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    I did not match this year. Do you know any programs that accept me.

    My USMLE step 1 is 75, step 2 is 76 and I do not have green card.


    I feel really bad.
    Raja

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    Re: Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unmatched
    I did not match this year. Do you know any programs that accept me.

    My USMLE step 1 is 75, step 2 is 76 and I do not have green card.


    I feel really bad.
    Raja
    I got more or less the same USMLE scores as you do. I am a US citizen. I matched into IM program.

    Good luck

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    Re: Help!

    Does anyone know of the hospitals that offer unconventional start dates and how to apply for them? I did not match in IM with 77 and 80.

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    Re: Help!

    First, for unconventional start dates, do a search on FRIEDA -- there is a filter that can find only programs that start OTHER than June/July. That you don't have a green card will be a major obstacle -- my program got stacks and stacks of applications from folks with none. Here are a few recommendations:
    (1) Review all your application materials, especially your CV and your Personal statement. Weak ones get you put on the reject pile before you have any chance to make your case. A strong personal statement can be the difference in whether or not you get an interview. I helped several people rewrite theirs this year -- and they were amazed at how much better they could sound on paper. One applicant failed both the Part I and Part II multiple times and still was able to land a residency this year after several years of failed attempts. All it took was some decent coaching.
    (2) Keep looking up to the last minute -- even into July and August. There will always be last minute changes where someone is unable to start their position. Usually the AMA has a listing of vacant residencies, although there are usually many more PGY2 and up positions listed. This site may have a link, if not, try Scutwork.com.
    (3) If all else fails, try to do an externship at a program next year. Many programs will pick you up if they like what they see. Of course, you need to work your butt off if you pursue this option.

    Hope that helps

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