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Discussion in 'Step III' started by Aizee, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Aizee

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    Hi everyone. I have a question. I am an IMG (graduated Match 2014). Just got done with step 1 (239) and step 2ck (255) step 2cs (1st attempt). Have 3 months of UCSE. Should I start preparing for step 3? Or let it be. What would be the advantage of doing step 3? And how long does it take?
     
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  3. yayforscrambling

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    advantage of taking it now? everything's still fresh in your head and you wouldn't have to relearn anything?

    nobody can tell you how long it takes... could take you a week or a year... everyone's different
     
  4. Herpangina 24

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    If you are a visa requiring IMG; then step 3 makes you eligible for H1B visa provided the program sponsors an H1B. In my opinion, H1B is 100 times better than J1.
     
  5. Gastromeister

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    You scored great on your step 2 CK so the knowledge should theoretically still be fresh. If a visa is an issue for you, H1B is apparently the more favorable option and you would be required to have finished Step 3 in order to apply for it.

    I say get it done but fully expect to get anywhere from 10-30 points less than your step 2CK since you haven't done your intern year and that tends to be the general trend among IMG's
     
  6. Gastromeister

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    except when you apply for fellowship, then the tables are turned.
     

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