melovet

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Hey y'all,

I'm trying to start figuring out where I want to apply for residency/deciding whether I would like to do an away rotation. I know there's not any resource that lists Step 1 averages of each individual residency program, but I was wondering if y'all know a general "what is competitive for peds" Step 1 Score. I'm looking at a wide range of programs from Vanderbilt to MCG and just wanted any insight regarding the different programs as opposed to just the national Step 1 average. Any info/advice would be extremely helpful.

Thanks!
 
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Just search for the "Charting Outcomes in the Match." You should get a sense of what the mean scores are. If you score over 240 on Step 1, you're going to get an interview most places I'm guessing.

I would guess a 230+, an honors in peds, and a couple of other pertinent positives in your portfolio would give you the same opportunities.
 

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240+ for peds? This is vintage SDN.
 

JacobSilge

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240+ for peds? This is vintage SDN.
He did say "most places." 240+ is probably about right for places like CHOP or Boston Children's if you don't have anything else standing out on your application.
 
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He did say "most places." 240+ is probably about right for places like CHOP or Boston Children's if you don't have anything else standing out on your application.
Yeah, I'm totally talking out of my backside. I have no idea what's competitive in peds. But no one else was answering the question. I'm sure any above average score on the Step gets you in most doors.
 

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Peds is one of the less competitive specialties. What that means is that to become a pediatrician, you just need a passing score on the USMLE, and you will be able to go somewhere. For very competitive programs, you will need above average scores.
 

Johnny_D

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It completely depends on which program you are applying. A program like CHOP will be competitive and will have higher scores than some other university or community-based programs. There is no "one" score. But, peds is considered to be a less competitive specialty.
 

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Just search for the "Charting Outcomes in the Match." You should get a sense of what the mean scores are. If you score over 240 on Step 1, you're going to get an interview most places I'm guessing.

I would guess a 230+, an honors in peds, and a couple of other pertinent positives in your portfolio would give you the same opportunities.
Is this a joke? So what do you have to do to match for Derm or Rads?
 

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A 186 will probably get you in somewhere as long as you make it clear that you really want to be a pediatrician.