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Listening CK before Step 1... Good idea or blunder???

I am a final year medical student planning to take USMLE Step 2 CK before Step 1. Would u kindly advise me that is it a good idea? I am diong this because the course of CK overlaps with my final year curriculum so it would be easier for me to manage both (final year n my med school syllabus) rather than study for clinical subjects in final year and basic sciences for Step 1 simultaneously.

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Yes. Absolutely good idea.

Many IMGs who decide to get into the USMLE-mode they start with the CK exam specially if they are in the clinical years.

I'd say go for it.

Although it's generally recommended that it's better doing Step 1 before the CK as seen here http://www.usmle-forums.com/general-...ake-first.html but there's no harm in doing the CK before if you feel like it and you are in the clinical years.

The CK exam is incorporating some related basic medical sciences so you need to be careful about the pathophysiology of diseases not only the clinical aspects, but that's well explained in any standard CK review book.
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Thanx StepTaker...

Cud u also plz let me know that wud it be a good idea to do the 3 P's - patho, pharma n physio from step 1 books before starting step 2 preparation? Plus what books should i refer to other than the Kaplan series n Q books?
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My personal recommendation for the CK prep is outlined here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...ooks-plan.html
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