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Forever Done with Step 1! Whooo!

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I passed! Which means that I am officially forever done with Step 1 of the USMLE exams (you can’t retake them if you pass). I didn’t do as well as I occasionally wished I would, but I scored around where I expected. I did make my minimum goal of doing better than average, so there’s something to be said for that since med students are a pretty smart bunch. I grew up with average being a bit of a dirty word, but I’m working on internalizing that being an average medical student is still pretty noteworthy.

Just two more Steps to go! Step 2 CK  & CS (Clinical Knowledge, another multiple choice exam, and Clinical Skills, a standardized patient exam) will be next year during the summer or early fall, and then the two days of Step 3 will be sometime during my first year of Residency/my Intern year, if I understand the timeline correctly.

In other news, I reached a new medical student low today. I was trying to check my back in the mirror to see if my spine is straight or not. I’ve had occasional issues with back pain since I was 9 or so that are probably just posture related, but you never know…

Written by Aba

July 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Posted in Medical School, Step 1

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