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I don't have my scores yet but what does it take to have a realistic chance in the competitive specialties (Urology, Rads, Plastics, Derm, Neurosurg)? Not that I am sure I am even interested in any of them, just curious what score keeps all doors open?


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Here is an answer. It won't be satisfying.
I have heard that no score really shuts any door as much as a "fail" or a "flunk" for either Step 1 or Year I and II classes.
Even though the door isn't shut... having a 220 doesn't really open the door enough to get through.... so for the above programs I would say a 230 at least is enough to squeeze yoruself through.... and then it is up to whatever else the medical Gods deem needed at that time of interview.
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