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Default Why do residency programs list two digit score on their website?

I thought three digit score was what they looked at? The new changes to the two digit scaling really puts some of us lower when our three digit score isn't that bad!
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Its just outdated information on their website that they have not bothered to update. And even when a program lists 3 digit score on their website, it is usually a ridiculously low number (200, 220) which is the minimum for them to even pick up the application. In reality candidates being interviewed and matched there have much higher scores.
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Thanks.

Therefore I am just kidding myself in trying to apply to IM right now with a 228 and 223 for step 1 and step 2 respectively.
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I was not trying to be disparaging in any manner. All I wanted to convey was that programs don't always post the most accurate or useful information on their website. If they did, we wouldn't have to apply to 100+ programs for match. This is from University of Michigan Internal Medicine Residency program.

We use a multi-criteria-based selection process; therefore, we do not provide minimum score requirements nor do we have a medical school graduation year requirement.

Sure! Everybody has a shot there!
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Hey Bud I wasn't offended in any way. I was just wondering to myself if I was kidding myself. LOL

Thanks for you input. Yes I guess we won't know unless we try right
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