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Hi,
I need a advice badly for my friend. He is an IMG working in a psychiatry hospital for 10 years as supervisory director and had his green card through the job.
He is trying hard to pass step 1 but he had few failed attempts but still trying. Please advice on this situation whether he should continue or drop it. coz what i believe even if he passes he will not get high score.
Please give some suggestions.
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I can figure that your colleague has very strong connection in the hospital where he's working. This allows for a great chance that they can take him as a resident once he pass the USMLE.

So I suggest that he continues his efforts until he passes and even with very low scores he can still make it into their residency program (if they have one) or in some other hospitals closely affiliated with his place of work.

Connections can skip all crendentials and can be very effective and getting interviews and even pre match.

Other than this path, I think that his chances in getting residency at other places are very low.
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I can figure that your colleague has very strong connection in the hospital where he's working. This allows for a great chance that they can take him as a resident once he pass the USMLE.

So I suggest that he continues his efforts until he passes and even with very low scores he can still make it into their residency program (if they have one) or in some other hospitals closely affiliated with his place of work.

Connections can skip all crendentials and can be very effective and getting interviews and even pre match.

Other than this path, I think that his chances in getting residency at other places are very low.

Thanks a lot for your advice. It meant a lot coz my friend was very depressed and confused.
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I can figure that your colleague has very strong connection in the hospital where he's working. This allows for a great chance that they can take him as a resident once he pass the USMLE.

So I suggest that he continues his efforts until he passes and even with very low scores he can still make it into their residency program (if they have one) or in some other hospitals closely affiliated with his place of work.

Connections can skip all crendentials and can be very effective and getting interviews and even pre match.

Other than this path, I think that his chances in getting residency at other places are very low.
Totally agree with this advice.
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your friend needs to stop right now and get on here.

Which step? ( I bet its step 1)

they need to come up with a totally new attack plan to pass this and move on.

Look forward to them on the boards
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your friend needs to stop right now and get on here.

Which step? ( I bet its step 1)

they need to come up with a totally new attack plan to pass this and move on.

Look forward to them on the boards
hi DRFP yeah u r right , he is struggling with step 1. Could u please clarify your advice? thanks a lot.
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hi DRFP yeah u r right , he is struggling with step 1. Could u please clarify your advice? thanks a lot.
How I finally beat step one was to
1. revise from the beginning ( time is not against you, just take the time)
2. Realize that on practice you have to be right, 70% correct on practice, many say "Well I had 65% correct on practice and I have a 99" that is crap and I'm tired of seeing that, 65% correct on the real thing is a 75 to get 99 you must be 80% or better on the real thing. Do this in practice and you will be fine.
3. Pay for the Darn on line Q banks. So many want to see downloaded Q's, but this does not stress you enough for practice, how does it save money to fail?
4. Review material, nothing older then Kaplan 2007 videos and then 2009 notes. and Use these: Kaplan, FA, Passing Basic science. Sorry guys but the goljan audio is too old to help. Limit it down to this.

5. Read yes but doing as many questions as possible is the key along with reading

Questions = exercise
Reading = Passive

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How I finally beat step one was to
1. revise from the beginning ( time is not against you, just take the time)
2. Realize that on practice you have to be right, 70% correct on practice, many say "Well I had 65% correct on practice and I have a 99" that is crap and I'm tired of seeing that, 65% correct on the real thing is a 75 to get 99 you must be 80% or better on the real thing. Do this in practice and you will be fine.
3. Pay for the Darn on line Q banks. So many want to see downloaded Q's, but this does not stress you enough for practice, how does it save money to fail?
4. Review material, nothing older then Kaplan 2007 videos and then 2009 notes. and Use these: Kaplan, FA, Passing Basic science. Sorry guys but the goljan audio is too old to help. Limit it down to this.

5. Read yes but doing as many questions as possible is the key along with reading

Questions = exercise
Reading = Passive

GL
Thanks a lot again for your advice.
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