I am not sure if you can take USMLE Step 2 without having taken Step 1 first. I believe you have to take Step 1 in order to be eligible for Step 2.Hi, I'm interested in peds too and I've only taken the COMLEX Level 1 thus far. I've been scrolling through FreidaOnline and I'm noticing a lot of programs state on there that they only take the USMLE. Is Freida accurate about this issue? Also, does that mean one can take USMLE Step 2 and still be fine not having taken USMLE Step 1? Thanks for all the input!