Egzamen USMLE: Mit, Facts ak Estrateji pou Simonte echèk

Updated:Oktòb 21, 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. Sepandan, 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. Many residency candidates believe this means the end of their medical career, before it even starts!
The fact is, many residency programs don’t care about failed attempts at the USMLE exams. Some may treat this as a fault, but even they might make an exception if you’re willing to put in extra effort on the rest of your application.
  • Old/International Graduates – Another common myth is that older medical graduates, especially International Medical Graduates or IMGs, cannot score well in the egzamen USMLE or get residency in any U.S. residency programs.
This is not entirely true, since there is no age limit for taking the exam. Sepandan, Old IMGs who graduated medical school outside of the U.S. more than 5 ane tounen p ap konsidere pou pifò pwogram rezidans nan peyi a. Aplike pou Rezidans ak Tantativ miltip Isit la yo se kèk estrateji pou aplike ki gen plizyè tantativ USMLE:
  1. Travay di sou Lòt Etap - Echèk nan yon sèl etap nan yon egzamen souvan vle di k ap travay pi rèd nan premye etap lavni yo montre angajman ou. Si ou echwe USMLE Etap 1, pa egzanp, USMLE Etap nan 2 CK / CS ofri ou chans lan yo montre kapasite ou. Ki fè nòt trè byen nan etap sa a ta kapab ede ou jwenn rezidans.
  2. Tcheke Restriksyon Eta - Nan kèk eta, 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. Bati yon Aplikasyon Bonjan - Asire w ke Lapòs Aplikasyon Elektwonik Rezidans ou (epòk) aplikasyon, CV ak Deklarasyon pèsonèl gen anpil fòs, byen ekri ak erè-gratis. Yo bezwen tou yo dwe espesifik nan espesyalite a ou te chwazi, ak Lèt ki sot pase a Rekòmandasyon nan eksperyans klinik ou a U.S nan.
  6. Pran Etap nan 3 Egzamen - Konsidere pran USMLE Etap nan 3 egzamen si ou gen tantativ miltip ki ogmante kesyon oswa enkyetid ak pwogram rezidans. Asire w ke w ap konplètman prepare pou tès la, menm si. Multiple attempts combined with a Step 3 failure will be worse than multiple USMLE attempts alone.
Si ou se yon elèv entènasyonal oswa yon U.S. gradye medikal, Pa kite tèt ou vin dekouraje pa yon echèk USMLE. Mete nan efò sa a ak etidye pi rèd yo ka resevwa yon pi bon nòt pwochen fwa! Lòt Referans: http://blogs.askdoc-usmle.com/advice-for-the-old-img-taking-the-usmle/ http://blogs.askdoc-usmle.com/am-i-too-old-to-take-the-usmle/ otè Biyo: Originally soti nan Philadelphia, Eric Brown is a resident of New York, kote li te travay kòm yon pasyan ofisyèl (SP) and advises NYCSPREP with their Ladrès nan klinik kou. Avèk anpil ane eksperyans ak endistri insight nan tout bagay ki gen rapò ak SP, li ede elèv yo ace egzamen CS yo lè yo similye pasyan yo pral travay avèk. Li te tou rete jiska dat ak atant, tandans, ak devlopman nan egzamen CS, to help NYCSPREP keep their course current. Nan tan lib li, Eric likes unwinding by watching baseball and can be found at the game when the Phillies (ekip lakay li) are playing. If you have any questions about standardized CS exams or courses at NYCSPREP, email Eric at [email protected] or visit www.nycsprep.com.

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