Average COMLEX with terrible USMLE step 1. EM out of reach?

bears1992

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Preclincal grades are in the toilet but I’ve never failed a class or board exam.

Just got my scores back and I’m pretty shocked at my step 1 considering it wasn’t even close to my UW2 score. Other than doing well on step 2 and applying to 100+ residency programs, is there anything I can do to keep EM as a realistic option?
 

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You need good sloes, and a just be average or close to it on step 2.
 
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Preclincal grades are in the toilet but I’ve never failed a class or board exam.

Just got my scores back and I’m pretty shocked at my step 1 considering it wasn’t even close to my UW2 score. Other than doing well on step 2 and applying to 100+ residency programs, is there anything I can do to keep EM as a realistic option?
I think you can still match, em puts more weight on sloes and step 2, your comlex is good enough for EM, lots of(~60) former AOA programs that are still very much in reach for you.
 
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I agree with everyone else. Definitely not out of reach, you just have some business to take care of from here on out, I.e. sloes and Step 2.
 
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