I am planning to take the CS in Philadelphia for many reasons, anyway, I can't find an empty spot around mid July which I think is the busiest time in the busiest center.
Should I wait hoping that an open spot will come along as time passes by?
I scheduled my CS for June 15th, just to make sure I have a date, but I am actually doing is waiting for a date on June to take my exam at Philadelphia. I always get an Available Date's notification from ECFMG but when I go the webpage is already taken. Why is it so crowded and booked at Philadelphia? In my case I chose the place for being the nearest,practical and easier place to travel from abroad.
I am just reading First Aid CS book to be prepaired, but I don't know what else should I do?
I would really like us to keep in touch, so please contact me whenever You want, so We can figure this out, due the proximity of our scheduling date at the same center.
As a start take the first date. Don't wait ECFMG to notify you, check the scheduele daily and many times, this is the only way to catch an earlier available exam spot. I personally found one after midnight eastern time after my initial appointment. If you are planning for match 2011, make sure that you take the test in a way that your results will be issued before September 1 2010 even if you have to change the test center, otherwise you will not get much interview invites.
FA CS is enough, but you should practice with a friend, because the exam stress will make you forget half what you want to ask. Also you have to follow the CS Protocol that is used by AMGs to pass the exam from the first time (present in my website).