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Hey guys I received my results today, as I said in another post I didnt think the test was awful, to me it was interesting and nice, better than uworld and nbmes, as i receive my score i started thinking about what i first posted and still I say the same, it is a doable exam, and even though i didnt get an amazing grade im very extremely happy with it I will share my journey with you in case you identify with me and to help anyone in this situation.

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Im an IMG from the caribbean (dominican republic), graduated in 2012 (cumlaude), so am what they call here "a good student", i did my "pasantia" a year you do for the goverment in order to do medicine in my country and applied for residency here, i applied to surgey (I dont know why), and didnt get it, but i did get enough points for OB/GYN which is what I want to apply in the states; but here in my country there are a lot of weird stuff happening in those areas, at the end i got nothing, and even people who score very lower than me got in, but i didnt get frustrated since i was starting to think US as an option. THANK GOD I DIDNT APPLY FOR OBGYN HERE, BECAUSE I WOULD BE IN RESIDENCY AND NOT SATISFIED AT ALL WITH MY LIFE, SO I REALLY THINK EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

STUDY PROCESS
Well, this was very hard for me, i used to say that i could take this test whenever and in my whole life ive never found nothing to be "difficult" so i was very "cocky" about the whole thing.
I started on Oct. 2013 finished on Nov 2014

Oct 2013-Jan 2013 Kaplan videos/book (Phys, Pharm, Micro), Brs anatomy
Mon-Friday 4-6 Hours a day (not very consistent). I worked as as surgical assistant so my schedule varied a lot.


Feb 2014 (started FA, just reading and reading. Started Uworld)
March 2013 took first NBME 7 got 155! yes awful!! thats the first time i realized i was dealing with something BIG!
Jun 2014 took nbme 11 scored 177, i was improving but getting frustrated! I quit my job in this month and started studying 10 hours a day.
August nbme 12 188, Uwsa 1 198 (i was a little happy because i passed, but still mad).
September i felt happy i finished DIT, so i thought i knew everything, oh i was sooo wrong, took nbme 13 got 202!!! i was crying like crazy, i couldnt believe what was happening, and I started praying!, I became Humble! i asked for forgiveness! for thinking this journey was gonna be easy, for underestimating (as always) my enemy! I CRIED everyday since that day!
Oct 2014 was a very difficult moment! I only had 2 nbmes left and one self assesment! At first i said i was getting over 240! of course thats too easy! Now i Just want to pass!! i took nbme 15 and got 207 just 5 more points! things werent looking good. I decided to let go and just calm down, even though i still cried everyday, i bough UWSA 1 and 2, did them together and got an amazing score (240-250) but i didnt believe it, so i took My last NBME!! 16, and scored 215! In just a week i improved 8 points.. i was not super happy but it was enough!!
The last thing i did was the fred questions, scored 87%
1st uworld avg 60%/ 2nd time 93 %

Test Day
Nov 11, I was in peace with myself, I cried on the way to the center for the last time!
I took breaks in every block, ate a snack, drank water went to bathroom and had time left at the end of each block like 5-8 minutes.
I found the test to be good, interesting, very entertaining, now that im reading for Ck i find that a lot of things are in this book, so if you can READ IT! or at least watch the 20 cases of conrad fischer!

I got my results today.. 220!! and im very happy about it!! hope i can get into OBGYN!!

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Congratulations !!! Hope you rock step 2 as well.. how many times did u read FA? and how did u keep improving your score..
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Congratulations !!! Hope you rock step 2 as well.. how many times did u read FA? and how did u keep improving your score..
Thanks a lot!! I read it 2 times completely, but cardio, neuro, micro, biochem i did them 3/4 times.
Questions! thats what helped me improve, i did offline nbmes the old ones, and i tried to be positive everyday!!
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Hey congratulations! Good luck on step 2 ck What exactly is a pasantía? Es como un año de internado? Así le llamamos acá a las rotaciones clínicas que se hacen antes del año de internado. No sé porque te gusta Gineco jajaja pero si es lo que quieres ánimos! I wish you the best
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Hey congratulations! Good luck on step 2 ck What exactly is a pasantía? Es como un año de internado? Así le llamamos acá a las rotaciones clínicas que se hacen antes del año de internado. No sé porque te gusta Gineco jajaja pero si es lo que quieres ánimos! I wish you the best
hahahah es un año despues del internado, medicina 5 años y luego ese año para poder tener exequatur y ejercer.. si me encanta la ginecologia oncologica.. gracias
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cogratulations buddy!!

Jaja weird stuff? nothing rare in DR world . I have a friend who got the one of the highest score and he didn't get a nothing .

My test is in December 29th do you think DIT would be good really for a final review?. I stated it months ago but didn't finished it beacause I felt that I had to build concepts more. Now I have problems with memorization .
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hahahah es un año despues del internado, medicina 5 años y luego ese año para poder tener exequatur y ejercer.. si me encanta la ginecologia oncologica.. gracias
Jajaja ok. Que bueno. Eres varón o una chica?
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cogratulations buddy!!

Jaja weird stuff? nothing rare in DR world . I have a friend who got the one of the highest score and he didn't get a nothing .

My test is in December 29th do you think DIT would be good really for a final review?. I stated it months ago but didn't finished it beacause I felt that I had to build concepts more. Now I have problems with memorization .

