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Old 05-01-2014
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Hey guys,
about me: IMG graduated in 2012- applying for match 2016.
By the end of June I will be done with Step 1 exam.

I have to take step 2 CS and step 2 CK during the period (July 2014 to July 2015),
during this period I will stay in my home country and I have 2 choices to work there:

First choice: large hospital where I can have excellent internal medicine training and good company (majority of residents are match 2015 applicants and USMLE oriented, they took the chance to apply for USMLE exams before working there, almost all work there for one or two years till they match)..
experience is excellent but working hours are long (study time: no more than 20 hours/week).

Second choice: Primary care (most probably governmental health clinic, rare chance to get ER GP position in a hospital)
work hours: if clinic: 4 or 5 hours daily 6 days/week. If hospital: ( 2 on-calls /week. 24 hours each call) and the rest of the week ff.
so apparently, more time to study for USMLE.

[In both choices I can get 2 weeks off to travel for CS and 2 weeks off before the day of step 2 CK exam].

Please tell me what do you think is better choice for completing the journey to the match? based on better CV and ability to study CS+CK. Thanks alot.
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Old 05-03-2014
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in 2016 you will be too late.

Why not take step 1 now and step 2ck in 3 months then finish off with 2cs 2 weeks after that. You are behind the ball already, 2012- geez, in the scheme of things you are going to be out of school too long
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Thanks for the reply, it sounds funny though!
It's never too late..
If I get good scores I think its not dangerous to be 2012 graduate, knowing that I have 2 months USCE with 4 strong LORs.
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Originally Posted by Joswe View Post
Thanks for the reply, it sounds funny though!
It's never too late..
If I get good scores I think its not dangerous to be 2012 graduate, knowing that I have 2 months USCE with 4 strong LORs.
where are you from
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