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Question Applying to a program despite their Step 1 requirement?

I was wondering if it's written in stone when a program states that will only accept applications with a Step 1 and Step 2 CK of 220. The specialty in question is Internal Medicine. Is it wise to still do it? Or should we just aim to some other hospitals?
This is, of course, if we have a score lower than the required.

Any inputs?

This whole process is driving me nuts!
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If money is not a problem for you, I'd would apply anyway. This is because sometimes they are more lenient than what the website actually states.

The other option is to pick up the phone and talk to the coordinator and see what she tells you.

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Don't limit your application to any criteria, apply widely to the IMG friendly programs. I have many applicants matching each year to programs they don't meet their minimum criteria.
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