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Should we be taking the USMLE AND COMLEX? According to the most recent AOA article in the DO on obtaining an orthopedic surgery residency, we should.
 

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The short answer: Yes
The more complicated long answer: it depends
 
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Peach Newport

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Adding to this question, should DOs be taking step 2? If so, should they be taking both CK and CS?

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Adding to this question, should DOs be taking step 2? If so, should they be taking both CK and CS?

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Don't take CS. These assholes take enough of our money. I've only heard of one program requiring DOs to take CS and they can go screw themselves. The only reason I wouldn't take CK is if I was planning on Peds, FM, or community IM.
 

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Don't take CS. These assholes take enough of our money. I've only heard of one program requiring DOs to take CS and they can go screw themselves. The only reason I wouldn't take CK is if I was planning on Peds, FM, or community IM.
So for competitive programs, is a good step 1 kind of useless without a good step 2 to go with it?
 

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So for competitive programs, is a good step 1 kind of useless without a good step 2 to go with it?
I'd say no. A good step one will always be helpful, but having a Step 2 for things even moderately competitive will allow program directors to compare apples to apples, even though you're still at a disadvantage as a DO.
 
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So for competitive programs, is a good step 1 kind of useless without a good step 2 to go with it?
I think a passing step 2 ck is important for some places, but you don't need to have in your app, from what I see. They just want to know you will take/did pass. Personally, as long as my step 1 is solid, I will delay CK till late august to avoid having to report it if its below expectation.
 
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