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My Step 2 eligibility period ends on March 31, 2005. I have already extended this eligibility once, so I can't do it again. How bad would it look to PD's if I cancelled my appointment and opted to take the test at a later date? Is this career suicide or should I just cram and take the test before the end of the month and risk failure. Just wondering. Thanks for the advice and congrats to all those starting in July.

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PDs won't care so long as you graduate and pass Step 2. You will have to pay another $400 to re-register though.
 

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I don't think they'll even know if you cancelled your appointment; I've never seen any notation other than how many times (and the scores) a candidate took their USMLEs when getting a residency application packet.

If you REALLY think you can't pass Step 2 (its not that hard, IMHO) then reschedule but bear in mind there are some programs that will want it for the match, so don't delay too long.