CSA

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by SYD, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. SYD

    SYD

    Hello there

    Is anybody taking CSA soon... Do you know how early we need to do CSA.

    I know we USMLE S I score plus TOEFL to book for CSA. But do you know when we need to have it and does it make any difference say for example now VS Jan 2003.

    I guess they probably need it before the interviews, does it sound right..
     
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    The more you have to show that you will be ECFMG certified, the better. I've heard that some programs will not even look at an FMG without certificate in hand. Also, the later in the year you wait to register, the harder it is to get a date you want.
     
  4. SYD

    SYD

    Annette

    Thanks for your prompt reply?

    What would you chose, if you were on the same boat?

    Aug 6/13 for USMLE I, I think 1 wk study will raise the score, say 82 % to 86 % something like that.

    And I have been a resident inAusralia for 11/2 yrs now. So I do have some fresh clinical expeerience.

    I am havng time off from June 14 th.

    Awaiting any constructive advice..
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    SYD, you sound like you are starting to panic. Don't. Step 1 isn't THAT bad. If you think a week will raise your score that much, then by all means give yourself the extra week.

    You can't register for the CSA until you have passed step 1 and the TOEFL. The TOEFL is an easy exam if you are native english speaker, but you do have to listen. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> If you aren't too worried about the toefl, take it soon after step 1 so your scores will be in by the time you get your step 1 scores back. That way, you don't have to wait that much longer to register for step 2

    Good luck with your exams!
     
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    I would encourage Syd to take the TOEFL as soon as possible. No sense in waiting for the scores to come back to register for the CSA. Although he is not a native English speaker I doubt he will have much trouble with the exam and the scores are good for 2 years.

    Annette is correct in that some programs will not interview IMGs without an ECFMG certificate - unfortunately, they generally do not advertise this fact. Therefore, I agree with her in that the more exam scores you have toward the certificate completed before application, the better.
     
  7. SYD

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    Hi Annette & Kimberly

    Thank you so much...

    I have booked a date for 9th Aug, am allowed to postpone for 13 Aug by late July.

    Probably a couple of days after the Step I will try to do the toefl, because can't even afford a day for the Toefl, at this state.. I hope I will get the Toefl results a bit quicker than USMLE I.

    Could book for CSA in early September, and with
    a bit of luck if I get a date around early october, DO YOU THINK I WILL BE OK ??

    I really apprecite your help..
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by SYD:
    <strong>Hi Annette & Kimberly

    Thank you so much...

    I have booked a date for 9th Aug, am allowed to postpone for 13 Aug by late July.

    Probably a couple of days after the Step I will try to do the toefl, because can't even afford a day for the Toefl, at this state.. I hope I will get the Toefl results a bit quicker than USMLE I.

    Could book for CSA in early September, and with
    a bit of luck if I get a date around early october, DO YOU THINK I WILL BE OK ??

    I really apprecite your help..</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If you can get a CSA date in October, then you should more than meet the deadline to stay in the match.

    However, you haven't noted when your specific program deadlines are...ie, if they are November 1, there is a good chance you will not have your CSA results back before those deadlines. And again, there will be some programs who will be hesitant to review your file without those results. Unfortunately, there isn't a centralized list of them, but I personally found that it was in the minority.
     

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