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I am an IMG, graduated in 2014 and moved to the US for good. Living by myself had to pay for all my expenses (Rent, groceries and everything else) while being married. Started working in EMS late 2014, worked full time entire 2015 while reading Pathoma. April 2016 switched to working part time 30 hrs/week and started dedicated prep.
Material used:
Kaplan Lecture Notes (except Patho and Physio)
Pathoma
First Aid
UWorld
USMLE Rx
Took my test October and got my result November 2016 and pass with 241. Am looking for Emergency Medicine and not sure if score is good enough or no but am happy and thankful to God that beside working and studying pass my test.
Its true that nothing is impossible and i am thankful to USMLE-Forums.
Best Of luck you all and keep the hard work.
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Good Job buddy. What resources do you recommend?

All the best - am pretty sure you will find good residency with that score.
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Good Job buddy. What resources do you recommend?

All the best - am pretty sure you will find good residency with that score.
Thanks
i would recommend limiting resources as much as possible, as i mentioned above kaplan, First Aid, Pathoma and qbanks were all i used along with some info from google. i did First Aid 3 times and Pathoma 3 times as well.
hope it helped
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i would recommend limiting resources as much as possible, as i mentioned above kaplan, First Aid, Pathoma and qbanks were all i used along with some info from google. i did First Aid 3 times and Pathoma 3 times as well.
hope it helped
did you answer some questions just because you did kaplan?
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did you answer some questions just because you did kaplan?
The answer would be YES! I used Kaplan for boosting my base knowledge but no doubt that kaplan Biochemistry and Pharmacology were always sitting there next to my First Aid and Pathoma. i did answer some questions based on what i had learned from kaplan.
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The answer would be YES! I used Kaplan for boosting my base knowledge but no doubt that kaplan Biochemistry and Pharmacology were always sitting there next to my First Aid and Pathoma. i did answer some questions based on what i had learned from kaplan.
so was it because it helped you to make First aid easily digestible or was it because they just covered some unique concepts/drugs/diseases that were missing from first aid?
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so was it because it helped you to make First aid easily digestible or was it because they just covered some unique concepts/drugs/diseases that were missing from first aid?
For me it was both, when you have a strong base knowledge then First Aid becomes piece of cake and all you need to do is memorize what you have to and repeat what u already know, on the other hand when you have strong knowledge in basic science topics no matter how they change questions or ask low yield questions you can answer them, for me kaplan pretty much did the job.
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