Hey, I believe Sub-i's are 4th year courses that you take right after third year rotations, and you ideally apply to residency programs with a recommendation letter from a sub-i attending.If you are not ready to take Step 1, do not take it. It is not something that you can retake.
I have no idea what you are talking about your "sub-internship" or what that has to do with residency applications.
Depends on what lab you work with and if your school has any scholarships/if you apply for outside ones. But imo even a bit more in loans for the year off is better than tanking step.Thanks for the responses everyone. My best case scenario at this point (and this would require a lot of good luck) is the take the exam next week and score ~210. While that's a significant improvement from where I started (160...), it's still not even the national average
I have a dumb question about research: I would be working with a doctor or PI for free, I'm assuming? Or was everyone talking about an actual paid position. I just have loans, rent, no personal spending $ etc to think about.
Hey Donald Juan, had a question for you, it appears you are a 4th year applying for residency. Away rotations are the one thing I was looking forward to in medical school, and now I can't do them b/c I delayed Step. Personal desires aside, if I want to match in a secondary city like Atlanta or Boston, is it imperative that I do an away rotation? Even if I grew up there + have family/personal ties to that city?A year is a red flag, but a failure will get you screened out of most places. Don't take it if you're not ready.
A sub-I (or just 4th year elective in your field) is not required before applications are submitted, although you are right that most people get a letter of recommendations from early 4th year rotations. If you are starting 3 months behind it will put you at a disadvantage in doing this, and you also wouldn't be able to do away rotations prior to applying if that is something you were considering.
Have you considered doing taking the rest of the year for research or some other activity to maybe bolster your application? I can't imagine that graduating in december 2017 would be any better or different than graduating may 2018 since you would still be doing the same thing.
This is something that is very specialty dependent, and dependent on your application as a whole. Being from Georgia, I know that for some specialties your only option for being in Atlanta might be Emory and they have limited spots, so it would probably be very advantageous to go there and do your best to shine to have a chance (which you still might not get in). Some bigger cities like NYC have a lot more programs, but they also have a lot more people wanting to go there, so it can still be difficult. If you're doing something like internal that is less competitive and has more programs and slots you have an easier shot and an away is less of a necessity.Hey Donald Juan, had a question for you, it appears you are a 4th year applying for residency. Away rotations are the one thing I was looking forward to in medical school, and now I can't do them b/c I delayed Step. Personal desires aside, if I want to match in a secondary city like Atlanta or Boston, is it imperative that I do an away rotation? Even if I grew up there + have family/personal ties to that city?