Hi, I'm interested in applying to allopathic pediatric residencies in Chicago. I emailed Rush and U of C to see if they accept COMLEX. Their reply was that they accept COMLEX but would "STRONGLY recommend" that I take the USMLE. What does this mean? I took COMLEX part 1 and do not plan on taking USMLE step 1. Should I take USMLE step 2? Do my chances for an interview decrease if I only take COMLEX? Thanks!