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    Aiming for a 99: Importance of the Learning Phase

    By askdoc / May 15, 2012

    Normally if you are a fresh graduate or third year medical student, you can skip the learning phase and proceed directly to mastery phase. While it is imperative for old graduates to go through a formal learning phase. The exception is if you are aiming for a 99, then you need a formal learning phase. […]

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      How Much Should You Study to Get a 99 in Step 1?

      By askdoc / February 12, 2012

      When I started my prep way back in 2005, I wanted to know how much I should know in order to get a 99. I started going through exam experiences of people who got 99’s, listing down all the study materials they used. A pattern started to emerge. They were all more or less studying […]

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        Congratulations, Masuma. USMLE Step 1 Score 99/230

        By askdoc / August 1, 2011

        I would like to congratulate Masuma for passing the USMLE Step 1 with a score of 99/230  which she took last July, 2011. Masuma is a member of the April, 2009 batch of Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Prep Course. This was a long and arduous process for her and her score is well deserved. We […]

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          The Key to Getting a 99 in the USMLE

          By askdoc / April 1, 2011

          This post has been updated. Please see The Key to Acing the USMLE Step 1. Since I can remember, everyone wants to know the secret on how to get a 99 in the USMLE. Everyone wants the magic bullet, the one secret weapon that can insure you can get a 99. I had always thought […]

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            Can I get a 99 in the USMLE?

            By askdoc / September 27, 2010

            The Holy Grail of the USMLE exam is to get a 99 or much more rarely the double 99. This is where you get a 99 on both the USMLE Step 1 and the USMLE Step 2 CK. Only very few people can achieve the even rarer triple 99, where you also get a 99 […]

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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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