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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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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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“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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“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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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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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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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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Tips for USMLE Step 1 by MD Usmle

Some days ago I set for the Step 1 exam. I am thanking many people in this group for answering my questions and helping me. Meanwhile waiting for my result, I have some advice for the new step 1 taker: ✨ FA-UW-P are more than enough for the exam ✨Youtube channel like DirtyMedecine, speedypharma were […]

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USMLE Step 1 258 Review and Recommended Anki Settings – Dr. Nour Moh

Salam Alaykum, I am happy to share my step 1 experience here with you guys. If you are dedicated and currently planning to sit for your step 1 exam in a relatively short period, then this post is for you! Feel free to ask any questions. First advice, please start this dedicated journey by downloading […]

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178 –> 242 in Two Months (with Data) in Step 1

Hopefully this helps someone. Pre-Dedicated Courses My medical school has a 1.5 year P/F pre-clerkship curriculum that’s not Step-based Did pretty well in most courses (85+) except Anatomy (barely passed) Went to class every day except when I physically couldn’t Step Prep Did not use any Step decks; only used in-house Anki decks made by […]