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Step 2 CK after matching

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by long, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. long

    long 7+ Year Member

    Mar 27, 2009
    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

    Aug 17, 2009
    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

    Sep 30, 2008
    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


    Jun 13, 2013
    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

    Mar 18, 2009
    Clemson SC
    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

    Apr 25, 2005
    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.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2014
  8. MstaKing10

    MstaKing10 7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    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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