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M3 here starting to network with attendings as I'd like to apply to a competitive specialty for residency (thinking ENT right now). LinkedIn seems to be standard fare for networking with PI's/attendings. Is it weird if I put my Step 1 score (>250) on my LinkedIn profile? I have it on my CV, but for some reason it feels strange having it on LinkedIn (almost like it's too public of a forum).
 
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Don't.

Also if "networking" just means adding them to your network then this is pretty useless. Never heard of LinkedIn being useful for med students.


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I would not put it on your LinkedIn profile.

Also, you have it on your CV? It seems kind of pointless having it on there. Any residency you apply for will receive your scores anyway. Seems like your credentials are focusing too much on your score.
 

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You should put it on everything. LinkedIn. Facebook. Twitter. Tinder. Your business cards. Everything. I have mine monogrammed onto my bath towels.
You could always host a "score reveal" party where you invite all of your closest friends and pop balloons filled with USMLE score reports.
 

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You could always host a "score reveal" party where you invite all of your closest friends and pop balloons filled with USMLE score reports.
The good scores come with a Porsche key fob, bad scores come with guidelines for outpatient management of diabetes.
 

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Just to be clear though, it isn't that it's too public of a forum- it's that it just doesn't make sense. It would be like putting how long you last in bed and how large your penis is on a dating profile- yes, to some it would be useful information, but it's kind of presumptuous for you to imply that people who are just viewing your profile would want to know.
 
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OP, get your score tattoo'd on one arm and the percentile tattoo'd on the other, and send all the residency directors an autographed photo of you striking the double biceps pose.
I was thinking about getting it written in the sky. Or maybe just putting it on an airplane banner with a little picture of my face on it and getting it flown on the beach. Do you think that is sufficient?
 

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I was thinking about getting it written in the sky. Or maybe just putting it on an airplane banner with a little picture of my face on it and getting it flown on the beach. Do you think that is sufficient?
I know a company in New Hampshire that could set up a custom 250+ themed fireworks show.
 
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M3 here starting to network with attendings as I'd like to apply to a competitive specialty for residency (thinking ENT right now). LinkedIn seems to be standard fare for networking with PI's/attendings. Is it weird if I put my Step 1 score (>250) on my LinkedIn profile? I have it on my CV, but for some reason it feels strange having it on LinkedIn (almost like it's too public of a forum).
Everyone can get off their high horses. It's fine to put your scores, almost normal. You worked hard for it and it's of interest to most people who would be interested in reading your CV, and LinkedIn is basically an online CV.
Examples:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-warren-6355a247
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhil-gupta-28593022
https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-dailey-b323216a
https://www.linkedin.com/in/pratap-reddy-tetali-27430a42
https://www.linkedin.com/in/yumeng-wen-55555b75
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosefu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rami-kantar-md-0b090871
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nehemiah-spencer-8340b226
https://www.linkedin.com/in/prasad-gunasekaran-aa4bb133
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-brown-47883840
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raul-moldovan-md-42648682
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mubasher-abbas-md-0b471947
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorge-brenes-salazar-03151775
 
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Just to be clear though, it isn't that it's too public of a forum- it's that it just doesn't make sense. It would be like putting how long you last in bed and how large your penis is on a dating profile- yes, to some it would be useful information, but it's kind of presumptuous for you to imply that people who are just viewing your profile would want to know.
Bonus points if you get it tattooed to your dick, and then it can be in your dic pics.
Sure, only med people will get it, but with a score like that you're not gonna settle for ****ing anyone without an advanced degree like an MD.
Maybe it depends if you're a shower not a grower. It would suck to get it tattooed when you're hard, and then when you're soft that 252 becomes a 22.

Better tattoo it to your forehead. If you tattoo it to your guns no one will see if you wear long sleeves.
On your forehead, everyone can see how superior you are just by looking you in the face.
 

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Do it and report back to us...for science.
Doesn't LinkedIn prompt you for GPA ? ... and perhaps, more importantly, is this "ICON" either a wrestling or a basketball coach....? It looks vaguely familiar... looks like the definition of dedication..
 

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if you tattoo it to your knuckles than it looks more like a prison thing, so it could double as intimidation to med colleagues while appearing to be a body count when you wanna go for that thug lyfe look
 

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If you think it will help you then, yes, use it to your advantage. I haven't used LinkedIn so can't comment on that specifically, but it's the equivalent of putting a high GPA on your CV. If you think it will help then absolutely use it. Look, you're definitely going to get opposition 100% of the time you post anything on SDN that can be construed as potentially ego-related, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with using your USMLE performance(s) for professional reasons. I've used my results on my CV.
 
