Here's the thing. Did well on step I (at least by my standards): mid 220's Don't think I am going to do as well on step II based on my shelf scores and life's stresses. When is the best time to take step II. Should I wait until next december/january or take it summer/fall like most people. I am quite certain that my shelf will be worse by a good margin but want to get into a decent neuro program. Please advise.