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Question How good is the idea to take CS before CK?

Can anyone please guide me if it is a good idea to take CS before CK. I did step 1. I gave that in Feb. I had some issues because of which this delay occurred. Now I have to start either CK or CS. Just heard about the patient note thing. I am an IMG and I don't think I ll be able to do that. Can anyone suggest should I go on with this or just forget about it. I have to start studying for either of them from scratch. I am really confused and worried as I might waste a lot of valuable time in this confusion. Also is if anyone could guide me about the proper way to prepare for cs.
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If you have enough clinical experience and rotation then there's no harm in doing the CS before the CK exam. More about this here IMGs: The most appropriate sequence of taking USMLE Steps?

For CS preparation tips and recommendation read through these links:
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