Step 1 = The Thinning

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  1. failedatlife

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    No trailer has better exemplified the role of standardized testing in the medical profession:

     
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  3. intubesteak

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    My first instinct is :laugh:, but then I realize who posted this....:(
     
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  4. Anicetus

    Anicetus Probationary Status 2+ Year Member

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    Based on the premise: yeah pretty much, if failing the step and Doing family medicine in Wyoming is equivalent to death for you.

    Based on the ending: probably your dream come true.
     
  5. ortnakas

    ortnakas OMS-III 2+ Year Member

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    OP, for your sake and ours, please move on with your life.
     
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  6. ScottTenorman54

    ScottTenorman54

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    abridged backstory?
     
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  7. coldcase331

    coldcase331 2+ Year Member

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    Guy wanted to do ENT his whole life, studied really hard, research, blah blah. Got a 222 on step 1, thinks the world is crumbling. Still can't tell if it's a joke account or not.
     
  8. Pavis

    Pavis AVM Survivor

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    Am confused, the Thinning is about dying if you don't pass a test, but the premise of the movie is that people who did fine still got sentenced to die. So...are you saying that your test score was a mistake too? Seems to just be ignoring that part of the movie
     
  9. Pavis

    Pavis AVM Survivor

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    It was made in July of last year. Idk are joke accounts that long lasting?
     
  10. AcademicNeurosurgery

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    If I were you, I'd step out of the limelight until this upcoming cycle is over. In 2016, 14 out of 290 US seniors applied to ENT with a Step 1 score in your range. Any applicants with your specific Step 1 score may be heavily scrutinized.
     
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  11. azmang108

    azmang108

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    I completely agree. @failedatlife if you show up to your pre-interview dinners naked dancing like that baby in your profile pic you're sure to be found out. ENT draws some of the most intelligent individuals in the united states...and beyond!
     
  12. sliceofbread136

    sliceofbread136 5+ Year Member

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    What's the most degrading thing you would do for 40 points added to your step score?
     
  13. Mr Roboto

    Mr Roboto 2+ Year Member

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    A galaxy far, far away...
    I'd eat a poop hot dog.
     
  14. intubesteak

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    Dog poop? GI bleed poop? C diff poop?
     
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  15. 68PGunner

    68PGunner Probationary Status 2+ Year Member

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    The FBI, aka the US version of the KGB, is trying to to locate you right now. Get ready for it...
     
  16. ActinicKeratosis

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    failedatlife did you star in this movie? Forget ENT...a career in Hollywood may be in the cards for you.
     
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  17. 68PGunner

    68PGunner Probationary Status 2+ Year Member

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    He's pretty creative. I think that he has potential as a movie director.

    I'm pretty sure that Ben Cohen, founder of Ben & Jerry, doesn't give a damn that he couldn't crack 195 on the USMLE Step 1.
     
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  18. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

    Poop hot dog thread is that way --->
     
  19. Shams al Deen

    Shams al Deen 5+ Year Member

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    222 isn't even a bad score lmao. It's in the same range as 229, which is average for MD students. Unless you were really ENT, Derm or bust, then you're good. High end step scores are overrated, they don't buy you much. It's med studs obsession more than anything.

    To me, MCAT was way more important.
     
  20. Foot Fetish

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    Lmao this thread is hilarious
     
  21. Stagg737

    Stagg737 2+ Year Member

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    Decapod 10
    Did the serology on the GI bleed dog come back clean?
     
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  22. SurfingDoctor

    SurfingDoctor "Hooray, I'm useful" 10+ Year Member

    Nah, the results were just a bunch of [email protected]
     
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  23. mcloaf

    mcloaf 5+ Year Member

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    You're really underselling step 1 here. There are plenty of fields outside of derm and ENT where a high step 1 will open some doors (or a low step 1 can shut nearly all of them). Even for something like IM you'll want a high score if you're shooting for top programs. I wouldn't be so dismissive of the many students for whom a high step 1 matters. Hell, even if you're interested in something noncompetitive, a high step 1 can give you some geographical flexibility which, again, is very important to some students.
     

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