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I know at least a handful of people that have failed the exam more than 5 times and are now doctors and practicing.

If you are willing to move to the middle of know wheres for residency then you should be fine. You will have to bend some but there is always a choice for you. Work hard, do good in clinicals and network.

There are a lot of people in your boat, but the main difference is that you are honest about it. Anyone on this board can say they got a 99, but who can really check.

I know 2 guys that have scored less than 50 (2 digit score) on their exams (see the results) and have came back to pass with a 186/76 (when the pass was 185) and are now in family and peds.

keep the faith and when you study always change up the way you study.
don't let anyone tell you that you shouldn't be a doctor. the ones that struggle in medical school often make the best doctors becasue they can't cut corners and to be honest, the ones that get high marks is just because they know how to take exams/ or the strategy
 

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Hi there!
I am leaving you one of my favourite quotes by C.S. Lewis:
"Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn".
Sometimes, life presents us experiences with a bitter taste. It's up to us to react and to struggle to make them victories, sweet victories. Remember that doubting is a natural answer, but always a transitory state - faith should be your companion for the ride.
I am sorry for not being able to give you any other piece of advice - this is more of a universal one :)
I am not quite sure where I can post my own doubt - I am an European doctor, working for the first year in my career. I would like to know how can I apply for the USA hospitals, which exams should I take, where can I take those exams, and so on... Hope someone can help me out.
You need to take USMLE step 1, Step 2 and Step 3.
Go to usmle.org to find out the info or ecfmg.org

You can take your exams in Europe

good luck
 
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