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Question Importance of step 3 for residents

Thank god I matched this year!!!!
I am intending to at least study for step 3 before the residency starts. I was wondering, after I matched, is step 3 score still important? or I just have to pass? I am also intending to go into fellowship after I am done with residency..

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No. It's not important. Just pass is enough.

Your fellowship chances won't be affected by your step 3 score, because they know that residents do not care about scoring high and just read enough for passing.

What matters for your fellowship, is doing research and other curricular activities related to the sub-specialty that you like.

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Thank god I matched this year!!!!
I am intending to at least study for step 3 before the residency starts. I was wondering, after I matched, is step 3 score still important? or I just have to pass? I am also intending to go into fellowship after I am done with residency..

Thanks a lot!
I am in your exact same situation, I will aim only for passing, what are the sources u r using for studying?
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I am in your exact same situation, I will aim only for passing, what are the sources u r using for studying?

I began with first aid. It's so easy! I don't know if it's benificial though. I will start doing question banks after I finish with that at the end of this month. At the same time, I will read MTB3.
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