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Old 09-13-2011
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Question When to apply for Step 1 Exam?

hey I am final year MBBS student from Kerala, India...planning to give step 1 after final year exams..probably by next September..I have quite a load of doubts and some can seem silly, but I really dunno who else to ask..

My question is:
To write step 1 in sept'2012, by which time should I apply?
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Please have a look here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/ecfmg-fo...-step-1-a.html

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hey i am final year mbbs student frm kerala,india...planning to give step 1 after final year exams..probably by next september..i have quite a load of doubts and some can seem silly,bt i really dunno who else to ask..

1.to write step 1 in sept'2012,by which time shud i apply?
2.is after step1 and step2 ck n cs,should we work there or smethng fr a year before step 3?
3.what happens after step 3?
4.what exactly is this matching that i hear bout everywhere?and is there something that we should do about it before step 3?
5.please atleast post some links if this has already been discussed before...

hoping to hear from someone..thank you!!
hi
1.u can apply 4 ur exam around 3to 4 months b4 september,that wud provide u a breather ,once u sent the forms it takes one and half months 4 ur cofirmation and the procedure,the extra time is if any corrections occur...
2.no u need not and cannot work bcos u dont have a licencse (usmle by the way stand 4 united states medical licencing exam and u dont get until u finished ur step 3),but most people try to observership,clerkship , try to get a letters of recomendation frm US hospitals, this can help u durin ur interviews
3.step 3 is usually taken once u get into one of these colleges,but if u do it b4 that gud ,it can help u with ur students visa
4basically ur goin to US 4 a job interview ,ur doin ur pg along with it thats all,soon after u get ur step1,2 cs and ck u r in a comfortable position to apply to differnt universities 4 ur job,and they call u 4 ur interviews,this process is called matching(this a nutshell ,there is a lot more aftr it)

ok and lastly r u frm kolenchery and studyin in chopras?
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yep.studying at chopras.not frm kolenchery thou...
i m still nt clear bout the step 3..we can apply to colleges after or before step 3???
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yep.studying at chopras.not frm kolenchery thou...
i m still nt clear bout the step 3..we can apply to colleges after or before step 3???
u can apply b4 writing step 3,but if if ucan complete it earlier,lyk b4 feburary of ur joinin yr wil be helpful 4 u to get a students visa there...
and by the way i myself am frm chopras,which chopras r u frm,tvm or kochin u must be the sunday batch?
if u r in the final year i dont think u hd be learnin usmle nw,cos usmle is no joke,u cannot concentrate on both,and doin on next september means u r doin u r exam durin housie ,u have to rethink ur plans ....
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frm trivandrum...i neva said usmle is a joke..as of nw i keep aside 3 hrs a day fr step 1 only n more during holidays...and thers a year left...we will gt 2 months leave after final yr exam...tot of giving it then...
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