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Default Cs inbetween ck prep? Good idea or bad?

hey guys m in a dire need of advice..my brain is goin back and forth like saw
i am an img. yog 2012. i gave step1 in in oct 2013 and landed a 220 which made me depressed cuz i worked my ass off for ..i wasted about 3 months and somehow regained strength for CK ..i ended up revising step1 again for CK and it helped me a lot ... now m stuck as i have done first read of CK and have less than 20 days for uworld(the most imp thing)
scheduled for CK on 12 june
scheduled for CS on 9th july
i cant risk my CK score i have been told that i shouldnt take any risk wid CS
M plannin to give CS now on 9th july and CK in end august to make it for match before september 15th.....
M WORRIED THAT A GAP OF MONTH FOR CS INBETWEEN CK PREP WILL MAKE MY CK SCORE DROP....OR CS PREP WOULD EVENTUALLY PROVE BENEFICIAL FOR CK
HELPPP!!!!
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hey guys m in a dire need of advice..my brain is goin back and forth like saw
i am an img. yog 2012. i gave step1 in in oct 2013 and landed a 220 which made me depressed cuz i worked my ass off for ..i wasted about 3 months and somehow regained strength for CK ..i ended up revising step1 again for CK and it helped me a lot ... now m stuck as i have done first read of CK and have less than 20 days for uworld(the most imp thing)
scheduled for CK on 12 june
scheduled for CS on 9th july
i cant risk my CK score i have been told that i shouldnt take any risk wid CS
M plannin to give CS now on 9th july and CK in end august to make it for match before september 15th.....
M WORRIED THAT A GAP OF MONTH FOR CS INBETWEEN CK PREP WILL MAKE MY CK SCORE DROP....OR CS PREP WOULD EVENTUALLY PROVE BENEFICIAL FOR CK
HELPPP!!!!
MDEE,

I was in the same place you are a few months ago, and I didnt know what to do.
I was studying for CK then I realized I had just one month left to take CS so I decided stop my CK preparation and committed myself to prepare for CS, I was studying daily for CS but I practiced for like 1-2 hours a day for CK (just uworld Qs).

Why I think is reasonable to do this?
Well you want to make sure you pass CS so you need to focus for at least three-four weeks for CS, first week CS 50% and CK 50%, second to fourth weeks lets say 75% CS and 25% CK.
Also you want to score as high as possible in CK.

I thought I was going to forget everything I learned for CK during that 3 weeks I was practicing for CS, but no. I took a CK a month after CS and got 248.

So my advice focus for CS three weeks before your test, practice CK Qs at the same time, take CS and then 3 weeks later CK.
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You guys are pitting me against the raging bull (CK)? HaaHaa!!
I've step1 16 june then cs ist week of july and planning for ck in august!!!
My plan:
june 18 to 28 uw ck along with mtb
June 28 to 7th July cs and travel
july 8 to mid august ck and 1 month externship
Have no idea whether I'll manage time to study for ck with
externship or not.

Cons:- little time for cs and ck may compromise my ck score
but doing one or two cases of cs daily

Pros: fresh from step1 so may help in ck

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thanx man its quite reassuring..u got an amazing ck score...
my plan is the same as yours that i wont quit doing uworld ck throughout CS prep except for last week...
m thinkin of it as 2 parts of the same EXAM
may God help us all in future endeavors
u made me realise that its doable and u did it
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hey guys m in a dire need of advice..my brain is goin back and forth like saw
i am an img. yog 2012. i gave step1 in in oct 2013 and landed a 220 which made me depressed cuz i worked my ass off for ..i wasted about 3 months and somehow regained strength for CK ..i ended up revising step1 again for CK and it helped me a lot ... now m stuck as i have done first read of CK and have less than 20 days for uworld(the most imp thing)
scheduled for CK on 12 june
scheduled for CS on 9th july
i cant risk my CK score i have been told that i shouldnt take any risk wid CS
M plannin to give CS now on 9th july and CK in end august to make it for match before september 15th.....
M WORRIED THAT A GAP OF MONTH FOR CS INBETWEEN CK PREP WILL MAKE MY CK SCORE DROP....OR CS PREP WOULD EVENTUALLY PROVE BENEFICIAL FOR CK
HELPPP!!!!

Hey,

first of all, I honestly don't think your step1 score is bad!
I took step 1 in November and I started studying for CK right after. I took it last month. IN the meantime I studied for CS, which I took in February.
It is totally doable. You don't need to study all day for CS. You need to go through FA, maybe for a couple of hours everyday for 1 month. This will be enough. I wrote a post about CS preparation, check it out

Don't stop your CK preparation while you're studying for CS! At least this is what I did, and it worked. And trust me, I'm not a genius
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THANKS ALOT GUYS FOR SUPPORT..i really needed it...after 5 days of clearing my head ..m back on track..its MANAGEABLE...i need to continue CK and practice CS..
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CS needs full preparation use IUSMLE.COM to time your notes, practice on Dell keyboards, read FA once and do practice daily with different SP's so you wont be fully relaxed with one and lose that initial anxiety with practicing with a new one which is very imp you need at least 6 case per day fully written and fully practiced a month is enough if your english is fluent and ur good with CIS I think its manageable to do it in between ck
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hey guys i need advice it is better to give cs before july and then study and give ck or give ck and give cs after july and apply late for the match as after 12 july results come in august.please anyone advice..cant decide have july 10 date for cs...
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