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Discussion in 'Ob/Gyn' started by dentistuk, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. dentistuk

    dentistuk New Member

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    Could someone help me please.I have got step1score of 76.are there any chances of getting into obs and gynae residency program.Please let me know or else its waste of time taking the other steps.I am from India,have done MD in obs and gynae and MRCOG from UK.Have more than 10yrs of experience ,working presently in UK as a specialist registrar in obs and gynae
    and with number of presentations,publications and audit.Does all this help with low part 1 score.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. FormerOB

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    76 on step one?

    Are you able to communicate with an English speaking person?

    Perhaps you should consider an ESL course (English as a second language) course so that you may learn how to say "Hello, how are you?"; "I am fine, and you?"

    I can't imagine that if you spoke English you could score as low as you did...

    Point #1.. Be able to speak with your patients (it may go a long way)

    just a thought
     
  4. tiredmom

    tiredmom Senior Member

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    76 is passing, I know of at least a few people in my class who were native born americans with obviously good english skills who scored that or lower. I don't see that as being a significant reason. The point is made to be able to communicate, but I don't see the need in associating it with score level.

    I've heard from a few folks who had either low step 1 scores or failed it the first time to take their step 2 early enough to show significant improvement on it. The ones who didn't, had trouble matching into ob/gyn. Those who showed improvement had no problems.

    Good luck.
     
  5. MichiMO

    MichiMO Senior Member

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    I had a friend who got the same score (also ENGLISH SPEAKING AMERICAN...seriously...why the need for such hostility) and brought it up on Step II...not fabulously but in the 200 range and she matched into a great program.
     

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