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What are my chances?

Apologies in advance.

MD school in Northeast, not an illustrious one.
Low 220's step 1
-4 abstracts in AUA, ACS, 1 psych abstract
-asked to present at AUA this year
-Clerkships 3rd year- HP in everything so far, honors in uro.

Some have advised taking a year off for research, due to age not willing to do that.
I am pretty realistic and am unlikely to be offended. Please be candid. Do you think strong subi's and step 2 is enough to get me into the interview room?

Western AUA: Share housing?

Going to be at Western AUA meeting Sat Oct 22 - Wed Oct 26. I am looking to share housing - probably condo within 1 mile of Hyatt for total of $150/night. Also willing to chip in to stay at a place you already have reserved if you prefer. I am a MS4; not enough funding for the Hyatt! No gender preference. Let me know how to contact you if you are interested. Thanks!

chances MS3 from a state med school

Hey guys, another M3 posting about chances of matching. My stats look something like:

Step 1 - 259

M1 and M2 grades all honors (we have letter grades for everything). M3 year all honors so far. 2 basic science publications (not first author), 2 poster presentations and 1 oral presentation in non-urologic surgical fields, working on 2 other uro papers now, 2 uro case reports. 

Unsure about AOA status until feb

Deciding on Urology in the middle of M3 year...chances, advice?

Hey guys! So I started M3 year being very open about various specialties. However, after a few rotations, I'm starting to seriously consider Urology. I'd like to know my realistic chances, and since I'm relatively late to the game, what I can do to boost my chances.

School: top 20 US medical school
Step 1: 235
Grades: Peds P, OB/GYN P, Psych HP, Neuro HP
Research: MD/PhD - PhD in cellular/molecular biology (no direct relation to Urology)
-6 papers: mix of basic science, reviews
-Plenty of abstracts, poster presentations

Letter of Intent/Interest?

Hey everyone,

How do you feel about sending programs letters telling them where they are on your rank list? I already notified my #1, but I'm considering sending letters to my 2-5 programs as well. My thoughts:

-should I tell them what number they are, or simply state "top three", or "top five"

-should I elaborate on my reasons for doing this?

-should I reiterate why I am a good fit for their program?

-how long should it be (my #1 letter was a full page, but I don't think programs that aren't my #1 should have to read a full page)