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Can we go back to the part where OP is "networking" with attendings on LinkedIn? What exactly is doing this supposed to accomplish besides them later thinking "oh is that the weird kid who randomly added me on linkedin?"
 
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Bonus points if you get it tattooed to your dick, and then it can be in your dic pics.
Sure, only med people will get it, but with a score like that you're not gonna settle for ****ing anyone without an advanced degree like an MD.
Maybe it depends if you're a shower not a grower. It would suck to get it tattooed when you're hard, and then when you're soft that 252 becomes a 22.

Better tattoo it to your forehead. If you tattoo it to your guns no one will see if you wear long sleeves.
On your forehead, everyone can see how superior you are just by looking you in the face.
I lost it at the bolded part.

LMAO.
 

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Yeah, I've never heard of using linkedin for "networking" for med students or really for our field in general.

I know of people who put board scores and/or clerkship grades in a CV. I think it depends who you're sending your CV to and for what purpose. If you're uploading it to VSAS, where you're also uploading a step 1 score report, it seems sort of redundant to list it again in your CV. However, if you're sending your CV to someone who is writing you a letter of rec and who probably doesn't have your transcripts or score reports, it would seem quite reasonable to list both your board scores and clerkship grades if you've done well in these areas.
 

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OP, I don't know what I love about you more- your username, or the fact you actually asked this. I just hope you're a troll roflmao...
 

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M3 here starting to network with attendings as I'd like to apply to a competitive specialty for residency (thinking ENT right now). LinkedIn seems to be standard fare for networking with PI's/attendings. Is it weird if I put my Step 1 score (>250) on my LinkedIn profile? I have it on my CV, but for some reason it feels strange having it on LinkedIn (almost like it's too public of a forum).
you 100% should put your Step score up. I don't understand the negativity behind it. You worked hard and you want to be recognized for it.
Next to it you should also put your:

Max bench press
Max squat/deadlift
how long you can hold your breath underwater
a spoiler for "Stranger Things" to seem quirky/edgy but modern when it comes to television
funeral date for a pet to show everyone your emotional side
any high school sports accomplishments
and how many times you have smoked the devil's lettuce within the last year
 

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I would not put it on your LinkedIn profile.

Also, you have it on your CV? It seems kind of pointless having it on there. Any residency you apply for will receive your scores anyway. Seems like your credentials are focusing too much on your score.
Putting USMLE scores on a CV is not at all atypical. They will have your scores anyway, of course, but by that measure it would be entirely pointless to have a CV at all since you'll also have put in volunteer/research/work experiences, etc. in the respective fields in ERAS. If it's okay to be redundant on these points, why not on board scores?

USMLE scores are some of the most important things programs pay attention to. The CV is supposed to be a concise summary of your qualifications, and it makes sense to put scores on there—particularly if you did well. The idea that your CV is a place to try to showcase your humility is, honestly, ****ing stupid.

Now, a public page on LinkedIn, for various reasons, might be a different story.
 
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It would be like putting how long you last in bed and how large your penis is on a dating profile- yes, to some it would be useful information, but it's kind of presumptuous for you to imply that people who are just viewing your profile would want to know.
I totally put that data on my online dating profile. It closes the deal. And if that's not the kind of data they want, I probably don't want to show them the "data" anyway.


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I totally put that data on my online dating profile. It closes the deal. And if that's not the kind of data they want, I probably don't want to show them the "data" anyway.


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Hey I'm doing a research project and I need some data points if you know what I mean
 

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Putting your Step score on your LinkedIn is like people linking their MDApps to their sdn.

Though I will admit, I have at times been tempted, just so I could utter the proverbial "check my stats, bro" in response to all the trolls; jk
 
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M3 here starting to network with attendings as I'd like to apply to a competitive specialty for residency (thinking ENT right now). LinkedIn seems to be standard fare for networking with PI's/attendings. Is it weird if I put my Step 1 score (>250) on my LinkedIn profile? I have it on my CV, but for some reason it feels strange having it on LinkedIn (almost like it's too public of a forum).

Do not network with randoms on LinkedIn. You can join an ENT discussion board. You can join the ENT national organization and get involved in a committee then you can add the people you worked with to Linked In. If you are into the online thing offer to do something for social media, web content and get a local mentor for any questions. You could also get involved in online conferences, face to face conferences, regional conferences- Ask good questions and network. Networking involves a relationship not just random linked in connections.
 

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M3 here starting to network with attendings as I'd like to apply to a competitive specialty for residency (thinking ENT right now). LinkedIn seems to be standard fare for networking with PI's/attendings. Is it weird if I put my Step 1 score (>250) on my LinkedIn profile? I have it on my CV, but for some reason it feels strange having it on LinkedIn (almost like it's too public of a forum).
Haven't even read the replies to this yet but lol if serious. The answer is no