step1

  1. aliceofbattenberg

    Step 1 and 2 timing for current M2s

    Hi all, Our school has given us some flexibility in terms of when we want to take Step 1 and Step 2, and I'm having trouble wading through the many pros and cons for these options, especially since getting dates with Prometric has become nearly impossible. My school is 2-4-2 and I will have...
  2. PortlandOregon

    Step 1 score 263 - AMA

    These threads helped me and so i thought I would share my experience, contribute my data, and try to answer any questions. I'm a 3rd-year at a top/middle tier US med school and went to an ivy league school for undergrad. UWA1: 256 CBSE paid for by school: 245 NBME 21: 240 (1 month out) NBME...
  3. R

    Step 1 in 3 days, scoring low on NBMEs and UWSA1

    So I'm scheduled to take the exam on Thursday, but with all my NBMEs being in the 180s/190s and having scored 200 on UWSA1 yesterday, I feel like I will inevitably need to push back my exam. Granted while I was taking UWSA1 I began to panic and couldn't even read the questions properly/missed...
  4. M

    Program Specific Questions

    If one wants to get into an Endo or Heme-Onc fellowship and wants to have some clinical research done...? The facilities are allegedly in the top 5 in the US, and it's near Boston, and it is affiliated with UMass...anyone really wanting to train there? Thanks for the input. (This post is not for...
  5. O

    Finding a Step 1 Tutor

    I am getting ready to take Step 1 in late May/early June and am looking for a Step 1 tutor. Does anyone have any recommendations or companies/persons to be wary of? Thanks!
  6. DiphyllobothriumLatum

    USMLE Step 1 Tutoring

    Dear members, I am a private USMLE tutor offering my online services. I have achieved high stats on USMLEs; 99th and 88th percentiles on Step 1 and Step 2. I love teaching and have guided many students in both basic and clinical sciences over the last few years. I believe that every student is...
  7. ?

    USMLE USMLE First Aid Step 1 2018 vs 2019

    Hi all, I am wanting to buy the USMLE First Aid book, but I am unsure if I should wait until December to buy the 2019 version. Others have recommended that I buy the book to annotate as I take my courses, which is why I would like to buy it soon. I am currently a MS1 taking Pathology 1 and...
  8. M

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  9. MedSchoolGurus

    I got a 256 on Step 1, 269 on Step 2 CK, and matched at Stanford. Ask me anything!

    Hi all! SDN was super helpful to me in the past, so I thought I'd do an AMA here. Ask me anything!
  10. M

    Anyone expecting results on Aug 15th?

    Took step 1 on July 26th. My scheduling permit link disappeared this morning, so probably means I'm getting my result in 48 hours :nailbiting:. I am not sure how I did anymore! I am probably between a borderline pass and a borderline fail. Does anyone know if the permit disappearance thing is...
  11. M

    Consensus on Permit Link Disappearance Thing?

    I took Step 1 July 26th and my permit link disappeared today (18 days post exam). I've been expecting results on Wednesday August 15th anyways, so the permit disappearing probably does suggest I'm getting my result in two days. I've been looking at forums since the wait is killing me and there...
  12. theNDhopeful44

    Zanki or First Aid?

    Hey y'all. Rising M2 here who just discovered Zanki and loving it. Question for those of you who took Step and matured Zanki before dedicated: should you even bother reading First Aid? I feel like I've learned more this past month doing cards than I have trying to remember all the text in the...
  13. D

    USMLE uwsa_1 experience

    Hey guys, Anyone else that did it recently? i just had mine, all 4 blocks back to back with 3-4 min intermissions. results: 73.8% correct, 3digit: 245.. I read in most forums that UWSA-1 overpredicts, it seemed quite a "bitch" if you ask me... several questions were not straightforward at all...
  14. Y

    Australian M1 pursuing residency in US-- Advice and when to take Step 1?

