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Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by golfman, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. golfman

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    Do programs care when we take Step 2 if we did very well on Step 1?

    I did well on Step 1 (>250), and would like to push Step 2 off until January, as I'm concerned I have nowhere but down to go from my >250 score. January fits very nicely in my schedule to do this. Do programs frown upon taking it that late?
     
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    Nope. As long as you pass Step 2, you're good. No one cares about Step 2 if you did well on Step 1. Considering you did well on Step 1, your chances of doing worse numerically are higher. Happened to me as well.
     
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    Jan is good. No program will care.
     
  5. golfman

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    Thanks for the replies!
     
  6. GuitarHero1

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    It's true that nobody will care and that if you take it sooner, you may do worse. But, if you take it early and do BETTER, you will look like a baller. I don't know if you want to take that chance though.
     

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