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USMLE Official 2018 Step 1 Experiences and Scores Thread

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Foot Fetish, Oct 15, 2017.

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  1. Foot Fetish

    Foot Fetish

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    I've always wanted to start one of these, and they've been started right around this time for the past couple of years...So here we go! :)

    My stats:

    M2
    Test time: June 2018
    Goal score: 270
     
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  3. QueenJames

    QueenJames 2+ Year Member

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    Have you already registered for a seat and date?
     
  4. Foot Fetish

    Foot Fetish

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    No, not yet. My school hasn't given us any instructions yet. But I know I must take it in 6/18.
     
  5. QueenJames

    QueenJames 2+ Year Member

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    Damn that's crazy. When does you guys' third year begin?
     
  6. FourniersGreenGang

    FourniersGreenGang 2+ Year Member

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    Nice getting this started, let's raise the national average this year!
     
  7. Foot Fetish

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    We start up in the beginning of July. I want to take it around mid-June and then take 2 weeks off before third year starts. All in all, I will only have about 4 weeks of dedicated study time. It's not much, but I'm studying really intensely now to compensate.
     
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  8. BrachialUlna

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    That name tho :D
     
  9. sbte1

    sbte1 2+ Year Member

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    Right there with you. Also planning about 4weeks of dedicated and that'll leave me barely a couple of weeks before 3rd year. Not yet 'studying intensely' but gearing to start. Can I ask how you're studying?
     
  10. Dermpire

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    Nice, I would be ecstatic with 265 (hit that 99th percentile)! Realistically hoping for 260+ based on my class performance and comparing myself to the classmates a year above me.

    We should have a friendly competition for highest derm step 1 score
     
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  11. doc_white

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    Great!
    exam time: april '18
     
  12. surprise me

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    look at that ; same goal !
    mind me asking what speciality are you aiming for?
    on a different note my first post here :) avid reader though .
     
  13. 68PGunner

    68PGunner 5+ Year Member

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    My stats:

    M2
    Test time: late May 2018 to early June 2018
    Goal Score: 195 (Daddy is busting his a$$ right now by studying 9-10 hrs every day 6 days/wk in order just to pass and score that Family Med residency in Alaska)
     
  14. Foot Fetish

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    Dermatology gunner here :D
    You?
     
  15. surprise me

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    surgery
    cliches both of us
     
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  16. Henry101

    Henry101 2+ Year Member

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    Test date: June 2018
    Goal Score: 255+
    Goal field: general surgery or EM.
    I have a very weird plan mapped out based on my own learning preferences and students who have crushed it at my school. (I'm a crammer and score best when the material is fresh in my head).
     
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  17. grapples43

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    I'm getting ready to take my step in February. It's time to start focusing!

    I'm currently working on trying to get through all my resources twice. I'm already done with my two passes of sketchy because it's so easy to get through. I've also made it through 1 Qbank, but I am still working on my first passes of FA and Pathoma. I'm hoping this turns out well for me!
     
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  18. Foot Fetish

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    Goal score?
     
  19. QueenJames

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    DO student.

    Interested in neurosurgery.

    Goal is 3-hunna.

    #Esskettit
     
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  20. grapples43

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    I'm not sure what I want to do, but I don't think I'm that interested in a lot of the competitive fields, so I'm setting my goal at 240 for now.
     
  21. DoctorG2020

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    I'm also in this boat! I haven't started studying "intensely" either. I quit going to class for the first time ever. I've just been following along with FA and Pathoma for my school's current organ system which was enough to do pretty well on my course exam. I've also activated my UWorld account (early - I know) to use as another teaching resource which has also helped immensely. Some of my peers have been using Anki to review old material (biochem), but I haven't even thought to touch that yet...
     
  22. wintdril

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    hello friends, subscribing to this thread. planning to sit the exam in july 2018. goal score 250+ for neurology or something like that. i'm taking it a little easy right now since i guess i've got time, so i'm revising physiology and pathology together at a slowish pace and kind of comprehensively, and according to systems. so yeah. i'm using robbins and kaplan 2017 notes for that, and i plan to get to the corresponding systems' uworld questions eventually and not leave that til later.
     
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  23. Pepe18

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    Taking Step and the end of March. Feeling the heat now.

    I honestly have no idea how to gauge where I'm at right now, hoping for above 250. 60% through my first pass of UWorld. Trying to get through Rx and Kaplan before dedicated.

    Anatomy and biochem are the subjects I feel least confident about and not sure how to tackle those yet, so any tips would be appreciated
     
  24. Terence McKenna

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    Current stats:

    M1
    Test time: July-August 2019
    Goal score: 275+

    Completed fall 2017:
    Sketchy Micro (gone through every vid and reviewing everyday with Anki)
    Sketchy Pharm (same as above)

    Goals for winter 2017:
    Complete all of pathoma and have it on Anki review
    Sketchy Pathology (full version comes out December I think?)
    Convert usmle Rx flashfacts into Anki format and get through most of it
    Start actively listening to Goljan lectures (one a day until my test)
    Get started on usmle rx questions towards the end

    Summer 2018:
    Complete usmle rx and keep up with Anki reviews of sketchy + Pathoma and Goljan lectures

    Fall 2018:
    Complete Kaplan q bank
    Make my first pass through First AID and annotate lightly. Plan on using PDF version of first aid and annotate with notability.
    Rewatch pathoma along with what systems are in the block at my school
    Keep up with Anki and Goljan lectures
    Take my first NBME

    Winter 2018:
    Complete first pass of Uworld (timed random)
    Second pass through First AID and annotate heavily with Uworld.
    Rewatch pathoma along with systems in current block
    Keep up with Anki + Goljan
    Take a second NBME

    Dedicated:
    Complete second pass through U world
    Take every other available online NBME
    Take all of the old NBME's offline (to basically calibrate from U world to NBME style questions)
    Keep up with Anki reviews and Goljan

    Overall goals:

    Stay positive and humble
    Practice 10-15 mins of meditation everyday
    Stay healthy and develop intrinsic motivations


    I'll keep you guys posted as I complete more of the goals I've set for myself :p
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017 at 2:24 AM

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