STEP scores AND Match

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step 1: 227 step 2: 242

step 1: 227step 2: 242 (never got released to programs) My piece of advice if your numbers are on the lower side for urology is to identify one or two programs where you feel you have a good chance of matching and where you think you might want to train.  Do your aways at these places, and if you do well on your sub-i you'll tremendously increase your chances of moving up their rank list.

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Matched at my #2

Step 1: 213 Step 2: 238 Took my Step 2 right after 3rd year so all programs received both scores.

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229/227

229/227

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Any advice?

Anonymous User wrote:
Step 1: 213 Step 2: 238 Took my Step 2 right after 3rd year so all programs received both scores.
 In a similar boat, scores-wise, any advice for targeting sub-Is to optomize the chances of matching? Shooting for low to mid tiers or getting a good letter from a top program to show you are more then your scores indicate?

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Step 1: 250 Step 2: 257

Step 1: 250Step 2: 257 (after matching)Matched at #1 choice.Regardless of score, a strong showing at a sub-I can be of HUGE help in matching.

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Step 1: 213 Step 2: 238 Took my Step 2 right after 3rd year so all programs received both scores.
 I am in the same boat. I really would appreciate if you can please tell me a list your Sub-Is and schools that interviewed you. Thanks!

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I'm also wondering how

I'm also wondering how somebody with a score like mine (227) could match at a program. How possible is it really? I will have a few papers here and there, and will obviously work hard during my away rotations, but I'm just worried my step 1 score is going to hold me back. 

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if you want numbers

Anonymous User wrote:
I'm also wondering how somebody with a score like mine (227) could match at a program. How possible is it really? I will have a few papers here and there, and will obviously work hard during my away rotations, but I'm just worried my step 1 score is going to hold me back. 
Ortho has a comparable overall match rate to urology (70-80% over the past 5 years).  Since little outcomes data is made public for Uro, it's popular to reference ortho stats as a substitute.  Using board score alone, 221-230 range had a match rate of about 71% last year in ortho. Not a great stat but you tackle the battle your courage will allow you.   Research experiences boost obviously.  Plan on taking step 2 early.  http://www.nrmp.org/data/chartingoutcomes2011.pdf

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question

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thakerm wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Step 1 205Step 2 240Matched at my #1
any tips? and congrats on matching at your number 1 spot!
I'd be welcome to share any tips, but in what direction? There are hundreds of variables in this match process. Also, I think I dont want to saturate the response field here, I think someone is looking for pure numbers (but as you can see from my scores, not really important).Congrats! I am in a similar boat and am thinking about urology. In addition to research with my home department, are there any tips that you have? Also, I have noticed that many programs have a 220 step 1 cutoff - Did this hold you back in interviews or affect where you did your away rotations? Thanks in advance!!
  

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is there any way i may contact you?

Anonymous User wrote:
Step 1 205Step 2 240Matched at my #1
  My step 1 score is about the same as yours and I'm trying to improve my step 2 score like yours. What did you do differently to increase your score by that much? and just by getting a better step 2 score you matched? did you have to explain yoursef for the step 1 score? please let me know if I may contact you. mkyriaco1@gmail.com thanks :)