    Hi y'all, please help me out! I'm seriously thinking of pursuing a residency in the US and so, will be taking the boards. My question is, when should I take Step 1? I know the general advice is to take it after the basic sciences (i.e. June of M2 for US students) but my situation is little...
  15. Y

    USMLE When to take Step 1? [Australian M1]

    Hi y'all, please help me out! I'm seriously thinking of pursuing a residency in the US and so, will be taking the boards. My question is, when should I take Step 1? I know the general advice is to take it after the basic sciences (i.e. June of M2 for US students) but my situation is little...
  16. RaginMD

    Residency competitiveness for IM with a 218 on STEP 1

    Maybe this is a stupid question but I made a 218 on STEP 1 (about 20 points lower than my practice exams, I got screwed), anyway, now that I have accepted this score, what IM programs would be completely out of reach for internal med? I was looking at Chicago and they all seem super competitive...
  17. D

    To Take the USMLE or Not To Take the USMLE ...

    I'm an OMS-II now, gearing up to study for the upcoming COMLEX/USMLE. At this point, I am planning to take the USMLE. However, yesterday, an Instagram famous DO physician with almost a following of 40K posted on her story about how DO students should just stick with taking one exam, especially...
  18. K

    STEP 1 Advice Needed! Doctors in Training vs. USMLERx vs. Boards and Beyond

    Advice Needed! Doctors in Training vs. USMLERx vs. Boards and Beyond for STEP 1 I'm an IMG from India, and I'm prepping for Step 1. I kind of feel lost and overwhelmed with so many resources available and I'm getting confused as what to use. I would like to go into OBGyn, so I'd like to score...
  19. K

    Advice Needed! Doctors in Training vs. USMLERx vs. Boards and Beyond

    Advice Needed! Doctors in Training vs. USMLERx vs. Boards and Beyond for STEP 1 I'm an IMG from India, and I'm prepping for Step 1. I kind of feel lost and overwhelmed with so many resources available and I'm getting confused as what to use. I would like to go into OBGyn, so I'd like to score...
  20. M

    Uworld question: PE and V/Q mismatch.

    Hey . I was going through a question related to v/q mismatch and pulmonary embolism. Can anyone please explain this: "Hyperventilation doesn't significantly improve arterial oxygenation as HB is fully saturated with O2 in areas of normal v/q ratio, there is little capacity of normal areas for...
  21. RaginMD

    Anyone do Kaplan Diagnostic Exam or DIT Diagnostic

    Hey you guys I'm 12 days out from my exam and I'm trying to figure out whether it would be worth it to take the Kaplan Free 150 diagnostic test or the one DIT put out, or if it is a waste of time. I'm doing NBME 19 tomorrow even though I know I'll probably be disappointed in the score because of...
  22. D

    USMLE Advise and Feedback please..

    Hey guys, i'm finishing first pass of uworld, i'm quite stressed out my stats: -74% correct -77th percentile @95% completed other assessments: first 3 NBMEs offline max 20 mistakes aim: 250s i'm considering taking UWSA1 right after finishing UWORLD plus reviewing mistakes and focusing on...
  23. shco1992

    USMLE NMBE scores vs USWA are very different, where do I stand?

    There is a BIG difference between my NBMEs and UWSAs and my test is in 4 days...Thoughts? 12/22/17 NBME 15-167- pre-dedicated 2/28/18 NBME 16-180- pre-dedicated 3/13/18 NBME 17-182 -beginning of dedicated 4/15/18 NBME 13-205 5/2/18 UWSA1 -241 5/11/18 NBME 19-198 5/22/18 UWSA2 - 239 UWorld...
  24. RaginMD

    Best way to estimate your actual STEP score based off of practice exams? Also how to learn PHARM?

