I've heard as a DO applying to ACGME residencies, DO's are expected to have higher board scores just to compare to MD counterparts. This past years match the average score for anesthesia was a 230, I personally scored a 230 on step 1 (which is now the national average) and would appreciate any insight. Is scoring 230 as a DO enough to keep me on the West coast in a good-competitive ACGME residency? I'll work harder and attempt to crush step 2 if this score isn't adequate enough. I'm also working to find some research opportunities to do during rotations, although I'm not certain this would make a world of difference for applying to residceny. Any advice or insight is much appreciated. Thnx!