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It all depends on you!

Hello there! I graduated in 2011 at the UASD, and actually living in Prague, Czech Republic after completed a Master's degree in Medical Research in Seville, Spain where I was working in the Physiology and Biophysics department there.

Living in this country I do not even pretend to work here because of the language barrier, not good salaries at all and so on... So I am pursuing to make my PhD in Germany which is a more open mind and international country, but in the mean time I've decided to study for the USMLE, just in case my plans back fires, I am married with 4 months child as well, and I really understand your situation and especially what are you talking about the abuses in the residencies there (same reasons why I decided to "escape" from there).

But the point is: I personally think that to take your time and learn with base to reach this goal is what really matter, and not just the time you take for it, I do not mean to take a decade or 5 years, but just to be patient not forgetting your goals and be consistent. I actually have a Colombian friend who took two years studying but took the exam just one time and got very high score and is actually in one of the best hospitals in NYC.

This is my advice: every one have a very particular personal situation, Do not forget your final goal and work for it consistently, but please DO NOT kill yourself, is actually better to take your time and do not fail because it could impact you emotionally and discourage you. KEEP GOING at your rhythm! :)
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