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I am planning to take step 2, but I am confuse which one should I start first CS or CK. Please suggest me and please tell me what is the ideal preparation period of CK and CS.
I will be very thankful, if you will suggest me.
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I am planning to take step 2, but I am confuse which one should I start first CS or CK. Please suggest me and please tell me what is the ideal preparation period of CK and CS.
I will be very thankful, if you will suggest me.
depends on your goal. if your aiming for applying do CS first cause the reporting takes 6-8 wks.
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it doesn't really matter...some people say doing CK before CS will help you formulate differential diagnoses...this is true but it doesnt necessarily mean that you will not do well if you take CS before CK...because cases in CS are not difficult and are common scenarios where coming up with differentials is easier than everyone makes it out to be....so basically it all depends on your personal preference...if u feel that you will feel more comfortable studying for CK if you have CS out of the way, then take CS before....if you feel that you will be better prepared for CS after CK, then take CK before....but basically for CS all you need is to go thru the FA cases once or twice with a study partner...and you will do well....good luck! i hope i didnt confuse you...
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it doesn't really matter...some people say doing CK before CS will help you formulate differential diagnoses...this is true but it doesnt necessarily mean that you will not do well if you take CS before CK...because cases in CS are not difficult and are common scenarios where coming up with differentials is easier than everyone makes it out to be....so basically it all depends on your personal preference...if u feel that you will feel more comfortable studying for CK if you have CS out of the way, then take CS before....if you feel that you will be better prepared for CS after CK, then take CK before....but basically for CS all you need is to go thru the FA cases once or twice with a study partner...and you will do well....good luck! i hope i didnt confuse you...
Thanks you for good advice.
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