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Old 04-20-2012
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Help This time I need to be careful

Hello everyone,

I am new to this forum and even to a lot of info regarding the USMLE. But ironically i have already given my step 2 ck without much knowledge abt the way the exams work, uworld, kaplan qb etc.

Managed to pass with a very low score of 209. I am getting mixed opinions from everyone as some say there is not much chance with such a low score and some say i can still give it a try.

I do not have much info abt how this whole process works. I would like to know how long it usually takes to prepare for step 1 and what score wud i need to be on safer side with a step 2 ck score of 209. Also i heard scores are not everything. In that case wat else shud i do to secure my chances of an internal med residency position?

I am an Indian graduate with a canadian PR status. And really confused.
Pls help.
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Old 04-23-2012
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regarding studying materials do kaplan it is known because it has worked. Also there is the section (recommended threads) for step 1 if u feel like wanting to use other materials .
2ndly u might want to have a study partner, u can help each other & encourage each other.
i don't have any idea regrding if u have a chance or not but if u worked hard & did great in your career life , i mean u can build a name for yourself with your hard work.
I think this is the way u should think of your situation.
Good luck
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