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I was viewing this forum as a guest for 3 years and it was a great help
thanks a lot all members for the great support and benefit

I am really depressed to hell right now
before 1 year I did my CK got 232 and passed CS 1st time
I knew I didnt do my best for USMLE step 2
then I started studying step 1 with my best effort with 7 months of Full time continuing studying
I did my best everybody thought I am gonna hit the exam
kaplan 2X goljan RR 2X FA 4X Uworld 2X Kaplan Qbank 1X
did NBME before 2 weeks got 252 , did another NBME before 2 days of exam also got 254 so I expected very high mark my goal was over 260
went to the exam , and was a shock, very tough questions, it is a matter of luck , I had little amount of questions from FA and some Qs were not even in kaplan while people at same exam center were saying that questions were from FA in their exam . this is unfair and luck

last month was on my nerve waiting for results , got it last week , shock my life , 230 , I knew I will not get 260 or even 250 , but I was hoping for more than 240 but 230 !!!!!!!!! WTF
now I got 230 step 1, 232 step2 CK, pass CS I guess I lost hope in doing internal medicine in USA , I have zero chance to get matched with these low scores and with all other high scores that I have to compete with

so do you think I should forget about USA and residency anywhere since I dont want to loose more time of my life ? I dont think I have 1 % chance of getting matched in usa
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guys help this guy , he is my friend , I told him to join here since he is depressed, I really couldnt help him cz I have no experience in residency and matching and stuff , help him he is about to suicide
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with this attitude, you know I have to say, you are correct,

your dream is over, wait another 7 years so you can do the exam, next time get 260+ .


I am not going to say anything more than this to your thread.

you have no USCE ---> your chances are very very bad.

that is it.
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^^ that was harsh, just give him a little bit hope !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been trying the whole day to calm him and you came like throw a bomb !
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I am not going to spoon feed someone who has claims like this.

Seliac this better not be you creating another account and trolling around.

also ,

dude, turn self in the mental hospital if you really want to hurt your self or others, your a doctor, you know the signs.

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I am not going to spoon feed someone who has claims like this.

Seliac this better not be you creating another account and trolling around.
lol thats funny , I dont have time to "troll u "

If you dont want to encourage him , dont discouarge him , just dont reply with these arrogant replies making of urself as a genius cz u got a high mark .. it is not really good to be that sort of person , be modest and helpful ...
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Posts like these PISSSSSSS ME OFFFFF....


First if you have done your research on your score comparison you would be able to answer that question yourself. There are people on here busting their butts day in day out trying to smell a 230 on step 1. Yeah i understand you expected a higher score based on your NBME but that didn't happen. For you to think your dreams of becoming a doc are over and now depressed? wow. Are you serious??


I agree with Shima. I won't spoon feed you words you want to hear. Do your own research on how competitive your scores are. I think you should give up. your 230 score is way too low to compete with everyone getting 250-270s.
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First if you have done your research on your score comparison you would be able to answer that question yourself. There are people on here busting their butts day in day out trying to smell a 230 on step 1. Yeah i understand you expected a higher score based on your NBME but that didn't happen. For you to think your dreams of becoming a doc are over and now depressed? wow. Are you serious.


I agree with Shima. I won't spoon feed you words you want to hear. Do your own research on how competitive your scores are. I think you should give up. your 230 score is way too low to complete with everyone getting 250-270s.

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lol thats funny , I dont have time to "troll u "

If you dont want to encourage him , dont discouarge him , just dont reply with these arrogant replies making of urself as a genius cz u got a high mark .. it is not really good to be that sort of person , be modest and helpful ...

I dont think he was being rude....Shima is right. If you call your self a future Doc and you are able to pass the steps, you should also be able to do your own research on how competitive your scores are, and at least have a less defeated mindset. Its like swimming through an ocean and half way you realize " oopps this ocean is too deep i better turn around".
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I dont think he was being rude....Shima is right. If you call your self a future Doc and you are able to pass the steps, you should also be able to do your own research on how competitive your scores are, and at least have a less defeated mindset. Its like swimming through an ocean and half way you realize " oopps this ocean is too deep i better turn around".
he was rude, all his posts are like this .. I know that my friend has exaggerated the situation , but think of it some one who did his best , then looses ( as he thinks) everything , it will hurt him for a while , and for this while until gets out from his shock , he needs a little bit support ( and thats why I told him to join ) , but lol I was wrong cz I forgot that there are people who love to show-off ...
anyway never mind ...
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wtf man you can matchhh who told you that you cant you have average score you dont have bad scorre dude many appllicant who failed on step2 or 2 or cs and matchh even in good programm but its matter of time go for researchh and for observershippp

