i've been ruminating about this since the match for the 4th years, and frankly, i'm scared about matching into anesthesia. i'm a 3rd year med student at a state medical school which doesn't have a big name. how important is the 'name' of the residency in securing a job afterwards? here are my credentials 214 step1s high pass average (85-87% gpa, honors here and there) one publication while in med school (where i was 3rd author) will my step1 score even make the cutoff for the 2nd tier schools? so should i take my step2s early then???