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Point of diminishing returns?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by sassbun, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. sassbun

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    So obviously having a 240 is going to put you in a different position than if you have a 200, but I can't imagine that a residency director is going to look at someone with a 265 and think they're any less of a candidate than some one with a 270. It seems like there should be some score where once you get above it, you're not going to get any additional benefit from it. Any one have a good sense of about where that falls out?
     
  2. Brewmeister

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    Interestingly, the ENT residency director at my institution told me he uses the 2-digit score for screening (ie he throws out everyone how didn't achieve 99).
     
  3. elektroshok

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    That is pretty interesting actually..
     
  4. MQRaza

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    Maybe for some people anything beyond a simple 99 is irrelevant and they leave the rest of the judgement to the interview
     
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    Given that a 99 is something like 230+, it wouldn't be a terrible marker for a competitive specialty to use for their first pass over residency applications.
     
  6. Rothbard

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    #6 Rothbard, Aug 13, 2011
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