Jul 17, 2009
Hey guys,

I am new to this whole thing. Please bare with me. I have a few questions about specializing.

Could you give me a break down of what kind of scores TYPICALLY will get you into what kind of specialty (ortho, endo, etc.)

Is it just NBDE 1 scores that are looked at or is part 2 considered as well?

Also, is specializing dependent on just NBDE? I know grades matter, but if you have a B average could you specialize in anything? How much importance is placed on grades is what I'm asking.

Please respond to this seriously. I just want some basic information. I know some people will try to be sarcastic and stuff, but I am just looking for some information.