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Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Step I score

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by HandBanana1, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. HandBanana1

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    Hey everyone, I've read these forums for a while, and this is my first post. In terms of the top 15-20 programs, the consensus on this forum seems to be that it's a crapshoot: a mixture of step-I scores, clerkship grades, school reputation, letters, research, AOA, and a sparkling personality determines whether or not you'll get an interview.

    However, moving outside the ivory tower of top-20 programs, I'm interested in the IM programs at the Universities of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa, and I want to know what some of you think is a competitive Step-I score for these programs.

    I'm a third year at an allopathic school on the East Coast, I was in the top 1/3 of my class for my first two years, I have several publications (including three first authorships--I really, really love research), and I'm a Midwest native who cannot wait to go back. Thanks!
     
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  3. jdh71

    jdh71 epiphany at nine thousand six hundred feet
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    Your chances are very good.
     
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  5. gutonc

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    No. Next question.
     
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    is there info available for average step 1 scores for individual programs? serious q
     
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    See above.

    Serious answer.
     
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    I am a resident at one of the programs you mentioned, and I don't know the answer to your questions. I think there is quite a range- some of the folks in my program I know from med school and they were total ballers on Step 1 and 2, and some I bet were pretty average. From what you said, I think you'll have a great chance at any of these programs.

    Let me know if you end up interviewing in these parts.
     

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