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I failed step1 . Please help . It's too depressing n juss not bold to inform my parents abt it .
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Someone pls post your views ,
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don't be upset, try to reflect on what went wrong in terms of studying. if you don't mind me asking, how did you study?
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I studied for 2 yrs on and off . I juss don't know where I went wrong ?
But I had to take my exam due to pressures , as everyone around me lost hope asi ws taking this log for my exam .
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What scores did you have on NBMEs and UWorld?
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166 on uworld n I dint take my nbme
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166 on uworld n I dint take my nbme
why would you go and take test if your score on UWSA 166? its not even close to passing score. I failed myself Step 1, even my USWA was slightly above passing rate, it was such a stupid mistake of mine! So, I totally understand your frustration, but you have to take a deep breath and...... set up an another reasonable date for test, but not another 2 years, and just study day and night, review your weakest spots and you can do it, its doable
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I had my relatives n my family frustrated n mocking , do I had to take up d exam n couldn't postpone . Is it gud if I attend. Kaplan live lectures in d US ? Is it advisable for me ? Desperately need some guidance . I m 26 n haven't achieved nythin !!
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I ll be moving to d states in feb , as my husband has got his job there . So can I enrolled myself at d Kaplan centre for live lectures or shall I review my Kaplan cd lectures again with d notes .
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I had my relatives n my family frustrated n mocking , do I had to take up d exam n couldn't postpone . Is it gud if I attend. Kaplan live lectures in d US ? Is it advisable for me ? Desperately need some guidance . I m 26 n haven't achieved nythin !!
you are 26 and you re doctor! yes from somewhere else, but so what? its a great achievement! Dont put yourself down, it will be always people there doing it for you, you lacking some confidence and you need to work on that issue first,
Good luck to you
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work on the weak topics
do loads n loads of questions
first aid ...

these 3 things will make you shine

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do not fret my friend
work on weak areas
ur 26
still young
focus this time study properly
dont spend 2 yrs again preparing for step 1
big mistake
Read First aid back to back
and please dont take it again
until u achieve a passing score
on NBME
i wish u luck u can do it
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Thank u so much .. D whole day no one really bothered to even reply for my post on dis forum !!
I really appreciate it my friend !!
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Thank u so much .. D whole day no one really bothered to even reply for my post on dis forum !!
I really appreciate it my friend !!
Sorry to hear about you failure...i also struggled very hard with this exam...i passed with a 210 but trust me the journey was LONG and VERY HARD

its all about repetition, repetition and repetitioin!!!

Get usmlerx and learn first aid inside and out....do pathoma...first aid and pathoma are gold for this exam....also uworld is very important but i messed up by not using it to its potential when i studied for step 1

now that you have an attempt on your record, you MUST score 240 ++....it will be hard but it can be done...good luck to u, ask if i can be of any assistance
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Thx for ur post . It ws encouraging
Is goljan path sufficient ?
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Thx for ur post . It ws encouraging
Is goljan path sufficient ?
Goljan path is more then sufficient ...some say it is too much even...i didn't read path from goljan though i did pathoma...and it was a great resource for me, pathology ended up being higher on my score report

Take a look at my thread on my exam experience

This exam experience is for people who had to struggle; If I did it, everyone can
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Dear.. MA123... dont worry about your score .. and i kwnow we surrend to pressures atimes its no ones fault!! now u have a chance so do ur best as of now u known the strenghtnsn/ weekness in ur study area so try to overcome ... we all are here to help eachother... Goodluck... be sportive ..you can do It... we all can do it
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So sorry , Please, show those people who have doubts that u r a strong lady & u can do it .
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166 on uworld n I dint take my nbme
I haven't taken any steps till now, but planning in June. But seriously, how did you even think about taking the exam with such a low score. Pressure should be to study, not to take the test. Anyways, I would recommend if you are really desperate, this time take it again. See it as another chance as you failed. Had you passed it with a low score, you would not get another chance to take it also. Try again, but this time, my honest suggestion, JUST DO QUESTIONS. Kap Qbook, NBME, UWORLD..everything. Do them all! it will boost your confidence and also the result! you don't need to study again. Revise after you are done with your questions. as it will tell you your weaknesses. ! may god bless you!!

