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Hi all,

I am in quite a situation and as the time approaches I feel I stand no where.

Please tell me what you think about whether theres a need to extend my period?

My eligibility period end this December 31st 2014. Should I get the jan feb march period as this is what i have done so far and now its the 17th of october and i have maybe 60 days left:

Kaplan Lecture notes for medicine, obs, psychiatry, surgery (1st half of the book), pediatrics
Kaplan videos for medicine, gyne and obs, pediatrics.
MTB 2 -pediatrics, surgery, medicine here and there.

Everyone I see is subscribing to UWORLD.. but should I extend my eligibility period as well as subscribe to UWORLD? maybe I can take my exam in February 2015 and till then cover everything twice and thrice like normal people!!??

Please guide me.

Keep in mind i havent taken my step 1, I am an IMG and that I graduated in 2011. Please don't say I am an old graduate etc as I know all of that... but its better to score high then to stick with yuck scores and be a fresh grad.

Sincerely.
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Why not do an nmbe and see where you stand?? I personally think it's folly to sit for step 2CK without doing usmle world qbank since that has so much that's important which you don't find in MTB. Anyway, do a test and see. If you get more than 230, just keep studying and go for it.
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Hi all,

I am in quite a situation and as the time approaches I feel I stand no where.

Please tell me what you think about whether theres a need to extend my period?

My eligibility period end this December 31st 2014. Should I get the jan feb march period as this is what i have done so far and now its the 17th of october and i have maybe 60 days left:

Kaplan Lecture notes for medicine, obs, psychiatry, surgery (1st half of the book), pediatrics
Kaplan videos for medicine, gyne and obs, pediatrics.
MTB 2 -pediatrics, surgery, medicine here and there.

Everyone I see is subscribing to UWORLD.. but should I extend my eligibility period as well as subscribe to UWORLD? maybe I can take my exam in February 2015 and till then cover everything twice and thrice like normal people!!??

Please guide me.

Keep in mind i havent taken my step 1, I am an IMG and that I graduated in 2011. Please don't say I am an old graduate etc as I know all of that... but its better to score high then to stick with yuck scores and be a fresh grad.

Sincerely.
Why haven't you taken step 1? I don't know. Seems to me that if you do Step 1, half of the battle is won for CK and the opposite is less true.

You have to do UW. It's a must. Skip everything else. You've done enough reading. Now go to UW. Learn from UW. And use the books as secondary sources.
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