Hi, I just finished my 5th semester in april. I was originally planning to take the step in august, but family members have been urging me to take the exam in july instead in order to start rotations early enough to make the 2010 match. However, I have been talking to other students who finished basic sciences around the same time I did and they actually seem to think it's already too late to start rotations early enough to make it to the 2010 match instead of 2011. I know it doesn't look good on your application if you've been waiting around for a year after step 1, but I'm worried about not being adequately prepared to do well on the step 1 if I take it a month earlier. Any advice? Also, is there any advice as to what I should do in the meantime if I still end up having to wait for rotations?