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Old 11-11-2011
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Guys, I took step 1 on October 17, and it is November 11 now. I have just read few chapters of kaplan obstetrics book so far for step 2 ck. I feel so bad for wasting 1 month, but i guess, after such a difficult prep for step 1, i needed a break. The good thing, I got 255 for step 1.

Now I want to apply for residency next year. That gives me little time for step 2 CK and CS. I thought I would spend 3 months for CK and take it by February and then go for CS. But I suppose CK isn't that easy and I should give more time to it and get a good score. On the other hand passing CS is enough. So some of my friends have advised me to prepare for CK but take the CS first, may be next March or April and then CK on June or July.

I would really appreciate some advice on this. Basically how much time should I leave after CS so that I have the results before Residency? and can I take the CK in that period and still have time for residency? Just a practical timeline would do.

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I'm on the same boat here, hopefully someone can give us some advice, it will be highly appreciated.
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Taking the CS first sounds like a good idea in this situation.
This is because the CS results takes longer time to come out so better take it now than risking squeeze issue later in summer.
Also the CS needs less memorization than the CK so it's kinda give you a sort of break so that you come back fresh for the CK.
Also look here
IMGs: The most appropriate sequence of taking USMLE Steps?

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