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Old 07-29-2012
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Question Here we go again !

Hey Guys,

After 6 months of physical rest, not mental rest what so ever, after my ck exam, I'm just starting to prepare for the devil.
finished ck in December 2011 & got the result in January 2012 & It was a shocking 212 after a long time of preparation & exam postponing & a lot of other BS that left me shattered by the relatively low score which is far from what I expected, but thank god it was over anyway.
here's my experience anyway if anyone is interested Younissmed CK Exam Experience

anyway, I'm back to the States now & working a full time job not at all related to the medical field & I have to study for the test, which is really harder than I thought.
I'm gonna start off with reading Kaplan with the videos once along Goljan for pathology, then after the first read I'm gonna read first aid & after that I'm planning to do kaplan qbank along with a second read & after that usmleworld qbank with a third read, then NBMEs & that's it, hopefully I'll wrap it up by February 2013, but not sure I can do it.

if I've learned anything from the CK test it would be, it's not all about memorizing rather it's about how you approach the question & time management.

I've applied for observership position in Cleveland Clinic in Ohio & if I get accepted :sorry: I should start in March 2013, so it's really important that I finish step 1 before that.

the reason I'm writing this, is that I'm really nervous now, feeling my future is on the line, I'm a recent grad, graduated in June 2010 & a US citizen .
what do you guys think? Do I stand a chance in matching if I get a decent score in step 1?

thank you guys & any support is appreciated, good luck.

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keep ur heads up , i know some guys who matched with ur scores. just do well on step 1 now as u understood what this exam is all about and on the plus u r a US citizen so it should not be a problem 4 u
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