step 1 or step 2 first? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > General Topics Forum

General Topics Forum Useful USMLE preparation and exam taking discussion, guides, resources, ads, services, problems, and more


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2010
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 2
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Question step 1 or step 2 first?

hey guys
am a medical student in my sixth year and am planning to take the usmle exam.. but am wondering about which step to take first.. 1 or 2?
also if I took step 2 CK .. should I take step 2 CS immediately after it? or I can skip back to step 1 then step 2 CS?

please help..
thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
ady1 (08-08-2013)



  #2  
Old 11-17-2010
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,901 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4954
Default

You can take Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS in any sequence you like and there's no restrictions.

If you want to know what sequence is best have a look at our poll here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/general-...ake-first.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
ady1 (08-08-2013), may alattiya (11-17-2010)
  #3  
Old 12-01-2010
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 5
Threads: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by may alattiya View Post
hey guys
am a medical student in my sixth year and am planning to take the usmle exam.. but am wondering about which step to take first.. 1 or 2?
also if I took step 2 CK .. should I take step 2 CS immediately after it? or I can skip back to step 1 then step 2 CS?

please help..
thanks
Take Step 1 first.... it gives an amazing platform for step 2....

immunology, physiology, behavioural sciences, pharmac, patho - really overlap in step 2

and since step 2 has a lot of internal medicine , it really helps if your basics are clear with step 1 first... (bcoz internal med is not easy on step 2)


i am studying for step 2 rite now and i think step 1 really helped!
__________________
Nihar Mehta
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
ady1 (08-08-2013)



Reply

Tags
Exam-Taking

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kaplan usmle step 2 highlights for Step 1 exam??? OldFmgMom USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 09-13-2010 04:49 AM
Step one review included for Step 2? DRFP USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 3 09-03-2010 08:15 PM
Low Step 1 Step 2 Scores lee-usmle General Topics Forum 5 10-25-2009 10:02 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)