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Help Step 2 CK in 8 Weeks!

Hello everybody,

I haven't stared a thread until now but this is the time when I REALLY REALLY need your help.
I am an old IMG who started studying for the USMLE last year. I passed STEP 1 233/99 and STEP2 CS on first attempt. Now I have exactly 8 weeks starting from today until my STEP 2 CK. I have read some, here and there IM from Kaplan and a bit of MTB but nothing consistent so u can say I'll start to study from today. I really have to apply for 2013 match. I mean I have to so 8 wks is all I got for Step 2 CK.
I NEED YOUR ADVICE ON WHAT TO USE FOR THOSE 2 WKS FOR BEST RESULT. PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR HONEST INPUT ON MY ENDEAVOR. IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO DO IT IN 8WKS, AM I COMPLETELY CRAZY??

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND ADVICE.

BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!
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Have you done UW? If yes.. then I think you need to concentrate on MTB. I have less than half the time you have and I am only properly revising MTB now. If you haven't done UW..then I am not sure if you could maybe do that all in one month, with one month left for MTB..if you can pull that off.
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Have you done UW? If yes.. then I think you need to concentrate on MTB. I have less than half the time you have and I am only properly revising MTB now. If you haven't done UW..then I am not sure if you could maybe do that all in one month, with one month left for MTB..if you can pull that off.
Thank you for your response. I have started UW about a week ago. In about 4 days i will complete first read on Kaplan notes IM. MTB i've read half of it.Perhaps after finishing IM Kaplan, I will focus only on MTB and UW. What do u think? Should i continue to read the rest of the topics from Kaplan?
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Thank you for your response. I have started UW about a week ago. In about 4 days i will complete first read on Kaplan notes IM. MTB i've read half of it.Perhaps after finishing IM Kaplan, I will focus only on MTB and UW. What do u think? Should i continue to read the rest of the topics from Kaplan?
I would focus on weak areas...the good thing is that what you cover will remain fresh..dragging for months has such a disadvantage of making you forget things. At the end I think it comes down to whether you covered MTB and UW... I think anymore than this would be overwhelming just before the test. Don't forget to do an assessment test.
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If you are trying to rush to get your score in time for Sept 15th 2012, then have a look at this link. May give you extra anxiety, but will also give you more time to study depending on when you were planning on taking it.

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If you are trying to rush to get your score in time for Sept 15th 2012, then have a look at this link. May give you extra anxiety, but will also give you more time to study depending on when you were planning on taking it.

Exam in August 1st Week


Change in the number of Items in the Step 2 CK Exam
I just read that announcement on the USMLE website today. Its crazy how they decide to something like that in such a critical time but at least we are all affected and that also gives us couple more weeks.
So, If i understand correctly even if i take my exam in the Aug 28th i still get the results on sept 26th, so no rush to do it in the first week of aug... Correct??

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I just read that announcement on the USMLE website today. Its crazy how they decide to something like that in such a critical time but at least we are all affected and that also gives us couple more weeks.
So, If i understand correctly even if i take my exam in the Aug 28th i still get the results on sept 26th, so no rush to do it in the first week of aug... Correct??

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I am not sure exactly, hopefully someone can clear that up for us..
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So, If i understand correctly even if i take my exam in the Aug 28th i still get the results on sept 26th, so no rush to do it in the first week of aug... Correct??
Yes. Correct.
Up until September 4th or 5th, all results will be out on September 26th, those who take the exam after September 5th or 6th, may not get the results until October 3rd.

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Yes. Correct.
Up until September 4th or 5th, all results will be out on September 26th, those who take the exam after September 5th or 6th, may not get the results until October 3rd.
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But I thought the announcement only mentioned that "The target date for reporting Step 2 CK scores for most examinees testing in August is Wednesday, September 26, 2012."

From where did you come to know that the reporting date would remain same for tests up until September 4th or 5th?
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SO basically u give exam on 1st august or 30th august, makes no difference??? is that how u'd explain it in lay man terms?? considering results gona be out on 26th sept anyways!!

plz sombody clarify this! cuz that wud make life so much easier for me
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SO basically u give exam on 1st august or 30th august, makes no difference??? is that how u'd explain it in lay man terms?? considering results gona be out on 26th sept anyways!!

plz sombody clarify this! cuz that wud make life so much easier for me
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