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    needresidency is offline Newbie 510 points
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    In complete shock, disappointment, help needed.

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    Hello,
    I am a US citizen graduated from the Caribbean school.
    My step 1 is 210 First attempt
    My step 2 is 220 First attempt
    CS passed
    Overall GPA : 3.8
    Summa cum laude graduate this year.
    ECFMG certified.
    2 years of clinical rotations in USA
    4 years of job experience
    2 presentations


    I applied to 190 programs of my interests( IM, Anesthesia, Radiology, and Emergency medicine)
    And I am shocked, angered, cried, disappointed that I have not received a single interview....why ???
    Can someone help me match ?, I don't know what to do, i don't want gap or go through post match.

    I have been following some forums and see posts from applicants who got interview and i am completely in utter shock and disappointment.
    Here are few of them I saw:

    1) Med school: Thailand: Non us citizen
    step1 195 2nd attempt
    step2 212
    cs passed 2nd attempt
    Awaiting ecfmg certification
    no US clinical experience
    Interviews : Applied to 110, Received 10 in IM so far.

    2)caribbean grad: us citizen
    step 1 205 step 2 220 on 2nd attempt
    cs passed ecfmg certified, GPA- 3.1
    As of November have 15 IV's in IM. Applied to 60 programs

    3]Med school : india: Non US citizen
    step 1 190 on 2nd attempt, step 2 215 on 2nd attempt
    cs passed 2nd attempt
    awaiting ecfmg certification
    ive applied to 200 programs, got 7 interviews so far in IM, 1 in FM

    4)caribbean grad: us citizen
    step 1 200, step 2 210 2nd attempt
    cs passed
    ecfmg certified
    gpa 2.8
    applied to 250 programs got 12 interviews, 10 im FM, 2 IM

    5) med school: london
    step 1 198 3rd attempt
    step 2: 212 1st attempt
    cs passed 3rd attempt
    ecfmg certified
    applied to 148 programs- got 8 FM Ivs, 3 IM ivs, 1 Anesthesia IV

    6) brazil med grad
    step 1 212 4th attempt: my english no good so had hard time passing
    but step 2 i got 215 1st attempt
    cs passed 3rd attempt
    ecfmg certified
    i want to go to california and florida so i apply 100 programs got 12 interview 8 in FM and 4 in IM

    7)caribbean grad : us citizen
    my stats: step 1 got 210
    step 2 took 2nd time 215
    cs passed 2nd time
    awaiting ecfmg certification
    gpa : 2.7
    applied to 170 programs- surprisingly got 20 interviews, 15 IM, 2 surgery, 1 EM

    I saw quite some more--- can some resident, program director, help me out, i cried my heart out...i honestly don't know what to do or who to talk to, i am so disappointed.
    Thnx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needresidency View Post
    Hello,
    I am a US citizen graduated from the Caribbean school.
    My step 1 is 210 First attempt
    My step 2 is 220 First attempt
    CS passed
    Overall GPA : 3.8
    Summa cum laude graduate this year.
    ECFMG certified.
    2 years of clinical rotations in USA
    4 years of job experience
    2 presentations


    I applied to 190 programs of my interests( IM, Anesthesia, Radiology, and Emergency medicine)
    And I am shocked, angered, cried, disappointed that I have not received a single interview....why ???
    Can someone help me match ?, I don't know what to do, i don't want gap or go through post match.

    I have been following some forums and see posts from applicants who got interview and i am completely in utter shock and disappointment.
    Here are few of them I saw:

    1) Med school: Thailand: Non us citizen
    step1 195 2nd attempt
    step2 212
    cs passed 2nd attempt
    Awaiting ecfmg certification
    no US clinical experience
    Interviews : Applied to 110, Received 10 in IM so far.

    2)caribbean grad: us citizen
    step 1 205 step 2 220 on 2nd attempt
    cs passed ecfmg certified, GPA- 3.1
    As of November have 15 IV's in IM. Applied to 60 programs

    3]Med school : india: Non US citizen
    step 1 190 on 2nd attempt, step 2 215 on 2nd attempt
    cs passed 2nd attempt
    awaiting ecfmg certification
    ive applied to 200 programs, got 7 interviews so far in IM, 1 in FM

    4)caribbean grad: us citizen
    step 1 200, step 2 210 2nd attempt
    cs passed
    ecfmg certified
    gpa 2.8
    applied to 250 programs got 12 interviews, 10 im FM, 2 IM

    5) med school: london
    step 1 198 3rd attempt
    step 2: 212 1st attempt
    cs passed 3rd attempt
    ecfmg certified
    applied to 148 programs- got 8 FM Ivs, 3 IM ivs, 1 Anesthesia IV

    6) brazil med grad
    step 1 212 4th attempt: my english no good so had hard time passing
    but step 2 i got 215 1st attempt
    cs passed 3rd attempt
    ecfmg certified
    i want to go to california and florida so i apply 100 programs got 12 interview 8 in FM and 4 in IM

    7)caribbean grad : us citizen
    my stats: step 1 got 210
    step 2 took 2nd time 215
    cs passed 2nd time
    awaiting ecfmg certification
    gpa : 2.7
    applied to 170 programs- surprisingly got 20 interviews, 15 IM, 2 surgery, 1 EM

    I saw quite some more--- can some resident, program director, help me out, i cried my heart out...i honestly don't know what to do or who to talk to, i am so disappointed.
    Thnx.
    First of all the programs you applied to with the scores you have only IM has a realistic shot. How many of the 190 you applied to are IM. As far as trying to get any interviews this late in the game you can still apply to Pre-Lims in Surgery, you might still get some interviews.
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    needresidency is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by laricb View Post
    First of all the programs you applied to with the scores you have only IM has a realistic shot. How many of the 190 you applied to are IM. As far as trying to get any interviews this late in the game you can still apply to Pre-Lims in Surgery, you might still get some interviews.

    I applied to 130 IM programs broadly with specialty specific letters from the attendings who have gotten to know me while rotating with them.
    In fact, I have only received 1 rejection so far.
    So i dont know what to do!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needresidency View Post
    I applied to 130 IM programs broadly with specialty specific letters from the attendings who have gotten to know me while rotating with them.
    In fact, I have only received 1 rejection so far.
    So i dont know what to do!?
    You can start calling the programs where you applied to and see whats up with your applications...
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    Basic Sciences: 1[x
    ] 2[x] 3[x] 4[x ] 5[x ]
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    Hidden Content ] Rotations[Hidden Content ] Step 2 CK/CS[Hidden Content ] Step 3[ ]
    PRE-MATCHED[
    Hidden Content ]

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    Don't know whole story, but what school? Also is Step 2CS your 1st pass? The SDN forum said you failed it twice. You should consider buffing your apps next year for FM. Since you aren't getting anything now, this late.

    If not, join me with the insurance companies.

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    Your application is probably incomplete...

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    verified it. he posted in sdn general residency, and he did failed step 2 CS twice...

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    Failing CS as a native english speaker essentially means your are unfit to practice medicine at an intern level = death sentence

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    Hi fellow applicant, I am sorry what you have gone through. Hope you found success in the following year's Match process. Have the heart and might to never give up!

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    Here's help..

    Here's the great, inspiring real-world experience of an IMG success story, that got in despite failures!; GL !!!; Put into a key word search and seek out the top search result for: IMG Passed USMLE and got IM residency

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