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Hello everyone
I have been on this forum for quite very long..this is a really helpful forum.
took my xam recently,got my score today .its a 219
exam is very much doable,i don't know where I messed up.
70% questions I felt were like free 150..really that straight forward...I took too long to prepare due to personal issues.
But I Thank GOD for this score..i am happy that I am done.

can someone please tell me how good is this score for internal medicine??
I know there have been several such threads earlier,but plz some gud soul reply me..

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This score is pretty good for Internal medicine. Would be even better if you get a better score in CK. Congrats.

Kindly post your preparation and the materials you used.
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Depends on ur VISA status, year of grad, if you do much better on your CK that would be great!

That honestly is an OK score (warning though, I'm very pessimistic). But that score in itself won't shut doors except at Uni programs which have a 220 cut off for interview. Other than that, if the rest of the app is good, don't worry about it!

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Thanks for the replies,i am a GC holder,YOG Oct'2009
I would be very happy with an internal medicine residency(community program)..nyways its just the beginning of the path..final destination matters the most..
my prep was too long..nearly 2 years..no excuse but my reasons were personal issues,Thank God I have a very supportive husband who helped me get out of this victoriously ..i found the exam very very much doable,if only one prepares with dedication and full concentration.near the end of prep I was too saturated,i felt like I should take the xam to live the life without this exam's pressure,atleast for one day.i did some silly mistakes due to memory block on exam day,but that's inevitable.
Life is different when u are a student and very different when u become an adult with so many issues goin on and still u have to study for this big exam..i am sooooo happy I am done,ALLAH SWT will help me get my dream residency..
sorry for this short documentary
my material was
pathology: pathoma
for all other subjects: KLN with videos
Micro:CMMRS
HY neuro anatomy and HY gross anatomy
loads of youtube videos and Wikipedia the greattt encyclopedia.this is the answer to even a single word one doesn't understand
ONLY antibiotics section of FA
UWORLD: 76% first time
All NBMEs: just for practice,never used them as assesments, I am like this,i feel I am never ready before the day of exam,so why take assessments.this is my thinking.don't follow this like me,may be NBMEs are helpful to assess you..

any other questions,feel free to ask..

Alhumdulillah I am done..
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Thanks for the replies,i am a GC holder,YOG Oct'2009
I would be very happy with an internal medicine residency(community program)..nyways its just the beginning of the path..final destination matters the most..
my prep was too long..nearly 2 years..no excuse but my reasons were personal issues,Thank God I have a very supportive husband who helped me get out of this victoriously ..i found the exam very very much doable,if only one prepares with dedication and full concentration.near the end of prep I was too saturated,i felt like I should take the xam to live the life without this exam's pressure,atleast for one day.i did some silly mistakes due to memory block on exam day,but that's inevitable.
Life is different when u are a student and very different when u become an adult with so many issues goin on and still u have to study for this big exam..i am sooooo happy I am done,ALLAH SWT will help me get my dream residency..
sorry for this short documentary
my material was
pathology: pathoma
for all other subjects: KLN with videos
Micro:CMMRS
HY neuro anatomy and HY gross anatomy
loads of youtube videos and Wikipedia the greattt encyclopedia.this is the answer to even a single word one doesn't understand
ONLY antibiotics section of FA
UWORLD: 76% first time
All NBMEs: just for practice,never used them as assesments, I am like this,i feel I am never ready before the day of exam,so why take assessments.this is my thinking.don't follow this like me,may be NBMEs are helpful to assess you..

any other questions,feel free to ask..

Alhumdulillah I am done..
Congrats..I can understand that havin a family life along with studies is great task.can yu plz teme that how much time yu studied by the last two months of exam n how many times yu revised FA? N from Wea did yu do biochem n genetics?is doin FA with uworld n pathoma is enuff if yu have average concepts.May Allah bless yu n thnx
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Thanks for the replies,i am a GC holder,YOG Oct'2009
I would be very happy with an internal medicine residency(community program)..nyways its just the beginning of the path..final destination matters the most..
my prep was too long..nearly 2 years..no excuse but my reasons were personal issues,Thank God I have a very supportive husband who helped me get out of this victoriously ..i found the exam very very much doable,if only one prepares with dedication and full concentration.near the end of prep I was too saturated,i felt like I should take the xam to live the life without this exam's pressure,atleast for one day.i did some silly mistakes due to memory block on exam day,but that's inevitable.
Life is different when u are a student and very different when u become an adult with so many issues goin on and still u have to study for this big exam..i am sooooo happy I am done,ALLAH SWT will help me get my dream residency..
sorry for this short documentary
my material was
pathology: pathoma
for all other subjects: KLN with videos
Micro:CMMRS
HY neuro anatomy and HY gross anatomy
loads of youtube videos and Wikipedia the greattt encyclopedia.this is the answer to even a single word one doesn't understand
ONLY antibiotics section of FA
UWORLD: 76% first time
All NBMEs: just for practice,never used them as assesments, I am like this,i feel I am never ready before the day of exam,so why take assessments.this is my thinking.don't follow this like me,may be NBMEs are helpful to assess you..

any other questions,feel free to ask..