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C Mon Man .. you have a very good chance of being matched ... I have seen lots of guys being matched with less scores .. I understand your disappointment after the efforts you had put to get a great score but you have to stop it now and focus on whats coming ... you have some time till the next round .. I would strongly recommend doing a clerckship in IM .
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he was rude, all his posts are like this .. I know that my friend has exaggerated the situation , but think of it some one who did his best , then looses ( as he thinks) everything , it will hurt him for a while , and for this while until gets out from his shock , he needs a little bit support ( and thats why I told him to join ) , but lol I was wrong cz I forgot that there are people who love to show-off ...
anyway never mind ...
will your friend , get depressed because he will only have 7 interviews while others would have 12, and if he had 12 would he be upset at people with 20, and be so upset he would quit.
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thx all 4 suport and for informing me that these scores are good
I realy did not mean anything bad az u r saying
I was tolld that these scores are not enough thats it
sorry if i bothred anyone anyway
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thx all 4 suport and for informing me that these scores are good
I realy did not mean anything bad az u r saying
I was tolld that these scores are not enough thats it
sorry if i bothred anyone anyway

who told you is not enough, who ever told you is not your friend , and is so jealous of your marks.

you have a decent chance, but you need to get at least a 1 month USCE with US-LOR
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who told you is not enough, who ever told you is not your friend , and is so jealous of your marks.

you have a decent chance, but you need to get at least a 1 month USCE with US-LOR
when I got my step2 result everyone here told me that If I dont get above 250 in step 1 I have no chance with matching so when I got 230 I thought that everything came to an end, that is why I over-panicked maybe
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when I got my step2 result everyone here told me that If I dont get above 250 in step 1 I have no chance with matching so when I got 230 I thought that everything came to an end, that is why I over-panicked maybe
thx alot & sory again

this is your 3rd post, you claim you posted again,

do you have multiple accounts, or are you trolling
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this is your 3rd post, you claim you posted again,

do you have multiple accounts, or are you trolling
here refers to my people in my university (here= where I stay)- people in my uni told me that not people in here in forum

i was clear from the beginning that i was a visitor but not a member of this forum
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here refers to my people in my university (here= where I stay)- people in my uni told me that not people in here in forum

i was clear from the beginning that i was a visitor but not a member of this forum

I see,
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Anyone with 230s in step1 and 2ck who feels suicidal doesn't really deserve those scores. If you have the ability to pass, then you should have the ability to analyze the nrmp match data that is freely available over the web.
You also have the ability to google people's match experiences and be a better judge for yourself.
Yes 250s are desirable. But nothing is written in stone. There are people who have matched with 210. I don't know them personally, but their success stories are written over the web.
Rearrange your attitude, be positive, and do all that you can. Leave the rest to God, or nature, or whatever is out there that determines your destiny. Work on your interview skills. Get observership/usce if you can. If you can't, it's not the end of the world.
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Anyone with 230s in step1 and 2ck who feels suicidal doesn't really deserve those scores. If you have the ability to pass, then you should have the ability to analyze the nrmp match data that is freely available over the web.
You also have the ability to google people's match experiences and be a better judge for yourself.
Yes 250s are desirable. But nothing is written in stone. There are people who have matched with 210. I don't know them personally, but their success stories are written over the web.
Rearrange your attitude, be positive, and do all that you can. Leave the rest to God, or nature, or whatever is out there that determines your destiny. Work on your interview skills. Get observership/usce if you can. If you can't, it's not the end of the world.
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I am not going to spoon feed someone who has claims like this.

Seliac this better not be you creating another account and trolling around.

also ,

dude, turn self in the mental hospital if you really want to hurt your self or others, your a doctor, you know the signs.
Hehe, lolz shima, nice one
To all others - shima a good girl, she wz just irritated and rightly so .. So cool it off

Emmdd get Usce and Few LOR .. But yeah ... Do work on ur emotional status ... Behave ( i was once like u .. Never helped ... )
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Hehe, lolz shima, nice one
To all others - shima a good girl, she wz just irritated and rightly so .. So cool it off

Emmdd get Usce and Few LOR .. But yeah ... Do work on ur emotional status ... Behave ( i was once like u .. Never helped ... )
dude I like you too. You know , I was just so pissed when I see people with 230+ act like they have bad marks
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honestly, this post is kind of upsetting to me. Im prepping for the step 1 right now and I have to say that i would kill for anything around or above 230. my brother matched in a great residency with a 210 ( his first choice too)...and he did his first 2 yrs at a Caribbean school with avg. grades. there is no doubt you have an excellent shot at most residency programs but you should definitely try to be more optimistic and more aware of how your comments can affect or be perceived by others....this post may really offend ppl who don't hold the same high standards as you...regardless i wish you the best of luck.
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thx all
I did not knew it is average score I dont know y people here in my uni told me that I have zero percent and ones who were accepted with that score know people inside matching programs and stuff

