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Old 02-24-2013
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Hi guys, I already dated my Step 2 CK and CS and wanted to ask for an advice about Step 3.

I want to take step 3 before the Match so I can be more competitive for the Match.

I was not sure when to do that:

- in August, so I will have my results until September 1st to be put into my ERAS file, and the program directors will see it
(the disadvantage is that I will have to make one more trip for interviews later that year)

-in October, so I wont have to do 2 trips to US
(the disadvantage is that results will not be available at time, so it would have no influence into getting more invitations for interviews )

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Old 02-27-2013
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If you think your profile is good enough without your step 3, give it late and save a trip.
If you have a place to stay here, give step 3 in August, travel to the US a week before it. Schedule all your interviews early. Stay till the end of december and leave.
I think staying is a cheaper option than making 2 trips even if you dont know anyone here...

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