Originally Posted by RBK01
I recieved my step 1 score today..it is 229..i am really confused as to what to do next..whether to continue or not...i am IMG from india..no green card...what are my chances of getting a residency if i continue...PLEASE DO HELP ME OUT... THANKYOU...
229 is somewhere around US average. That means you don't get "extra points" for great step 1 score. However, it doesn't mean, you have to give up altogether. You can still match if you get great step 2 score and cs component on 1st pass. Your possibilities of matching will also depend on your program and specialty choices. If you choose less competitive specialties and/or programs and apply broadly, you have a chance.
Don't beat yourself up about your score. There is nothing you can do about it now. What you can do is study harder for Step 2. But right now go celebrate. You passed. I know that getting a score lower than you hoped for is devastating, especially after you studied for many hours and spend a lot of money on this thing, but it's perfectly normal.
If you want, I mean really want to go down this road, don't give up. It will be hard, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Accomplishing something feels way better than quitting. At least you won't have to look back and think what if...