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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by iPremed, Jun 13, 2008.
1. Stereotypes are bad. Your anecdotal story doesn't apply for all go-getta's.
2. From what I can tell, that "99" in the score doesn't mean 99 percentile.
Gold medalist? Huh??? Your story doesn't make a lot of sense because you typically take Step 1 in the middle of medical school, not after you finish up.
As for your larger point, I've known some real curve busters (1 B in all of HS and College types) that were quite socially adept and "normal". It takes all types. I can think of more of not-so-bright types that I'd rather not hang out with than I can eccentric bright people who turn me off. Maybe I enjoy the eccentricity a bit.
The key phrase is "international medical student." Frequently, FMGs take Step 1 near the end of medical school or after graduating. Additionally, gold medalist are people at the top of the class.
he finished up med school already but he is an international student (med school completed in a different country) and has to take the USMLE now to practice in the US
he did score in the 99th percentile and he was a gold medalist in his med school