Timeline to take USMLE's

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Hi all, after entering medicine 1st year... when is one eligable to take the USMLE's ? I figure if you do it during med school than by the time you get out you can do residency right away?

how does it work?!?!?

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Check with USMLE Most take step 1 at the end of their second year, before starting rotations. If you are a US student, you can take step 2 anytime from once you are within a year of graduating until you start residency (maybe later). I don't think you can take step 3 until after you graduate. In some states you can take it at anytime, in others, you have to have been in a residency for a certain amount of time.