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Hi, I am stupido. Got a 211 on my step 2 CK, this was after I got a 234 on my step 1. Feel like I just ruined my life. I feel like an idiot. I rushed the exam because I wanted to make the match on time. I am an IMG.
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How did the practice tests go?
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70s on uworld. 230s on NBME. 70s on 4 shelfs. But I am a choke artist. This is the reason I ended up an IMG in the first place.
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Hi, I am stupido. Got a 211 on my step 2 CK, this was after I got a 234 on my step 1. Feel like I just ruined my life. I feel like an idiot. I rushed the exam because I wanted to make the match on time. I am an IMG.
Just don't blame yourself! You pass it!
Some ppl have several attempts on each step and successfully match after that.
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Thanks for the encouragement eveli. Were any of those people IMGs by any chance?
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70s on uworld. 230s on NBME. 70s on 4 shelfs. But I am a choke artist. This is the reason I ended up an IMG in the first place.
Hmm most people getting 230s on NBME have gone up a bit from that score... What did you think happened on the real deal?

Which NBME did you take?

Plus don't be too down... you had a good step 1. You're also an American I presume, so you aren't in the same boat as the other IMGs.

What are you trying to match into?
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Thanks for the encouragement eveli. Were any of those people IMGs by any chance?
You must go on Jonh Barone internet site and you find amazing story from ppl who don't give up.
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Hmm most people getting 230s on NBME have gone up a bit from that score... What did you think happened on the real deal?

Which NBME did you take?

Plus don't be too down... you had a good step 1. You're also an American I presume, so you aren't in the same boat as the other IMGs.

What are you trying to match into?
I am an American, yes, so I guess there's that. My dream has always been to go into Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, that's all I ever wanted to do!

I took NBME 3. On the real deal, I double and triple checked my answers way too often. I was doing too many stupid things like re-reading question vignettes and going back to questions before finishing blocks. On practice exams and Uworld I finished every block with 2-4 minutes to spare, but on the real test I only had like 1 minure to do the last 3-4 questions most of the blocks.
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I am an American, yes, so I guess there's that. My dream has always been to go into Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, that's all I ever wanted to do!

I took NBME 3. On the real deal, I double and triple checked my answers way too often. I was doing too many stupid things like re-reading question vignettes and going back to questions before finishing blocks. On practice exams and Uworld I finished every block with 2-4 minutes to spare, but on the real test I only had like 1 minure to do the last 3-4 questions most of the blocks.
Did you find the questions to be way different like everyone is saying?
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family medicine? you'll be fine for sure.
IM? you'll get offers, maybe not your #1 or 2s but you'll get offers.
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family medicine? you'll be fine for sure.
IM? you'll get offers, maybe not your #1 or 2s but you'll get offers.
Even as an IMG with such a poor step 2 CK score? I really hope you are correct :sorry:
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