This is my feeling, too. If you're doing any kind of specialty, the longer you wait to take the exam, the farther away from the "general" medicine you get. And IMHO, that makes it harder to remember (the "use it or lose it" phenomenon).Originally posted by jackjinju
It's kind of a primary care exam, with a lot of adult medicine, which I forget a little more every day. ... If you're doing IM, family med, or a transitional year, it's right up your alley.
Can speak about other programs but I wasn't docked any vacation time for it.all41 said:Do the programs consider the 2 days of the step 3 as a part of your vacation time, or do you get extra 2 days off for taking it?
I think you'll be really well prepared.Pegasus said:So what if you are going into EM? Do you think i will get enough 'primary' care issues throughout the year with only one month of medicine, one month of ob/gyn, 5 EM, including peds EM?