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Experiences I was sure I failed but I passed!!!

Bonjour,
I received my score today... it is low score - 212 but anyway I`m happy. After the exam I was 100% sure that I failed because the exam was really hard (tonns of heuro, lot of pharma, tricky behavior, pazzled biochem, etc etc).
I wouldn't say that my study was simple - you can see here... family, three kids and one of them recently born, + recent immigration to Canada + study French in Quebec province. And I graduated my med school in 1997! It means 90% I had old knoledge background (except my specialization)... you know we never ask a patient about his/her Krebs cycle or even don`t tell them about it.. hope you understand what I about. + something other what prevent my learning perfomance... after changed study tactic it improved... may be I will write my detailed experience on my site

I don't have lot of ambitious now (and no time for cool residency program due to family) and hope I have enough score for my goals.

I want to wish to all OLD img - don`t surrender and you will pass!!!

Thank to all people on this forum who supported me and for their advices.
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Instead of saying “we don’t know why,” though, say “idiopathic.” It sounds so much smarter.

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congrats doctor!! you have done great! This is job well done. Keep your momentum going!
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I was following your posts one time and noticed you werent on here for a while

How were you able to improve on your nbmes before taking the test...what where your nbmes?
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congratualtions

are you interested in residency or fellowship in USA?

I got 215 but I think is not enough for residency in usa although i have a contact

what do you think?
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How were you able to improve on your nbmes before taking the test...what where your nbmes?
I posted the link to my NBME in my first post here. Additionally I passed NBME 15 (not remember exactly but more than 400). How I improved my results... hmm... it will take time to explain... I made lot of efforts like physical training, psychological training (yes it is true) except study. Changed study tactic etc etc. hmm there was a condition that prevent for effective study.. So may be I will write my tactic in details on my site but not for "very" public, only for members and in respect for doctors who have been worked long time, who saved patients lifes etc. I think it can help to old imgs.

To taher. I think these scores don't guarantee us for a residency. Especially nowadays when there are tonns of information in the internet +illegal infos... it's means that a person with just good memory capacity only and nothing more can study and pass it.
So I plan to obtain American experience (observeship + hands on) +recommendations + publications (I have some but I need recent and international) + Step2. Only after all these things we can speak about residency.
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Bonjour,
I received my score today... it is low score - 212 but anyway I`m happy. After the exam I was 100% sure that I failed because the exam was really hard (tonns of heuro, lot of pharma, tricky behavior, pazzled biochem, etc etc).
I wouldn't say that my study was simple - you can see here... family, three kids and one of them recently born, + recent immigration to Canada + study French in Quebec province. And I graduated my med school in 1997! It means 90% I had old knoledge background (except my specialization)... you know we never ask a patient about his/her Krebs cycle or even don`t tell them about it.. hope you understand what I about. + something other what prevent my learning perfomance... after changed study tactic it improved... may be I will write my detailed experience on my site

I don't have lot of ambitious now (and no time for cool residency program due to family) and hope I have enough score for my goals.

I want to wish to all OLD img - don`t surrender and you will pass!!!

Thank to all people on this forum who supported me and for their advices.
Bonjour! comment ca va? Felicitation!!! ( je parle un peu francaise)

Great effort! Love it!!!
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I am an IMG too,and i scored 206 and I think its not a great score but i was sure I failed the exam becoz of the content...it was so unpredictable...and I had a genuine medical issue then,I wish I had waited to give the exam but I went nonetheless ,I am an IMG I have a green card,do I have any chance for residency..I like neurology..sure I like paeds,nephrology etc..but no family medicine...!
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