LeonardMcCoy

5+ Year Member
Aug 2, 2013
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Hey everyone,
I'm an IMG and will be applying for family medicine residency this fall.

Step 1 score is 213(1st attempt).
Passed Step 2 CS(1st attempt)

I am trying to decided whether or not to take step 2 ck right now(August) or later because I haven't been doing all that well on NBMEs. I really don't want to risk failing Step 2 CK so I want to study a bit more before taking the real thing which would probably be around mid-late September.

How late can I submit my Step 2CK score and still have a fair chance of getting interviews?
 

Nabin

7+ Year Member
Jun 8, 2012
138
53
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Medical Student
Don't most of the programs require IMGs ECFMG-certified by the time they apply for residency?
 

shouldigomd

7+ Year Member
Jun 22, 2012
213
144
Status
Medical Student
Hey everyone,
I'm an IMG and will be applying for family medicine residency this fall.

Step 1 score is 213(1st attempt).
Passed Step 2 CS(1st attempt)

I am trying to decided whether or not to take step 2 ck right now(August) or later because I haven't been doing all that well on NBMEs. I really don't want to risk failing Step 2 CK so I want to study a bit more before taking the real thing which would probably be around mid-late September.

How late can I submit my Step 2CK score and still have a fair chance of getting interviews?
I mean there is no "must take by date" but given your step 1 score you will need that step 2 earlier than someone with a higher step 1. Interviews start in october so I wouldn't push it further than mid-late september. That being said CK can be your saving grace so if I were in your shoes I wouldn't take it until I was in my goal range on practice tests even if that means possibly losing 1 year. Losing 1 year > sub avg CK