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Old 07-10-2013
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Hey all!

I got my step 3 results today and I passed..phew!! But I got a 205 which is less than what I expected. Can anyone tell me if step 3 score is important if you take the exam before applying for residency?
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even i want to know that..will be glad if anyone can help
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Old 07-13-2013
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Default It depends

According to the 2012 NRMP Program Director Survey (1), step 3 score doesn't seem to be very important for residency application, but I think it depends on the specific program policy. I'm sure it's important for licensing, but even in that case I'm not sure if the score is as important as the number of attempts, nevertheless it also depends on the state.

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