Originally Posted by hazimi
As I hear now Step I is not as important for the Match since SOAP this year STEP 2 will be forced on AMG to take on end of 3rd year.
STEP 2 is going to be the important step now
I think you might be misinformed, Step 2 CK / CS can only be done by completing Core Rotations by AMGs (IM/Surgery/FM/Psyc etc.), some students opt to do research years / extended time inbetween rotations, so it can't necessarily be ''forced'' upon them.
As with many specialties, Step 2 Score is important, but Step 1 plays a ''filtering'' role in this selection process.
Better to be well informed than play on the likes of rumors!