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* Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  medcal - 02/17/21 20:13
  I am applying to retake step 1 which I have already passed in 2005. It has been a big gap since and I want to retake step 1 to get a better score. The medical licensing board has allowed the retake since I am already ECFMG certified and hasn't completed the residency yet. I have been unsuccessful in matching to a residency program since so many years that I had almost given up.

Does getting a better score with a retake improve my chances of getting into residency?
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  archana214 - 02/18/21 06:10

I am an old IMG too, will be retaking step 1 next year as itís going to be pass/ fail, if you want to take it to improve your score for better chances for match then take it this year
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  petro - 02/25/21 11:00
  Hi @archana214,

The pass/fail may not augur well for IMG. I believe that the competition with American graduates and younger graduates would get stiffer. The way it is at present if you score high or very high it sets you apart and the stain of YOG decreases. but with pass/fail YOG would scream out
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  wizardrome - 02/26/21 21:22
  Hi @archana214,

I am also old IMG from India and like to connect with you on skype if possible. what's your skype id.
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  medcal - 03/03/21 20:20
  Hi @ petro,

I am sure the years of graduation have been the major reason for an unsuccessful match for me but I can do nothing to change the situation. If I could get a better score on step 1 and step 2, then I am sure the PDs would be convinced of how much dedicated one is to get a residency position.
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  microbio777 - 03/09/21 15:38
  Hi , I am an old graduate also trying to find some motivation to take step 1 examination , please let me know If I can joint to start and prepare for the usmle step1  
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  svsagar102 - 03/12/21 16:13
  1. Cell
2. Cell injury, cell death, and adaptations
3. Acute and chronic inflammation
4. Tissue repair: regeneration, healing, and fibrosis
5. Hemodynamic disorders, thrombosis, and shock
6. Diseases of the immune system
7. Neoplasia
8. Environmental and nutritional diseases
9. General pathology of infectious diseases
10. The blood vessels
11. The heart
12. The hematopoietic and lymphoid systems
13. The lung
14. The kidney and its collecting system
15. The oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract
16. The liver, gallbladder, and biliary tract
17. The pancreas
18. The male genital system
19. The female genital system
20. The endocrine system
21. The musculoskeletal system
22. The skin
23. The nervous system
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  reostep1 - 03/22/21 19:08
I am interested. I am in NYC. Male IMG old graduate
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* Re:Old graduate -Retaking step1 ECFMG
  mytime81 - 04/10/21 10:43
  I'm interested
My skype id is usmle202181
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