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Timing of USMLE for DO students

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by matopet2, Jan 15, 2001.

  1. matopet2

    matopet2 Junior Member

    Jan 14, 2001
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    When is the best time to take the USMLE Step I? I know that for residencies in EM/IM and EM/Peds (ACGME)that the USMLE is helpful if not required for most. Also, Does your first year of a 5 year Residency program count for your AOA internship year? I know they just changed the rule on that. Thanks Peter--- Soon to be CCOM student.
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  3. ewagner

    ewagner Senior Member
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    Nov 22, 1998
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    EM/Peds on the allopathic route is extremely competative and difficult to get for a DO and the USMLE would be an absolute must...preferably scoring above the mean. I took the USMLE 3 days before the COMLEX.
    If you are interested in those programs (there are very few combined programs on the allopathic side) go to www.saem.org very complete listings.

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