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Does it really matter what you make on Step 2

Discussion in 'Step I' started by minime, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. minime

    minime Member
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    I wondered if it really made any difference what you make on step 2 as long as you pass? Haven't you already applied for the match and prospective residency program will only see step 1?
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  3. mrpeters714

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    Not if you go to a school that requires you to take Step 2 within three months of finishing third year (like my school, UCSD. Any others?) Or if you just want to take it early in case you did poorly on Step 1 and want to show that you've turned things around.

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  4. Mary the Med Student

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    Don't worry about step 2 unless you're nutty and want to do optho, derm, etc. For those of us who just wanna do peds or family practice, just f*cking pass and you'll be fine.

    -Mary
     
  5. nychick

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    if you are an FMG/IMG some programs require that you pass with a score of 80+. However, this depends on the program and you would have to find out whether it applies to you.
     
  6. Fanconi

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    Mary...:laugh: Finally! Someone else not afraid to drop the f-bomb. I'm taking step 2 on Monday and have really not been good about studying. I'll let y'all know how wingin' it works for me (or doesn't) in a few weeks. :rolleyes:
     

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