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    WAMC anesthesia residency

    Hey everyone! I'm just seeking some advice. I am a 3rd year DO student interested in anesthesia! Below is a little but more about me and my stats. I'm from Florida and will love to end up there for residency but I will settle with anything on the east coast. I will still be applying broadly...
  2. P

    DO Student Applying Ortho vs. PM&R with Average Step Score

    Hi everyone, I'm a 3rd year DO student in the US. I'm stuck about what to do because I came into med school knowing that I wanted ortho after working as an ortho scribe for 2 years, but my stats are not competitive enough (Step 1 mid 230s, Level 1 510s, 1 ortho case report + 2 poster...
  3. D

    Should CO 2024 DO students take P/F step 1?

    So, the option to take it scored is not possible for most of CO 2024, so now the question whether or not to take STEP1? Is taking it required to sit STEP2 CK? Is it a safer bet to go ahead and take it to stand apart from students that do not? Is it better to avoid it and save $650?
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    MD dedicated step schedule- starting from scratch

    Hey guys, Ive been have some pretty rough luck this year in terms of my family and my health. But now im 6.5 weeks out, things have gotten under control, however I've only managed to finish pathoma. Wondering if you guys can help me with a gameplan. Ive some sketchy during class, but apart from...
  5. J

    Will applying 1 year after graduating affect residency match opportunities?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  6. J

    Research year AFTER med school?

    Hello, I'm new here. I will be graduating med school July 2022. I am a US-IMG looking to match into Gen Surgery or Urology Residency in the US (goal is in Texas). I understand matching is very competitive for IMGs. After looking at the requirements, most programs require 3 Letter of...
  7. Asclepius293

    Chance at Interviews? - ERAS FM App

    Hello all, US MD here applying for FM this cycle. I will graduate this December and am listed as US Senior on NRMP for match, but have an extension mentioned on ERAS and MSPE. Had some personal losses and struggles at beginning of third year, tried to continue rather than take LOA and ended up...
  8. Asclepius293

    Chances of interview - Insight/Advice

    Hello all, US MD here applying for FM this cycle. I will graduate this December and am listed as US Senior on NRMP for match, but have an extension mentioned on ERAS and MSPE. Had some personal losses and struggles at beginning of third year, tried to continue rather than take LOA and ended up...
  9. Piglet2020

    Low Step 1 - Risk not matching or dual apply?

    Hi all, I'm pretty committed to ophtho but my step 1 score is a major hurdle. Step 1 in low 220s, Step 2 near 250. My school advisor wants me to dual apply to play it safe since it's unusual for someone with a low step 1 to match something as competitive as Ophtho. However, I just cant...
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    Applying anesthesia, low step 2 221

    DO applicant. 235 step 1, 221 step 2. no idea what happened, was predicted at 237 took a LOA after M1 related to an injury (red flag). 1 publication and working on anesthesia research pub am I screwed? Honestly feel numb. Really want anesthesia but looks like I’ll have to settle for IM which...
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    Step 1 during LOA

    I am taking a LOA between years 1 and 2 and planning to conduct research during the year, however it is not considered an official research year by my school. During my LOA, I will not have an official enrolled student status, until I return back in August 2022 to start 2nd yr. My question is -...
  12. Welshman

    MD Surgical Sub + High Step 1, Risk Step 2 Score Drop or Delay?

    Hi everyone, I got some really great advice on away rotations a few weeks ago and wanted to hear some more opinions on my latest conundrum. Unfortunately, my school doesn't have any faculty from competitive specialties so their advice tends to be very superficial; I kid you not after presenting...
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    MD IMG applying for Match 2023

    Hello everyone, I'm an IMG from South America. I graduated back in 2016 and have been working as primary care while studying for the USMLEs. I recently got my score for Step 1 (209). What would be my best options to improve my chances to match into IM, Peds or FM?
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    Anyone Recently Take CBSE?

