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Hi, I'm actually from the Step 1 forum and I have a question regarding step 2 CS that has just been bugging me...

I'm sorry if it has been asked before, I haven't done enough research on step 2 CS yet, since I'm only about to take step 1. This will just really help me with my timeline.

If I'm planning to take the Step 2 CS in January 2013, how many months before should I schedule for the step 2 CS before the slots get all filled up?

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5 months in advance ideally, to avoid any setbacks and get the desired date and center. January 2013 doesnt seem to be very competitive slot so even 2-3 months in advance will do!
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But be aware that giving Step 2 CS in Jan 2013, your results wont come in time for 2013 match!!
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Hi can anyone tell me

if we give CS exam in month of may can we get result on time for 2013 match. and usually how many days does it take for results to come,

laslty if i give Step 2 cs exam before my observership. is there any harm in it. coz i am planning to do observership in month of June july, so will my LOR's be ready for 2013 match. thanks
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Hi can anyone tell me

if we give CS exam in month of may can we get result on time for 2013 match. and usually how many days does it take for results to come,

laslty if i give Step 2 cs exam before my observership. is there any harm in it. coz i am planning to do observership in month of June july, so will my LOR's be ready for 2013 match. thanks

the usmle website says that all results for exams till may 19 will come till june 20 .... so if you have given it by 19 may you will have the result this 20th .. otherwise i october i guess . By 2013 match you mean to apply in september 2013 interview ???? that would be 2014 match ???

Your Lors are ready as soon as your attending writes them and you can easily upload them ....... no time period for it .....

doing CS before observership is fine , you just need to practice ......

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hi hitman, thanks, this is my plan can u help me with it if its right or i need to do some modification. i will give step1 in October, step 2CK in march and step 2 CS in May. after that i would like to do 3 months of observership and later on some volunteer clinical reserach.
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hi hitman, thanks, this is my plan can u help me with it if its right or i need to do some modification. i will give step1 in October, step 2CK in march and step 2 CS in May. after that i would like to do 3 months of observership and later on some volunteer clinical reserach.

Sounds good ..... but looks like a tight schedule , Inc case you extend in any step your CS will go for a toss ..... becoz you need to give CS before may 19 .... to get results by june 20 , then you need verification to be done .. so you need to manage the CS date , to be safe I would suggest if you could do CS after step 1 by around december then you dont have to worry about the result ... and you can take the whole 6 months till june for step 2 becoz step2 comes by 1 month max ..... but do what fits your schedule the best , keep checking the dates for CS exam and result on the official USmle site , so that if the dates change or if there is going to be any delay in showing the results you can adjust your plan .... check it first then plan ahead

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