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hello , i am a 3rd year medical student from INDIA .
I wanted to know...whether should i give my step 1 in mid of my final year because this way i will be able to give step 2 just after my final exams...and also i got to know that step 1 scores help in getting electives. so i thought if i apply for electives during my internship..it would be better if i have my step 1 scores with me.
one more query...if i complete my step 1 , 2 cs and ck in internship itself...like in july - august ...will i be able to apply for matching in my internship year ?
because i think if i am able to save one year by doing this...i might as well do it...
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please i have been searching for answers...but havent had a concrete solution to it.
please help !!
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Even if u match just after ur internship..u have to compulsory do ur rural posts..if u have signed a bond...
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hello , i am a 3rd year medical student from INDIA .
I wanted to know...whether should i give my step 1 in mid of my final year because this way i will be able to give step 2 just after my final exams...and also i got to know that step 1 scores help in getting electives. so i thought if i apply for electives during my internship..it would be better if i have my step 1 scores with me.
one more query...if i complete my step 1 , 2 cs and ck in internship itself...like in july - august ...will i be able to apply for matching in my internship year ?
because i think if i am able to save one year by doing this...i might as well do it...
please help
please i have been searching for answers...but havent had a concrete solution to it.
please help !!
i guess u can but thats not a good idea since you need to be ECFMG certified in order to have good match prospects, and in order to be certified your degree has to be verified by ECFMG, which you get only after completion of your internship.
I'm giving my step 1 this year(in my final year)
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Even if u match just after ur internship..u have to compulsory do ur rural posts..if u have signed a bond...
well it can be paid off, so its not compulsory per se!
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Am also a 3rd yr medical student frm india...am givin step 1 dis july...3rd year we won hav much to study...so its d best year fr step 1 no doubt!!
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ohk ....yup got it...
yeah i have been hearing people say that you should not give step 1 before your internship because it consists of a lot of clinical questions...which you are not really good at...in 3rd year...
and..i didnt sign any bond regarding rural posting...my seniors give their pg exams in their internship itself.
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ohk ....yup got it...
yeah i have been hearing people say that you should not give step 1 before your internship because it consists of a lot of clinical questions...which you are not really good at...in 3rd year...
and..i didnt sign any bond regarding rural posting...my seniors give their pg exams in their internship itself.
that clinical thing is total Bullsh**
u think we gonna learn clinical stuff after internship ;-)
third year is practically a joke.. i wish id given it last year but i wasn't prepared
start preparing...
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Am also a 3rd yr medical student frm india...am givin step 1 dis july...3rd year we won hav much to study...so its d best year fr step 1 no doubt!!
great buddy, hows the prep going?
mine is in may
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haven't started preparing yet because my 2nd year exams just got over ...
il probably go for september - october...because i am already very late...
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haven't started preparing yet because my 2nd year exams just got over ...
il probably go for september - october...because i am already very late...
I graduated from medical school in India in the recent past, please give your step 1 beofore your final year. PLEASE! It is not easy but we have to work hard, but am telling you from experience the sooner you get the step 1, the better you feel, the more opportunities you get for clerkship, the more respect you get, the less time you waste before giving step 2ck and others and if you give your step 1 in third year and do well you will be have and edge over other students who have taken after final year or in internship. There are many more things to do ahead so if you give step 1 before final year and do well you will have a tremendous bright future ahead.

Goodluck!
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also to be honest with you, the later you give your step 1 the tougher it is to score higher the lower the prospects and the less time you know...
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thanks a lot everyone who helped me..il definitely be giving my step 1 in 3rd year...
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I graduated from medical school in India in the recent past, please give your step 1 beofore your final year. PLEASE! It is not easy but we have to work hard, but am telling you from experience the sooner you get the step 1, the better you feel, the more opportunities you get for clerkship, the more respect you get, the less time you waste before giving step 2ck and others and if you give your step 1 in third year and do well you will be have and edge over other students who have taken after final year or in internship. There are many more things to do ahead so if you give step 1 before final year and do well you will have a tremendous bright future ahead.

Goodluck!
thanks for your honest help my friend... :-)
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