So today I was looking under FREIDA and have noticed a substantial amount of programs list Step 2 as a requirement for interview. After talking with residents over the last year I've been under the impression that Step 2 wasn't a requirement and that a lot of people take it late and don't even release their score (unless they are making up for a subpar step 1 score). To focus on cleaning up some research projects prior to ERAS I literally cancelled my test on 8/28 yesterday with the goal of pushing it back to late November. Now I'm stressed. I consider myself a good candidate for the match but I'm couples matching and was planning on shotgun approach to all 80 programs participating. I can try and schedule for late September, October but I'm slammed with away rotations and its going to be tough to set myself up for as much success as I had on step 1. Have I officially put myself at a disadvantage by doing this? Any advice/insight is very very appreciated.