    What I've taken so far: UWSA 1 NMBE 16 and 17 I also plan on taking 19 (or should I take 15?), then I'm going to take a "full length" back to back exam of NBME 18 and UWSA2, 10 day before my test. I have 3 weeks left and my scores have been going up (yesterday my NBME 17 was a 225), but my...
  25. D

    USMLE UWorld Average? (chances of passing step 1)

    Hi guys, I have started doing Uworld questions recently. I completed 50% the USMLE World Qbank I do the questions timed/mixed no tutor mode. I been using UWORLD, FA-2017, Pathoma, DIT and Sketchy Micro. I have a NBME exam scheduled in 2 weeks and I also have 2-UWSA exams left. My USMLE Step 1...
  26. K

    Alternative Plans to Research MS1 Summer

    Hey! I thought I had a research project down for the summer - met with the PI and did IRB training. However, he stopped responding to my emails. I'm trying to find something, but summer is ~1.5 months away. I'm reaching out to people now and have a few leads, but, worst case scenario, I don't...
  27. F

    MSTP students for Ophthalmology

    Hi, I was just curious how residency programs viewed MSTP students as far as their Step 1 scores. Since they took their step 1 exams theoretically 4-5 years before most regular applicants, do programs factor this in? Or do they basically just have to deal with it haha. I am asking because I am...
  28. S

    Step 1 ADHD Accommodations

    Hello Student Doctor Network, I am a medical student preparing to take the Step 1 at some point this year (2018) and am having difficulty locating information about how to obtain testing accommodations for my ADHD. The purpose of this post is to FACT FIND first hand accounts from individuals...
  29. Waldeinsamkeit

    Psychiatry residency top 25 STEP1 (last similar topic 2014 sorry)

    Hello, I have spoken to my residency advisor from my school, I have talked to the MedEdits advisor (huge mistake), and I cannot get a reasonable estimate of which institutions I am competitive for. I finally shook 240's are average for the top 1-5 programs. What about the other schools? I...
  30. C

    USMLE USMLE Rx 2017/18

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  31. mr.mkitty

    NBME for starting dedicated

    I browsed a bit on the search forum but didn't find what I was looking for, so I'm hoping I'll get some input here! I've read a lot about the NBMEs being different in terms of their difficulty, as well as the test simply evolving over time and therefore making some of the more recent NBMEs more...
  32. R

    USMLE-rx qbank discount??

    Hi all, Anyone know of a USMLE-rx discount code that's available for the 12 mo qbank? Would really appreciate it as a poor medical student. Thank you!
  33. Y

    Aiming for Step 1 score of 240+

    Hi! I am a second year MD student taking the step 1 in july 20. My semester ends May 11 which gives me about 9 weeks to prepare. Anyone has any suggestion or tip on how to prepare during those 9 weeks if I'm aiming for 240s? Things to do and things to avoid doing. I have uWorld, Rx, Pathoma...
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    USMLE why does hep c use its own RNA-P

    So, Ive been reading that there has been no vaccine for Hep C because of antigenic variability due to lack of 3-5 proofreading activity in virion encoded RNAP . MY question is, HepC being a +sense RNA flavivirus, doesn't it use HOST RNA-P?
  36. O

    FAx2 and Pathoma x1. What next?

    Hello, So in about a week I will finish my FA pass for the second time and pathoma videos for the 1st time. While I was watching the pathoma videos I was taking notes in FA so I will not have to watch them again. I started doing UWorld since I started studying for step1, doing some blocks...
  37. O

    When should I register for my exam?

    Hello friends, I am an IMG and I am thinking about taking the exam on January. As far as I know I can I can pick a period of of 3 months(probably January-February-March) and later I can pick a specific day. Should I do it this month? Or can I also register later? As far as I know prometric...
  38. Y

    Step 1 preparation

    Hi! I will be taking steo 1 next summer (july maybe) and since I already began my second year of medical school I was wondering at what moment should I start studying for it. Also, what plan would you recomend? And finally, how old is "too old" for a first aid? I have the 2016 version, should...
  39. O

    FA + Uworld = not enough?

    Good morning friends, So I started studying for step 1. I finished the introductory(microbiology, biochem, pharmacology etc.) chapters of FA. Then I went through the cardiology section in 2 days. After that I started doing the Uworld questions. I did about 200 questions with all subjects...
  40. D

    Looking for a study partner/tutor Step 1 in Hyderabad

    Hey everyone, i'm new to this forum. I'm currently posted as an intern in Hyderabad, India. Im a US citizen therefore planning to go home. I've started studying for my step 1 but I've been having a hard time. I'm looking for a study partner, or maybe a tutor if anyone is available. please email...