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STEP II & STEP III AT THE SAME TIME

Discussion in 'Step II' started by ricardo769, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. ricardo769

    ricardo769 budrudder

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    Is there enough topic overlap to take Step II CK and Step III at the same time (or within a week or two of each other)?

    Is this even possible under the NBME guidelines?

    Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
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  3. ricardo769

    ricardo769 budrudder

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    You would have to wait to see if you passed Step 2 CK before you could even schedule Step 3. So there would be at least a few months between the two, if you consider 4-6 weeks to receive your score, then the waiting period to receive your scheduling permit.

    From the NBME website:
    "You must pass Step 1 and Step 2 before you are eligible to take Step 3. In LCME-accredited medical schools, although Step 1 and Step 2 can be taken in any order, most students will take Step 1 at the end of their second year and Step 2 in their fourth year; Step 3 is usually taken during the first or second year of postgraduate training."
     
  5. debvz

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    I could be wrong, but unless you are a foreign grad needing certification of all 3 steps prior to match eligibility, you usually take step 3 during 1st yr or 2 of residency. You'll need the residency's verification of being in their training program to register for the exam.
     
  6. Sugar72

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    I think there is a thread on this in the Pathology forum that addresses taking step 3 super duper early. See if this helps.

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=165023
     
  7. ricardo769

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    Thanks everyone.
     

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