For international medical graduates (IMGs) who wish to do their residency in the US, the importance of high USMLE scores cannot be overemphasized. Your performance in the USMLE step 1 and 2 is an indication that your medical knowledge meets the standard of the United States. In most cases, interviewers make use of Step 1 scores to compare residency applicants though the test was not designed for this purpose. Apart from the USMLE scores, other factors are also used to determine the clinical abilities of the applicant. It, therefore, implies that having higher USMLE scores in Step 1 and Step 2 – CK exams, alongside excellent clinical skills, can give IMGs a greater chance of being matched for their desired residency programs.