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Is my USMLE Plan feasible? (UK med student)

Context: I am finishing 2nd year of medical school in the UK this May, 3rd year begins in September.

Step 1: Study from August (since I have other commitments from May-August) till December, take Step 1 early Jan 2025.

Step 2: Study from Jan 2025, take in late-July/August 2025.

Is this recommended considering I aim to score in the 95+ percentile for Step 2? I assume it may be a bit too early to take Step 2 having only one clinical year of experience.

If I follow through with the aforementioned plan I intend to take Step 3 in my final year of medical school, in 2027 (provided I do not intercalate). Thoughts on this?
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