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too late to take USMLE step 2?

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by californiasky, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. californiasky

    californiasky Member
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    hi, im a 4th year DO student, i did not take USMLE step 1 (kinda regreting it) but I want to apply to allopathic EM programs. Before rotations I wanted to do FP so i didnt think i needed USMLE.

    my question is if i take USMLE step 2 in early september, do I have to wait till i get my scores back (which is prob at least a month) before I apply to programs? also if I don't wait for scores to get back and apply early do I tell programs that I plan on taking USMLE step 2?

    thanks for your help.
     
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  3. UVa2005

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    What would be your goal in taking Step 2 without Step 1? Would it just be to prove you can score well for residencies? Without step 1 you will not be able to take step 3 so I think taking step 2 to prove you can score well seems like a waste of money. I would talk to the programs to which you want to apply and see what they require and/or recommend.
     
  4. californiasky

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    im afraid that by not taking the USMLE (1 or 2) i will be limiting my options. i know there are residencies out there that want to see a USMLE score.

    why would i have to take usmle 3?
     

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