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Old 06-22-2011
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Question Waiting on Step 1 results should i get ERAS token?

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I am really confused as to whether or not I should apply for a token or not. I took my Step one in the last week of May but according to the USMLE announcement board any exam taken after may 17 the 'target date' for results is July 13!!!! I am extremely worried about my results as I'm pretty sure I didn't pass. Even studying for step 2 ck I realize there is SO much i didn't know. My question is, the token process was opened today but can I wait until I get my results to get a token, even if I don't recieve my results in mid July?!?!?!? PLLLLLLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP ASAP.
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There's no hurry.

You don't need to get your token now.

Pass the exams and see if you are ready for this year's match and then go buy the token.

By the way, the result reporting schedule you mentioned is not for Step 1, it's for Step 2 CS. For step 1 you should get your results in the third or fourth Wednesday.

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thanks for the advice!!

However my Step 1 score is the one that is delayed as noted here on the usmle announcement website http://www.usmle.org/general_informa...uncements.aspx

it states:
Delay in USMLE Step 1 Score Reporting
Most score reporting of Step 1 results occurs within four weeks of testing. However, because of necessary modifications to the test item pool, there will be a delay in reporting for some examinees testing beginning in mid-May 2011. The target date for reporting Step 1 scores for most examinees testing from May 17 through late June will be Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
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it's very nerve wracking to wait 3 weeks but making us wait 2 months is even worse! they have also announced this will occur with my step 2 ck results as well.:sorry:
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I am in the same position as well. Took my exam on may 19th. Still waiting.
I have my cs date for 26 July and find it hard to study sometimes. Step 1 still in the back of my mind.


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I am in the same position as well. Took my exam on may 19th. Still waiting.
I have my cs date for 26 July and find it hard to study sometimes. Step 1 still in the back of my mind.

it's nice to find someone in the same situation as me! i have a million and one questions about what steps i should take when. i have been studying for CK... but i'm taking cs on july 29 and plan to start studying for that on july 1. when are you taking cs? i'm planning on taking it aug. 22 right now..... do you want a studying partner by any chance? please email me at pshah514@yahoo.com if you do... or to answer this post. thanks for all your help
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I have my cs exam on the 26th July. I have signed up for the c3ny july session. Would love a study partner. I will email you later on tonight
Then will study for ck. I will try to attempt this years match depending on step 1 score.


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hi there..im in the same boat.waiting for my results.took step one on 19th may.started cs but step 1 score is always at the back of my mind.

my email is vyshu_9@hotmail.com

i wud love to have a study partner for cs.anyone in the same boat.pls email me.
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Hi, if you are planning to apply on September 1st you need to get your eras token before the end of July to make your documents uploaded on time to be able to submit your full application on Sept 1st.
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my question is can we apply even after septembeR?

maybe october?

as in take the token in july end or aug but apply in oct?
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You can apply all the way up until September 1st ( I think) just that you will be at a sever disadvantage. Majority of programs (IM an FP) start sending interview invites due to the huge number of applicants.


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you can submit your app any time but if you apply after the 2 weeks of september your chances to get interviews decrease tremendously. get your token now and send you documents ASAP and submit your app on september 1st.
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Hi everyone, I got my step 1 results, and i plan to take my step 2 at the end of august, i will be giving step 2 CS in october. Can anyone please tell me whether I should take the ERAS token and apply to programs on sep 1 even if i dont have my step 2 scores by then.
Does anyone know if you can apply with just one score? and when you know you will be giving the rest of the exams before the interview season ends. Thanks.
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