    Hi. Hope everyone is doing well. Has anyone recently taken the Comprehensive Basic Sciences NBME (CBSE)? I was curious if there were any low-yield/wtf questions on the exam. The new NBMEs have a lot of low-yield questions and I was wondering if this is to be expected on the CBSE? I am required...
  15. The Lovely Maverick

    Anking/ zanki/ FA 2021

    hello, Does anyone know if there is an updated Anking deck including the FA 2021 text? pls help meee
  16. moreta1623

    I need some guidance towards step1

    I am a MS2, non US IMG, currently studying for step 1. I plan on taking the exam on January. My plan is BnB with FA and Uworld, and also sketchy. As of right now, I am currently on the endocrinology section. Should I aim to buy Uworld once I do my first pass of the First Aid? (Planning to buy a...
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    Step 1/2, Shelf, and Basic Science Tutoring

    Currently MS4 @ Duke University School of Medicine Have been a Tutor for 6 years Worked as Tutor for Medical Students for 2 years Was TA for Masters of Biomedical Science Will set up personal study plan Go over topics that need review strategies to approaching, understanding, and answering...
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    Confusion over ECG territories

    I have in my notes: Anterolateral = I, aVL, V4-6 = LCx Anteroseptal = V2-4 = LAD Anterior = V2-6 = LMS If the LMS branches into LCx and LAD, why are there not changes in a combination of the above i.e. I, aVL, V2-6? I had an exam q where changes were ST elevation in the V1–V6, I, and aVL...
  19. Piglet2020

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  20. dllsl7

    Prepping for step 2 in a post step 1 p/f era

    So it looks like step 2 ck will be the new main metric that residencies will use to quantitatively judge and compare the relative candidacy of applicants. With this in mind, studying for step 1 by doing hundreds of anki cards a day, going through thousands of questions, and even spending 1-2...
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    Can my school find out when I've scheduled my step 1 date?

    Hi guys, I am not someone who posts often so I am not sure about the etiquette/how to tag posts, so please forgive me. The question is in the title. Our school is super pushy about being "in the know" of our step studying, which isn't a bad thing, per se, but they way they go about it is...
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    do you think the MCAT will matter less very soon?

    wassup err1. hope everyones doing well. so i was wondering, now that step 1 is pass fail, does that take some importance off of the MCAT? Bc i heard MCAT is supposed to be the main predictor for Step scores but now what? Im sure theres more to this, so im wondering what yall think of my opinion...
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    IMG 15 days away from Step 1 NBME advice

    I'm an IMG and have been studying for Step 1 for almost a year after graduation, but the first half of that year was only 3-4 hours a day. Now my studying is up to 8-10 hours and I've gone over FA twice with Kaplan and UWorld once but a lot of the notes I took for UWorld I don't have the time to...
  24. SketchyMedical

    Assessment Item Writer - (Remote) - SketchyMedical

    SketchyMedical (www.sketchymedical.com) is looking for dynamic, creative science educators to help us expand our pool of technology-enhanced, interactive assessment items. As an Assessment Item Writer, you’ll work as part of our Medical Content Team, producing high-quality question items to...
  25. medlife2017

    Great firecracker discount - good through the end of October 2020

    Hey guys, If you use this link, you will get a great discount for any firecracker subscription. Firecracker was really helpful throughout medical school for me and I'm sure it will be for you too: https://mbsy.co/gz2sH I was informed that the current discounts are good until the end of October.
  26. Ryze

    Physeo-like Medical School Curriculum

    Hello Med Students! I am a new grad PA who was having a huge internal battle of whether or not if I should go back to medical school. I have ultimately decided to try working as a PA for a few years first. However, I do acknowledge I have holes in my knowledge for the foundational sciences. And...
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    Low Step 1 Score

    Well, it happened today. I got my Step 1 score back and scored significantly lower than my NBME’s predicted. I got a 212. I am an honors student and president of an organization but I am an US IMG.. I wanted to go into family medicine or pediatrics in the Midwest originally. I feel hopeless and...
  28. supadupasid

    Ethics Questions: Report to state department vs. encourage pt to disclose to sexual encounters

    I'm studying for ethics, and I had a quick question concerning how a physician addresses positive STIs results. If a patient is positive for chlam or gon and the patient wants to keep it quiet, what's the physicians first reaction? I've seen questions where the answer is to report to state and...
  29. halmoni

    Doing well without using anki?

