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    Advice for the Old IMG taking the USMLE

    By askdoc / March 12, 2016

    Hi. I’m Mike, otherwise known as Askdoc. Some of you may already know my story. For those who don’t, well, I am a very old IMG, graduated way back in 1989. I took the USMLE Step 1 in April, 2006 and scored a 99/256 and USMLE Step 2 CK in November, 2006 and scored a […]

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      2018 NRMP Match Statistics: By the Numbers

      By askdoc / August 8, 2018

      NRMP has released its 2018 match statistics. I have always believed that in order to have a realistic assessment of ones chance in matching to a US medical residency, you need to analyze match statistics. It will also go a long way to help you know what strategies you needed to do it you really […]

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        Congratulations Dora USMLE Step 1 Score 254

        By askdoc / June 4, 2015

        I would like to congratulate Dora for acing the USMLE Step 1 with a score of 254. She took the exam last April 29, 2015. For those of you who was with her in both the Askdoc’s Seminar Lecture Series and Askdoc’s Moderated Prep Course, we all know how hard she prepped and that she really […]

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          What is an Old IMG?

          By askdoc / May 9, 2015

          When I first encountered the term “old IMG”, I wasn’t very sure what it exactly mean, even though intuitively, I knew it refers to someone like me. An IMG is an International Medical Graduate as opposed to an AMG or American Medical Graduate. I thought initially that old refers to the age of the IMG, […]

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            USMLE FAQs for the Old IMG

            By askdoc / May 8, 2015

            There are a lot of information that is of utmost relevance to the old IMG. Since majority of all USMLE exam-takers are either third year medical students or fresh grads, these facts do not apply to them and usually is not mentioned or discussed that much in most forums. As an old IMG it took […]

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              Problems of the Old IMG: Obsolete Knowledge

              By askdoc / February 16, 2012

              As a very old IMG, I was faced not only with the problem of having forgotten a lot of what I knew before. I also have a problem that a lot of what I know is obsolete and there are a lot of new concepts that I do not know.  Medicine is constantly advancing and […]

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                Congratulations Aragon, USMLE Step 1 Score 83

                By askdoc / April 24, 2011

                I would like to congratulate Aragon for passing the USMLE Step 1 with a score of 83  which she took last March. Aragon is a member of the January 2010 batch of Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Prep Course. We wish her well as she prepares for the USMLE Step 2 CK. If you want to […]

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                  Problem of the Old IMG – Relearning What Have Been Forgotten

                  By askdoc / April 5, 2011

                  When I started my own prep way back in 2005, the biggest problem I faced is the fact that I have forgotten most of what I had studied before. This is especially true for the basic sciences. Even for the clinical sciences, although I am very familiar with cases found commonly in clinical practice, there […]

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                    Am I too Old to Take the USMLE?

                    By askdoc / March 29, 2011

                    When I was first thinking about taking the USMLE Steps, this was the foremost question in my mind. Most of the advise I got were pretty bad. They say your chance of passing is very poor. And even if you pass, chances are your score will be quite low. Low scores plus Old IMG means […]

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