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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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      Milestone Part II

      By askdoc / August 9, 2012

      Hello everyone. First, I would like to thank you my readers for visiting my blog. It’s been over 4 years since I started my blog in April, 2008 and it has been a really good 4 years. I wrote my first milestone 4 months after I first started my blog. Now I am writing my […]

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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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          How to Score 99′s in the USMLE

          By askdoc / September 9, 2010

          This post has been updated. Please see The Key to Acing the USMLE Step 1. When I started thinking about taking on the USMLE way back in last quarter of 2004, I would scour through all the forums. Trying to find any information I can get on how to tackle this difficult exam. I would […]

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