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Old 08-03-2012
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Greetings and sincere prayers for everyone,

I am an IFMG and have recently registered at ECFMG. I am planning to take step 1 in March, 2013 and aiming for residency match in 2014. However, I need to know:

i) When should I apply for the USMLE step 2? (Should I before taking step 1 in March 2012, considering that I will apply for residency in 2014?

ii) Considering residency in 2014, ideally, what should be the application schedule for all exams? say, for example, Step 1 in March 2013, Step 2-CK in December, 2013 and step-2 CS in March 2014?

The bottom line is, can someone please advice me WHEN to APPLY / REGISTER for step 2 CK & CS, considering I need to apply for residency in 2014?

Will appreciate a genuinely helpful response from the bottom of my heart.

Warm regards,
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Residency match and starting day of residency is different. If you want to apply for 2014 residency then you should finish all your step 1, step 2 ck, CS ( may-June; no exam), ECFMG certification by sept. 2013. Then if you get interviews and get selected you will start your residency by June or July of 2014.
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plus Step 2 CS results take atleast 2- 3 months n for steps 1 & 2 it would take min 3 weeks u should probably plan so tht all d results r in ur hands by aug 1st week....all d best
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Hi friends. i want to apply for 2014 match(applying in sep 2013 for 2014 residency). iam planning to give step1 in feb 2013. step 2 cs in march 2013 and step 2ck in august it possible to apply for 2014 match???plzz help me out iam green card holder so visa is not issue,,plz let me know ..if i apply in oct 2013 for match? is it too late??

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