Here's my stats:
No. Programs applied to: 52
Step 1: 231
I have some fantastic letters (so I hear from my interviewers), I did research with some well known people and have some pending publications, and am coming from a well respected urology program.
Just a note for future applicants - Doing sub-is where the program will take the time to get to know you and will seriously consider you as an future resident is key. I will definitely post information on the programs I rotated at soon so keep a look out.
"Doing sub-is where the program will take the time to get to know you and will seriously consider you as an future resident is key. I will definitely post information on the programs I rotated at soon so keep a look out."
Do you have an update on advice for the future applicants or is it still too early to post that information just yet.
Even though these things ARE very stressful, posts like this give us sub-240 folks HOPE (and hope is a great thing). I will be applying in less than a year, had a 234 step 1, and have yet to get involved in research (still looking into that right now). It's just refreshing to know so many are getting a good # of invites.
This is embarassing, but ... I wish I'd known this going in...
Step 1: 235/97
Step 2: 233/95 (with the new scoring)
Rank: Top 1/2, all high marks in clinicals, 90's on my NBME shelfs
AOA: Yes, the Osteopathic equivalent.
LOR's: Apparently very positive, one interviewer said "You have some of the most impressive letters I've read".
Applied: 36 ACGME, 9 Osteopathic
Invites: 1 ACGME, 3 Osteopathic
Rejections: 35, 6
I did sub-I's at my two top ACGME choices, and my ACGME interview happened to be with my top choice.
I was just wondering if you matched anywhere.
i'm an osteopath and applying this year.
Did not match, AOA or ACGME. Prelim year or research for me.
Positions Applied to:66
Rejections: A grip
Step 2:230 (posted after lists were in)
Position in class:top half
I also have 2 weak publications but they were good talking points. My advice, apply everywhere, you'll be surprised by programs in areas that you'd never imagine living. If I had applied regionally I wouldn't have matched.