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Exchange/Swap Obtain a test date before May 19th

Good night dear doctors,

I've been trying to get a new date for my step 2 cs test and I feel like nothing works. I programmed the web page to e-mail me and send me notifications for empty spaces... but it seems it's already late when you actually look for the date in your laptop.

I also downloaded an application called check for change of mozilla, that checks every 30 seconds for any change in the web page of the usmle. The program notified me twice, I clicked the date as soon as possible (I promise it didn't take me more than 20 sec) and after all this... guess what? the page says that the test date is no longer available!!

I'm kind of sad because everybody can get a date and I can't

I would like to make it before May 19th no matter the city/test center. Right now it's fixed on june 21st in atlanta.

Could you give me some advice? :sorry: Thank you!!
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Idea! Set it to refresh every 5 seconds

Hey! I went through this a couple of weeks ago. But what you have to do is set the C4C to refresh every 5 seconds. 30 seconds is a lot of time. You have to consider that there are a lot of people around the world trying to get a date before May 20th.

Another thing that I found was really helpful to me and helped me secure my ultimate, most desirable date (for me) was to check on a Saturday night at around 2AM (NY time). I figured that everyone checks during the day, but most of the people lower their guards during the night, and especially during the weekends because they need to sleep and/or go out and have fun . Even if there are people searching for dates at that time, they will be considerably less, and therefore you will have more chances to secure one.

Also, keep in mind that for some reason, Mozilla is a very slow browser, so, if you do it at night, refreshing every 5 seconds, when the bulk of people are sleeping, even if it's slow, you are bound to get your date when you click it. Another pointer for Mozilla: Don't click on the date more than one time.. The browser goes mad after this...

So for a few days, sleep with your door closed if you live with more people, or wear earphones (sometimes they fall off while sleeping) and put your laptop next to you. Set it to turn off the display after 1 min of inactivity, and turn up the volume. Seems a bit radical, but this is what I had to do to get my desired date at the center I wanted (before May 20th). And this is why I did it on a Saturday... Because I knew I wouldn't sleep..

Hope this helps!
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Dear Mitsua,

Thank you sooo much for your advices. You gave me really great ideas. I'll let you know when I get a new date!

Big hug from Central America!
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iv been glued to my laptop for 4 days non stop now.. with the nights!!
still no dates
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You're welcome blue doctor! Greetings from the Carribean!!
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Good night dear doctors,

I've been trying to get a new date for my step 2 cs test and I feel like nothing works. I programmed the web page to e-mail me and send me notifications for empty spaces... but it seems it's already late when you actually look for the date in your laptop.

I also downloaded an application called check for change of mozilla, that checks every 30 seconds for any change in the web page of the usmle. The program notified me twice, I clicked the date as soon as possible (I promise it didn't take me more than 20 sec) and after all this... guess what? the page says that the test date is no longer available!!

I'm kind of sad because everybody can get a date and I can't

I would like to make it before May 19th no matter the city/test center. Right now it's fixed on june 21st in atlanta.

Could you give me some advice? :sorry: Thank you!!

thats really a tough job 2 search evrytime 4 dates throughout the day.!
do u have any idea abt los angeles step2 cs exam centre? i m an IMG from INDIA..came 2 know that its really vry hard 2 pass the exam in that examination centre.! is it really true..
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Default Got it!!

I got April 24th, Houston!!!

C4C was the solution!

Thanks for your replies!
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I got April 24th, Houston!!!

C4C was the solution!

Thanks for your replies!

hii i am an IMG from INDIA. i completed my step1 on march 30th 2012 n waiting 4 the results. i came 2 know that step2 CS exam pattern is going 2 b changed from JUNE20, 2012 onwards n also score report is also going 2 b delayed from this duration onwards. now i am in a hurry 2 find out date for step2 CS anywhere in U.S.A. i m planning 2 fly in next week 4 this purpose.

at this point i culd like 2 ask advise of any1 that whether my decission is correct or not. i m searching 4 xam dates but culd find nowhere till now for MAY 2012. what is the percentage of chance for me 2 get the exam date within this period? can i get it b4 MAY 2012 or not? or shall i complete my step2 CK here itself b4 august 2012 n then start 4 STEP2 CS which is a new pattern of exam? if i do like this i cant apply for this year match. feeling vry hectic 2 decide at this point.

plz any1 can advise me as soon as possible.



thanking you.!
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I got April 24th, Houston!!!

C4C was the solution!

Thanks for your replies!

hii 4 he many days did u tried 4 date?

hw did u get it? wil u tell me n help me?
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Default It's all about fortune...

I realized the step 2 cs was going to change in late february. I applied and then since March 5th I've been looking for a test date. I bought a ticket since mid March (so that I could be in the US from mid april to mid may) without knowing if I was going to get a test date.... to risky! Even though, God was good with me and I found a date, because of the support of my friends!! In fact, one of my friends was the one who actually got the date, because sometimes during the day I was far away from a computer. So, find people to help you!!

My advice is...

You should do the step 2 cs as soon as possible if you want to be ready for the match next year.
So, if you are not short of money, then I suggest you do the same thing I did... Buy the ticket for a period of 1 month and try to get a date during that time. If you don't get a date, at least, you tried...
And when you buy the ticket, try to do it for Atlanta, because it's the most centric place (and cheaper I think). So if you don't get a test center in Atlanta, at least you could move from there to other city.

Hope this helps...
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I've been doing this C4C thing on-and-off for 2 weeks now... learning new tricks everyday but still no luck... the thing is I need a date after May 10th
I'm still at it and confident I'll get it... so anyone frustrated over this, Keep going! It's doable!! :sorry:
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