Hey guys, I am in some deep **** and need some advice please. I took Step 1 a little over a month ago, after being forced by my school to take it with only 4 weeks of studying, and ended up failing by a couple points. (in case you're curious: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=828809) I have to retake the exam, but the problem is, my school is again only giving me 4 weeks to study for the retake. I have tried bargaining with them for more time to study, but they won't budge. Their argument is "you're so close to the 188 passing score, all you need is 2 more points on your retake; the sooner you take it, the less material you'll forget". I just spoke with the Dean at my school again today, and he threatened me with an ultimatum... "any more than 4 weeks and your case will be sent to the committee". So, I'm wondering, I don't want to fail this a 2nd time and have to study for this a 3rd time. I just want to have the time that I need and deserve to study for this test and actually feel somewhat prepared walking into the Prometric center. I don't think I'll forget any material because I actually don't know the material well enough in the first place! What's the worst that could happen if I delay my retake and my case gets sent to the committee or if the school gives me some disciplinary action? As far as I know, I have done nothing wrong because I just want some time to study. I'm not harming anyone or doing anything dishonest. I have already gotten a Leave of Absence approved, so I don't have to start rotations again until next summer. Please let me know your thoughts or opinions.