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Planning Old AMG Step 2 CK within 3 months

Hi all,

Just looking for some suggestions, comments, etc.

I'm an AMG from a what is considered to be a top tier school (not that that matters at this point). I graduated 4 years ago and went into biotech (bad choice). I took step 2 ck and failed it first time around. Essentially I just didn't study nearly enough and sort of knew it going into it. I'm highly motivated to get back into clinical medicine and have been studying for step 2 ck. I've read through all of secrets and have started step up. I've also recently started to do some UW questions.

right now I have from April 1st to June 30th to take the exam. And 3 months of UW q bank. I just got my scheduling permit. Should I wait until I have a better idea of where I stand before scheduling an actual date? or will spots fill up, limiting me? Should I schedule toeard the end of the 3 months block?

I feel like stuff is really starting to come back to me but also feel like I have a lot of work to do. I want to do better than just pass as my step one score wasn't so good (even though I'll have to take that over to due to the time limit)

Sorry for the long post. Hope to hear from some one. Thanks a lot.
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You need to put up a plan.

Grab a pen and paper and see what stuff you need to work on and guesstimate the time needed to finish it adding some extra days for emergencies.

Since you are coming from a top tier school then I guess you live in a big city which means there are several Prometric centers around you which means getting a spot shouldn't be a problem even if you schedule few weeks before.

Once you put up the plan, around third way into your prep, do one of the NBMEs and see where you stand and modify the next two thirds accordingly and then do another NBME after finishing the second third of your prep table and modify the last third accordingly.

Having failed CK and low score in Step 1 means that you HAVE TO ace the CK this time, no other option. Take your time and don't take it until NBME tells you 235+

Good luck
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You need to put up a plan.

Grab a pen and paper and see what stuff you need to work on and guesstimate the time needed to finish it adding some extra days for emergencies.

Since you are coming from a top tier school then I guess you live in a big city which means there are several Prometric centers around you which means getting a spot shouldn't be a problem even if you schedule few weeks before.

Once you put up the plan, around third way into your prep, do one of the NBMEs and see where you stand and modify the next two thirds accordingly and then do another NBME after finishing the second third of your prep table and modify the last third accordingly.



Having failed CK and low score in Step 1 means that you HAVE TO ace the CK this time, no other option. Take your time and don't take it until NBME tells you 235+

Good luck
Thanks a lot for the advice. I appreciate it.
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