I am an IMG from Greece. I knew that ophto was competitive to begin with, and that is why I was aiming for above 90 on my step 1. I got 94 (232) which did not make me party but I was fairly satisfied to the point of jumping since I had heard awful things from previous testtakers especially form my country (very different way of doing medicine, since schools do not prepare you for an exam but rather give you a broad perspective and then you get the real medical training in residency which lasts on average an extra year or 2). Now I see posts about 250... I was not completely satisfied when I left the test center but I thoght 232 was fairly good.... I do not know anymore. Ophtho is the only way for me, but it now seems more distant. I am finding other way to encrich my CV (research in canada in glaucoma, lots of LOR from Greek and Canadian docs, graduated 1st in class of 2003 in my school, did 1 month rotation in ophtho and ENT at MEEI during senoir year) but possibilities seem bleak now. 10% of matchers are IMG, although the stat I should look at is 30% of IMGs that tried matched, but stil I feel discouraged. Any thoughts? plus which ophtho programs should we aim for. i guess that the top 20 are out of the questions so where to apply so that we have a shot??