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Time needed for Graduates to prepare for USMLE Step 1?

  • < 3 months

    Votes: 31 3.8%
  • 3 - 6 months

    Votes: 182 22.4%
  • 6 - 9 months

    Votes: 323 39.8%
  • 9 - 12 months

    Votes: 178 21.9%
  • 1 - 1.5 years

    Votes: 64 7.9%
  • 1.5 - 2 years

    Votes: 24 3.0%
  • > 2 years

    Votes: 18 2.2%
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In addition to voting in the poll above please post your reply with details so that we get a grasp of the real situation.

Please note that this thread and poll is for graduates only, mainly IMG grads
For time needed by medical students check this poll http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-s...-medical-students-prepare-usmle-step-1-a.html

Please follow this format (which is a true example of my USMLE step 1 experience)

Time needed: 14 Months
Average study hours per day: Eight
Scored: 235/98 (u can leave blank if you don't want to tell)
Years since graduation at time of test: 2 years

Also check the following links for the other steps:
time needed for Step 2 CS preparation
time needed for Step 2 CK preparation
time needed for Step 3 preparation
 

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This is pretty crazy long times. My school doesn't even let you take more than 4.5 months and most people do it in 2-3 months.

What schools are you guys from, especially those that say 8 months or more?
 

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Time needed: 7 Months
Average study hours per day: 9
Scored: 243/99
Years since graduation at time of test: 2 years
 

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Time needed: 4.5 Months
Average study hours per day: 4 or 5 at max
Average Time spent watching TV Serials: 3-4 :p Lol
Scored: 249/99
Years since graduation at time of test: 5 Month :p

I believe people reading this thread can have an estimation of the timeline but should NOT follow it as everyone has a different aptitude.

Good Luck and Cheers Buddies and Don't forget First Aid If you wanna Ace this beast ... Lol
 

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Under what conditions?

It would be nice also to know under what conditions? I mean... "old" IMG were working or just preparing the exam...this can be a bias in making a conclusion.

I would like to make the question that: the years for graduation are inversely proportional to the score?
 
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