Step 2 CK after matching

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by long, 01.14.14.

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  1. long

    long 7+ Year Member

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    So I matched today and haven't taken CK yet. Since I've already matched, I'm tempted to just take it to pass and not worry about it at all. If I get a crappy score, will that have any impact on fellowships in the future?
     
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  3. MstaKing10

    MstaKing10 7+ Year Member

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    Fellowships will rarely (if ever) ask for step 2 scores. Unless you score REALLY poorly or fail it, won't have much of an impact in my opinion. Congrats.
     
  4. OphthoApp

    OphthoApp 7+ Year Member

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    All fellowships ask for Step 2 scores. It's on the front page of the application. It matters for the more competitive fellowships like retina, plastics, and cornea. I would take it seriously. If u bomb it, it looks bad.
     
  5. wooow

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    Anyone else have any thoughts on this, does a big drop from step 1 to step 2 make ophtho fellowship an uphill battle. I had heard from a lot of folks that if you take step 2 late you don't need to score very well but never really thought about what fellowships would think.
     
  6. OPPforlife

    OPPforlife 5+ Year Member

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    How can you guys even worry about step 2 at this time?! You guys just found out you get to be eye surgeons!!! Have you lost your mind?!


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  7. DrZeke

    DrZeke yzarc gniog ylwolS 10+ Year Member

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    Thank you OPP for putting it into perspective for these clowns. A year after the match and I'm still humbled by my results...

    Also, to answer the question that I feel people have answered a few times:

    Don't bomb step 2. Do above the national average and I doubt anyone will notice. It's on the front page for fellowship so people look at it. Obviously if they see you had to take it twice that will look weird.
     
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  8. MstaKing10

    MstaKing10 7+ Year Member

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    seriously...there are so many other important things on the app that I don't even think it gets any serious consideration (unless you totally bombed it). OKAP scores may be requested by a few programs and that may be more important in some places.
     

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