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I am an US allopathic student exploring residency options with this score. What residency(s) should I not consider because it will be considered "low" chance?
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I am an US allopathic student exploring residency options with this score. What residency(s) should I not consider because it will be considered "low" chance?
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Consider all of them. 240 and above plus great clinical grades and significant research in the field of your choice puts you in a very good position for just about any residency program.
 

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Consider all of them. 240 and above plus great clinical grades and significant research in the field of your choice puts you in a very good position for just about any residency program.
even poor preclinical grades?
 

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There are lists on the internet that provide a ranking of what are important to the different types of residencies. For example, in EM the audition rotation is huge.
 

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There are lists on the internet that provide a ranking of what are important to the different types of residencies. For example, in EM the audition rotation is huge.
link boss?
 

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I am an US allopathic student exploring residency options with this score. What residency(s) should I not consider because it will be considered "low" chance?
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I'd say ENT and plastics are an uphill battle because they require connections and their average step score last year was 250. Still possible, but you better have a ton of research and excellent evals. Everything else seems to have a decent chance as long as you're smart about it.
 

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I'd say ENT and plastics are an uphill battle because they require connections and their average step score last year was 250. Still possible, but you better have a ton of research and excellent evals. Everything else seems to have a decent chance as long as you're smart about it.
add derm to that list bud
 
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I'd say ENT and plastics are an uphill battle because they require connections and their average step score last year was 250. Still possible, but you better have a ton of research and excellent evals. Everything else seems to have a decent chance as long as you're smart about it.
Where did you specifically find this average step score for the specialties? Latest thing i can find is charting outcomes for 2014. cant find anything on 2015
 

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Nothing is completely excluded but that score is on average for the most competitive specialties. Research and connections will help you for those residency spots.
 
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