If this has been discussed I haven't been able to find it. I am considering taking the USMLE in the middle of my third year (in late October I'm thinking). I know it's unorthodox but I have a few reasons for it. I feel like the next few months are very hectic trying to study for COMLEX, plus my school doesn't make it very easy to spend the time I would like to study for boards. We even start our rotations a week BEFORE the COMLEX, if you can believe it. And my first rotation is Surgery. Damn. I really want to crush USMLE and would like some time to devote to hard core studying for it. My third year elective is in October and I am considering using it as a vacation and just studying for USMLE and taking it at the end of the month. Has anyone done this or seen it done? Is October too late for any reason?