sory again for inconvenience
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I did not knew it is average score I dont know y people here in my uni told me that I have zero percent and ones who were accepted with that score know people inside matching programs and stuff

sory again for inconvenience
and thx 4 the good news
wish me luck
"I don't know" or "I didn't know" are excuses PDs dont like in interviews. Those excuses worked during the time of Hitler when there was no Internet. It's your job to know. But it's better to ask when in doubt so, kudos! And Goodluck.
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"I don't know" or "I didn't know" are excuses PDs dont like in interviews. Those excuses worked during the time of Hitler when there was no Internet. It's your job to know. But it's better to ask when in doubt so, kudos! And Goodluck.
Cmon give this guy a break .... he has accepted his mistake ...and i think you should also move on rather than bashing him continuously and it goes to every other person..... up and down are expected in one's life and every person needs someone to help him realize the reality ....but there is a way .... everyone has expectations .... and if one has put all in and still not been able to get to the end and freaks out a bit .... what is the big deal about it .... let it loose and you also should move on
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I dont know y u made this a big issue
I just was frustrated and thats it
I needed ur support my bros and friends and thats y I wrote here
If I could delete my thread I will now but there is no option that allow me
If I knew my thread will make all this fuss I would never write it
I said sory 3 times and you are still attacking me
by the way if you felt the same feeling when you study all day all hard work when you expect a very high mark and at last u get average mark , I lost 30 Kg , I didnt speek to anyone , even I gave my GF a break so I can concentrate more on my studying and my future, I kept the hard working 9 full months with no burning out, no loss of concentration, no boredom I was enjoying studying , but at last I dont get what I wanted it is really frustrating , but ok I admit I over-exaggerated my frustration but I told u I am sory and I didnt know they r good marks
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I dont know y u made this a big issue
I just was frustrated and thats it
I needed ur support my bros and friends and thats y I wrote here
If I could delete my thread I will now but there is no option that allow me
If I knew my thread will make all this fuss I would never write it
I said sory 3 times and you are still attacking me
by the way if you felt the same feeling when you study all day all hard work when you expect a very high mark and at last u get average mark , I lost 30 Kg , I didnt speek to anyone , even I gave my GF a break so I can concentrate more on my studying and my future, I kept the hard working 9 full months with no burning out, no loss of concentration, no boredom I was enjoying studying , but at last I dont get what I wanted it is really frustrating , but ok I admit I over-exaggerated my frustration but I told u I am sory and I didnt know they r good marks
thx again & again
stop attacking me pleeeeeese
dude , do not be sorrry, you did not do anything wrong.

I am sorry , if you feel like this , I am always here to help you
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I dont know y u made this a big issue
I just was frustrated and thats it
I needed ur support my bros and friends and thats y I wrote here
If I could delete my thread I will now but there is no option that allow me
If I knew my thread will make all this fuss I would never write it
I said sory 3 times and you are still attacking me
by the way if you felt the same feeling when you study all day all hard work when you expect a very high mark and at last u get average mark , I lost 30 Kg , I didnt speek to anyone , even I gave my GF a break so I can concentrate more on my studying and my future, I kept the hard working 9 full months with no burning out, no loss of concentration, no boredom I was enjoying studying , but at last I dont get what I wanted it is really frustrating , but ok I admit I over-exaggerated my frustration but I told u I am sory and I didnt know they r good marks
thx again & again
stop attacking me pleeeeeese

I am 100% confident , that if you regain you self control and concentrate on your work You will match at a very nice program.
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I dont know y u made this a big issue
I just was frustrated and thats it
I needed ur support my bros and friends and thats y I wrote here
If I could delete my thread I will now but there is no option that allow me
If I knew my thread will make all this fuss I would never write it
I said sory 3 times and you are still attacking me
by the way if you felt the same feeling when you study all day all hard work when you expect a very high mark and at last u get average mark , I lost 30 Kg , I didnt speek to anyone , even I gave my GF a break so I can concentrate more on my studying and my future, I kept the hard working 9 full months with no burning out, no loss of concentration, no boredom I was enjoying studying , but at last I dont get what I wanted it is really frustrating , but ok I admit I over-exaggerated my frustration but I told u I am sory and I didnt know they r good marks
thx again & again
stop attacking me pleeeeeese
dude you lost 30 kg?! lol thats like 60 ibs! i would go to the doc u may have cancer or aids. jk.... but seriously :P
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also if u dont mind me asking where do u go to school and where r u from? most ppl in the states know 230 is an excellent mark...just curious
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Shima Thx alot for ur help and kindness , I have started building my strength again and I will do whatever it takes for this matching

velamji lol I was obese, 100 kg , now I am 71 ,thats the best benefit I got from USMLE
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Shima Thx alot for ur help and kindness , I have started building my strength again and I will do whatever it takes for this matching

