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    If you don't take Step 1 within 6 months of the Comp?

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    There's apparently a rule that you must take Step 1 for the first time within 6 months of the Comp and must pass it within 12 months of the Comp (3 tries total).

    What happens if you don't take it for the first time by the 6 month deadline?

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    you must take it within six months of PASSING the comp. If you don't, you will be withdrawn by Ross and you will have to reapply for admission.

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    You will be withdrawn from the university.
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    hi

    6 months is half a year! Seriously, if you bust your butt you should do fine. 6 months is more than enough time for someone who had to take the comp to begin with. Study everyday. Take Kaplan if you need to. You shouldn't worry about passing the test within 6 months if you are focused and sit down and study everyday.

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    Hello,
    I finished fifth semester in April. I had taken and passed the Comp in December on the island, and my window for Step one was May-July. I sat for the exam June 1st. Theoretically I could have had more than seven months (late December to late July) between the Comp and The Step.
    Hope this helps!

    DME

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    What happens if you sign up for the Step and then back out or just not take it? Can you take a leave of absence if you want more than 6 months?

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    lucky you go to Ross

    Six months. Thats amazing. My younger son at a US medical school finished classes early April, had to take the USMLE 1 by May 31st and started clinicals June 1st.

    Ross definietly gives you much more time to take the exam then the other students who will be taking the exam with you.
    When you become my age you will realize all of the hard work and studying was worth the effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singer View Post
    Six months. Thats amazing. My younger son at a US medical school finished classes early April, had to take the USMLE 1 by May 31st and started clinicals June 1st.

    Ross definietly gives you much more time to take the exam then the other students who will be taking the exam with you.
    yes, but many US schools have stepI review at the end of 2nd year classes so they really don't have to take a review course, so that saves a bit of time for them.

    plus most US schools won't withdraw you from school if you don't pass step I, either you continue with rotations (since some schools don't require a passed score in step I to do 3rd year rotations, just to graduate)or you take time off to retake and then resume rotations afterwards. There is more at stake wit the step at ross (or any of the caribbean school)- you don't pass, generally you cannot do rotations, so giving the time would be prudent.

    plus does anyone really take the full 6 months?? most i think take 8-12 weeks and that ususally includes a 6 week kaplan class.
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    It would have been nice if they gave us our time off after 4th to study for the step and then do 5th semester. 5th semester IMHO just got in the way of studying for the step. Besides 5th semester is the biggest waste of time!
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