Second time applicant.
Step 1 244
Step 2 CK 256
Step 2 CS Pass
Step 3 220
2 months USCE
4 months research at the time of application. No publications
3 US LORs 1 LOR from home country.
1st cycle: Applied without Step 3 and research. 2 US LORs and 2 home country LORs. Received 5 interviews and went unmatched.
2nd cycle: Took step 3 after applying and updated programs with my score in October.
Received 16 interviews. One pre-match offer which I declined.
Matched into IM at my top choice program!
I’ll be happy to answer any questions in the comments below.