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USMLE STEP 3 Trick Works!!

Discussion in 'Step III' started by Chamorro12, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. cafelatte_123

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    Has anyone had their result released without the scheduling permit or application status expiring?
     
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  2. captain11

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    No, Nothing has changed for me. Next week it is then
     
  3. brave18

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    Trick worked! Passed. Permit disappeared last Thursday and status changed to expired next day with no link to reapply. Score report released tonight at midnight. Bye bye USMLE! :)
     
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  4. premed8888

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    Passed with ample cushion!!!
     
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  5. cafelatte_123

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    Check now ;) It has changed for me.
     
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    Took step 3 on Dec 20/21, no change to the nbme site. Did anyone else take it then? I really didn't feel good walking out of the exam.
     
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    Took exam day 2 on Dec 14. No score report on 1/2. As of yesterday, still showed "approved" on FSMB site. HOWEVER, checked FSMB site just now and it says EXPIRED without a link to reapply. YAY! I really hope this trick is true!
     
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    Took on 14th and 16th....still approved
     
  9. cafelatte_123

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    Hope so too!
     
  10. cafelatte_123

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    Wow prometric opens centers on Sunday where you are? Would have saved me a vacation day!
     
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  11. dskang89

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    My status is still ‘approved’ does it mean that I have to wait one more week?
    I took on Dec 18th and 20th
     
  12. cafelatte_123

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    It is possible because not really 3 weeks for you yet.
     
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    Yassssss step 3 and usmle can go choke on a big bratwurst!!!!
     
  14. Durduu

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    Did my 2nd day on Dec 21. When are we supposed to see the changes in our website?
     
  15. dskang89

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    It was supposed to change on last Sunday but still no change for me too
    my 2nd day was on Dec 20
     
  16. Durduu

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    Lets keep our fingers crossed...!!
     
  17. Durduu

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    Any news? I’m still status approved, no link...
     
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    Status Expired, no link in yellow. My second day Dec 20th.
     
  19. Med7

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    Seems like you said the same thing in Sept 2018. I am confused.....
     
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    Same
    Idk what it means..maybe no score this week
     
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    Hmmm... confusing...
     
  22. dskang89

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    There have been no notice about delay in score report right?
     
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    nothing official other than not giving scores one holiday week, which may have altered the schedule
     
  24. dskang89

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    I hope the score is out this week.. not another week of waiting!!
     
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  25. Durduu

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    Hopefully they take us out from this agony...!!
     
  26. brave18

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    Check if scheduling permit link is still present in the interactive website. If not then it is likely to get your scores tomorrow. If link is still present I am afraid it will take one more week...
     
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    Looks like you already passed in September? Hopefully you didn't take the message saying 'You can apply for Step 3 at your convenience' too seriously.
     
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  28. dskang89

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    There's still a link :( I was planning to mention my step 3 result at the interviews in upcoming week
     
  29. Durduu

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    My status stills appearing “approve” so, it looks like we are going to receibe our results next week...
     
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  30. dskang89

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    So frustrating :(
     
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  31. Durduu

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    Indeed...!!!
     
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  32. Durduu

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    Hi there!!! Any news?
     
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    Hello everyone! I took mine Dec 18th/23rd 2018. Anyone else in the same boat? Are we thinking next week? I'm still approved. Also, the results for sure come at midnight EST? Having just a few panic attacks.
     
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  34. Durduu

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    I’m in the same boat, mine was Dec 17/21-2018. It seems our results will come out next week, insommnia is killing me...!!!
     
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  35. dskang89

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    I’m on the same boat too!
     
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  36. NastySpice

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    took my exam dec 28/29.... permit link just disappeared. On a Friday. We shall see what comes next.
     
  37. happ

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    Still "approved" on FSMB site?
     
  38. NastySpice

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    Yep still approved .. wonder if it will change before Monday
     
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  39. happ

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    Ditto! Will keep you updated if anything changes!
     
  40. Durduu

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    Ahhhh...!! Still status approved, no link, hopefully changes before monday, even one day feels like years...!!!!
     
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  41. NastySpice

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    well did the permit link disappear for people today though? Just wondering lol
     
  42. happ

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    I took my exam right before my eligibility period ran out, so I havent had a permit for weeks.
     
  43. Med7

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    Yes, mine expired today. However, still approved on FSMB site. Test dates Dec 16/19.
     
  44. LeonardMcCoy

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    my permit on FSMB expired early this morning; (fell asleep around 1am, woke up around 4am so somewhere between there).

    Took it on Dec.17th and 21st; the FSMB website says, in a gray box: "Your Step 3 application has expired. You may begin a new Step 3 application at your convenience." with no link to reapply.

    So I guess it goes like this:
    1. take the test.
    2. depending on when your 2nd test day was, the permit link on the candidate website(Interactive Website) disappears(while the permit on FSMB homepage still remains "approved.")
    3. most people on here say the "approved" status transitions to "expired" over Sunday-Monday, but mine did Friday-Saturday
    4. rumor has it if it says "Your Step 3 application has expired. You may begin a new Step 3 application at your convenience." with no link to reapply after your status goes from "approved" to "expired" then you supposedly passed the test..
    5. let's see what happens...
     
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    I took my exam on 13/19. Permit disappeared friday miday. FSMB transitioned from approved to expired moments ago with no link. Hopefully the trick works.
     
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    Mine’s expired yesterday too with no link to reapply
     
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    expired as well. i did the eligibility extension though so there is some different language in the grey box, but no link to reapply. from previous posts it looks like it just looks a little different if you did the extension.
     
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    Gave the exam 22 and 27 dec. Status says expired with no link to reapply. Can the link appear later? lol
     
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    Same here !!!!
    I’m scurrrred
     
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    Check now
     

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