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

    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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    thanks! for your advice

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