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The decision to switch Step 1 to pass/fail grading system is both a blessing and a curse for many students. While the change eliminates a huge source of stress, it also removes one of the primary ways that medical students were able to stand out when applying to residency programs. Particularly for students at medical schools with less name recognition, a high Step 1 score was seen as one of the few ways to have a shot at getting into the more competitive residencies. Without having a Step 1 score to help differentiate us, what are some things that current medical students can do to help improve their chances of matching into their program of choice?