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is it possible to do write ck before step 1. will there be an deficiency in the preparation in doing that?
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is it possible to do write ck before step 1. will there be an deficiency in the preparation in doing that?
It is possible. A lot depends on your starting level of knowledge, but I would recommend taking step 1 first, because a lot of concepts will be present in step 2 as well. Also step 1 is somewhat harder and probably more important than the other steps.

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is it possible to do write ck before step 1. will there be an deficiency in the preparation in doing that?
Its very possible

I would only recommend it if you have a strong clinical preparation because step 1 is a lot more helpful for step2 than step 2 for step 1, if you catch my drift.

There are a few step 1 like questions which you may or may not know but there are minimal. I had like 5-7 on my test, that i noticed.

I also feel most CK prep take it for granted that you took step 1 .

I do know a few people that got 250+ without taking step 1 first , so i know its possible.
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