I've heard a lot of talk about "needing good board scores" for residency applications, but I have no idea what the cutoffs are for "good" and "bad" scores, aside from the means posted on the score report. I know that the scores you need depend on the specialty you choose to enter. But does anyone have any idea what the general score "tiers" are for the major specialties? For example, if I wanted to go into orthopedics or neurosurgery, what type of board scores would I need to receive in order to make it past an initial screening (aside from the necessary grades, AOA, etc) for interview selection? Or for internal medicine or general surgery? I would appreciate any info those of you who've applied to residencies might have. Thank you!