Starting gen surg residency in June and wanted to take step 3 to get it out of the way since most of the material is reasonably fresh compared to 1 year from now. Wanted to find out if possible to take step 3 in say a month and not have to wait a year or more like I have heard? Anyone have ideas about this? I am starting my residency in Illinois if that helps the situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.