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Default STEP 3 before residency. A good idea???

Hello. I wanted to ask a pretty basic question. How important is Step 3 score if you are going for IM match? As I understand,most residents take the test at the end of PGY1. I get the feeling that most IMGs want to get it done before applying for programs and they rush into taking the test. I have decent scores till now and I am a bit hesitant about taking it before applying. What do you guys think?
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Hello. I wanted to ask a pretty basic question. How important is Step 3 score if you are going for IM match? As I understand,most residents take the test at the end of PGY1. I get the feeling that most IMGs want to get it done before applying for programs and they rush into taking the test. I have decent scores till now and I am a bit hesitant about taking it before applying. What do you guys think?

Its a very good idea. in terms of complete application, in terms of your mental sanity during interview season and internship.
i have seen fourth year residents and even graduates from programs who cant start practice cause they could not or cannot manage time to pass step 3. I took it last week go for it 2 months more than enough
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Its a very good idea. in terms of complete application, in terms of your mental sanity during interview season and internship.
i have seen fourth year residents and even graduates from programs who cant start practice cause they could not or cannot manage time to pass step 3. I took it last week go for it 2 months more than enough
How did the changes affect the exam?
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