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lol nice job wish you the best of luck. keep your head up dude...confidence will take u a long way, much further than your scores...just remember that
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lol nice job wish you the best of luck. keep your head up dude...confidence will take u a long way, much further than your scores...just remember that
His scores are above average and good.
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His scores are above average and good.
I will be most grateful to God with a 230+ score in step 1. If I score 250, thank God. With 230 score, I know I am good without any person telling me the score is fairly competitive. I am being realistic. This exam is challenging. Another persons score of 260 in step 1 should never in any way make future doctor think 230 score is bad.
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His scores are above average and good.
i was saying he should be confident bc he was disappointed and down about his scores....i wasnt saying he should be confident to compensate for his "low" scores...i agree 100% that 230 is an excellent score
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I will be most grateful to God with a 230+ score in step 1. If I score 250, thank God. With 230 score, I know I am good without any person telling me the score is fairly competitive. I am being realistic. This exam is challenging. Another persons score of 260 in step 1 should never in any way make future doctor think 230 score is bad.

I have never said his scores are bad.

I said anyone who thinks or tell him his scores are bad are out of their mind.
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i was saying he should be confident bc he was disappointed and down about his scores....i wasnt saying he should be confident to compensate for his "low" scores...i agree 100% that 230 is an excellent score

dude i know. I was talking to the OP
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[QUOTE=shima;198621]this is your 3rd post, you claim you posted again,

do you have multiple accounts, or are you trolling[/QUOT

u are the one trolling him. if u dont have a decency to talk ,u should opt for shuting up. yes the guy needs an LOR, but his dream future in IM might not hav ended. so shutup. and get a life
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last month was on my nerve waiting for results , got it last week , shock my life , 230 , I knew I will not get 260 or even 250 , but I was hoping for more than 240 but 230 !!!!!!!!! WTF
i just wanted to say and am quoting your words to see what you are going to say exactly about my point ...... there were noooooo scores last week or even the week before ........are you sure u r talking about usmle step 1 exams ......please don't waste your time and others time making up things
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Hi to all members
I was viewing this forum as a guest for 3 years and it was a great help
thanks a lot all members for the great support and benefit

I am really depressed to hell right now
before 1 year I did my CK got 232 and passed CS 1st time
I knew I didnt do my best for USMLE step 2
then I started studying step 1 with my best effort with 7 months of Full time continuing studying
I did my best everybody thought I am gonna hit the exam
kaplan 2X goljan RR 2X FA 4X Uworld 2X Kaplan Qbank 1X
did NBME before 2 weeks got 252 , did another NBME before 2 days of exam also got 254 so I expected very high mark my goal was over 260
went to the exam , and was a shock, very tough questions, it is a matter of luck , I had little amount of questions from FA and some Qs were not even in kaplan while people at same exam center were saying that questions were from FA in their exam . this is unfair and luck

last month was on my nerve waiting for results , got it last week , shock my life , 230 , I knew I will not get 260 or even 250 , but I was hoping for more than 240 but 230 !!!!!!!!! WTF
now I got 230 step 1, 232 step2 CK, pass CS I guess I lost hope in doing internal medicine in USA , I have zero chance to get matched with these low scores and with all other high scores that I have to compete with

so do you think I should forget about USA and residency anywhere since I dont want to loose more time of my life ? I dont think I have 1 % chance of getting matched in usa
Okay first up those are not horrible scores by any standards. The people here see anything below 250 as a failure which is completely wrong.
I know 3 IMGs who had comparable scores to you got IM residency in US last year. I don't know much about IM residencies as I am not aiming for it, but you should look for USCE as soon as possible. Do not give up hope, the average scores in Step 1 are around 225 and you are above that.
Do USCE. Make some contacts in US. Get LOR from US doctors. Look for some research position if you have to. And you have a very realistic chance of getting in. I repeat do not pay much attention to the 'high flying 260s aristocrats' here; IMGs with much lower scores have gotten in.
Good luck to you
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im curious!!! y isnt any1 thinking about step 3?? for people who got or thinks tht they got average scores. doing step 3 would b a bonus !! correct me if im wrong...
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im curious!!! y isnt any1 thinking about step 3?? for people who got or thinks tht they got average scores. doing step 3 would b a bonus !! correct me if im wrong...
not a bonus, the program directors assume if you manage to pass all those in one attempt step 3 should be a piece of cake for you.
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NOT meaning to be a jerk but you act like you have no idea what
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Its really not funny.
If it is next time someone tells you something Like that FIRST do some research on your own before jumping onto these major desicions! I meam its your future you are playing with!
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