I am pretty happy with my step I score, so I was planning on putting off step II until after I had applied to residency. But I will probably take a year off after 3rd year to do research and I think putting off step II for a year and a half may be a bad idea. Also, I finish my 3rd year with internal medicine, and I figure that after I study for that shelf, it won't require a whole lot more preparation to get ready for step II. So, I am debating whether or not I should take it right at the end of my third year. Any advice? Thanks!