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Idea! Step 1 or 2 first ?

Hey , I am a final M.B. student from India......my confusion is what shall i do first ?? Since I am in final M.B. the step 2 subjects shall be very clear and fresh ...so is it a good idea to give my step 2 right after the electives are over during my internship????
Or shall I go for Step 1 first ??
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In my personal opinion, I think that doing Step 1 first is better than doing CK first. My reason, is that many questions in the CK exam need pathophysiology knowledge that you will acquire when you read for step 1.

However, many IMGs think just like what you are thinking, doing CK first as they are fresh on clinical knowledge. Not necessarily a bad idea.

I recommend you read these two threads:
IMGs: The most appropriate sequence of taking USMLE Steps?
and this one
Take Step 1 before CK

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Thank you StepTaker......i have gone thru both the threads properly......n realized that most of the IMGs by the personal experience suggested Step 1---Step 2 Ck---Step2 CS......
If i go in the same sequence ....i shall be giving Step 1...during late internship.....thus i shall be focussing on step.1 completely during internship........
And in that case what shall i do.....now......only focus on my university.....as final year is crucial.....or shall i suplement my regular studies with kaplan notes....????
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I'd say finish your school first as it's priority now.

Then you can focus on the USMLE.

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Thank you StepTaker......i have gone thru both the threads properly......n realized that most of the IMGs by the personal experience suggested Step 1---Step 2 Ck---Step2 CS......
If i go in the same sequence ....i shall be giving Step 1...during late internship.....thus i shall be focussing on step.1 completely during internship........
And in that case what shall i do.....now......only focus on my university.....as final year is crucial.....or shall i suplement my regular studies with kaplan notes....????
Focus on your medical school/internship. This is valuable experience which will help you with clinical reasoning when you give CK and CS.

I strongly strongly recommend giving Step 1 first.

One option to do during your rotations is to do pathology/pharmacology videos/kaplan lecture notes related to the rotation you are in.

Good luck!
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Hey quaintlee,
Kind of you to respond.....i am actually reading concurrent topics from in lipincott .....as i do my medicine systems.....i hope to integrate the related topics at one locus of the brain ......
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