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Old 03-29-2016
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Hello everyone,
I'm an IMG from the US so I don't consider the language to a problem. I graduated from medical school a couple of years ago and I'm barely beginning the USMLE prep for step 1. I've taken practice tests on the NBME and I'm no where near where I need to be.. 10 on the first one and 40 on the second one (about a year apart after Kaplan lectures). Is all hope lost for me? I'm really depressed because after 6 years of medical school I can't seem to get anywhere near a passing NBME score. Any recommendations? anyone who started off with scores similar to mine and passed?
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Hello everyone,
I'm an IMG from the US so I don't consider the language to a problem. I graduated from medical school a couple of years ago and I'm barely beginning the USMLE prep for step 1. I've taken practice tests on the NBME and I'm no where near where I need to be.. 10 on the first one and 40 on the second one (about a year apart after Kaplan lectures). Is all hope lost for me? I'm really depressed because after 6 years of medical school I can't seem to get anywhere near a passing NBME score. Any recommendations? anyone who started off with scores similar to mine and passed?
Since you've already completed med school this is only repetition for you, so you will increase your score faster than you think
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read Uworld - all the questions and add some points to your First Aid book if needed .
Use Kaplan's as your reference books

Then do the above again.

Now do the NBME's till you get am score close to what you want

write strep 1

Keep it simple as above . Dont complicate it.

2 blocks will be tough the other 5 blocks will be easy . You can get the to tough blocks first one after the other.
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