fellowships and usmle scores


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Oct 3, 2003
    i am finally taking my step 2 tomorrow :D. i was just wondering if fellowships put any merit in your step 1 - 3 scores aside from whether you passed or not.

    i guess it's a little late for me to be asking since i can't exactly study any harder at this point that would make a difference. i did well enough on step 1 to match for ophtho, and i was wondering if i should be worried about getting a wonderful score for step 2 or be perfectly content with passing.


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    1. Attending Physician
      Originally posted by sublingual
      Great question (which I don't know thw answer to). Also, does anyone know if ophthal fellowships pay attention to Step 3 scores at all?

      No, not important. There are about a dozen things more important than your USMLE scores. They'll look at OKAP scores before the USMLE!
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