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    If I start clinicals in 9/2008, is it impossible to match for 2010? I think I would need to take step 2 by 7/2009 right? and cs by 12/2009 right? Is it not a good idea to have not done peds or surgery core rotations before step 2? thanks

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    CS is easy just use the first aid for CS take that one earlier because the results take long to get back roughly 2-3 months. take CK around july or august also. Try to get your rotations back to back that may mean putting electives between cores but jst move with punches.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by canal View Post
    If I start clinicals in 9/2008, is it impossible to match for 2010? I think I would need to take step 2 by 7/2009 right? and cs by 12/2009 right? Is it not a good idea to have not done peds or surgery core rotations before step 2? thanks
    Its not impossible at all, its very doable actually. Just make sure you schedule as many cores as you can...and in the meantime GET ELECTIVES to fill in any gaps, so you dont fall behind ...and try not to take a lot of breaks.


    In terms of step 2 and peds......I would try to have IM(a must) and surgery for sure before you take CK . For OB and Peds it really depends. There are many students I knew that felt it wasnt a problem not having taken either. I did take em both actually, but i didnt feel i was at an advantage or anything...

    Make sure to get a question bank service to help you study for CK in addition to your book reading
    Last edited by AxlFoley; 09-10-2008 at 01:29 PM.

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    but when must I have taken step 2 and cs to match for 2010?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canal View Post
    but when must I have taken step 2 and cs to match for 2010?


    I believe Ross wants both exams taken by Dec 2009, for '10 match. I dont know if thats the results or just sitting for the exam...

    Most people seem to have taken CK during July and August. CS depends, either a couple weeks after or before ur ck. Just remember that CS is booked solid 5 months in advance.

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    thanks axlfoley for answering my questions!!! btw, when would I have to be completely done with my electives and cores to match for 2010? I was hoping to take my :
    (1) cs--august 2009
    (2) ck--december 2009
    (3) complete electives and last core--by end of june 2009
    Does this plan look possible for a match 2010 ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by canal View Post
    thanks axlfoley for answering my questions!!! btw, when would I have to be completely done with my electives and cores to match for 2010? I was hoping to take my :
    (1) cs--august 2009
    (2) ck--december 2009
    (3) complete electives and last core--by end of june 2009
    Does this plan look possible for a match 2010 ????
    those dates for CK and CS are too late for a 2010 match...esp the CK date.the 2009-2010 eras season will start in sept 2009...ideally you want CK and CS REPORTED by sept 2009 (or at least close it it)interview offers will be extended startin sept...unless you are going for something noncompetitive or have fantastic stepI scores you will be behind the 8ball with scores reporting the earliest in october
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    Quote Originally Posted by canal View Post
    thanks axlfoley for answering my questions!!! btw, when would I have to be completely done with my electives and cores to match for 2010? I was hoping to take my :
    (1) cs--august 2009
    (2) ck--december 2009
    (3) complete electives and last core--by end of june 2009
    Does this plan look possible for a match 2010 ????


    That sounds ok....but of course you do have to plan for the unthinkable....I know, nobody wants to hear it. However if for some reason you dont pass CK by your schedule..then you are pretty much out of luck and will have to wait for the next match year (2011) to apply.....(anyone correct me if im wrong anyone....)

    If you take your CK earlier then you will get your results earlier as well. If you didnt end up passing your CK, you atleast can at least reschedule and take it by Dec of that same year. (dec. is the deadline for being scheduled)

    i would suggest take CK by october maybe? just to give ya that buffer zone..but of course...it does come down to how comfortable you feel and if you feel your ready for it...but just dont wait too long.....


    as for core and electives, you should be completely done I think by May 30th of the year you will graduate (but i also heard of people having them done by June and not having a problem....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by canal View Post
    thanks axlfoley for answering my questions!!! btw, when would I have to be completely done with my electives and cores to match for 2010? I was hoping to take my :
    (1) cs--august 2009
    (2) ck--december 2009
    (3) complete electives and last core--by end of june 2009
    Does this plan look possible for a match 2010 ????
    Do you mean have clinicals done by end of June 2010????

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    yes, by june 2010

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