5+ Year Member
Aug 2, 2013
Hey everyone,
I'm an IMG and will be applying for family medicine residency this fall.

Step 1 score is 213(1st attempt).
Passed Step 2 CS(1st attempt)

I am trying to decided whether or not to take step 2 ck right now(August) or later because I haven't been doing all that well on NBMEs. I really don't want to risk failing Step 2 CK so I want to study a bit more before taking the real thing which would probably be around mid-late September.

How late can I submit my Step 2CK score and still have a fair chance of getting interviews?
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General Surgery
Feb 3, 2014
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I don't know how late submitting a CK score would affect interviews, but strategically speaking, I would think that not having your score ready to submit before your interviews start could hurt your app.

I would make it a goal to get your score submitted before your first interview. Idk when FMED interview times are though.

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