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Study 2 months for Part 1, 2 weeks for part 2, and bring a #2 pencil to part 3.
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I now say

3-6, 3 and 3 months each 1-2-3

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You can check USMLE polls in USMLE-Forums :

Time needed to prepare for USMLE Step 1?
Time needed to prepare for USMLE Step 2 CK?
Time needed to prepare for Step 2 CS?
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I now say

3-6, 3 and 3 months each 1-2-3

I think this still holds true nowadays
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These polls are voted for by IMGs, the story is different with US med students, I guess
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These polls are voted for by IMGs, the story is different with US med students, I guess
LOL more US students fail the USMLE then reported. I personally know of 4 cases in the last 5 years, if I know that many then there are way more.

A US student usually gets 3 attempts by the school to pass step one before dismissed.

Don't over estimate the US system, the US wants you to though.......... These students are taught and tested by many of the same people who write the board questions, so why would they not do better? The system here is geared to it

Also the IMG's are much much better at path, thats the reason Step one is so hard, all this theory stuff is not emphasized in the schools they go to.

Besides most of the Docs in the US say that step one proves nothing and is total BS, useless for the most part to real practice, yet you have to pass.
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I think 6-9 months is over kill, a good 3 to 6 focused should prepare one for the step one, but some schools suck too.
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I think 6-9 months is over kill, a good 3 to 6 focused should prepare one for the step one, but some schools suck too.
Yes, I know 3 fresh graduates from my univ who studied appr. 4 months for step 1...they got 99,99 & 90
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LOL more US students fail the USMLE then reported. I personally know of 4 cases in the last 5 years, if I know that many then there are way more.

A US student usually gets 3 attempts by the school to pass step one before dismissed.

Don't over estimate the US system, the US wants you to though.......... These students are taught and tested by many of the same people who write the board questions, so why would they not do better? The system here is geared to it

Also the IMG's are much much better at path, thats the reason Step one is so hard, all this theory stuff is not emphasized in the schools they go to.

Besides most of the Docs in the US say that step one proves nothing and is total BS, useless for the most part to real practice, yet you have to pass.

i dont think that is true, most american students pass. maybe you just know really poor students
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i dont think that is true, most american students pass. maybe you just know really poor students
The first time fail rates for step one is plain to see

Right from the USMLE test site Latest

http://www.usmle.org/Scores_Transcri...ance/2008.html

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17,494 took 94% pass
So 6% failed out of 17,494 thats 1049 who failed.

I don't just post I usually have evidence to back up what I post
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