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Old 07-12-2012
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hey guys!!! totally devastated at my scores...... i got 178 in my step 1 first attempt while i was expecting about 210 ....i really am lost right now...is 2nd attempt really worth or sud i just move on to other options.... dont have any clue...if anyone there who had failed step 1 and then had a success story in usmle is reading this...u would be doing a kind thing by replying to me please..i am really vulnerable and depressed right now...
please suggest me your honest suggestions guys ....
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I'm not in your situation but perhaps if you wrote your experience/study schedule, then people would be able to help you better
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Yeah friendme, leave a study schedule so people can assess where you went wrong or right.
But never give up. If medicine is really what you want to do, you should be looking forward to taking it the second time and kicking butt.
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i have failed step 1 3 times. I don't know what to do. I am aiming for psych and still have an observership should I take it again? please please need advice. I am devestated at this point. I was 100% sure I passed this last time, I read FA 4 times, did u world twice. PLEASE PLEASE need advice. I am A US FMG, 9 months of observerships in usa, graduated 2010
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did you take any nbme before?
and if you did how did you doo on them ?
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hi guys i am an img...now i an say i am an old img...passed 2010..due to various reason and issues i gave step 1 exam on march 2012...i thought i will pass but i failed..i started study again...i did uw twice last time before exam and nbme 11 got 320 and then nbme 7 got 420...i crossed 200 so thought it will be ok if i give exam but i got only 70% in real exam...now i studied again.took nbme 5 got 510 and nbme 6 got 610...i did student consult with study partner...i studied Fa 3 to 4 times and then i have done uwsae but in that i did so bad only 60%...i was originally planning to give exam on september october but now my all hope washed with the water...i am so crushed sometime i feel like kill myself to just get rid off this exams...with extremly family presure i dont know what to do ...my residency time line is running out...please if any kind experienced person is there to help me by advising...you will just proably save my life...i am so close to loose my life too...plesae anybody help me...please anyone just tell me what can i do....
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You have one life in which you can pass the USMLE Step1 and become a medical doctor in the US; one life where you can try again and again to pass this hard exam! Do it, give it another try you don't have anything to loose!!! Keep your head up buddy!
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everyone says you can do it...but no one says how can i do it...any person is there to guide me or any experienced tutor who can just tel me what should i do ....i hard so mush about this forum that ppl get really help...i want help...please urgently anyone...
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I had initially planned to take the exam in sept n was preparing for it against many odds... but in Aug I realised that things were just not falling in place so I cancelled d exam n lost all the money...

I wanted to kill myself too... so I can partially understand your feeling... it is still a daily n uphill battle for me to get up in d morn n study after all my recent mistakes... I still drift between depression n anxiety.

Some people get their act together in a very short time some others need to put in that extra effort n we may fall in the 2nd category. Also everyone is facing different kinds of life challenges n stresses.

My suggestion is to let this stressful time pass. Watch some good movies n do things which will encourage u. Then try to understand what mistakes u are making while studying n then start with your weakest subject.

It is going to be hard. Really hard! But only you can pull yourself out of this situation. Take the time u need to prepare n get that 240+

BTW... killing self also requires paramount strength and persistence... it is not at all easy to commit suicide... ;-)

Also read about 'amygdala hijack' on the internet before you take any decisions ...

n we are there for u...
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everyone says you can do it...but no one says how can i do it...any person is there to guide me or any experienced tutor who can just tel me what should i do ....i hard so mush about this forum that ppl get really help...i want help...please urgently anyone...

It is difficult to tell you how you should study. If I were you I would set myself a goal:

"Let's take the exam February and I will start studying as hard as I can"

Don't waste your time with too many books, stick to KLN and videos + FA. Do annotations in your FA and learn it by heart.

Please don't give up, you will regret it because you'll never now if you would have passed it or not.

Let's say you pass it in February, then all the trouble and problems you went through had a deeper meaning and were not unnecessary.

Life is a road with twists and turn; and at some point you are entering a blind alley -> turn around go back to the beginning and start again.
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everyone says you can do it...but no one says how can i do it...any person is there to guide me or any experienced tutor who can just tel me what should i do ....i hard so mush about this forum that ppl get really help...i want help...please urgently anyone...
I think you should post this on step 2 or some senior sub forums buddy. because most of the people in this step1 forum are just preparing for step1 and donot have enough experience to help you . I do not know exactly how the forums work and if they allow you to post this on step2 forum, but try. That's the reason I guess there are so many views yet few replies.
All we can say is U can do it and you should identify your weak areas and work on them. Cant exactly answer your question how to because havent given my exam yet.. Wish could help you.

Failures are stepping stones of success, one who gets motivated and fights back is the successful man. Struggle for existence and survival is the way of nature, one who gives up will extinct.. how ever hard situation may be have faith and go ahead good times are ahead waiting for you... I wish you success and good luck.
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hey guys!!! totally devastated at my scores...... i got 178 in my step 1 first attempt while i was expecting about 210 ....i really am lost right now...is 2nd attempt really worth or sud i just move on to other options.... dont have any clue...if anyone there who had failed step 1 and then had a success story in usmle is reading this...u would be doing a kind thing by replying to me please..i am really vulnerable and depressed right now...
please suggest me your honest suggestions guys ....
failure in step1 doesnt mean end of usmle career buddy. Assuming you are an img! what do u mean by other options? If you think you have good options in your home country to continue in medical field than usmle then you can think of those options. Yes it becomes a little tough to go thru usmle and residency process if u have an attempt on step1 but that doesnt means theres no chance. how is your profile ? clinical experience research, contacts etc if you have any such then you can cover it up. Good thing about usmle is there are several components so you can balance your profile in one or the other aspect, scores are not everything.You can always make your cv strong. score well in your future exams and get into residency.. Talk to someone who knows exactly about your profile and your native medical education system they will be able to guide you beter... Everyone has hard times have hope you will succeed.. all the best..
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