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step 2 (again..) question

So I know there has been a lot of discussion but I am still a little confused and would appreciate any up to date advice, especially from some of those that may not have published their step 2 CK.  

If one had a very competitive step 1 score (265+) and did not want to hurt their chances by going down on step 2, it sounds like the consensus is not to take step 2.  That said, I was looking at the Freida site and a few programs (NYU, Hofstra LIJ/Northwell) that say in order for interview consideration they require a step 2 (with a cutoff).  Is this website accurate?  

Talk me up...or down

To all who have been through the match, I need some realism before I put my family through unnecessary pain (or on the flip side decide to put them through worthwhile pain).  I'm an MS-3 from a program with no urology clerkship in a somewhat unusual situation.  I took paternity leave when I had my second child (before I decided on urology) and will have to make up my family med rotation for the first 2 months of 4th year. 

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What are my chances? (yet another)


Hey guys,

I'm an MS3 who will be applying to urology this year and was hoping I could get some insight as to where I stand and where to look for aways. 


Top 20 MD school

Preclinicals: P/F, probably in the top quartile 

Step 1: 257

Clerkships: 4 Honors (Medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, family med) and 3 HP (neuro, peds, psych)

What are my chances?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this (so please let me know if there is a better spot).

Current MS3 at a top 50 medical school in the NE
Mostly honors preclinical 
Third year clerkships have all been HP thus far
Research: 1 poster presentation (non-urology), 2 AUA abstracts during undergraduate 
Extracurricular: longitudinal leadership and community service throughout medical school
Step 1: 241

What are my chances of matching in urology in general? When should I take Step 2 CK?



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?