I am a US medical student from a decent medical school in chicago. My step 1 score was a 208, but I plan on improving that with a knockout step 2 score. I will have great psych LOR's and should have at least one publication. I am doing research with a very huge psychiatrist in chicago with whom I will do this research and get this publication which I should get to present at the next AACAP conference. Unfortunately, I got an advanced in my psych rotation due to a scheduling mistake which couldn't be changed. I am worried about my chances with a good psych program such as Stanford or UCSD...do you guys think an away is worth it and can really help? Please let me know your personal accounts and your advice on this issue. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!