its not so much step I study, but time fro CK and CS as wella s time off for interviews for residency.
generally the jan class will have 18-24 weeks of bridge time , while those in the aug class have 7-11 weeks of bridge time...
the jan class has a 5 month break between 2nd and 4rd yr, the aug class 2.5 to 3.5 months break between 2nd and 3rd yr...both adequate to study for step I
also if you start in jan you are more inline to be able to apply for transfer to a US school without having to repeat a portion to all of 3rd yr.
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