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Default Multiple Attempts Vs Low Step 1 Score

Hi
i just got question.
In general what you guys think is worst
having multiple attempts with average score VS first attempt with low score
Any suggestions will be appreciated
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Most of the programs I havw seen say "pass on first attempt exception in special cases".
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I think it's worse to have multiple attempts. Many programs state "require pass on first attempt" on their websites, so IMO it's best to delay or NOT take a test if you're not 100% ready (and take NBME practice tests to dictate your readiness).
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I think it's worse to have multiple attempts. Many programs state "require pass on first attempt" on their websites, so IMO it's best to delay or NOT take a test if you're not 100% ready (and take NBME practice tests to dictate your readiness).
What if delaying means increased gap from year of graduation.. =(
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Better to pass with 1 point than fail miserably and have to go through the compounding emotional anguish again.

i would have to say multiple attempts diminishes the impact of a 250 on the 4thor 5th attempt as it is possible to polish yourself and be prepared enough to combat the intangible components that the exam presents during a first time take.

I would rather get a 189 the first time than a 255 on the 5th attempt. You can always bolster your score with other things (USCE,LORs, Research, work exp, influence.

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What if delaying means increased gap from year of graduation.. =(
You tell them the truth, 'my gaps are because X event unexpectedally ocurred so I had to extend my studies for 2-3 weeks".

Study and feel the pain now vs feeling the pain during and after the test.
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