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  1. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hello All, I appreciated others taking the time out to share their experiences when I was in need, so here is a little bit of my experience. I am an IMG who did basic sciences in the Caribbean. After finishing med 4 I went thru DIT 1 x and took NBME 15 and got a 186, at that time 188 was...
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    guys i took a pretty long time to prepare..took me almost 15 months coz I'm a slow reader. Here's what i did: KLN 3x (in my third read of anatomy and i only did neuro and in BS i only did biostats, ethics and DSM); Goljan RR 2x; Goljan HY notes (300 pages) 2x; Goljan audios 2x with the...
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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...
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    Cannot believe its over ! & finaly its My turn to write down Step-1 experience Like some one said : USmle is colonoscopy of brain without anesthesia !hell its true but i am Glad its Over i wana thank you nassero JEans & aman.J for help n prayers i am writing down this experience for NAsseero...
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    ABOUT ME: I am an IMG (U.S citizen)…I am one of the happiest individuals right now. I worked my butt of for this exam and with GOD, and GOD only I was able to clear this thing first time. I am an average student with good work ethic. I was average in my med school classes but had a drive...
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    Hi everybody! My name is Nicolas, I graduated last year in Argentina and spent it studying for the step 1. I got my score a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share the methods I used, basically because reading other's people advice and experiences was tremendously helpful for my preparation...
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    :) Hello Everyone, First, little bit of intro about myself, I'm Abeer, 2012 Grad , IMG, I'm a huge GolFish fan ( Goljan + Fischer) and I have Cyclopia :indifferent: ( now you should know what anomaly exists in brain most commonly with cyclopia), :-D Nbme 12: last week august: 221 Nbme 7: 2nd...
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    Hey guys, I always read this forum for advice so I thought I would submit my step 1 experience. I wrote early November of this year. I got 238. UWSA 1: 230 (1 month out) UWSA 2: 238 (3 days before over a 2 day period) I had bought it but didn't have time to do it in one day NBME 15: 216 (1...
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    Hi guys, I'm going to post my experience with step 1 too, I hope it will be helpful! My background: I graduated in my own country in 2006, and after that I did a residency in general surgery (the last 18 months in the UK) that I finished this year in July. I think I'm a normal person, with a...
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    I'm a bit embarrassed of writing that among all those kind of scores, but since this community is about sharing and helping each other, I want to write something, because I need a bit of help too... I failed. 179 is my score. I can't actually say it was completely unexpected because I really...
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    Very glad to be done, just thought id share the general impression of the exam and maybe try to reassure people who are about to take it: First off, the exam seemed very fair. Id say it seemed to be on a similar level of difficulty to the NBMEs, with a similar mix of easy/medium/hard...
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    Hello friends.. I have not been a very active member of this forum, but today after receiving my score I thought about sharing my experience. I got between 220 - 225. (Not telling exact score to avoid identity disclosure) First of all, let me tell you all that I am an AVERAGE/BELOW AVERAGE...
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    Hello, just wanted to mention that i dont know if its my idea but it seems that every step1 story posted here lately is 245 and above, what im trying to say is that either only people with high scores are posting about it, or people are not being entirely honest about their score . im hearing...
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    Hi...I am an IMG finished my medical school in 2005.Now I am about to finish my superspeciality in surgical discipline.I prepared for step 1 in 2 months. I will be writing the overview of my preparation which will help some of the aspirants who want to prepare in a short time. I was working in...
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    Hi Everyone! I got my score 3 days back. This forum has been very helpful for me, so thought now its my turn to share the experience. Hope it helps.. I am an IMG. Total prep time: about 8 months. Resources used: Pathology: Pathoma Neuroanatomy: High Yield Neuroanatomy Ethics: 100 cases by...
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    I recently took step 1 and passed with a 228. Any advice I could or would give has already been given many times. In fact I only chose to write this for 1 simple reason, so that those that are struggling know that You can pass this test. I graduated more than 2 years ago and regret not taking...
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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...
  18. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    I've been dreaming of filling this column for weeks and here I am now, with Step 1 behind me, and me trying to give back to this wonderful forum all that I've gained from it; God bless the Internet. So I'll try my best to be helpful here, disclose my study plans of course, but also give some...
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    I took the exam on October 9th and received the results on Oct 31st. About me: A non-US citizen IMG, after 6.5 years in Med school and 1 year internship. 3 months before (while still in my internship): signed up to take exam. 2.5 months before: Got a hold of first aid 2013 and started to read...
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    Hello everybody, This forum has been very helpful in my step 1 preparation and i would like to do my bit by contributing my experience with step 1. DISCLAIMER:): these are just my personal opinions, every individual is different!! Duration of preparation : 6 months Hours of study: first 3...
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