Only took COMLEX I and II...would a low Step II still look better?

PediatricMan

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My COMLEX I is a 480 and still waiting on level II to come back. My average NBMEs is around 207 with 209 being my most recent. I really wanted to take Step 2 to make up for not taking Step 1 but now I'm starting to think that I'm better off not risking failing Step 2 or scoring low. If I do end up taking it and pass within the 207-15 range, would it help or hurt my application? I want to do Pediatrics fyi.


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Bean_Bunny

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My COMLEX I is a 480 and still waiting on level II to come back. My average NBMEs is around 207 with 209 being my most recent. I really wanted to take Step 2 to make up for not taking Step 1 but now I'm starting to think that I'm better off not risking failing Step 2 or scoring low. If I do end up taking it and pass within the 207-15 range, would it help or hurt my application? I want to do Pediatrics fyi.


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That would hurt your application. You should only take step 2 if you can hit it out of the park.
 
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