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Ships on July 4th 2017
What does this mean for me?
This kind of reduction in questions has also happened in step 1 and is not surprising. The difficulty and complexity of the exam questions continues to increase over time. As the exam questions gradually get more difficult, they have been reducing the number of questions... effectively giving you more time to complete each question. With less total questions, each question will carry more weight.
It should not affect your preparation at all. You take the exam when and where you are most prepared to get your best score. Great scores open doors! Hodor!!!
Related articles: CS and CK dates for 2017 Match
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To have your scores back in time to apply in the first wave of the Match in September 2015, you should schedule to take your exams by the following dates:
Key to success: To insure that your scores are available, you should plan on getting the CS done by July 11th 2015 if possible.
For step 2 CK the scores are generally reported within 4 weeks, so you can take it as late as mid August and still have the scores available for September 15th 2015. Since there are often delays in reporting during this busy time, it best to be safe and get your exam done by the end of July!
Key to success: Since the CS is harder to schedule and takes longer to get the scores back, it's sometimes better to get the CS done first and then battle the CK.
Get CS done by July 11th 2015
Get CK done by end of July (best) or the latest by August 15th 2015
Key to Success: Getting Great Scores is the ultimate key to opening doors. So take it when you are the most prepared and likely to get your best scores!!!
Thanks to Dr. Gibu George
Slaying the Dragon just got a little harder!!!
The new minimum passing score on Step 2 CK will be raised from 203 to 209 on July 1, 2014.
This is the 4th time that they have nudged the scores up...
2010 184 => 189
2012 189 => 196
2013 196 => 203
2014 203 => 209
No worries, we are shooting for 260 anyway!!!!
According to the website www.usmle.org, small increases in the number of biostatistics and epidemiology items will appear in Step 2 beginning in 2010 and in Step 3 in 2011.
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