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Old 11-06-2013
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i failed step one again.. i gave first attempt without much studying and under pressure as i was doing my MD in medicine from india.. i gave 2nd attempt on 16th oct 2013 and failed again (185 ).. plz help me will giving third attempt will be helpful .. i am on dependent visa here and my husband is on H1B and has applied for green card.. but serious help needed for step 1 third attempt .. will i get any residency match with this on my transcript
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What were your methods of preparation to begin with?
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i studied kaplan notes and lecture videos and solved questions from usmle world and did one nbme exam
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Well what was your score on NBME and which one did you do?

Also when you did USMLE World was it online or offline?
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i did NBME exam which was present as free download at nbme site .. and i score 75% inthat.. i did usmle world offline exam
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my score in usmle world was an average of 70 - 75%.. i got confused in many of the questions which i knew.. i knew all the stem questions .. but somehow i got confused and may be lil panicked .. plz help
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First of all NEVER do offline questions. You are never "learning" and god knows how old they are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmjj...Je29v7H3PYjF1W
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ok ...from where to download the NBME questions
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i saw the video .. its helpful thank you.. i got my result today and i am starting my prep for step 1 from tom...as i remember most of the things and concepts...so i dont want to waste to any time ...
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plz do not hesitate in mentioning anything else which is very imp
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Just take it easy. Just forget about the exam.

Now you need to get above 230 and don't look at money. Buy Kaplan Qbank and buy USMLE Rx and buy USMLE World.

We will do it once and do it properly!

DO NOT GIVE YOUR EXAM IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE NOT READY.

And remember everything from First Aid.

Let's get that 260!
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thanks a lot .. i am confident that i will be able to do it..as i remember some of the questions and also the subject and concepts i studied .. so i think its best ofr me to start again soon so that it brushes up things .. plz keep guiding .. thanks
i am ready to get 260
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Keep your head up and DON'T GIVE UP.

You have good advantages towards doing better on this one, now why do i say this....1. You were just a few points short of passing so you are really close. 2. You have experienced the exam twice so the format and system of questions is not new to you 3. You have been introduced to how the questions are asked, so you have a better way of structuring your study schedule this time around.

If you are getting close to a passing usmle score from "offline uworld" or "nbme", imaging how much your score would increase if you actually do those online. So you are not in that bad of a shape as you might think, you just made some mistakes on your preparation strategy.

What to do now.
1) Invest money and Purchase uworld qbank with uswa online, [questions are updated]. Add Usmlerx qbank to it just to get introduce to a different way of asking questions.

2) Purchase and take at least 2 NBMEs and make sure you are passing before taking your next exam. Which i know you will PASS.

3) Have faith, and motivate your self. Sometimes in this USMLE journey our minds are our greatest assets, it can make or break us. So think positively, do away with your fears. And see yourself passing it this next time.

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As for the future and residency, no one said it will be easy, but do not let fear stop you from moving forward. Keep pushing and someday you will write your story on how you came from failing usmle twice to gaining residency of your choice.

MIND YOU: I am not hear to give you a false sense of pride....i have met alot of medical students that are NUMBERS driven because the usmle competition is numbers driven when it comes to Step 1 scores, and they will flat out tell you to quit and give up because the competition is too stiff. I DONT BELIEVE IN THAT. I believe in people constantly working towards their goals and not giving, no matter how many failures. If medicine is truely your passion, you will stop at nothing to get it. Also know that it is in our failure we gain strength, it is in our downfalls we learn humbleness.

SO PICK YOUR SELF UP DEAR FELLOW MEDICAL STUDENT AND PASS THIS EXAM ON YOUR NEXT ATTEMPT.

Good luck!!!
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Thanks a lot .. Medicine is my passion.. And I know it will be very tough.. But I will keep ur advice in mind and would work real hard this time ... Won't quit .. Thank you once again
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Hi , i have started with parsitology today as i got confused in few questions in the exam on this subject.. do post if anything imp to know... i am eading right now my notes and listening to lecture on parasitology. Will give two at the most three days for parasitology..
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