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Made my Family Proud in Syria – My 264 Step 1 Story

This all started with covid, I was a normal medical student at Damascus University, digging through piles of lectures that never end, in a desperate effort to score competitively in school exams, aiming to eventually get accepted at an academic residency program that pays you a whopping $20 a month throughout the years of training. […]

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Step 2CK Preparation and Experience

USMLE Step 2CK Write-up by Dr. Alia Tirish

Hi all, Wanted to do a write-up for all the people who only see 250/260 write-ups here I’m a US-IMG, my OET is scheduled for two weeks from now and I’m hoping to match into IM by next March. Prep Time 3 months, took my Step 1 in June after a year of prep and […]

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IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

A Few Thoughts on Preparing for IELTS – Sameen Abdus Sattar

Dear Group Members, We all are in this group for a common reason, and that is to get guidance about the IELTS exam. I am not a very avid follower of this group but time and again have gone through some of the posts by different members. The posts are mostly regarding exam materials. Seeking […]

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Step 1 Preparation and Experience

USMLE Step 1 240 Score Comparison – FatPeanut96

I got my score back today. It’s not exactly what I expected. I wanted a 250 but it’s a great score but I’m just glad it’s over. These are my scores and dates: Date Test Score Tuesday, March 31, 2020 NBME 20 215 Thursday, April 30, 2020 NBME 21 219 Thursday, May 7, 2020 IFOM […]

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Step 1 Preparation and Experience

“Reread everything even if you think you know it” – Step 1 Experience by doctorcat23

Well, I got 222. UWSA1 – 229 UWSA2 – 219 Free 120 – 82% NBME’s I don’t even remember but I never did better than a 215. I hated them and they really discouraged me so I did them offline for the most part. I was aiming for above 220 but was really hoping for […]

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Step 1 Preparation and Experience

“229, and I’m Okay with it” – Step 1 Experience by YhormElGigante

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not thrilled to death or anything, but I’m okay. It’s below what I wanted, a little below average, but I can make it work. Middle of the class at a DO school. The test got pushed back for about 2 months. Didn’t take a single day “off” for the last […]

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Step 1 Preparation and Experience

For Anyone Feeling like Shite before Step 1 – kamareddine

First off, I’m writing this right after sitting for step 1 so it’s gonna be raw.I was supposed to have sat for it 4 months ago and kept getting cancellation after cancellation. Eventually, I had to leave for another bloody country and live in a hotel for a month waiting for an opening to do […]

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Step 1 Preparation and Experience

USMLE Step 1 257 Write-Up by Histoplasmosis Jones

Hi! I thought a lot about whether or not to do a write-up but honestly, reading people’s write-ups helped relieve a little bit of my stress during dedicated so I figured why not. COVID obviously affected my original dedicated plans and I ended up doing a lot more practice tests and questions than I otherwise […]

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Step 1 Preparation and Experience

Some Tips from Someone who Scored 265+ in Step 1 – Dr. Nabeel Hussain

Hi everyone I’m just making this post to give any help I can to those others studying. I’ve gotten a lot of help and information from this community and just wanted to give back. I’m writing this to include actual tips and other things I learned as I was studying. Most are a little more […]

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Step 2CK Preparation and Experience

You didn’t Come This Far to only Come This Far – Step 2CK Experience by Dr. Bhavana

Step 2 CK Experience: Giving back time (long post alert) Hi, friends I got my CK score this Wednesday. I took my exam on Sept 15 and got the result on the 30th, exactly in 2 weeks. I know in the era of 250s -260s, this is an average score but then, I am also […]