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Default Step 2ck or cs first? Will i get the match 2016?

Hi everybody. I start studying for ck 2weeks ago but now i get that i should take the step 2cs and have the result before aug. Can u help me how to handle both? Which one should i do first? The earliest time open is april! Should i do it at that time or do it on jun or july? And i have onley one recome letter from a dr in a charity clinic. So will they count it? How should i get recom? And do u think i get match this year? I only want family or internal! Less than 1 y graduate and pass step 1 only by 245. Please help me, im so confused. Thanks
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It doesn't matter that much what you're going to take first. CS is more about acting, CK relies heavily on reasoning skills and knowledge.
You're asking way too broad questions. In reality, nobody knows what kind of LOR will count. Well, obviously the letter from Duke that states you're the best clinician they ever saw will count, other letters are in gray area.
Actual chances of matching are impossible to calculate. You can use surrogate markers such as continuous ranks, or ranked in #1, #2, #2, #4 position. However, it's very tough to apply this statistic to yourself since everything counts - CV( scores + research + additional degrees + experience + medical school + YOG) + number of IVs + performance at IV + performance at IV of other candidates/stats of other candidates. You have good chances of matching.( Whatever this statement means)
As long as one is done with step 1, one will never abandon his or her dream of going to US residency. Even, statistically speaking 10% chance is a chance.
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Hi everybody. I start studying for ck 2weeks ago but now i get that i should take the step 2cs and have the result before aug. Can u help me how to handle both? Which one should i do first? The earliest time open is april! Should i do it at that time or do it on jun or july? And i have onley one recome letter from a dr in a charity clinic. So will they count it? How should i get recom? And do u think i get match this year? I only want family or internal! Less than 1 y graduate and pass step 1 only by 245. Please help me, im so confused. Thanks
Prepare for CK and it give it by say May/June and give CS by July 16, so that your results are available by Sep 15.
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