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Old 02-16-2014
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Default Reality about CS centers

Guys we know that USMLE is fair exam.No matter where you take step1 and CK and what time of year you gona get same score based on your preparation and knowledge,even though exact method how they calculate your score is not known.

Is it also true regarding CS exam? I have following points to consider...

1)CS exam is evaluated by SPs not computers and their decision can be different based on their judgement ..

2)IMG vs AMG ----> if a lot of AMGs are taking CS with you its going to effect your evaluation by SPs? As other students may be performing really good and in that case you may fail compared to that scenario if you take exam in different center where there are lot of IMGs and almost average performance CIS score with average SEP score??

3)Timing of CS exam ----> if you take CS exam in December vs peak season like May--July..Its not going to effect overall SP judgement ?
because at that time all students may be performing really good and an average student may fail because he might be good but during that time period his performance may be below average(percentile)..

Is there any reason that Philly(PA) has bad reputation or its just based on assumptions and not real??

I am just curious which center and time is best for CS as i know there are lot of posts about it already and Step1 and CK has been discussed in detail by many seniors ...lets discuss CS in detail here and give your opinion...

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