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Old 06-24-2010
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I am an IMG.. I finished my medical school in 2005, did one year internship that finished in 2006.
I did my residency in my home country in psychiatry for 3 years from 2007 -2010..
I am now applying for step1..
I am planning for the 2012 match in psychiatry..i have the following doubt....

What is the average time I would need for preparing for step 1..I have lost touch with my basic sciences...
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Default At least one year

I'd say you need at least one year of complete dedication.

Have a look here also
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...-step-1-a.html
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That is such a tough thing to call, because we don't know you.

Best thing I can tell you. Go to a Kaplan live Lecture or buy some videos and start watching them to get back into the swing of things. I'd probably say 6 - 12 months, no sooner than 6 months thats a gimmie
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