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i got my step 1 score today and i am so sad, i feel is over for me.
my score 202(83), i was hoping to get pretty high score.
i wanted to enter a residency program in im, peds or fm but with such a low score i m confused whether to go ahead and take the step 2 all just forget about it all together.
Pls any advice guys.
i m so down.
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Don't be down. Try to make the best of it. I think you can still make it into one of those residencies. Do better on your step 2 and/or do research. Don't put yourself behind even before others do....no, no, no. You would just make it easier for the others. You have to try your best to make it, and try until the last moment. People with a lower score than yours have made it and will continue to make it, because they try. So pick up a smile and show it to the world..You passed!! Woohooo!! Congrats...
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i got my step 1 score today and i am so sad, i feel is over for me.
my score 202(83), i was hoping to get pretty high score.
i wanted to enter a residency program in im, peds or fm but with such a low score i m confused whether to go ahead and take the step 2 all just forget about it all together.
Pls any advice guys.
i m so down.
first of all congratulations for ur score....it's not bad score...don't worry, you will definitively get ur goal. as tootsie said there are lots of people whose score less than you, are doing residency. so be calm and think ahead..... try to get your best in next steps.....
good luck!!!!!!!!
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A few weeks ago I was hoping for a score over 200. Not bad aos. Cheer up!!!
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Not everyone gets 99, we just have to admit it and accept it. I believe that there is a great pool of people with exactly the same score. Just keep studying and do your best. If you choose your programs wisely during the application/interview period (score cut-offs, year of graduation, etc), I think you'll have a great chance to match. Don't forget to boost your application with USCE. Good luck to you on future exams!
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first of all congratulations for ur score....it's not bad score...don't worry, you will definitively get ur goal. as tootsie said there are lots of people whose score less than you, are doing residency. so be calm and think ahead..... try to get your best in next steps.....
good luck!!!!!!!!
Thank you all u guys.
i feel better, i am up to study for step 2.
I graduated a year ago and img
may God bless u all.
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Listen to what they all say. At least you didnt fail. And also, from what my friends said before, personal statements, LORs, interviews really matter. So you can make those stellar!
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It's been almost 6 yrs now and time flies. I have not been on this forum for a very long time . I am in residency now and I felt like encouraging someone out there never to give up. The key word is perseverance and faith. I am in im, if I have been able to do it, you can also.
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It's been almost 6 yrs now and time flies. I have not been on this forum for a very long time . I am in residency now and I felt like encouraging someone out there never to give up. The key word is perseverance and faith. I am in im, if I have been able to do it, you can also.
Wow! That's a great thing! Congratulations! Thank you for taking some time out after all these year to encourage the aspiring candidates here. Posts like these encourages us never to give up!
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Thank you. It is always a pleasure to give back to this forum and to encourage others not to give up. The key word again is perseverance.
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i got my step 1 score today and i am so sad, i feel is over for me.
my score 202(83), i was hoping to get pretty high score.
i wanted to enter a residency program in im, peds or fm but with such a low score i m confused whether to go ahead and take the step 2 all just forget about it all together.
Pls any advice guys.
i m so down.
dont give up if you really want to be a resident... you can have chances if you get good scores in the next steps... and along with the scores try to get USCE experience
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Don't give up, use this as motivation to drive you forward. Now you can reassess and create a new plan on tackling Step 1. These are small little hurdles, and you can overcome it. You are so close!
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Hi guys, this was post from 2011. I have matched and in residency now for sometime.
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Dont give up... Celebrate you passed!!!!
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