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Old members may recognize me. I am oldie of this forum. A graduate of 2008 from Pakistan. I was below average student in medical school. Wasted almost three years. I was never sure when i would appear in exam. Due to weak basics and my fondness to cricket (lolz) caused many delays in exam. Family pressure was added too. I became serious since July last year. The things that really helped me are pathoma (my guru lol), Dr Najeeb videos (must for those who are weak in basics) and off course combo of FA and Uworld. My latest NBME predicted 224 so I was sure i will get more than 220. Final result 227..I know its low still i am happy that i made my mom proud (Dad died in my childhood) irrespective of whether i will get residency or not. Now onto step 2.
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congratz Hope... very inspiring words!!
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no brother dont say its a low..what matters is u nailed it...i am in a same boat..never got serious in medical school i was also a below average student...wasted so much time(on cricket also)...and i took it seriously this January...any word of advise from you will be appreciated. can you tell us ur approach towards ur preparation and yeah dr najeeb is perfect for those who are weak in basics...
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congrats
about dr.najeeb what videos did u see ? what to recommend?
by the way I'm watching his neuroanatomy now
also how was neuroanatomy ,CTs ,MRIs in ur exam and ur resourses for them ?
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congratz brother..
Please share your nbme scores also..
plz advice also as my exam is very near
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thanks to all..@swaal..well i did dr najeeb neuro,ANS,CVS and biochemistry lectures only.These take long time.so i advise you do it if you have more than 3 months still left in exam.I was also thinking to do his patho lectures but here pathoma saved me big time.For Imaging i did webpath only.Do important scans and MRIs only those told by kaplan .@medical biology..i did one NBME online and it was 224.reat i did offline.As your exam is near,just grab FA and Uworld and your own notes .GOODLUCK
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thanks for response
but many ppl advise to see dr.najeeb immune especially if u weak at it ,do u think kaplan is enough?
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where can i get dr. najeeb notes ???
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Hello..I'm also graduate of 2009.iv heard old graduates have less chance..so should I give steps a chance?
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Hi,
Congrats bro. I m also an old graduate struggling with this. Last year I cancelled my exam due to low score in NBME. since then I have not regi again. As I want to study seriously but I cannot do it continuously, so I felt less confident. I cannot follow my routine i made fr time to time, I m too slow. Can u advice me how can I get myself in a track seriously.....
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Old members may recognize me. I am oldie of this forum. A graduate of 2008 from Pakistan. I was below average student in medical school. Wasted almost three years. I was never sure when i would appear in exam. Due to weak basics and my fondness to cricket (lolz) caused many delays in exam. Family pressure was added too. I became serious since July last year. The things that really helped me are pathoma (my guru lol), Dr Najeeb videos (must for those who are weak in basics) and off course combo of FA and Uworld. My latest NBME predicted 224 so I was sure i will get more than 220. Final result 227..I know its low still i am happy that i made my mom proud (Dad died in my childhood) irrespective of whether i will get residency or not. Now onto step 2.
Your last lines really made me think differently i am img of 2010 killed myself reading drawbacks of being old grad. You r really inspiring
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