Step 3 end of 4th year of medschool?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by tripod, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. tripod

    tripod Member

    Apr 17, 2002
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    Hey, anyone out there consider taking or has taken the step 3 at the end of their 4th year of med school? I was told by some of my residents that if you are in a state that allows the step 3 without any post grad training (CA is one of a few i saw on the website) then you might consider taking the step 3 after taking the step 2 since it isn't much different. They also added that especially because i am going into gen surg, that my knowledge of other areas of med and the lack of time for studying will probably make step 3 much harder. any thoughts on this from anyone?
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  3. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member

    Nov 6, 2001
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    If I was in a state that allowed it, I would certainly have taken Step 3 at the end of my 4th year. Unfortunately, Michigan requires 6 months of residency before you can even apply for Step 3, so the earliest you can realistically take it is about 8-9 months into residency. I would say go for it if you have the money.

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