hi everyone. i'm new on USMLE forums.
i am an IMG preparing to give my Step 1 in nov/dec 2011. i have finished reading the KAPLAN lecture series and Goljan Pathology twice and First Aid once. Then I started doing the questions since last month. Here's my problem: I'm still only getting only 40 to 50 percent of the answers right on first attempt. Is this natural for everybody or am I just dumb? I still have time to go through the questions the second time but wud really like to improve my scores and of course, do well in the exams.
also, i have one embarrassing question to ask abt the exam. do they allow bathroom breaks in between blocks and even during the blocks?
I just happen to pee abnormally frequently when i'm nervous (esp during exams).