when is the last day that you can take step II CK? Is there any downside to taking it mid-late september? Theres a timeline change this year.. submission date is September 15th, residencies start reviewing October 1st.
Most places require a pass before graduation. Some say if you have a low score on Step 1 doing well on Step 2 early might improve residency chances. My medical school requires that both CK and CS be completed by Dec 31st of your senior year (I guess to give time if you fail to complete it before graduation?)