- Apr 5, 2020
Since STEP 1 is going P/F, I'm assuming this means the other aspects of my application will be weighted much more when it comes to residency applications. Given this, would it be better to go to a med school which does P/F for the first two years (assuming no internal ranking) or one that ranks the first two years (given that you finish in the top percentile of the class)? On the one hand, P/F pre-clinical years means less stress and less cutthroat competition. However, would my application appear less desirable to PD's compared to a student at a ranked pre-clinical med school who finished in the top of his/her class in the pre-clinical years?