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    Transfer to Windsor for another Step 1 attempt?

    Hi, I wanted to know if anyone has transferred to Windsor becuz they haven't passed their step 1 in 3 attempts already with another school? I unfortunately did not pass Step 1 in my 3 attempts and it looks like my current school will not let me take it a 4th time - I want to try to take it again becuz I was close this time but need to do some more work on studying/anxiety during the test. I just want to know if Windsor will consider a student with my background of 3 failures and give me another chance to take the USMLE Step 1. Thanks!

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    Hello everyone, I haven't posted on the thread for a while but have answered PM's. I am just posting some information because I know that there are other people out there in the same situation who have PMed me, and I wanted to update some of the information.
    First of all, the school no longer allows rotations without passing Step 1 scores.
    Secondly, I have to still pass Step 1 in order to graduate even though I was able to complete my rotations since I transferred before the "passing step 1 rule" was applied.
    If anyone has any other questions that I did not address here, PM me, and I will also update the thread. Good luck to everyone!
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    I tried to send a PM. Not sure if it went thru but you can get some step 1 advice from kaplan.expert @ gmail . com. They send you a folder with great study tips. I do hope you pass. Best of Luck to you.
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    I just got my scores today for Step 1 and I passed! Finally! It's been a long road but all the hard work finally paid off! Now to pass the rest!
    I think what helped me the most is that I saw a psychologist for the test anxiety, rest was some good old hard work!
    I will update my other thread with how I studied if it can help others! Thank you all for your support!
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    Step 1:[X] Step 2CS:[X] Step 2CK:[Nov 2012] Cores:[X] Electives: [X]
    ECFMG cert:[ ] Step 3:[ ] Match: [Applying]

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    That's great! Congrats!!! Wish you the very best on the rest of the journey.

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    Thanks doc-D3
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    I am getting PM's about what I used to study, so I am copying my study plan below. Since I am studying for Step 2 I won't be checking the threads as often, so please PM me if you want to ask something - Thanks!

    In case it helps others: I studied for 3 months: I used the materials for each subject I was comfortable with and read/reviewed for 6 weeks. Path - Goljan Rapid Review, Physio (my biggest weakness) Costanzo's Physiology textbook and BRS, Biochem - Rapid Review, Pharm - Lippincott's, Anatomy and Neuro - High Yield, Micro - Micro Made Ridiculously Simple. For 6 weeks I just read straight through those materials, took some light notes.
    Then for one month I did questions - I used USMLERx because I had done UWorld so many times that I had inadvertently memorized them. I used the simulation mode and did at least 100-200 questions a day, towards the end was doing a full simulation (336) questions every day. Reviewed each block carefully, made sure I understood the concept behind the question, annotated into my FA. Last two weeks I went through USMLE Step 1 Secrets (which I found a nice book to read, but long!) and my FA/annotated notes. (Annotating helped solidify the material, it takes time, but I remember material if I have to physically write it down).
    I don't think my study technique was anything out of the ordinary - just stuck to the basics that everyone does. Main thing is not to take too long because you start forgetting material, and don't use too many materials because then you confuse yourself and waste time.
    Thanks to all for reading, PM me if I can be of any help.
    Good luck to all!
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    Step 1:[X] Step 2CS:[X] Step 2CK:[Nov 2012] Cores:[X] Electives: [X]
    ECFMG cert:[ ] Step 3:[ ] Match: [Applying]

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    Just got my Step 2CS scores yesterday - I passed
    Now one more step closer to the goal!

    I used FA Step 2CS and Kaplan:"35 cases you are most likely to see".
    Just wanted to update those following my threads!
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    Step 1:[X] Step 2CS:[X] Step 2CK:[Nov 2012] Cores:[X] Electives: [X]
    ECFMG cert:[ ] Step 3:[ ] Match: [Applying]

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    Congratulations to you on your success!!!!!
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    Thanks cardiomegaly! Now to pass Step 2CK....
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    Step 1:[X] Step 2CS:[X] Step 2CK:[Nov 2012] Cores:[X] Electives: [X]
    ECFMG cert:[ ] Step 3:[ ] Match: [Applying]

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    Congrats!...

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