    I just started M2 and I've been thinking about how I'd like to approach step. I know from first year that anki doesn't really fit my learning style-- I prefer making my own diagrams and notes, reading textbooks/wikipedia, and doing practice questions. This method worked for me and I usually...
  30. R

    Question About Previously AOA Residencies

    In terms of applying to competitive residencies (i.e. ortho, derm, ENT) that were AOA before the merger, how much do these programs value COMLEX? From my understanding, many of these programs would put a lot of weight on comlex scores before the merger happened, so I'm wondering if they continue...
  31. PeonyLeaf

    Rising MS3. Just got my Step 1 results. Wondering what my chances are for programs in Los Angeles?

    Rising M3, just got my Step 1 results back. Here are my overall stats. Happy to provide any other info I may have left out. Step 1: 239 AOA: No Class Rank: Don't know, probably somewhere in 50-75%ile School: Low-tier in the south. No significant ties to CA (Just a few family friends we...
  32. halmoni

    Any recommendations for Step 1 question banks?

    I've been thinking of starting some question banks this summer now that I'm done with M1. After having sampled a couple of questions from USMLE Rx, Kaplan, and Amboss, I personally thought that Kaplan was the easiest while Amboss was hard but had good explanations. USMLE Rx has been my least...
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    COMLEX Step 1 Prep Materials

    Hi guys, I just finished my first year of Med school and I am gathering some resources so I can start prepping for boards soon. I currently have: First Aid Kaplan Resources/Q bank True learn Q bank I plan to get: Uworld Boards and Beyond Are there any other resources that you guys would...
  34. R

    For Sale Brand New First Aid Cases for Step 1 Third Edition

    Brand new First Aid Cases for Step 1 the third edition for sale. No marks, in excellent condition. $40 including shipping.
  35. M

    step 1 not p/f when we take it?

    For the class of 2024, do we believe step 1 will or will not be p/f since they said earliest 2022?
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    Firecracker Step Prep on Sale!

    I used Firecracker to prep for Step 1 and Step 2 and ended up getting a 265+ and 270+, respectively. It also was extremely useful in preparing for course exams throughout medical school. Firecracker was recently acquired by Wolters Kluwer, which also owns UpToDate. Between the huge Q-bank, tens...
  37. MedBoardTutors

    Experienced 1-on-1 Online Tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX and NBME - MedBoardTutors

    Dear Students, Are you looking to improve your USMLE, NBME, or COMLEX scores to have the best opportunity for any residency program? MedBoardTutors staff can help! We have extremely high average scores compared to other USMLE tutoring companies with average USMLE scores of 260+ and COMLEX...
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    Step 1 P/F - What does this mean for Class of 2023?

    I'm kind of freaking out right now. I go to a lower tier MD school, class of 2023. Knowing that Step is an equalizer for students that work their butts off, kill Step, even though they don't go to Harvard Med was really encouraging. Now I'm feeling like there's even more barriers in front of my...
  39. A

    Step P/F - What does this mean for Class of 2023?

    I'm kind of freaking out right now. I go to a lower tier MD school, class of 2023. Knowing that Step is an equalizer for students that work their butts off, kill Step, even though they don't go to Harvard Med was really encouraging. Now I'm feeling like there's even more barriers in front of my...
  40. findoc

    Ideal medical school model with P/F Step 1

    Let's figure out the optimal medical school model now that Step 1 will be P/F and Step 2 being the new focus. How should this change med school curriculum? Here's what I think: - Two years for pre-clinical is unnecessary and undesirable. Decrease it to 1 or 1.5 years. - To accommodate this...
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