I'm curious if there's a direct correlation. Just read a thread on SDN of a med student complaining of his low step 1 score. 222. He said he had to overcome a low MCATS score (low 30s) when applying to med schools. Does low MCATS score leads to low step 1 and vice versa? I know some people are really smart but are just bad standardized test takers. Can this problem be overcome? This kid on SDN said that he pretty much studied day and night.