USMLE Step 1 Experience by Ayaz Mehmood (Score : 99/266) Salam everyone, let me start in the name of Allah who’s the greatest benefactor of all mankind. I am going to write a detailed composition regarding preparation for USMLE Step 1. I am a final year student at King Edward Medical University and I took my exam on June 10th. Final year is the year before internship/ house job in Pakistan. I just got my scores: 99/266
Let me introduce some myths surrounding USMLE Step 1 which are especially prevalent within Pakistan; I am not too sure about India because I heard their students typically appear in their final years.
Myth number 1:Do not appear for USMLE Step 1 within your graduation
Verdict: Baseless, illogical reasoning
Explanation: This is so prevalent in Pakistan it’s almost pathetic. One of the biggest concerns surrounding our students is that Step 1 is a huge risk to be taken before graduation. Let me put it in another way: Step1 would always remain a risk whenever it is taken, …
AMC Part 1 by Dr. Asad Khizar Malik (Rank : 77/620) Australian Medical Council Guide - Experience and Tips Salam people, let me start in the name of Allah who’s the greatest benefactor of all mankind. Hope everyone is doing great. I'll try to write as much as I can for the people who are due to various reasons more interested in joining Australian Hospitals for post-grad training as compared to the USMLE pathway.
I am a graduate of King Edward Medical University, class of 2004-2010. I did my 6 months house job after graduation in Mayo Hospital, and after that, i gave my AMC Part 1 in November, 2010 from Brisbane. With the grace of Allah, I passed that in first attempt.
So lets start with the discussion here, but PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS ENTIRELY MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND REASONING WHY I PREFERRED AUSTRALIA OVER USA FOR RESIDENCY.
First thing in mind that comes with post grad training in Pakistani doctors minds is: Which way to go after graduation? That is a very tough decision that is …
FSc Premedical Guide - How to fly high..
Unsa Athar Your 40% needs to be excellent to
get into KEMU or some other good place. (Dedicated to my teachers who not only taught me the fsc books but also many priceless lessons of life) (Unsa Athar) The tree that never had to fightFor sun and sky and air and light,But stood out in the open rainAnd always got its share and rain,Never became a forest king,But lived and died a scrubby thing…Good timber does not grow with ease,The stronger wind, the stronger trees.
Getting yourself educated in the desi manner i.e. through the Board of Intermediate and Secondary
Education is one of the top most challenges of today’s society. Matriculation
seems difficult at that time, but when you enter FSc, you realize that matric
was the easiest job in the world. Those
obese books of intermediate part I and part II are the worst enemies one can
ever have. People say Medical is
tougher, but I find one basic difference in both. When you enter a medical
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH
THE MOST BENEFICENT AND MERCIFUL
I recently got
done with Step 2 CK exam & I want to elaborate my experience and the
mistakes that I made during my prep so that any of my colleagues who are
preparing for this exam might benefit from them. I wont go much in detail about
how to prepare and where to prepare from since it is already highly debated on
the forum and in the previous posts but would focus more on my personal
experience and the bad choices which I made during the preparation phase. SELF-ASSESSMENTS AND
Kaplan Qbank 69%
Kaplan diagnostics =
80% (70 days before exam)
Kaplan Simulation Exam 1 = 71% (50 days before exam)
Kaplan Simulation Exam 2 = 76% (40 days before exam)
Fred simulation for CK = 84% (39 days before exam)
NBME 2 (offline) 21 mistakes (30 days before exam) NBME 4 = 263
(13 days before exam) UWSA = 259 (2 days before exam) Real exam = 254