I've heard people getting 250+ without revising the text, but just by doing questions. but never heard anyone getting 185+ without taking practice tests. so, thats where you went wrong!! PRACTICE!!
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I have a question for you ma123. How many times did you read first aid? Because the people who have done the exam well tell me that they read first aid at least 6 times, and by the time they went for the exam, they knew it by heart!! Also did you do usmle world random or timed? because you have to do it timed to get the exam experience.
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Help even m sailing in the same boat..

i just read KLN once that too sparing anat.read FA once only ..did 40% UW with 56-58% score..took nbme 11 got 198/400..took UWSA got borderline score there as well..and took test as i was fed up of monotony..lack of confidence and depression..and ended up failing badly..180/73..donno how to boost myself..?..started doing Kap vidz now..biochem,also reading patho BRS 2nd edition as i don't have fresh one..what resources should i take..also if u want we can set a study plan together..
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I think you should both get a deep breath, think about what was wrong with your study plan, go over kaplan 1 more time, and then focus on doing a new qbank, and reading FA + pathoma videos (they have boosted my path score amazingly)!
And one last piece of advice....DO NOT SIT FOR THE TEST UNTIL YOU AT LEAST HAVE A SCORE OF MORE THAN 200 (USMLE Score predicted) ON 2 ONLINE NBME!
And since you failed one i would even recommend more than 220 at least!
Hope you get some more advices.

Good luck and may God be with you!
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I think you should both get a deep breath, think about what was wrong with your study plan, go over kaplan 1 more time, and then focus on doing a new qbank, and reading FA + pathoma videos (they have boosted my path score amazingly)!
And one last piece of advice....DO NOT SIT FOR THE TEST UNTIL YOU AT LEAST HAVE A SCORE OF MORE THAN 200 (USMLE Score predicted) ON 2 ONLINE NBME!
And since you failed one i would even recommend more than 220 at least!
Hope you get some more advices.

Good luck and may God be with you!
thanks..i have started with biochem kaplan video..with just brushing up of text..m not a book person..i feel bored reading long text..plz suggest sorce for patho?..also should i read whole anat of kaplan or get some other book..m planning to revise all kaplans in feb and then take nbme..coz this time m perplexed and will err if i take it with such low confidence.lemme do some homework on revision and then..take test..also should i deactivate my fb account..m addicted to surfing..even if i do..i will feel disconnected from everyone...what to do..?..i don't like solitude..also i don't wanna waste my time on internet..
SO MY CRUX PLAN IS STUDY KLN WITH VIDEOS..FOR FULL FEB AND THEN TAKE NBME ON FEB 28,,ALSO WILL BE DOING UWORLD ONLINE FOR 3 MONTHS ..GOD WILLING
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thanks..i have started with biochem kaplan video..with just brushing up of text..m not a book person..i feel bored reading long text..plz suggest sorce for patho?..also should i read whole anat of kaplan or get some other book..m planning to revise all kaplans in feb and then take nbme..coz this time m perplexed and will err if i take it with such low confidence.lemme do some homework on revision and then..take test..also should i deactivate my fb account..m addicted to surfing..even if i do..i will feel disconnected from everyone...what to do..?..i don't like solitude..also i don't wanna waste my time on internet..
SO MY CRUX PLAN IS STUDY KLN WITH VIDEOS..FOR FULL FEB AND THEN TAKE NBME ON FEB 28,,ALSO WILL BE DOING UWORLD ONLINE FOR 3 MONTHS ..GOD WILLING
For patho as i mentioned, i would use PATHOMA...and probably add goljan audios only randomly throughout the day!

Yes, do that...let us know how its going, and good luck!
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hey guys, I had my result in Jan 15. Failed....
I just studied Kpl books 2 times and FA for 3 times. just did Kpl Qbook....
I know I should took NBME or UW. but I just took the exam so easy, and now I am having this awful time to pass.
I am really depress and confuse to what to do? I got my ck kpl books and CDs, I wish I could study step 1 and 2 together, I don't have time to waste anymore, I am so tired of staying home and study.......
Please help me with an actual plan.

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I m in d same state as yours !!
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hey guys, I had my result in Jan 15. Failed....
I just studied Kpl books 2 times and FA for 3 times. just did Kpl Qbook....
I know I should took NBME or UW. but I just took the exam so easy, and now I am having this awful time to pass.
I am really depress and confuse to what to do? I got my ck kpl books and CDs, I wish I could study step 1 and 2 together, I don't have time to waste anymore, I am so tired of staying home and study.......
Please help me with an actual plan.

thx
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I think you should try again. Study hard, and intense in a shorter period of time. At the same time, look at alternatives other than the U.S. You don't want to be left hanging even after you repeat the Step 1 and you don't get any interviews. Which is a possibility for anyone, even people who pass.

Don't lose hope, but keep your options open.
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Failing can be traumatic but keep ur head up high and prepare really well this time. If you are feeling down then its better for you to join a review course, that way you can meet new people and it will be a refreshing new environment. Keep at it and stay strong. If you are really feeling depressed then seek help.
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Thank you all. I need new plan and I think this time I need to practice more Qs.
specially UWorld and NBME....
thank you again for taking time to answering me.....
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Don't give up...

I failed my step 1 and had to rethink all my approaches to this exam...
One important addition the second time round was I got a tutor...not only did she give me a comprehensive study timetable, I was given better resources and great advise. I will be glad to pass on the contacts as she came highly recommended. Send me a private message and I will pass on her email and number.

I wish you all the best.
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