Originally Posted by slacker.mle
hey people i know you guys are busy with the interviews and all. i hope someone can guide me with my match 'timeline'
i recently got my step 1 score(254) . i am an old graduate. yog 2011.
i want to know if i am trying for 2016 match when should i take CS, CK and when should i try for USCE? can anyone makea rough timeline for me or just give me an idea of how should i go from here?
Last year I was in the same boat as yours. I'd take CS date asap because it's very hard to get it close to June/ July. So you need to fill in application and make a payment now to schedule a date keeping a look at the CS reporting schedule on usmle.org so the results are not later than the time to apply for residency in September. Then i'd start studying for ck and take it around April and CS most probably in May. If I can get CS date earlier then I'd probably go for CS in jan and take step 2 in May/June. And start observership rightaway. June, July and August. At least 3 months. And of course that means I'd try to find and apply for observership soon.