Quantcast

Is research necessary to match into a decent academic program for radiology if my step score is 235?

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

XxSynapsexX

Full Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
May 26, 2014
Messages
187
Reaction score
124

Members don't see this ad.
Unfortunately I scored much lower than expected. Thought Id atleast hit 240s based on all my practice scores. Do I need research to make up for the lackluster step score? or will doing well in grades and step 2 be enough to match a mid- low tier DR program?

By the way I am an MD at a top 50 school
 

JJArms22

Full Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2012
Messages
95
Reaction score
26
Unfortunately I scored much lower than expected. Thought Id atleast hit 240s based on all my practice scores. Do I need research to make up for the lackluster step score? or will doing well in grades and step 2 be enough to match a mid- low tier DR program?

By the way I am an MD at a top 50 school
You'll be fine, man. Your score is below average for rads, but you can still match to a good program. Top 50 helps also.
 

XxSynapsexX

Full Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
May 26, 2014
Messages
187
Reaction score
124
You'll be fine, man. Your score is below average for rads, but you can still match to a good program. Top 50 helps also.
What is an example of a good program you would say is in my reach?
 

XxSynapsexX

Full Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
May 26, 2014
Messages
187
Reaction score
124
Im in the southeast (Florida area) so I have the best shot there. I would be completely content at matching at USF,UF,UM,FSU,FAU,FIU.
However I am open to any academic program that is reasonable.
 

Derv

Full Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2012
Messages
148
Reaction score
74
Im in the southeast (Florida area) so I have the best shot there. I would be completely content at matching at USF,UF,UM,FSU,FAU,FIU.
However I am open to any academic program that is reasonable.

You should definitely get interviews at a lot of South-East programs with that step score. I was also in the Southeast with a similar step score and got interviews at pretty much everywhere I applied in the SE except for Duke.
 
Top