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    alac.md is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Desperate for advice!!! Should I go for it this year?!?!

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    Hello, I'm IMG graduated on Dec. 2010 and passed Step 1 on 2012 with a sad 193 on my 3rd attempt, 2 year void. I just finished a year of pre-internship in Puerto Rico. I am currently studying for step 2 ck which I take in April. I know my chances are slim, but should I apply for Match 2015 this Sept while I do some research or should I take yet another year before applying for 2016 while I work on Step 3, US experience, my CV and LORs. I know it's more time since my graduation but I'll have more to show on my cv. Please help, I'm desperate and would appreciate ANY advice.

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    Id say try to go back to your originally country and practice there. Id say the chances of you landing a US residency are pretty much none at this point with mulitple failures and 5 years since graduation.

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    I'm from PR, US citizen, we go through ERAS as well. I don't think it's all lost for me, I've seen through these forums people who match with multiple attempts and older YOG. But thanks for your advice, I'll keep it in mind.

    Does anyone else have some advice? Pleeeeaaaseee i'm really holding on to hope and willing to improve my CV any way I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alac.md View Post
    I'm from PR, US citizen, we go through ERAS as well. I don't think it's all lost for me, I've seen through these forums people who match with multiple attempts and older YOG. But thanks for your advice, I'll keep it in mind.

    Does anyone else have some advice? Pleeeeaaaseee i'm really holding on to hope and willing to improve my CV any way I can.


    What school did you go to? How did you graduate in 2010 without passing Step 1 till 2012 and havent passed Step 2 yet? There is really nothing your going to be able to do improve your CV before the 2015 match. Its almost april and applications go out in less than 6 months. Research isnt going to be as helpful as you think. The type of programs that would even consider you at this point are likely small communuity programs that I doubt do much research. Your only prayer is to go find a family med program or psych program in a crappy area and tell them your super intested in there program see if you can do an extended observership and impress someone over the course of a few months.

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