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    Herceptin is offline Newbie 511 points
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    CMU student, I took step 1 six months after MD4

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    I'm currently a CMU student, I finished MD4 last December and took the USMLE step 1 in July. So far I have no complaints about the school. I worked hard and did my part because I always thought 'If it was so easy that you didn't need to put in all your effort and then some, everyone would do it right.'

    I started with a year of premed before starting Basic sciences, what I noticed was that students didn't like it when the quizzes were 'too hard' or the professor was strict #crazy. They would always make excuses and try to put the blame somewhere else. At the end of the day imo it comes down to this: garbage in, garbage out. I don't consider myself any type of genius but where I'm from, we do what we have to and don't complain. This is medical school, we have to study textbooks over a 1000 pages, there's no getting around that. At least for me, that's what I did, I committed. No parties, no clubs, nothing that would distract me and that included people. From MD1-MD4 I studied the big textbooks for each course: Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Ross Histology, Mark's Biochemistry etc. think about it, each semester is roughly 3 months and you have maybe 3 courses? 3 big textbooks? How are you going to tackle that? That's the challenge every semester but guess what? this is what I signed up for. When I looked up the school and went through the website, it was all there.

    To cut this short, my point is that I think people underestimate how difficult medical school is going to be and that's the first mistake that leads to anger and disappointment later on. It's nice that you care and you want to help people but if you want to go to medical school you need to bring more than that with you! I can only speak for myself though, I put in the work and I got the results and let me tell you, it was worth it. That moment when you check your step 1 score and it's a 265, it's more than worth it.

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    axiomofchoice is offline Senior Member 6116 points
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    Don't count those chickens yet.

    Congrats on the excellent Step score.

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    MDtobe13 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    I agree with Herceptin - the experience is what you make it. Only yourself and your own hard work will get you the success you want to achieve and CMU provides that platform for us. The clinicals experience has so far been great and supplemented study with each rotation prepares you for step 2CK.

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    Hello Herceptin,
    I am a Pre-med student at CMU; we have heard about your great achievement here and I wanted to congratulate you on it, hopefully many more students including myself who study at CMU can achieve great scores like yourself in the coming years. I was wondering where are you doing your clinical rotations and how are they going?

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    doctobe1995 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Have you started your clinical rotations yet? If so, can you please share your experiences.

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