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can i do the step 2 test before the step 1? can i do the exams in my country (colombia)?
¿when can i do the exams (date), for example, can i do the step 1 exam in december o january
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can i do the step 2 test before the step 1? can i do the exams in my country (colombia)?
¿when can i do the exams (date), for example, can i do the step 1 exam in december o january
Yes you can do the steps in any order you want, but have to really think if thats the best thing to do. They have an order for a reason, and it seems like they relate each other since people that do step 2 right after step 1 find it better and think that info from step 1 is really helpfull for step 2.

You can the exams in Colombia. At least for step 1 and ck.

Time to take the steps depends a lot on your preparation, how fresh you are on the topics related. What year did you graduate ?

Usually for IMG it will take around 7 months according to some of the exam courses.
My advice is that you need to figure out where you are standing, and the most objective form to do so is to do an nbme, thats an exam that its used to predict the scores on the actual test and its really helpful. There are others like UWSA thats from uworld, a company that sells bank of questions about usmle. But it seems that nbme are more predictive. Kaplan, an organization that prepare for usmle, actually present in colombia, have an online exam you can do to see where you stand as well.

You need to decide if you are enrolling a course prep or you are doing it by yourself.

Try to look fpr material to study, kaplan have some lectures notes and some videos lectures, others like pathoma, rapid review and others are used widely. Doing questions is what most of people agree is the key on preparation, usmle is not only about havung knowledge, its a lot more, its an 8 hours exam, that test not only if you know a disease but if you can related everything.

There is a boom that I think everyone thats preparing for usmle have. The first aid from each exam.

Hopefully this may be a good start for you. Good luck with your plans.
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Yes you can do the steps in any order you want, but have to really think if thats the best thing to do. They have an order for a reason, and it seems like they relate each other since people that do step 2 right after step 1 find it better and think that info from step 1 is really helpfull for step 2.

You can the exams in Colombia. At least for step 1 and ck.

Time to take the steps depends a lot on your preparation, how fresh you are on the topics related. What year did you graduate ?

Usually for IMG it will take around 7 months according to some of the exam courses.
My advice is that you need to figure out where you are standing, and the most objective form to do so is to do an nbme, thats an exam that its used to predict the scores on the actual test and its really helpful. There are others like UWSA thats from uworld, a company that sells bank of questions about usmle. But it seems that nbme are more predictive. Kaplan, an organization that prepare for usmle, actually present in colombia, have an online exam you can do to see where you stand as well.

You need to decide if you are enrolling a course prep or you are doing it by yourself.

Try to look fpr material to study, kaplan have some lectures notes and some videos lectures, others like pathoma, rapid review and others are used widely. Doing questions is what most of people agree is the key on preparation, usmle is not only about havung knowledge, its a lot more, its an 8 hours exam, that test not only if you know a disease but if you can related everything.

There is a boom that I think everyone thats preparing for usmle have. The first aid from each exam.

Hopefully this may be a good start for you. Good luck with your plans.
In july im going to begin my 5 year in the medicine school , i ll graduate in mid 2018 (6 years). by now i ve studying ck bcause i have to prepare to a CK long exam that my university makes. so i can kill like 2 or 3 birds with one shot. im studying kaplan lecture notes by my own.
thank u pita was so useful your information.
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