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Help IMG Failed first (1rst) attempt at usmle step 1

Hey everyone. This is my first post ever on SDN and im hoping for some advice. I am an IMG from one of the big three in the Caribbean, and I took usmle step 1 on Aug 15 2012 and just found out i failed with a 181/71. I plan on re-taking the exam in a few months; however, i am REALLY CONCERNED about chances at residencies such as IM and EM (mainly EM). Does anyone have any insight on this or know of any success stories from students who were in the same boat? Do not hesitate to ask me any questions.
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I heard some people even fail for 3 times and get good match. So do not give up...
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Hey im sure ul match just fine. keep working hard and never giveup. did u take any nbme before your exam ?
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No i did not. I read FA multiple times and went through 50% of uworld VERY THROUGHLY annotating my FA as well (by throughly i mean it would take me about 4 hours per block of uworld to annotate)
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Dont worry keep studying uworld n fa n maybe go bk to.kaplan to make ur foundation strong. N make sure u do online nbmes
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Dont worry keep studying uworld n fa n maybe go bk to.kaplan to make ur foundation strong. N make sure u do online nbmes
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can u plz tell how many times u read kaplan text book ?? also do u understand or point out what can be the reason of ur failure ? Need to know as it not only will help u improving on that but also help us taking step1 to give more stress on dat
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