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Old 12-27-2011
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Help Do we need CS results to get interviews?

Hey guys.
I'm planning on taking my step 1 in April and then was in a dilemma whether to do my CS in may second (the results of which come by July) and then do CK August end (the results of which will come by Sept ) and then apply or study for CK right after step 1 and do that in july end and then do the CS in August ..
Is the cs results necessary before applying and if not then how much does it help having?'d really help me out if anyone had any advice on this ..cuz I can't decide when to take CK and CS.
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Old 12-28-2011
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Although any of your scores are not necessary to apply, however my statistics say that those who have at least a good step 1 score get more interviews and the more steps results you have in file the more chances for interviews you have. Whatever was your plan DON'T jeopordize your test scores, take your time even if you have to delay app for the next year and do observerships meantime.
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For IMGs, having a passing CS result is of crucial importance to get an adequate number of interviews.

I'd say do the CS before the CK so that you get its results in time for the match.

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Old 12-29-2011
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When I was applying I noticed that many places had a acquirement of passing CS within 1 or 2 tries even though they didn't have any real requirements for the step 2. This leads me to assume they think the CS is very important and give weight to it in the application.
And also the fact that the CS has such a long period for the results declaration its better to get it done early.
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