To start out with I took both the COMLEX and USMLE. I found out in Aug, I did not pass either. So I figure I should all spend my energy with the COMLEX retake since that was more of a priority at the time. Well I just found out I passd the complex a week ago. Now I know I won't have enough time to prepare for the Jan USMLE. Did I screw myself over by not taking the USMLE again? I didn't pass the USMLE by a couple of points. I feel as if I'm really limiting my opportunities by only having COMLEX scores. Should I do something drastic such as taking a year off so I can retake the USMLE? BTW I'm not sure what I want to do. My dream would be neurosurgery, but I"m not the greatest test taker so I don't think that will come true. I most likely want a field that is middle of the road in terms of competiveness. thanks.