How crucial is Step 2 CS?

Discussion in 'Step II' started by DesiMDHopeful, Aug 9, 2005.

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  1. DesiMDHopeful

    DesiMDHopeful Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    I'm signed up to take the CS exam during early Feb and now given the new announcement of an anticipated delay in the score reporting of the CS exam for test takers thru the end of this year, I'm wondering if it's worth it for me to change my test date? You guys think it's really bad to be taking it at that time? Would a residency program really base their decision on whether or not to take someone by the presence of a CS score? I know many people that took their exam late last year, but wondering if there's any new outlook on this exam for this year?
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  3. 12R34Y

    12R34Y 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2000
    Unfortunately, now that they've got one year of the CS under their belts and it is running more smoothly.

    our dean told us that many residency programs will NOT rank students for the match unless they have passed Step 2 CS.

    We all have to take it by november at my school for that reason.

  4. daisyduke

    daisyduke Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    My advice is reschedule the exam for this fall, take it, and just get it out of the way! You'll be so glad it's behind you! I'm an M4 and just took the exam last weekend and I'm sure glad I won't have it hanging over my head during interview season. My school also has a deadline of December for taking both 2CS and CK. I imagine this will become the norm around the country.

    Good Luck! (And read FA for 2CS, it has everything you need to know in it) ;)

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