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Hey guys!

Having spend soooooo many hours searching the internet and threads for information on step 3 I am really hoping someone in here could help!
I am an IMG hoping to do the Step 3 before applying to the match september 2015 to increase my chances of interviews and H1B visa(not really interested in J1 - would rather quit US then)

Original plan:
Step 1 done in february
Step 2CS: Planned around 1.june
Step 2CK: late june

But then I've read the Step 2CK score will be out most likely 12th - 26th of August.
Then certificate takes 10 business days, then FSMB processing etc.

1. So even if I could be ready to do the Step 3 in late July/August I probably can't do it until sept/oct right?

2. Is the only option(even if I would hate to do it this way) to do the Step 2CS before 23rd of May to have results ready for June 24-July 8th, do the 2CK in june and hope to do the Step 3 in July/August?

Or how much worse are chances for H1B visa without having taken the step 3 before applications are sent out in sept but before interviews starts?

Thx so much for reading this/answering! Happy studying
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Hey guys!

Having spend soooooo many hours searching the internet and threads for information on step 3 I am really hoping someone in here could help!
I am an IMG hoping to do the Step 3 before applying to the match september 2015 to increase my chances of interviews and H1B visa(not really interested in J1 - would rather quit US then)

Original plan:
Step 1 done in february
Step 2CS: Planned around 1.june
Step 2CK: late june

But then I've read the Step 2CK score will be out most likely 12th - 26th of August.
Then certificate takes 10 business days, then FSMB processing etc.

1. So even if I could be ready to do the Step 3 in late July/August I probably can't do it until sept/oct right?

2. Is the only option(even if I would hate to do it this way) to do the Step 2CS before 23rd of May to have results ready for June 24-July 8th, do the 2CK in june and hope to do the Step 3 in July/August?

Or how much worse are chances for H1B visa without having taken the step 3 before applications are sent out in sept but before interviews starts?

Thx so much for reading this/answering! Happy studying
you dont need step3 during application time in purposes of visa ou need to have results around this time next year. and is very easy in one week max ten days after you pay and send the identification form by mail you have the permit those peopple who are waiting and will get their step3 results tomorrow will get H1 visas
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Is it just as good to take step 3 after application, but before interviewing, say october?
Wont you miss some interviews who can't see you have already taken it?
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Is it just as good to take step 3 after application, but before interviewing, say october?
Wont you miss some interviews who can't see you have already taken it?
i said clearly in purposes of visa and you asked for H1B purposes.
It will give you points for interviews in Internal Medicine. but take your CS and CK worry about them first. step3 will not grant you tones of interviews.
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i said clearly in purposes of visa and you asked for H1B purposes.
It will give you points for interviews in Internal Medicine. but take your CS and CK worry about them first. step3 will not grant you tones of interviews.
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