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* failed step 1
  liuboff1987 - 05/28/19 21:04
  hello everybody I failed step 1 last year.
I am IMD now stay whole day with my 6 months baby. I dont want give up. but dont know where should I start to find this time for study (( 👨‍🔧
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* Re:failed step 1
  docdocsun - 05/30/19 12:35
  Don't listen to anyone. Listen to your heart and gut.
If you have the financial wherewithal, take another shot at it.

Plenty of failed attempts and stories of success scattered all over the floor.

My 1st friend - Failed Step 1 1st time with 188 second time, 225 on Step 2, No USCE, US citizen, YOG 2012

Finishing FM in two week

2nd friend - Immigrant, no money, no USCE, 203/240, no USCE, divorced, baby, in a homeless shelter for 6 months in one of th most dangerous urban settings in the US, reached out to someone over Linkedin for an interview,2nd year IM at a community hospital

3rd friend - the Library buddy, YOG 2010, NO USCE, US citizen, matched and starting in two weeks in IM in NYC

Don't listen to anyone who tries to sway you...YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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* Re:failed step 1
  tanyabhardwaj - 05/31/19 06:16
  Hey, I am looking for a dedicated study partner for USMLE. I have put my profile and study schedule on StudyPal. All my friends in New York use it to find study buddies and groups for USMLE test
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* Re:failed step 1
  liuboff1987 - 05/31/19 18:43
  thank you so much really yes I will try again for sure everything is possible
thanks a lot
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* Re:failed step 1
  getjerryjoseph - 06/03/19 20:11
  I want to partner with you, give me your email, Skype id.  
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* ‘”’Cooking Hamburgers’ /Ordering Pizza? here?” RE
  newimresident2019 - 06/10/19 13:32
  ARE We ‘”’Cooking Hamburgers’ /Ordering Pizza? here?”

I do not know about you…but an IMG’s passage of the USMLE with a first attempt high score, for almost anyone with reasonable (1 year) US clinical experience, creates a 70-85% chance of matching in a primary care residency in the USA. Failure, will seriously reduce those numbers…We are not ‘looking for hamburgers, or pizza deliveries…, ‘ in order to get their (Amazon?) ratings. The numerous –personally failed-people that write very unusual and unverified information on these fora, appear to not have any “idea what they are talking about...“ (‘blind leading the blind???...’).

They also fail to realize that given the above-described importance of the USMLE, and 1 year of “hands-on-“ US Clinical Experience with excellent correlated, Letters Of Recommendation, that these credentials are very likely (add Spanish speaking, and research, and grad degrees etc) to lead to jobs that will start at $160K, and escalate very quickly-with 4-5 years of practice experience- to $210-$270+k per annum in total compensation packages.

In light of the above overall circumstance, I strongly advise you to view an IMG- friend’s (Now a PGY-V) ‘real story-‘ 206,354+ views-(FULL-BLOWN WORK-UP)- blog with the keywords’ search terms provided below (along with a topical index). GL and GB YOU..


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