Hey everyone. 3rd year DO Student here just wanting to ask advice about my current situation. I was pretty hard set on going into IM residency and knew that there were plenty of programs out there that took COMLEX only, so due to not scoring well on NBME exams, I opted to not take Step 1. I scored 596 on COMLEX Level 1. During my OBGYN clerkship, I fell in love with the specialty. I know OBGYN has become more competitive recently, and I am just wondering if I messed up my chances of matching OBGYN by not taking USMLE. I am a male (have read that that may or may not matter), go to a low tier school, in top 25% of class, and not picky about academic vs community or about location. Do I NEED to (gagging at the thought) go back and start studying for Step 1?