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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.


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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 ..so 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 2013..is 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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