step 2 score and psych res.

Discussion in 'Step I' started by md-student, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. I was wondering if there are any PGYs or 4th year students out there with some input on step 2 scores and matching in psychiatry.

    I just got my step 2 scores back with a disappointing 190 (79). I am a US citizen and will be graduating from US med school in the upper half of my class. My step 1 scores are significantly better. I don't know what happened on step 2.

    Will I have much trouble matching into psych? I'm applying mostly in the midwest (Big 10 schools) and already have several interviews lined up. I'm stressing out a bit. Any advice/input would be greatly appreciated.
  2. mhdousa

    mhdousa Member
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    Feb 1, 2002
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    well, it depends...
    on your eras application, did you select the option that automatically sends
    out your scores. if not, then there's a possibility that your programs will
    never find out about your scores, unless, of course, they ask you directly
    during interviews.
    i'm not very familiar with psych, so i don't know what kind of scores are
    necessary to match.
  3. OP

    Unfortunately I checked the box on ERAS to have my scores automatically forwarded for a couple reasons. First, I felt pretty good about the test after I took it. Second, I didn't want to hide my step 2 score and have it haunt me in feb/march rank time. I wanted it sent so if programs had a problem with it I would know up front who to rank.
  4. ckent

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    Jul 31, 2000
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    You will not have a problem matching in psych. Particularly since you are in the upper half of your class and have a descent step I score.
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