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    hi,

    what are my chances of im? here's my stats:

    step 1- 85, first time
    us citizen
    no publications/research
    went to a caribbean med school, currently ms-3

    will be taking step 2 in august and hoping to go to 2010 match. do i stand a chance?

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    you should stand a good chance, provided everything else is fine.
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    i have LORS from surgery, ob/gyn, and fp, unfortunately the IM program i did my rotation at wasn't very good, and i couldn't obtain an LOR from that department. unfortunately, i don't have time to do sub-i's before i apply to residency..........what kind of programs should i apply to? do i have a chance at university programs? i have future interest in either GI or cardio.

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    apply to as many programs as you can afford.....try the university programs but make sure you apply to those community programs that have a history of taking FMGs. You should have time to do some medicine electives before applying for the match, make sure to get LoRs from them to boost your chances.
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    like k_girl said, you should have a lot of time between now and the open of ERAS for 2010 match to get a sub-i in. In my interviews, they constantly asked about sub-i.. present a case from my sub-i, responsibilities, duties, etc.
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    i actually have no time, i am finishing my last core in july and then taking ck in august, so i thought eras opened up on september 1st? unfortunately, i am taking my IM subi's starting in november or so...........i think i might apply to FM as a backup....

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    i think you really need a letter of rec from the profession you're going into. there has to be someone where you did your IM core that can write you a letter. they don't have to be a rock star attending, any attending will do. also getting an A on that core will help, but not necessary to match. a letter though is very important.
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