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    onedaysoondoc is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Hi everyone. I was dismissed because of not passing comp on the third attempt (got a 63). I was testing higher on nbmes prior to taking it (obviously I had been studying super hard from the first two attempts so duh scores went up), so I felt like I would at least get a automatic fourth attempt. When I took my third attempt (on the weekend around holidays so everything including school offices were totally closed) there was a pretty big personal distraction/ traumatic event that happened (don't want to give exact details for anonymity's sake)-- and I totally f***ed it up. I could barely read the questions bc I was so worried about the other thing. Of course its TOTALLY my fault for not getting over it and performing well on the exam, considering how far I had come with at least my NBME scores. I totally hate myself/ am kicking myself. I appealed the dismissal obviously, explaining what happened and what I would do to fix all my lifes problems lol (as in my weaknesses and things I've struggled with since the hurricane etc).

    But anyways, my question is: Does anyone know of someone winning an appeal in a similar circumstance? Also if someone has been through this, how long did it take for them to get back to you?

    I would REALLY appreciate any insight

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    Quote Originally Posted by onedaysoondoc View Post
    Hi everyone. I was dismissed because of not passing comp on the third attempt (got a 63). I was testing higher on nbmes prior to taking it (obviously I had been studying super hard from the first two attempts so duh scores went up), so I felt like I would at least get a automatic fourth attempt.

    But anyways, my question is: Does anyone know of someone winning an appeal in a similar circumstance? Also if someone has been through this, how long did it take for them to get back to you?

    I would REALLY appreciate any insight
    It is possible... as I know someone, and have heard of others who were able to sit for a fourth attempt on the COMP. That being said, there are many more who aren't as fortunate.

    I can't speak from personal experience although there are a number of factors in play regarding an appeal including luck. Your performance during basic sciences (i.e. whether or not you failed / repeated semesters), how close you were to the passing COMP score, etc. will all be looked at during your appeal. I'm not sure how much weight is placed on "outside / personal events" although I suppose each case and/or circumstance is different.

    I don't know what the current passing score is these days as I'm sure things have changed over the years, however, i don't think that 63 is all that close. It is unlikely that scoring higher on practice NBME's will have any bearing your appeal either... unfortunately.

    I do wish you luck and I hope that you are able to overcome your difficulties and improve your scores.

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