Hi all,

I just got back my step 1 score: 218 (US med student). I am crushed/depressed because I had been aiming for the average 230, and was expecting at least something in the 220s range. I am interested in internal medicine, and I would really like to be back with my family back in
California. I'm attending school outside of my home state right now and do not like the separation; I can not imagine completing residency far away without familial support. I am very frustrated at my incompetence. Do I have chance to match back to California for IM? I am so worried that I will not meet the cutoff and be thrown into the trashcan.