well....it's been a while since I posted, but I'd like your opinion. i've had a HORRIBLE TIME academically. I'm doing a little better now, but still don't think I'm ready for STEP 1. I'm planning to take this year to do research, repeat pharm and hopefully move on to STEP 1 and third year in 2005. That having been said, will my frustration and failures in my first two years strongly effect my matching, or as long as I do OK on boards and third year, will I be OK??? I still want medicine and do well in the clinical stuff.