- Jun 3, 2010
Yah i've seen the numbers. What I'm looking for is more a gestalt sense of whether my chances are good, or whether I should apply to more programs.http://www.nrmp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Charting-Outcomes-2014-Final.pdf
That's the most concrete data you're going to find.
Seeing as I've already applied and took step2 a couple days ago are programs even going to see my numbers?If you apply to a good mix of programs and not all 'top tier' programs...i'd say >98% of matching (if I was to make up a number).
EM isn't 'that' competitive assuming you did better on step 2.
Yes, they will. PDs are starting to publicly state they care more about Step 2CK than Step 1. Of course it will be used during ranking in January, when they'll have your scores.Seeing as I've already applied and took step2 a couple days ago are programs even going to see my numbers?
And... for the programs that give me an interview without my Step2 Score, will they really care about it after the interview for the purposes of Rank
You applied broadly and you got the "magic number" as far as interviews. I'll tell you how to feel: GREAT. Rank everything.Should I be significantly worried about matching?
- Did not have Step2CK until late in the season. Average to below average Board Scores.
- Applied 1.5w late. Applied to 100 programs, attended all interviews offered = only 15 programs to rank
I know what "charting outcomes" says about having 15 programs to rank, but I just don't know how I feel about applying to 100 and only getting 15.
Why is the "magic number" magic? If you assume the average applicant applied to 30-40 programs, then the "magic number" is actually a surrogate marker for competitiveness. The charting outcomes data would then become less generalizable to a cohort of students who applied to significantly more programs.You applied broadly and you got the "magic number" as far as interviews. I'll tell you how to feel: GREAT. Rank everything.