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Well , People I want you guys to look at my story and suggest me what do you think is best for me , I am a graduate of 2006 , i was an average student in my medical years , though i had been good in my house job but i never continued my clinical work after my house job , I am single , and i am not finding any where i will commit in the future , may be , the problem with me is that i have wanted badly to give my steps in the last couple of years but due to financial contraints and family issues i was not able to pursue my dream , in all this time i did not give Indian clinical examination , instead i just kept on pursuing my teaching career all the times .

now that problem is that i get pretty much drained by my job because of its requirements , yet i have no experience what so ever in the clinical side neither i can face a patient with confidence nor i find myself confident , I do not want to pursue my carrer like this for the rest of my life , i am refused the jobs on the clinical side because of the lack of experience , one of the option i think of right now is to pursue my mrcp exam , and the other option is to go to the good old indian professional exam , but that too i do not feel like doing i am 35 years old now and i feel that i am too old for the usmle plus i think they would easily slack me off looking at my credentials .

leaving the job is an option but then i get penniless but with the job i loose all the energies to study . I know i am sounding hopeless but i think may be someone can help me about what should i do to make my dream of a clinician come true . I shall be delighted for the help thanks .
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Well , People I want you guys to look at my story and suggest me what do you think is best for me , I am a graduate of 2006 , i was an average student in my medical years , though i had been good in my house job but i never continued my clinical work after my house job , I am single , and i am not finding any where i will commit in the future , may be , the problem with me is that i have wanted badly to give my steps in the last couple of years but due to financial contraints and family issues i was not able to pursue my dream , in all this time i did not give Indian clinical examination , instead i just kept on pursuing my teaching career all the times .

now that problem is that i get pretty much drained by my job because of its requirements , yet i have no experience what so ever in the clinical side neither i can face a patient with confidence nor i find myself confident , I do not want to pursue my carrer like this for the rest of my life , i am refused the jobs on the clinical side because of the lack of experience , one of the option i think of right now is to pursue my mrcp exam , and the other option is to go to the good old indian professional exam , but that too i do not feel like doing i am 35 years old now and i feel that i am too old for the usmle plus i think they would easily slack me off looking at my credentials .

leaving the job is an option but then i get penniless but with the job i loose all the energies to study . I know i am sounding hopeless but i think may be someone can help me about what should i do to make my dream of a clinician come true . I shall be delighted for the help thanks .
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Yes its a huge gap in your CV...Usmle is a long and tiring journey.I think you should give Indian clinical exam Usmle is tough but if u really want to do it, u will find a way
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Well, very hard to say! But save ur money time and prevent the stress in usmle.

U can try usmle anyway but it would be difficult
Looking at ur finances and gap in cv but everything is possible under the sun.
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Its a difficult decision but Its you who would ultimately deciding it !
Getting into Indian PG is also a tough thing.
If you think you can score well in USMLE steps then do go for it, give a try, after you do your adequate homework about the number of programs you would actually be able to apply for your residency. If you don't think its worth taking the risks then try Indian PG exam.
Whichever decision you take do give it a try wholeheartedly , its always better than not doing anything ,as few years down the line you would always be satisfied , that at least you gave a try ....!!
meanwhile try some other job which would be less demanding for you !!
Good Luck!!
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yes the thought of the exam being so lenghty makes me want to pursue the short things like mrcp , or any other clinical diploma but i would never gorget the years when i so badly wanted to do my steps . I feel not good about it at all .
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Well, very hard to say! But save ur money time and prevent the stress in usmle.

U can try usmle anyway but it would be difficult
Looking at ur finances and gap in cv but everything is possible under the sun.

Thanks a lot for the advice and the powerful words . infact your words are money i guess .
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Its a difficult decision but Its you who would ultimately deciding it !
Getting into Indian PG is also a tough thing.
If you think you can score well in USMLE steps then do go for it, give a try, after you do your adequate homework about the number of programs you would actually be able to apply for your residency. If you don't think its worth taking the risks then try Indian PG exam.
Whichever decision you take do give it a try wholeheartedly , its always better than not doing anything ,as few years down the line you would always be satisfied , that at least you gave a try ....!!
meanwhile try some other job which would be less demanding for you !!
Good Luck!!
yes it ultimately me deciding it but my question seems unanswered because a person who sees me can advice me better about what you guys think is best for me . I think i can score well in steps but that would need me to quit my job , it is difficult though . But i am not happy at the same time since this is not what i wanted .
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