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I have a simple idea. There are Step cutoffs at most if not all schools, right?  But no one seems to have a good idea what schools use for those cutoffs.  Post your step score and who offered to interview and who rejected to interview (particularly those under 235).  I'm looking to save and money time during application season.  I realize it's late to ask '11-'12 applicants, but I'm hoping for a handful of responses.  (Esp midwest and northeast!)  Thanks to all.

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:51 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor

This is actually a pretty good idea. My score wasn't under a 235 but still would be useful to you when you pick and choose places to apply.I got a 248 and did NOT receive interviews at Michigan, Brigham and Cornell. I applied to around 30 top and mid tier schools. 

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A nice idea, but the sample

A nice idea, but the sample size will be too small(if you get any responses at all). It would be nice if schools published this data, but they never will.

234, took step 2 early but

234, took step 2 early but never asked about it (253) applied to 53, interview offers at 26. Mostly focused on warmer climates, though avoided CA because Im married to an attorney and she didn't want to take the Bar there.  Vandy was the most competitive program I applied to and I did not get an interview there.    

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I think this is a great idea,

I think this is a great idea, and I hope it can help those in future years.  I got a 234 on Step 1 but had a pretty strong research background and great letters from some well known in the field. I applied to all the big-time academic programs and had the opportunity to interview at most (Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Mayo, UCSF, etc.) places and matched into my top choice, which is one of those listed here.  However, there were some institutions that rejected (Indiana, LSU, UMich, UTSW, UWash, Northwestern) me or unfortunately, never responded (Wake, Baylor, UVA) to my application.  I would imagine the relatively (for urology) low board score had to be the factor considering the other top-notch places I had the privilege of interviewing at. Thankfully, it appears that most of the big time urology programs take more into account than board score.