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USMLE scores for certain programs

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by Godzilla777, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Godzilla777

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    Some schools like Spaulding, Emory, and Tufts say that they have a minimum passing score for the USMLEs (200 for the later two). Is that a concrete rule or is there some wiggle. Lets say USMLE 1 <200, but USMLE 2 >220...is that ok? From what I've read on this forum, its the total package of the applicant, but will schools like these even look at the application if a score is <200? There's gots to be some wiggle :)
     
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  3. Gauss

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    it's meant to be used in their screening process for granting interviews. you could probably lobby for an interview by flaunting your step2 score but more competitive programs like Spaulding are probably less "wiggle" friendly.
     
  4. mike07042

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    Most programs are not used to receive so many applicants,
    and they have to set a rough screen standard.

    but if you know someone in the program, or you did elective there,
    or you have some really impressive points, you always can bypass
    that requirement....
     
  5. CasaElGato

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    Heard from a UVa grad that they got so many apps that they were very torn about who to invite, though UVa is a "better" program.
     

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