illegallysmooth

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Hi all. I am a third year, planning on applying to allopathic EM programs.
USMLE Step 1 - 262
COMLEX Level 1 - 752

I know my scores are good so I sort of have nowhere to go but down with Step 2. Can you please give me some advice on this? I am planning on taking USMLE CK. Should I take CS? When should I schedule my tests? I am so busy trying to find an elective and plan for away rotations that my head is spinning. :scared:

Thanks.
 

K31

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I see no reason for you to take CS. It's not required for you to get licensed and PDs don't care about it for US applicants. Save the $1200 for interview expenses.

As for when to take CK--you shouldn't have issues getting interviews with your Step 1 score, but more and more EM programs want to see a Step 2 score before the rank list deadlines.