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Old 04-26-2011
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Warning! IMGs and USMLE FORUMs

hey dudes there are rumors that IMGs are being watched and checked for using different forums and giving and sharing information bout usmle experience with each others.....

this is prohibited and illegal....

one of ma classmate told me a story that @ interview time his boss asked him if he has/had shared any kinda info with some1? esp @ net or any means..he denied

but thn boss searched google and found his threads and posts and sharing and doing all stuff @ net ...with same username...

so he was fired

i dont know how much reality in dat but i think we should not use at least our name in our posts and use name should be different from our name that y i m changing ma username right now..

how u guys take it and think of it??
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Old 04-26-2011
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Stop It's not changing your name, it's stopping illegal sharing!

It's not about IMGs, It's about every medical student preparing for the USMLE, whether IMGs or AMGs.

The USMLE, the NBME, the ECFMG, and other official regulators have repeatedly stressed the point that people should not share copyrighted information.

You should not share with others the questions you have seen in the USMLE exam or the cases in the CS or in Step 3.

Unlike other forums, takes this issue very seriously. We always screen for copyrighted materials and delete them.

Check our Copyright Policy here
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So the solution is not hiding by using false username but the solution is that you stop sharing copyrighted materials!

Stay away from forums that advocate the sharing of copyrighted materials and stay in forums where such acts are prohibited like our website here.

You can discuss anything you like in the forums, such as high yield information, how to prepare, interesting topics and questions, ...etc. You can use the USMLE Forums just like how you talk with your colleagues in medical school.

You should give respect to others, be professional, and act like a doctor.

Sharing copyrighted materials is actually criminalized in the US and US is the country where you want to build your career and reputation.

Our website has earned the respect of copyright holders such as Kaplan Medical, Doctors In Training, Falcon Reviews, and several others, simply because we respond to their copyright claims on the spot and that's why they all signed up as official advertisers in our forums.
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