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Like my forum name says... I have a tendency to get stuck at square 0... I got my step 1 score... Got a low score... 204... Should i just give up in usmle or do i have a chance of gettin into paeds?? Please give an honest answer without sugar coating so that i can move on if it's impossible.. Thank you
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Like my forum name says... I have a tendency to get stuck at square 0... I got my step 1 score... Got a low score... 204... Should i just give up in usmle or do i have a chance of gettin into paeds?? Please give an honest answer without sugar coating so that i can move on if it's impossible.. Thank you
i dont know about paeds but you have a decent shot at psych and family medicine didn't you take any nbmes before your actual exam to aseess yourself?
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I took nbmes... In the firat one i git 230 n second one 258... But i was very tired on the exam day from travellin.. The exam eas in a different state... I was still confident about the my performance... I guess i missed the tricky questions coz by brain was not thinkin properly... It's a bad bad score... Decent chance as in the odds are in my favour or i will be stretchin it??
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Oh and btw... I am an IMG... With no hands on experience .. No research work... One contact...
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from 258 to 204
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Imagine my shock...
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Imagine my shock...
OMG I imagine your shock, but don't give up ok.
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Yes... Can you please shed some lightnon my odds at gettin a residency in paeds... i m an IMG... And please don't sugar coat the harsh realities if any... Thanks
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Yes... Can you please shed some lightnon my odds at gettin a residency in paeds... i m an IMG... And please don't sugar coat the harsh realities if any... Thanks
look up the latest match stats they would have comeup by now they would give you a good idea but try to get some usce under your belt will help alot research wont hurt either and get a good score in step 2 ck and did you take the nbme online? i have never heard so much discrepancy between nbme and original score max i have seen is 10 points
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Yes i took it online... Yes i hears tje same about plus minus 10... That's y i took the exam confidently... Although i must admit... My state of mind on the exam day wasn't the best... With 18 hrs of travelin without enough sleep... But it is shockin... If it's possible to ve such a discrepancy... I dunno if i shud go ahead... Thanks for the help...
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