Hey guys...I'm going to be 'that guy.' So I just got my step 1 score today, 229, which I was pretty disappointed with since my practice scores were around 240. Oh well. Looking through previous posts, I see that people definitely do match with these scores, but I'm wondering where I will really stand if I stay committed in my interest in uro.No clinical research so far, just a basic science pub from undergrad. How much will a score like that affect me? Will I miss the step 1 cutoff for many programs to get an interview (is there some list of cutoffs anywhere?) Thanks!
will miss some cutoffs for top-tier programs, but this will definitely not keep you from matching into urology.
Just focus on strengthening your application in other ways - do well on clerkships, get good letters, try to get some research in urology and get to know the department so you have a narrative that shows you were interested for a while. Also, focus hard on step 2 when the time comes and do well early - that will help a lot.Your score is still solid, just not outstanding. You may not get interviews at some of the biggest names, but who cares if you goal is to get become a urologist? You definitely don't have to give up on getting in somewhere.