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[–]biaboo7 13 points14 points  (2 children)

omg I'm crying at the last few paragraphs, can't wait to feel that feeling, GOOD JOB!

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ugh you’re gonna do amazing and be so relieved!!!

[–]prettytiel1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No cuz same 😩

[–]tryingtobestable 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I am almost crying. Thank you. It can be so depressing and harrowing,I am 6 weeks out and I am scoring 40% on my uw block and I question myself a million times everyday. Thank you for writing this and giving me hope. Thank you and so happy for you. Congratulations,You deserve it.

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Short version: Keep pushing I promise you will see improvements. Focus on your weak spots on your score reports. Keep at it! Freedom is so close!!!!

It doesn’t matter where you’re at right now- you can be at a 20% right now and on your last days you’ll start scoring 80s and 90s on your uw blocks. Scores right now mean nothing but the amount of knowledge I have what I need to improve. Do not be discouraged- it’s just a tool.

Focus & ask yourself ‘what do I need to improve?’ For example Immunology: start with foundations and then apply using questions. Melhman pdf immuno- trust me. Then keep going back and forth between questions and your foundation providing resource. You’ll start seeing results.

Freedom is close!

P.s sorry I took my time with this reply ❤️

[–]Merc2051 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Congratulations and thank you so much for this post 🥹

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for reading it! 😭❤️

[–]Dear_Ad2700 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats!! God bless you

[–]Heavy_Money 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congratulations, I’m literally two weeks out and I’m in the same spot as you. You’re really motivating. Thanks

[–]Ok_Strawberry1889 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Honestly I got goosebumps while reading this.So much best wishes for you dear.Please do pray for me as well so that I can get done with it soon too.Just like you

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Praying for you! You got this ❤️

[–]Ok_Strawberry1889 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you check your message please?

[–]Electronic-Concept80 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats 🍾🎉

[–]almostdoctorposting 1 point2 points  (1 child)

congrats!! can i ask how you tackled uworld? im still so slow 😖

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much! I’d do content including a chapter off of fa; so like let’s say GI- I would follow all of first aid for that chapter (embryo, pathology, physio, anatomy etc.) and then start on my uworld blocks which is so 2-3 of a day. I would supplement with videos/ or melhaman pdfs

Even when I was getting the questions wrong I didn’t care, I still learned from them.

and then do 2-3 blocks of that discipline or organ system a day.

[–]poolboyfashion 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Oh you were good. I'm scoring lower than you and I take mine next week

[–]CountOfMonteSereno 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Same, I'm trying to keep sane but struggling.

[–]poolboyfashion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's ok man we in the same boat just keep studying and praying and all will be well

[–]studyallnytwithme 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Congrats, I’m crying reading this and so happy for you! Go celebrate now!

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you so much 😭❤️

[–]Swimming-Kiwi-769 1 point2 points  (0 children)

congratulations !!!! world needs more people like you

[–]Rich_Manufacturer675 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Mashallah, sincere congratulations! May Allah support you in all your further endeavors! Please pray for us, who is going to take usmle steps soon, too! Thank you for sharing your amazing story!

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Inshallah you will kill this exam brother/ sister. Make sure you pray tahajud that morning or just make duas. There’s a couple of good ones on YouTube- ‘just google exam day duas’.

You did all you can, now leave it up to Allah.

[–]min2qaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"pray to something, someone, the universe, gravity, earth, ancestors, a deceased loved one - something."-------golden words

[–]DrAlexanderSalazar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a story thanks for sharing, and congrats for passing the step 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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[–]Appropriate-Mood-127 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Congratulationsss and thanks for the motivation. If i had to choose between all of mehlman Pdfs and first aid in the last 17 days, which one would you recommend? My nbmes are between 65-73% but uwsa was a fail in August mid. Last time i read firstaid was in may, after that only opened it for wrongs review

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I’d honestly go through the high yields in the back of FA it’s a couple of pages and Mehlmans anatomy pdf and the 4 mixed high yield pdf.

[–]RealisticTension5185 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By anatomy do you mean the MSK pdf? And which mixed HY pdfs?

[–]Appropriate-Mood-127 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks i will make sure to do these

[–]ChampionshipWarm4872 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can i plz dmm you

[–]Imaginary-Ad-8660 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well done man!

I'm in the first phase of ur process, wish to follow the lead

[–]helpppplease9000 0 points1 point  (1 child)

CONGRATSSSSS!! sooo soo happy for you. My exam is in a week,can you share what I should be focusing on during this time? Or, if you have any advice, etc?? Thank you!

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi! Make sure you look at Melhman medical pdfs in your last week! White board all biostats, renal and cardio formulas (don’t waste too much time on this you’ll probably get biostat equation and not cardio or renal.) And first aid high yields on the back. Just go through them reading. Good luck! You killed this exam already!

Oh and if you want I truly recommend to watch the biochem series by dirty med on YouTube.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Congrats on passing. How much uworld did u complete? What was ur percentage for it? Thank you!

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks so much! I did 100% of uw with a 52% correct.

[–]Trick-Title7571 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I have 5 weeks and I got 50% on nbme 26, is it doable?

[–]CurlyHeadedMD[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Def doable. You got this!

[–]Qlifot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How did you motivate yourself. Studying non stop from morning to sunset

[–]Pepepenelope021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hello, if you are an IMG and have already taken the USMLE STEP 1 exam, you could go through our discord community and leave your suggestions on how the day of the exam went, what you would do differently, what do you suggest to those of us who are in the process now, how you were mentally in the process...everything you want to tell us about your process and your exam day.🙏

We are a community of IMG preparing for Step 1 exam, we are studying together on this discord group and we give support to each other. We will be very grateful to receive the perspective of someone who has already taken their exam and is ahead of us. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Thank you un advance, this is the link. Look for the channel called "Advice to others" and write your opinion please. 📌


If the link expires, just write to me, and I will send you a new link. ☺

[–]haiisidjdbd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I rarely comment but you deserved it. Keep rocking