I just happened on this site and wish I knew about it sooner. Anyway, I wanted to get your opinion on my situation. I go to a pretty good med school, did reasonably well on my rotations, and got funded for doing research, but I kind of slacked off studying for the boards and only got a 200. Now, the Ophtho program director at my school told me that board scores aren't a big component of the interview selection process, but I only have 4 interviews so far. I was kind of expecting more interviews, and now I think my step I scores are what's really hurting my chances to get interviews. Now here's the weird part: 3 of my interviews are at USC, Duke, and Mayo, clearly highly regarded programs...and no invitations from lots of places ranked further down...that's quite random, but since they're pretty competitive programs I'm worried that I won't match. What do you think? I'm remaining hopeful, but I can't help feeling frustrated about this whole process; if I don't match I can't think of any other specialty I'd want to do.