Hello all, I posted a couple of times earlier this season in regards to my interest in EM, and just wanted to give an update and post a couple of more questions. I have low scores, and the only way I've been getting interviews is through auditions. I'm currently on my 4th audition. The good news is that not only am I absolutely loving EM, but I'm also noticing the change in my knowledge and skills. I can really feel the difference, and more importantly I can see the difference in attendings and residents when they respond to my presentations, and when I reply to their pimping sessions. I posted a thread a few months ago about my wariness towards night shifts for which I got a lot of heat, but I must say that I love nights now even more so than days. All in all, I know EM is "the one" for me. My first 3 rotations I received 2 high passes and 1 honors. This month I'm averaging honors based on evals thus far. I have my interview at the end of this rotation, next week. Needless to say I am going to have my work cut out for me to defend myself challenging my abilities given that I suck on paper. I am not sure how to take this approach. Seems like EM is so competitive now, so there is no reason for them to take me over the all the 240s and 250s out there. But one thing I do have going for me, in addition to solid clinical performance, is that I have great personality (imo) in terms of getting along with others and making friends. I am really hoping to spin these abilities to compensate for my board scores. Essentially I want to send the message that "I acknowledge that I suck on paper, but you saw firsthand that clinically I've been great as a student, and I'm likeable". Any suggestions on how I can do this? They're also going to ask me why I did so poorly on Steps and what I learned from my experience, and how I can ensure that I will pass Step 3, and become board certified. Obviously their chief concern is their stats, and they wouldn't want to take me in if they think I will **** up those stats. The truth is that I am a much better learner clinically than I am with the books. And being where I am happy, like in EM, will have a great positive impact on my future exams, as I am so much more motivated. I know myself, and that's just the way I operate, for better or worse. Contrarily, 1st/2nd years were a struggle for me, as I wasn't having fun and that resulted in bad scores, but this won't be the same going forward. Would it be okay for me to offer to take an SAEM exam, just to prove to them I know my stuff? Or would that be way too absurd? Any suggestions, tips are appreciated. Thanks in advance.