you have already proved you can. I would not risk taking the Step 3 with the intention of strengthening your application

You should rather invest the time doing an externship, because observerships do not carry much value.




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* Re:IMG, first experience with MATCH, any comment
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  parmesh495 - 08/09/17 07:55
 
  the scores are good, but PDs will be looking for hands-on experience which gives Strong LORs  
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