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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHigher Education (University +) · 1 decade ago

usmle step 1 failed twice :( need help?

hi there,i failed twice in usmle step 1 exam.should i take once more for a good percentile?is there any hope to get residency ?.please suggest.thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    USMLE scores are the single most important criteria to get a residency in USA. With the amount of competition presently scores higher than 90 to 95 percentile is needed for Internal Medicine residency.

    Family Practice needs almost like passing on first attempt with average scores going above 80 to 85 and in some 90 too.

    Psychiatry needs scores reasonable enough in 80's, But the standards have raised now and they need like minimum 6 months of hands on experience.

    Looking at the present trend 2 attempts already in Step 1 is very bad. If you have patience to do hands on experience and research with publications. You might have chance. or else its hardly possible.

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