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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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      Common Problems Of the Old IMG in USMLE Prep

      By askdoc / September 13, 2010

      There are many problems that the typical Old IMG faces when preparing for the USMLE. It is important for the Old IMG to be aware of this fact. As these problems of the old IMG has a big impact on the way he should plan his prep. An Old IMG is anyone who has been […]

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        Answering USMLE Type Questions – Part I

        By askdoc / October 15, 2008

        I wrote this initially in response to someone who was really having a hard time answering tough USMLE type question. Most of the time, when people think their problem is answering tough USMLE type question. the reality is that they have a KA (Knowledge Acquisition) problem. In other words, they did not do their review […]

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          What to Study for the USMLE – Part III

          By askdoc / August 11, 2008

          We begin part 3 of our series on “What to Study for the USMLE”. For those just joining us, please refer to previous post here and here. Due to the sheer number of review materials available to examinees, we need to classify them in order to make it easier to choose and mix and match […]

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