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Can I apply to residency programs without Step 2 scores considering I get an excellent Step 1 score. I'd much rather take the step 2 later.
 

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You CAN...but bear in mind that:

1) as an IMG, you are required to have ECFMG certification and all your exams must be completed by the ROL deadline

2) some programs require Step 2 and/or ECFMG certification to apply; you wouldn't be eligible for those if you choose to delay Step 2
 
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You CAN...but bear in mind that:

1) as an IMG, you are required to have ECFMG certification and all your exams must be completed by the ROL deadline

2) some programs require Step 2 and/or ECFMG certification to apply; you wouldn't be eligible for those if you choose to delay Step 2
thanks for the reply..
I just saw ECFMG requires completing Step 1, 2 CK and CS.. so there's no way around it.

note: i was asking this Q for my brother