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Can anyone who has received their result lately tell me what the current mean and SD of step 3 is?
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Can anyone who has received their result lately tell me what the current mean and SD of step 3 is?
Average for AMG 219 and SD 17
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Average for AMG 219 and SD 17
Was that on your score report?
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Was that on your score report?
No.Asked one of my friend who recently got his score.Another of my friend who had passed in March this year had 217 as average for AMG's.After your post I asked my other friend who got his score in July,he said it is now 219.
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.........also average scores for AMG's have changed for step1 and Step 2Ck and they are 226 and 236 respectively.
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No.Asked one of my friend who recently got his score.Another of my friend who had passed in March this year had 217 as average for AMG's.After your post I asked my other friend who got his score in July,he said it is now 219.
So if this is the mean for AMGs, I should have at least a 219, right?
I'm just not sure how important step 3 is for the application, I know it's not necessary but .... and I'm not doing it for a visa, I have a GC.
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So if this is the mean for AMGs, I should have at least a 219, right?
I'm just not sure how important step 3 is for the application, I know it's not necessary but .... and I'm not doing it for a visa, I have a GC.
Some programs require step 3 and yet others more likely to match with a passed step 3
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Some programs require step 3 and yet others more likely to match with a passed step 3
So far I've only seen one program (in my list) that requires step 3 for IMGs, but I'm not sure how many are out there...
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So far I've only seen one program (in my list) that requires step 3 for IMGs, but I'm not sure how many are out there...
It is not always posted and when it is make sure you read the application process on the program's web site. We have documented at least 20 programs that have such a requirement, mostly IM

Others its the secrete requirement, like Harbor Hosptial in Baltimore, no one under 220 first attempt is considered
St. Agnes in Baltimore no one under 240 has been accepted

these things are true only to IMG's

believe me we are working on fighting these things
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It is not always posted and when it is make sure you read the application process on the program's web site. We have documented at least 20 programs that have such a requirement, mostly IM

Others its the secrete requirement, like Harbor Hosptial in Baltimore, no one under 220 first attempt is considered
St. Agnes in Baltimore no one under 240 has been accepted

these things are true only to IMG's

believe me we are working on fighting these things
Secret requirements??!?! That's insane! I mean, ok, they can do whatever they want to, but they should say so at least, like that some people can save their money and apply to Programs where they actually have a chance....
The numbers that you're giving, are those for step 1 and 2, or are you referring to step 3?
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Secret requirements??!?! That's insane! I mean, ok, they can do whatever they want to, but they should say so at least, like that some people can save their money and apply to Programs where they actually have a chance....
The numbers that you're giving, are those for step 1 and 2, or are you referring to step 3?
Actually I too have heard that many programs do prefer IMG's to have cleared Step3(even if they have mentioned that it's not mandatory).Preference is given to them while ranking,unless you have exceptional credentials or references.
I think DRFP is mentioning about step1 and 2 scores obviously.
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