When do foreign graduates take usmle step 1 and 2 CK?

For Us students, step 1 is taken at the end of the 2nd year and step 2 CK at the end of the 4 th year. What about foreign graduates? Do they take at the same time or they should finish everything and then take them?

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  • 9 years ago
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    The tests can be taken at anytime. Many foreign medical graduates finish school in their country, then come to the USA. Once here, already armed with their degree, they study for the USMLE tests and take Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step CS as quickly as possible (you have to do Step 1 before you can go on to Step 2). Depending on their timing, it may take them 1-2 years to get these tests done. They could choose to take them earlier if that was feasible. If you are considering this, then head over to the USMLE website to if you are eligible.


    Source(s): usmle.org
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