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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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      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 I also have a problem that a lot of what I know is obsolete and there are a lot of new concepts that I do not know.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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              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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