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Default 250+ on step 1, 243 on CK. Issue?

Hey guys, I wish all of you the best of luck on the match. Recently I've been under some great stress plus I pushed myself to take the CK exam by August 15 even though I only completed around 30% of UWorld (VERY slow studier). I realize most people perform better on the CK and was hoping to do the same but unfortunately my exam felt like a disaster and I was completely out of tune with everything at the time. I didn't even start my ERAS application until I got the result because I felt I had thrown all my efforts away with the way I felt after my CK exam. Thankfully, I did better than I was dreading but my score is still boticeably lower than my Step 1. Do you think this will be an issue with resodency programs as most people perform better on the CK?

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Hey guys, I wish all of you the best of luck on the match. Recently I've been under some great stress plus I pushed myself to take the CK exam by August 15 even though I only completed around 30% of UWorld (VERY slow studier). I realize most people perform better on the CK and was hoping to do the same but unfortunately my exam felt like a disaster and I was completely out of tune with everything at the time. I didn't even start my ERAS application until I got the result because I felt I had thrown all my efforts away with the way I felt after my CK exam. Thankfully, I did better than I was dreading but my score is still boticeably lower than my Step 1. Do you think this will be an issue with resodency programs as most people perform better on the CK?

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You have pretty good scores. Since both of your scores are above 240, I don't think this would be an issue.
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What resources did u use for ck? 243 is a good score, can u post all ur resources you used during rotations and after?
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Kaplan LNs, MTB Step 2 CK, and UWorld. Just don't make the mistake I did by taking way too long to do the LNs, and comprimising the amount of UWorld you do. The more questions the better, the exam is a bit intense.

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