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Psych in 2018 and Step 1

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by zyxab, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. zyxab

    zyxab 2+ Year Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    I've been seeing a lot of talk about the increasing competitiveness of Psych. In 2016 the average Step 1 for matched US MD's was 224. Does this score still put a US grad in a good position to match? What if said grad is a DO? Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
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  3. MrWonderful

    MrWonderful 2+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    You will be fine with that score
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  4. Merely

    Merely 5+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Somewhere Sunny
    hSDN Member
    Does a 240+ put you in like the top 10 percent of psych applicants?
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  5. Doc1401


    May 28, 2017
    Not necessarily, but it may help with the initial screening process and will likely help you on the applicant rank list. I have observed people with those scores ranked low because it was felt they would not be a good fit or were quite arrogant
  6. chajjohnson

    chajjohnson 2+ Year Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    There is just no way this is true. They probably came off arrogant in their interview, and even then probably something worse than arrogance. No program would rank someone low just for having a high score.
  7. FlowRate

    FlowRate Physician 7+ Year Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Nobody said it was "just for a high score."
  8. valid username

    valid username 7+ Year Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    You may be able to count on score to get you interviews in psychiatry, but it actually does not have a lot to do with your rank order (according to the program director survey)

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