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* Matched after 10 years of long struggle
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  psonis - 03/18/20 15:26
 
  Hello everyone,

First congratulations to everyone who matched and good luck to ones who did not match. I matched this year with one interview which i received through contacts. I am an old graduate from 2008. worked in my home country for few years and then moved to US. Finished USMLE steps in first attempt but not so great scores. Step 1 - 216, Step 2 CK- 223, Step 3-211.
First applied in 2014 to pediatric, family medicine with only 1 interview. Program withdrew from the match.
2015-Applied to IM, pediatrics, FM. 1 interview, Did not match
2016- Applied to IM no IV,
2017- Applied to IM, no IV, received H4-EAD, new LORs from well known university doctors
2018- Applied to IM no IV
2019- Applied to patho, psychiatry, IM. received 1 IM interview through contact.
2020- Matched----- never thought i would be able to say this but i matched

From 2014 to 2020, i kept doing observership, exeternship, worked as scribe, medical assistant. I dont have any post graduation from home country, neither have any research experiance.

It took a very long time but matched in IM. Still dont know if its preliminary or catagorical but lets hope its catagorical.

From my experience i believe that you just need 1 interview to prove yourself. SO keep trying
 
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* Re:Matched after 10 years of long struggle
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  bioepi - 03/18/20 15:44
 
  Congratulations for not giving up and ultimately getting matched.

Connection matters!!!!! Connection makes a difference!!!!!!

We at BioEpi (https://biostatepidemio.com/), help candidates with research and highly recommend that they present their research at clinical conferences. This has been very helpful for folks to make connections, get interviews, and matched.



 
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