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    Hello, I finished my third year of medical school and was wondering if residency programs will look at when a student has taken USMLE STEP1?

    I am an IMG and decided to take a research year in between third and fourth and was planning on taking STEP 1 and 2 during this year. Will programs question why and consider this as un-ideal?
     

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      Hello, I finished my third year of medical school and was wondering if residency programs will look at when a student has taken USMLE STEP1?

      I am an IMG and decided to take a research year in between third and fourth and was planning on taking STEP 1 and 2 during this year. Will programs question why and consider this as un-ideal?
      Only if you don't do well on them. Otherwise, nobody will care.

      Your IMG status is a much bigger flag (yellow/orange/red/chartreuse) on your app than the timing of your Steps.
       
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        Hello, I finished my third year of medical school and was wondering if residency programs will look at when a student has taken USMLE STEP1?

        I am an IMG and decided to take a research year in between third and fourth and was planning on taking STEP 1 and 2 during this year. Will programs question why and consider this as un-ideal?

        What gutonc said. No one will care, as long as you do well.
         
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