Thanks, I thought interview season was November - January ? My step 2 should be available end of September to October!You should have started studying for Step 2 as soon as you got that Step 1 score back. You'll likely get auto-screened out with that low of a Step 1 and no Step 2 to show yet at a lot of higher end programs. However, I'd bet you'd still get interviews and may get more interviews if you do better on Step 2 and that score comes back while interview season is still open. Depends on how broadly you're applying and what your geographical restriction is.
Once you get your Step 2 score back, be sure to immediately send an email to the program director of everywhere you applied. It's another chance to highlight your non-Step assets. Since you have time, I'd be worth doing an individual email for each institution that you're applying for (ie list why specifically you like that individual program). It's going to take a lot of work, but it's better than not matching!
ERAS rules are that you don't contact programs until they contact you. Please don't do this. It won't help.
Agreed- I thought that was only true for SOAP? Almost everyone I know sent emails to programs to update them on their application or board scores.I thought that was only true in SOAP. Has something changed?
How are you a 4th year who hasn't taken Step 1?Need major advice...eras is open already...and I was supposes to take step 1 (yes ONE) weeks ago...screwed by prometric due to schedule glitch...and taking exam next week....result wont be in till oct 18th...what do i do?! I know i can do well.
..but what then...so late to apply...would it matter even if high score or will i have to contact places to ask them to look at app?! Applying vasc surg n gen surg help plz!!
But how did your school let you get this far without taking Step 1?Come into prometric...exam at 830am...someone else sitting in seat im scheduled for since 8 taking a diff exam...apparent glitch...had to get whole new permit...etc etc...complete and total mess/nightmare
Do you have a time machine?DO but vasc surg and gen surg acgme need usmle step 1 this is so horrible idk what to do