Alhumdulillah I am done..

Thank you for taking the time to write this. Honestly, you got 76% on Uworld - that is an AMAZING score. It may have just been nerves or being burned out that lead to this score. Try your best at Step 2..and do NBMEs as an assessment. That's their primary purpose and if for nothing else, they'll hopefully help you with the anxiety of the exam and how to think on your feet.

^^Disclaimer: I am scared shitless even during NBMEs and I'm sure it costs me points ....but I'm just reiterating what other people have told me.
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Congrats..I can understand that havin a family life along with studies is great task.can yu plz teme that how much time yu studied by the last two months of exam n how many times yu revised FA? N from Wea did yu do biochem n genetics?is doin FA with uworld n pathoma is enuff if yu have average concepts.May Allah bless yu n thnx
Thanks..well,last two months I studied like a mad fellow,around 16 hours,but then I had unexpected breaks due to guests n all..yess due to family life..but seriously I had USMLE on my mind every second,
I did biochem n genetics from KLN ONLY,No FA, I loved that book..actually I was a topper in this subject in my med school..but I can say KLN is excellent and UWORLD fills in the gap of all subjects
Cant say about FA as I dint use it
But I think its gud to quickly revise a lot of info in short time at last minute.
Pathoma is superb,thats wat I felt..i did really well on uworld n had no probs with pathology,the concepts which are not there in pathoma are well taken care of in UWORLD. I just loved it.
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Thank you for taking the time to write this. Honestly, you got 76% on Uworld - that is an AMAZING score. It may have just been nerves or being burned out that lead to this score. Try your best at Step 2..and do NBMEs as an assessment. That's their primary purpose and if for nothing else, they'll hopefully help you with the anxiety of the exam and how to think on your feet.

^^Disclaimer: I am scared shitless even during NBMEs and I'm sure it costs me points ....but I'm just reiterating what other people have told me.
My pleasure sky_blue2000 ..ya I did so well on uworld,but u r right,may b I was burned out,literally towards the end of prep I was feeling like I should get this xam done as soon as I can..
IA I hope I do well on other steps and get my dream residency(IM)
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congrats on ur achievement nd on being done

be positive inshaALLAh u will get ur dream residency

i have couple of ques plz take out time to ans them..

im doing goljan bk + video + pathoma only videos but ofcourse i hv come to realize tht goljan bk will take me another mth to finish it, though im done with major organs from goljan like heart, lungs, kidney, repro etc.. so i want to knw tht will it b effective if i just listen to the videos of goljan & pathoma for the rest of chps??

secondly wht do u say abt beh. sci & biostats portion? should the whole kaplan b done or is FA & uworld enough for it??

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congrats on ur achievement nd on being done

be positive inshaALLAh u will get ur dream residency

i have couple of ques plz take out time to ans them..

im doing goljan bk + video + pathoma only videos but ofcourse i hv come to realize tht goljan bk will take me another mth to finish it, though im done with major organs from goljan like heart, lungs, kidney, repro etc.. so i want to knw tht will it b effective if i just listen to the videos of goljan & pathoma for the rest of chps??

secondly wht do u say abt beh. sci & biostats portion? should the whole kaplan b done or is FA & uworld enough for it??

thanks alot & GOD bless u
Thanks buddy..
i did pathoma videos+book in just one month,cant say about following only videos,n believe me it was so easy to revise pathoma,n again,UWORLD fills in the gaps.
i never touched goljan,so sorry,cant say about that.

for biostat i found KLN video+notes+uworld excellent, but i had very very basic questions in real deal..like, NNH,sensitivity etc..very simple.

for beh.science,i did KLN videos n notes,but had a glance at FA,felt like FA is enough,even those were basic questions in real deal...For ethics and dr.patient relationships,i advice u to use Conrad fischer's 100 cases,just takes 1 day to finish..
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its a book..gimme ur ID ..will fwd the PDF..
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Sending u all the pdf.
Only THANKS is not enough for me, Just pray atleast once for me that I get my dream residency in next year's match
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Hi can u pls forward it to me too...Thanks in advance, May god give us all courage to live our dreams....yours too... a pray from me for u...... My id is arjgk86@gmail.com.........
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