USMLE Eksamid: müüdid, Facts and Strategies for Overcoming Failures

ajakohastatud:oktoober 19, 2018
James Edge
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Any medical student applying for residency programs dreads the idea of failing the USMLE exam, believing there’s no way to overcome this failure and be considered for interviews. Aga, it isn’t really the end of the world, and there’s a lot you can still do for USMLE success. Let’s decode some common myths about the USMLE, and look at some strategies for residency applications with multiple attempts.

Common USMLE Myths vs. the Truth

Here are a couple of myths about USMLE exams:
  • USMLE Attempts – There’s a wide-ranging myth that you will not get interviews from residency programs in the U.S. with multiple USMLE attempts. Paljud residentsuse kandidaadid usuvad tähendab see lõpuks nende arsti karjääri, Enne seda isegi hakkab!
Fakt on, palju residentuuri programmid ei hooli ebaõnnestunud hetkel USMLE eksamid. Mõned võivad käsitada seda viga, kuid isegi need võivad teha erandi, kui olete valmis panna vaeva oma ülejäänud taotluse.
  • Old / Rahvusvaheline Lõpetajad - Teine levinud müüt on, et vanemad arstiteaduskonna lõpetanute, eriti International Medical Lõpetajad või IMG, ei saa skoor hästi USMLE eksamid or get residency in any U.S. residency programs.
This is not entirely true, since there is no age limit for taking the exam. Aga, Old IMGs who graduated medical school outside of the U.S. more than 5 years back will not be considered for most residency programs in the country. Applying for Residency with Multiple Attempts Here are some strategies for applying with multiple USMLE attempts:
  1. Work Hard on Other Steps – Failing at one stage of an exam often means working harder at future stages to show your commitment. If you failed USMLE Step 1, for instance, the USMLE Step 2 CK/CS offers you the chance to show your abilities. Scoring very well at this stage could help you get residency.
  2. Check State Restrictions – In some states, you are only allowed a limited number of attempts at the USMLE exams. Make sure that you’re not applying for programs in states where your money and time will be wasted due to multiple attempts, and check this list carefully for compatible states.
  3. Check Program Restrictions – Along with checking whether there any attempt limits apply in each state, also check whether the residency program in question imposes its own limit for qualification. There are many programs that interview candidates with multiple attempts, so look for these instead.
  4. Tell Programs Your Story – If you’ve had a USMLE failure before passing, use this as an opportunity to show residency programs how you handle setbacks. Sharing the story in your Personal Statement proves that you can take responsibility for your mistakes and learn from them, which is important to programs.
  5. Build a Strong Application – Make sure that your Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application, CV and Personal Statement are strong, well-written and error-free. They also need to be specific to the specialty you’ve chosen, hiljuti soovituskirja oma kliinilist kogemust USA-s.
  6. Võtke samm 3 eksam - Mõtle võttes USMLE etapp 3 eksam, kui teil on mitu katset, mis tekitab küsimusi või muresid residentuuri programmid. Veenduge, et olete täiesti valmis test, kuigi. Mitu katset koos etapp 3 rike on hullem kui mitu USMLE katsed üksi.
Kas olete rahvusvahelise üliõpilasorganisatsiooni või USA-s. meditsiinilise kõrgharidusega, ei lase ennast saada heidutada USMLE jätmine. Put in the effort and study harder to get a better score next time! Additional References: Author Bio: Originally from Philadelphia, Eric Brown is a resident of New York, where he works as a standardized patient (SP) and advises NYCSPREP with their Clinical Skills Course. With many years of experience and industry insight into all things SP-related, he helps students ace their CS exams by simulating patients they will work with. He also remains up to date with expectations, trends, and developments in CS exams, to help NYCSPREP keep their course current. In his free time, Eric likes unwinding by watching baseball and can be found at the game when the Phillies (his home team) are playing. If you have any questions about standardized CS exams or courses at NYCSPREP, email Eric at [email protected] or visit

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