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    Competitive residency programs with step 1 229/99 ???

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    Hey guys, I still have some time before applying for residency, but would like to know what are some competitive residency programs I can apply to with a step1 99 (229) other than like family, psychiatry, pediatrics, internal medicine (community programs).
    Is Anesthesia gonna be tough with a 229 and as an IMG? Ive heard its getting really hard because AMGs are taking more interest in Anesthesiology.
    Or how about University IM programs so that a fellowship is possible?

    I am a U.S. citizen and a graduate from a Carribean med school. I just got done with my step 1 and will be starting my clinical rotations in the U.S.

    Now how much wud a high step2 ck score help?

    Thanks in advance.
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    please don't waste people's time with stupid questions
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    Since you crave other people's opinion: saying things like "wud" makes you sound like an idiot regardless of your step score.
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    yes ur screwed just drop out of school right now....i hear mcdonalds' hiring.

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    Whoa, people are snarky.

    229/99 isn't anything to apologize for... remember that the cut-off for a two-digit 99 score fluctuates, and you have no control over that. You can't simply say that "a 99 is a 99," because obviously someone with a 260 kicked tail on the thing... but it's still a 99.

    According to what I have read on VMD and elsewhere, and assuming the rest of your credentials are good (grades, letters, interviewing-social skills, hygiene, etc.), I would imagine that surgery, gas, and EM are still all in play for you. Kick tail on 2CK, and for crap's sake, research the match stats on your own before you apply.

    Good luck...
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    @ Leehonella - do u think u have any personality disorder....if not
    . then u definitely have it!!

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