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    IMG Performance in the 2012 Match

    By meliza / March 27, 2012

    For the tenth consecutive year, the number of first-year (PGY-1) residency positions offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match increased. A total of 24,034 first-year positions were offered in the 2012 Match. This represents an increase of 613 positions compared to last year and an increase of more than 3,400 positions […]

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      Should I Enroll in a Prep Course For USMLE Step 1?

      By askdoc / March 9, 2012

      When I was trying to decide whether to take the USMLE or not way back in 2004, I pondered on whether I needed to attend a prep course or not? As an old Grad, I was at a loss on how to prep for this tough exam and enrolling in a prep course was very […]

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        REMINDER: New Rules on Repeating USMLE Examinations

        By meliza / February 20, 2012

        As announced in the ECFMG website, we would also like to remind the exam applicants that the USMLE program has introduced new rules on repeating USMLE examinations. Time between Examination Attempts The USMLE program sets rules on how quickly examinees can repeat the same Step or Step Component. As previously published, these rules will change […]

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          USMLE Score FAQs: Pass or Fail?

          By meliza / February 14, 2012

          USMLE score reports and transcripts show your scores (for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3) and an indication of whether you passed or failed (for all examinations). You will receive two different scores on the front of your report which basically reflects your overall performance on the examination: one on a 3-digit score […]

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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 Lilibeth, USMLE Step 1 Score 206

              By askdoc / December 4, 2011

              I would like to congratulate Lilibeth for passing the USMLE Step 1 with a score of 206  which she took last October 28,2011. Lilibeth is a member of Askdoc’s USMLE Step 1 Prep Course. We wish her well as she prepare for the USMLE Step 2CK.     Related Posts: • Advice for the Old […]

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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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                  Is First Aid Alone Enough For USMLE Step 1 Review?

                  By askdoc / May 9, 2011

                  When I first started my prep for the USMLE, it seems everyone else was using First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 and swearing it’s the best book ever written for the USMLE. Of course, now that I have finished my own examination and have time to reflect not only on my experience but on […]

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                    USMLE Step 1 or Step 2 CK – Which Exam should I take first?

                    By askdoc / May 2, 2011

                    People preparing for the USMLE have been asking this question since as far as I can remember. Way back in 2004, when sitting for the USMLE was just a thought for me, there were very sound arguments for taking either one of this exam first. If you are an AMG you may be wondering what […]

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