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Hi guys, I need your suggestion. If I am able to apply for match 2012 with two scores only, which combination will be preferred and yield more interviews ?
A. Step 1 and 2 CK
B. Step 1 and 2 CS

I know my chance will be low in this case but I really want to give a shot this year. Thx
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Step 1 carries the highest value, but CK and CS both carries the same weight. What matters here, is that your application would be deficient and most programs won't look up your file, it does not matter which score is deficient, it would be looked @ as deficient and that's it.

For IMGs, some people might argue that CS is more important than CK, specially when you have high Step 1 Score. Because in that case PDs will be sure that your theoretical knowledge is OK and they are sure you'll score high in CK so they just want to verify that your communications skills are OK (the CS), but again, as I said in the first paragraph I don't think it matters much.
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Ok, thanks for your reply. My step 1 exam is on April 27, step 2 CS on July 20 and Step 2 CK on mid September. I will get the scores mid October and start applying. I think that's the best plan I can come up with now.
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