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ULTRON

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I want to have my Step 3 scores in hand when I go for my first residency interview. What would be the latest I can take Step 3? Thank you.

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Well IVs begin sometime in November, so I need to take the exam ~ mid September. I guess I answered my own question.
 

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    I want to have my Step 3 scores in hand when I go for my first residency interview. What would be the latest I can take Step 3? Thank you.

    ULTRON

    it doesn't have any bearing on your interview, regardless of your step 1 and 2 scores.
    In other words whether you did good/bad on your steps, the step 3 isn't really that important.
    Most other candidates, especially US seniors, only have step 1 scores.

    The only reason i can think of that a step 3 will help you is if you're applying for a VISA during your residency
     

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    I see. Thank you

    it doesn't have any bearing on your interview, regardless of your step 1 and 2 scores.
    In other words whether you did good/bad on your steps, the step 3 isn't really that important.
    Most other candidates, especially US seniors, only have step 1 scores.

    The only reason i can think of that a step 3 will help you is if you're applying for a VISA during your residency
     
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