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I just got my step1 score few days ago: 235/99. I was hoping for a way better one since my NMBE was 245. I am hoping to get into a good program for internal medicine in the United States, but now I am fearful I may not end up in a good place .
Any advice?

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Your score alone unfortunately doesn't determine where you end up. Have buddies with scores of 85 that got into prestigious programs. Don't hang your hat on your score alone, long road ahead and plenty of good fortune needed. Good luck.
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I dont know what's up with people those day... Maybe that's why nobody answer to this post, because they found it a little "discomfort" or unthinkable to answer this... people complaining or "disappointed" to get 90+

First, How in the heaven you found 235 a little disappointed ? God... Have you done a little bit of search or have you been asking around ?

I will give 5 examples...

1 friend score 93 step 1 / 99 step 2/ = IM
1 Friend score 90 step 1 / 95 step 2 = OBGYN
1 friend score 99 step 1 ( 237 ) / 99 step 2 ( 248 ) = IM
1 Friend score 89 step 1 / 94 step 2 = IM
1 friend score 99 230 / step 2 99 239 / step 3 86 / Pediatrician

I didnt mention the City, but they are pretty good city, one of the best.

and ... i got like thousand of friends... same route, same determination...

For being a doctor takes more than the score to get you where ever you want to go.. We are not test takers,,, we are more than that, dont let the score overwhelm you...btw, your score does the job to get you the interview but its your personality who ACES the program you want... How you reacth and how you faces the program director at the moment of your interview who is going to determine to which program you will get in... Which according to your post i dont think you got a lot of those... ( with all my respect ) Just work it out... and you will be more than great... you will get it.. dont worry..


and God, i never though i will be saying this to a 235/99 guys... Have you at least thanked God for your score? ...



Be happy...
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I agree rulz.
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I think I'm repeating myself from another post. but, I'd kill for that score!
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are u kidding me! u scored a 99... get excited!!! congrats.... i've talked to program directors, step scores are just a filtered, interviews and curriculum get u the job!
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I just got my step1 score few days ago: 235/99. I was hoping for a way better one since my NMBE was 245. I am hoping to get into a good program for internal medicine in the United States, but now I am fearful I may not end up in a good place .
Any advice?
hi congrats ... can u share ur prep duration and ur step 1 experience plzzzzz
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dude, i honestly think you're retarded. be happy with what you have man, its a great score. stop sounding like a sob-story
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Get a grip man, seriously!
I scored a 94, and though I was a tad disappointed, I told myself that there's still a lot more that I can do.
If I were you, I'd be celebrating right now!
But cos I'm not, all I'm gonna do is ASK you to celebrate.

Cheers&Congrats.
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Thumbs Up i agree wid rulz..

its really gud score. getting residensy is somethn more thn score i think.
one of ma senior got 86 in stp one n got anesthesia residency in ny..
so don be worry..
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dude, i honestly think you're retarded. be happy with what you have man, its a great score. stop sounding like a sob-story
Hahaha I agree !
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