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    michiganman is offline Junior Member
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    Please help! I am not sure what to do anymore...

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    Hey guys! I was scheduled to take the Step1 on June 15th which I have now cancelled. I just took the NBME4 and got a 172. I have read through all of the kaplan books, done all the USMLEWORLD questions and have read through first aid. This is my 3rd time taking the exam, and I feel like I am not improving at all.

    It seems like my biochem is still fairly low and same with my Micro/Immuno. Can someone please suggest on what books to go over to improve these. I have read immuno in kaplan and for the life of me I just cant understand/memorize anything.

    Lastly on the the NBME one of the categories is General principles of health and disease.....what exactly does that mean? I am low in the category as well.

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks guys!

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    I did not pass the exam twice. I took the Kaplan review, which made me realize how much I had missed during medical school. I then took the 3-month USMLEprepcourse in McAllen, TX and passed the exam. It seems that the review courses assume all you need to do is review. My basic science courses did not cover enough. Dont' give up!

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    CancerDoc: What exactly is this 3 month course you took? Could you please provide some more details. Do they have a website?

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    Yes they do, but I guess I am too new to ValueMD to post it--sorry. My best advice is not to give up. I was ready to call it quits, and looking back, I just don't think anyone had given me good advice. The USMLEprepcourse in McAllen, TX is very personalized and I needed them to tell me I didn't know the basics. it was a wake-up call for me.

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