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Hey everyone,

I'll try not to insert too much emotions into this post.
IMG here and got STEP 1 scheduled on the 23rd March (coming Thursday). Eligibility period will expire by 31st March (no more extension available). No more slots in the region (Asia) to do my STEP 1.

Latest NBME Form 19 score was 200 with 45 incorrectly answered questions. My scores have been improving from 194 -> 176 -> 200 from forms 18-17-19. I made a great improvement, but it isn't a score that gives me confidence to pass.

I am deciding whether to postpone it to two and half months later, incurring the cost of reapplying for ECFMG eligibility.

Putting aside all my reasons and causes for this low score, I wonder if I can get a practical advice on this.

But I have to admit that for the last few months, I have been distracted and ill-disciplined. March has been a time where I swing into full studying mode.

The coming months will be accompanied with research work and family medicine clerkship. Every weekday I estimate that about 6 hours will be invested into research and family medicine. I'll spend the rest of my time studying for STEP 1. I have probably gone through FA and UWorld once.

Thank you for reading and replying. Appreciate this
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Hey everyone,

I'll try not to insert too much emotions into this post.
IMG here and got STEP 1 scheduled on the 23rd March (coming Thursday). Eligibility period will expire by 31st March (no more extension available). No more slots in the region (Asia) to do my STEP 1.

Latest NBME Form 19 score was 200 with 45 incorrectly answered questions. My scores have been improving from 194 -> 176 -> 200 from forms 18-17-19. I made a great improvement, but it isn't a score that gives me confidence to pass.

I am deciding whether to postpone it to two and half months later, incurring the cost of reapplying for ECFMG eligibility.

Putting aside all my reasons and causes for this low score, I wonder if I can get a practical advice on this.

But I have to admit that for the last few months, I have been distracted and ill-disciplined. March has been a time where I swing into full studying mode.

The coming months will be accompanied with research work and family medicine clerkship. Every weekday I estimate that about 6 hours will be invested into research and family medicine. I'll spend the rest of my time studying for STEP 1. I have probably gone through FA and UWorld once.

Thank you for reading and replying. Appreciate this
You only have 14 days to improve and your at a 200. You are at high risk for failing. Highly recommend you delay the test and work hard. delaying 2-3 months and getting atleast a 210-220 is way way way better than failing or barely passing
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I agree with majorp, its better to delay and repay the fee if you think you arent going to make it and can improve with more time.
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