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* Is there any disadvantages for old usmle scores?
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  wjalrl - 07/13/19 06:12
 
  Hi I’m img.grad 2017.
I have took step1 in september ,2018 (score 260)
and I am planning to finish step2ck/cs this year.
Because I have applied for the green card last year, I may have to postpone application for the match to 2022 while waiting for the greencard . Is it huge gap?I wonder if the gap btw the year I took usmle and the year I will actually apply for the match matters much to the outcome.
 
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* Re:Is there any disadvantages for old usmle scores
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  newimresident2019 - 07/15/19 16:59
 
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I do not know about you…but an IMG’s passage of the USMLE with a first attempt high score, for almost anyone with reasonable (1 year) US clinical experience, creates a 70-85% chance of matching in a primary care residency in the USA. Failure, will seriously reduce those numbers…We are not ‘looking for hamburgers, or cooking out hot dogs here…, ‘ in order to get their (Amazon?) ratings. The numerous –personally failed-people that write very unusual and unverified information on these fora, appear to not have any “idea what they are talking about...“ (‘BLIND LEADING THE BLIND???...’).

They also fail to realize that given the above-described importance of the USMLE, and 1 year of “hands-on-“ US Clinical Experience with excellent correlated, Letters Of Recommendation, that these credentials are very likely (add Spanish speaking, and research, and grad degrees etc) to lead to jobs that will start at $160K, and escalate very quickly-with 4-5 years of practice experience- to $210-$270+k per annum in total compensation packages.

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* Re:Is there any disadvantages for old usmle scores
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  parmesh495 - 07/17/19 13:26
 
  Gap between Step 1 and the year applying for match will not affect, but YOG matters when applying to match. Try to get multiple hands-on rotations it can strengthen the CV and show PDs that you are clinically active.  
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* Re:Is there any disadvantages for old usmle scores
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  santhosh - 07/25/19 13:42
 
  If you have 5 years gap from your graduation then you will be considered as old graduate, it will be a red flag for the application but getting hands-on rotations will help in cover up the gap. But have gap in the preparation for steps it will not affect  
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* Clinical Chaplaincy= Spiritual Care experience - d
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  par469 - 08/20/19 23:10
 
  I have hand-on clinical experience as a Spiritual care provider/Chaplain
It is almost like a psychiatrist but without any prescription of medications
Does this help?
 
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* Re:Is there any disadvantages for old usmle scores
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  santhosh - 08/22/19 14:26
 
  @par469 if that experience is related to the specialty you will be applying then it will be useful, if not it wont be useful.  
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