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    taking step 1 for 3rd time, need advice

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    Hello, this forum had helped me in the past. Please give me good advice in what way to successfully pass this exam on my 3rd attempt. I have read kaplan book three time Q bank all 2100 questions, self study for last 9 months off and on, had a stressful 5th semester in the middle of the 1st attempt. used the Pass program for the 2nd attempt the dvd and lecture notes and found them very useful even in the exam I believed I had finally and and felt great about how the exam went, and then bam I failed with a 166/68 lower than my first exam of 171/70. I was numb for a day, and lost on how to proceed and to figure out what I doing wrong. Have always been a good test taking in the past until I met the big step 1. any suggestions will be helpful Thanks in advance.

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    I'm too am a third time taker of step 1. Since you have already used what I'm currently using - Pass that shoots down my suggestion. I have heard of a new review out there for us multiple failures. It's called Topper. They guarantee you will pass or your money back. I'm not affiliated w/their program. Just thought that I'd offer to you as an option.

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    what id topper? where do your find the info. I'm looking into northwestern medical review, they have been out there for 25 years. maybe we can help each other, i'm sure there are others. thanks

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    i believe that u should go to some retreat like the kaplan reterat or the pass retreat maybe u need one on one help to help u understand i heard the passs program does that in their on base program well hope that helps

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    Northwestern Medical Review is the best alternative. I am taking their upcoming course in August.

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    Northwestern Medical Review

    From what I 've heard Northwestern Medical Review is the best kept secret from International doctors. As far as I know Northwestern is very popular among american students and doctors. Good choice!

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    Well may be you people would be facing a material issue. Even you could get best used USMLE books even with understandable books.

    usmleworldwide.com

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    Sorry. I feel bad for you and your situation. But trying for the third time is a crazy thing. Are you sure medicine is for you?

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    Well Bluefirex7 i completely agree with you that third time attempt for usmle step 1 for third time is crazy thing. But it's a part of life.. Some people pass their exam in first attempt and other faces huge difficulties in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drrodrick View Post
    Well Bluefirex7 i completely agree with you that third time attempt for usmle step 1 for third time is crazy thing. But it's a part of life.. Some people pass their exam in first attempt and other faces huge difficulties in it.
    Well.. the reality is.. you're more than likely not going to get a residency. Most programs use first time passing on steps for filtering purposes. If you're on your third time.. it may be time to move on. Sorry to be so up front. But its the truth.

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