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Something I've Noticed..

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by iPremed, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. iPremed

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    nvm
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Just clarifying:

    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
     

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