In that case, it's totally fine for most programs. You'll have CK scores available before ranking, and very few programs will require a Step 2 score for an interview.
I am a DO student. I didn't take USMLE Step 1. However, I am registered to take USMLE Step 2 in Mid-September. I was actually wondering if I want my Step 2 score to be counted, am I taking it too late? I am applying to Internal Medicine programs.
There is at least one program that says they prefer DO students to take at least one of the USMLE exams. I will contact that particular program too.
IMG's are a different story. A step 2 CK score is probably manditory at many programs for interview. In fact, some programs require full ECFMG certification. Each program will be different, you should check each program's website for their requirements.sorry to hijack the above post, but whats if its an img?