I'm a DO student and just realized that it is important to take USMLE if applying to residencies in California, which is where I am from. I am also taking COMLEX II. This is my study plan and I'm wondering what other folks in my situation did. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Standardized testing is not one of my strengths. I plan to study for USMLE II and COMLEX II for 3 wks, take USMLE II , then COMLEX II 3 days later. Then study for and take USMLE I 10 days later, focusing on the details. Unfortunately, I don't have too much time off. Thanks!