For someone with the desire to go into OMFS that has a great rank/gpa, good externships, good cv with leadership, research etc, but has a low part 1 board score of 85, is there much hope at all for even a 4 year program or internship.
I know most 6 year programs require a 90 bare minimum due to the likelyhood of passing step 1. Are there any less competitive programs that would consider lower scores in the 80's or does the 88 and up type of score come in as a complete must have for any residency these days?
As far as internships go, are these highly competive as well or would I have a decent shot at one of these? I have heard some interships are a total waste and won't help you get into a residency as all you do is shuck teeth and not much else. But I would be willing to kick ass for the benefit of the program even if it means getting beat to hell.
If anybody could give some insight on the scores for the "less competitive" -- i know thats a joke as they are all crazy comp. , but has anyone heard of people with mid 80's getting in anywhere , or to any internships.
I hope I can get an internship at the very least , i think the board score is the only weak part of my app, and unfortunately the most important, if only I knew I wanted to do a residency back then!!!!!!!
Please let me know anything you can!