SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) And why do so many of them think that the 2-digit score is a percentile? The lab I work at is hiring and interviewing people for the upcoming year and we get a lot of foreign med grads who weren't able to match this year that are applying. The majority of their CV's just list their 2-digit scores for the Step 1 and Step 2 and some of them even put "99th percentile" instead of just 99. It's kind of weird they put this considering the 2-digit score isn't a percentile or that it isn't even sent to residency programs. Anyone know why 2-digit score reporting is rampant amongst foreign grads while US students/grads refer exclusively to their 3-digit score? Is it just lack of knowledge or are they being disingeious? The difference between a 230 and 260 is HUGE, yet both are 99 scores (under the old system) and the former is nowhere close to 99th percentile. Fortunately with the new scaling system for the 2-digit score (and 2-digit score eventually getting phased out) this should happen less as it will be near impossible to get a 99....but it's still kind of curious yet frustrating.