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    Can someone tell me if i have a chance in getting a pathology residency with a 206/84 Step1 score as an SGU grad. i have not taken step2 yet. if not, what are my options now? thanks to everyone.

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    Some FAQs, read if interested. - Student Doctor Network Forums

    Make sure you check out the topic "What factors are important in residency selection".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalkillercell View Post
    Can someone tell me if i have a chance in getting a pathology residency with a 206/84 Step1 score as an SGU grad. i have not taken step2 yet. if not, what are my options now? thanks to everyone.
    It really depends on what types of programs you plan on applying to. If you have your heart set on top 10 programs (ie UCSF, Brigham, Johns Hopkins, etc..) you may have to make up on other components of your app (ie, work experience, research, post sophomore fellowship).

    Also depends if you want academic vs community based programs.

    Good luck.

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    what are my chances for a molecular genetics pathology fellowship?
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    Sorry for the stupid question, but what are the differences between academic vs community based programs?

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    In general, academic programs tend to be larger, affiliated with universities (who are then associated with other things like research and cancer centers, and so on and so forth) which tend to produce highly competitive pathologists for academia/fellowships/job market who will be competent and capable on all levels. These programs tend to have decent specimen volumes and variety which affect what you see and how well rounded you become, as well as exposure to all necessary components for success on you path boards.

    Obviously, the academic programs tend to be more competitive and are usually amongst the top 15 - 20 programs for path in the country.

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    thank you everyone for your responces

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    In case anyone else is interested:

    http://www.valuemd.com/residency-mat...ency-help.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalkillercell View Post
    Can someone tell me if i have a chance in getting a pathology residency with a 206/84 Step1 score as an SGU grad. i have not taken step2 yet. if not, what are my options now? thanks to everyone.
    you may or may not with the borderline step 1 score. they like 85 minimally on step 1, at least for an academic university program. you can definitely get a community program if you pass your step 2 with an equivalent or lesser score. take your step 2 ASAP as this is a determinant in the weeding out process.

    good luck,
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    Where are you doing your Path Residency?

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