As you know, the number of students entering medical school has increased 23.4% since 2002. We have not seen corresponding growth in the number of residencies. Of course we need the federal government to lift the current cap on new doctor training. But in the meantime we are faced with increased competition: too few residencies for the number of new doctors graduating each year. This condition makes student performance on the board exams - the Step 1 and Step CK as well as the COMLEX 1 and 2 - extremely important.