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    I`m about to become an ENT expert from Israel. USMLE 1/2 scores are 89/89 (220). What r my chances of getting into an ENT residency ?

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    very competitive field in the US. 99% are filled by US seniors, 1% by IMGs. most people i've seen get it are double 99er's on their boards, but at the same time, you do have experience already.
    M.D., PGY-3 Internal Medicine

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    Quote Originally Posted by wcb22 View Post
    very competitive field in the US. 99% are filled by US seniors, 1% by IMGs. most people i've seen get it are double 99er's on their boards, but at the same time, you do have experience already.
    I call ** on that. 99 on BOTH steps, for ENT? Shoot, any person scoring double 99's on their boards would most certainly be able to become the Surgeon General.

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    getting double 99s isn't so uncommon, by the way. when there are specialties with very limited number of slots, and mostly US students filling them, I'm saying you need to be something pretty outstanding to land the spot.

    now, say you had a 97 and a 95 on your steps, but published 3 research articles, and had some connections in the US, with US clinical experience, you might be in better shape than the double 99 guy with no research, and no US clinical experience. There are a lot of factors at work.
    M.D., PGY-3 Internal Medicine

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    If you're a trained expert why go through hassle of doing residency again?

    Anyway your work will make you stand out...

    I know of a IMG with extensive orthopedics experience that matched in ortho with <80 on both steps but 1) it was a relatively poor program 2) he worked there before starting residency 3) it took him years...

    Hope this helps.
    Good Luck!

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    Thanks for all th repliers

    I don`t know whether to be more fruatrated or hopeful but it means i have a chance

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