Yes, i think DIT really helped me with memorization, but do it at leat 1.5x, so you can finish it quick and in your last week read FA again. Good luck
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hey soy chica
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Hahaha Aah ok! Hablémonos por skype para conocernos Hahaha bromas. Best of luck con step 2!
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I got my results today.. 220!! and im very happy about it!! hope i can get into OBGYN!!

Hey. Coccidia - I want to Obs&Gyn too - if I passed that Evil - Step 1 = I'm constantly praying for that above National Average - next week is the 4th Wednesday - 21 days cycle - If pass I want to be your Battle Buddy - add me on Skype - citadel08 - in 2015 that Wildest Dream must come a true.

Congratulations, man!
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Hey. Coccidia - I want to Obs&Gyn too - if I passed that Evil - Step 1 = I'm constantly praying for that above National Average - next week is the 4th Wednesday - 21 days cycle - If pass I want to be your Battle Buddy - add me on Skype - citadel08 - in 2015 that Wildest Dream must come a true.

Congratulations, man!
She's a girl!
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She's a girl!
Is it she ?
Oh, I'm sorry - I always write - you're man, male
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Oh, I'm sorry - I always write - you're man, male
What about you? Are you a he or a she?
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Hey guys I received my results today, as I said in another post I didnt think the test was awful, to me it was interesting and nice, better than uworld and nbmes, as i receive my score i started thinking about what i first posted and still I say the same, it is a doable exam, and even though i didnt get an amazing grade im very extremely happy with it I will share my journey with you in case you identify with me and to help anyone in this situation.

BackGround
Im and IMG from the caribbean (dominican republic), graduated in 2012 (cumlaude), so am what they call here "a good student", i did my "pasantia" a year you do for the goverment in order to do medicine in my country and applied for residency here, i applied to surgey (I dont know why), and didnt get it, but i did get enough points for OB/GYN which is what I want to apply in the states; but here in my country there are a lot of weird stuff happening in those areas, at the end i got nothing, and even people who score very lower than me got in, but i didnt get frustrated since i was starting to think US as an option. THANK GOD I DIDNT APPLY FOR OBGYN HERE, BECAUSE I WOULD BE IN RESIDENCY AND NOT SATISFIED AT ALL WITH MY LIFE, SO I REALLY THINK EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.

STUDY PROCESS
Well, this was very hard for me, i used to say that i could take this test whenever and in my whole life ive never found nothing to be "difficult" so i was very "cocky" about the whole thing.
I started on Oct. 2013 finished on Nov 2014

Oct 2013-Jan 2013 Kaplan videos/book (Phys, Pharm, Micro), Brs anatomy
Mon-Friday 4-6 Hours a day (not very consistent). I worked as as surgical assistant so my schedule varied a lot.


Feb 2014 (started FA, just reading and reading. Started Uworld)
March 2013 took first NBME 7 got 155! yes awful!! thats the first time i realized i was dealing with something BIG!
Jun 2014 took nbme 11 scored 177, i was improving but getting frustrated! I quit my job in this month and started studying 10 hours a day.
August nbme 12 188, Uwsa 1 198 (i was a little happy because i passed, but still mad).
September i felt happy i finished DIT, so i thought i knew everything, oh i was sooo wrong, took nbme 13 got 202!!! i was crying like crazy, i couldnt believe what was happening, and I started praying!, I became Humble! i asked for forgiveness! for thinking this journey was gonna be easy, for underestimating (as always) my enemy! I CRIED everyday since that day!
Oct 2014 was a very difficult moment! I only had 2 nbmes left and one self assesment! At first i said i was getting over 240! of course thats too easy! Now i Just want to pass!! i took nbme 15 and got 207 just 5 more points! things werent looking good. I decided to let go and just calm down, even though i still cried everyday, i bough UWSA 1 and 2, did them together and got an amazing score (240-250) but i didnt believe it, so i took My last NBME!! 16, and scored 215! In just a week i improved 8 points.. i was not super happy but it was enough!!
The last thing i did was the fred questions, scored 87%
1st uworld avg 60%/ 2nd time 93 %

Test Day
Nov 11, I was in peace with myself, I cried on the way to the center for the last time!
I took breaks in every block, ate a snack, drank water went to bathroom and had time left at the end of each block like 5-8 minutes.
I found the test to be good, interesting, very entertaining, now that im reading for Ck i find that a lot of things are in this book, so if you can READ IT! or at least watch the 20 cases of conrad fischer!

I got my results today.. 220!! and im very happy about it!! hope i can get into OBGYN!!

Congratulations on passing reading ur post i really feel myself in that.sometimes even when we dont get good scores but still we are happy bcoz we made other success by beating barriers in our lives and i think thats is what we are pursuing ....happiness good luck for ur future
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Hey. Coccidia - I want to Obs&Gyn too - if I passed that Evil - Step 1 = I'm constantly praying for that above National Average - next week is the 4th Wednesday - 21 days cycle - If pass I want to be your Battle Buddy - add me on Skype - citadel08 - in 2015 that Wildest Dream must come a true.

Congratulations, man!
will add you, awesome to find others interested in ObGyn, btw im a girl
best of lucks on your score!
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Hahaha yo se vos. Yo me refería al otro. Ánimos! Sigue Adelante.
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