phinicky

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How much time did you spend studying for Step 2 and how many weeks off did you take for interviewing.



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klubguts

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i studied for step 2 for about ten days (much less time and energy than step 1 studying). i had three months vacation in 4th year, took two months in dec and jan for interviewing/holidays. best of luck.
 

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I studied for Step 2 during a really light elective rotation (going through practice questions for an hour per day for about a month.) That's about all the studying I could stand.

6 weeks set aside for interviews...

Good luck, phinicky. :thumbup:
 

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I spent a couple of days studying for Step 2 and just scheduled flexible rotations during interview season so I could take all of my vacation at the end of the year.
 

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Step 2: about 2 weeks (1 week of hard core, 1 week "fluffy" studying)

Interviews: took off only December (4 weeks), but should have taken off January or part of January as well. But it's hard to anticipate when your interviews will fall...non-competitive fields have more flexible interview dates than competitive ones (where you might get only a couple dates to choose from). Ask around to find out which months your chosen field tends to interview in (i.e. early match specialties, peds, etc.)
 

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I took July off, studied the last 2 weeks and took Step 2 at the end of the month. For interviews, I took off our Nov-Dec. block, which ended up being 7 weeks with Thanksgiving/winter breaks included. I had one interview in Oct. (at my school) and then just one other that I had to do in Jan. The other 14 I fit into the 5 weeks before winter break.
 

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not sure how wise it is, but i've heard 'study two months for step 1, two weeks for step 2, and two number 2's for step 3'
 
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I studied about 2 weeks for Step 2, right before fourth year started.