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99, again!   4 comments

After a painful wait, I’ve just received my score report, saying that I passed the USMLE Step 2 CK exam with a score of:


I’m thrilled!

You can read about this in detail here.


99   2 comments

I’ve talked about that on Facebook and on other medical forums, but I’d forgotton to mention it here in my beloved blog! How shameful!

Well, I’m glad to say that I passed the USMLE Step 1 with a score of:


You can read about my exam experience, my score reporting thread, and a few questions that I’d written before I took the exam.

I’m currently preparing for Step 2 CK.
Best of luck to everyone preparing for the USMLE (or any other exam!).

I’m dONE with Step ONE   5 comments

Finally, and after 8 months of full-time preparation, I took my USMLE Step 1 exam (on Wednesday). You can read about my exam experience here. I had a lot of crazy stuff going on, including:

  • Cockroach swarms in my hotel room, in the bathroom, on the bed, everywhere. Butlers aren’t really concerned, because “they are just tiny cockroaches”. Thankfully, I managed to change the room. But I’m not going to that hotel again!.
  • Taxi driver who bought the taxi for his brother-in-law to work on, but the latter won’t show up, because he has a prolonged “cold”. Of course the man had to pay the checks himself, implying “give me more money you son of a b****!”.
  • The chair in the testing center felt like a rocking chair, so I had to change it.

Anyway, I’m glad I’m done with this pretty annoying step, and looking forward to the more clinically-relevant exam, Step 2CK.

10 days   Leave a comment

My USMLE Step 1 exam is in 10 days! I have almost deserted this blog for the past few months, so apologies to my readers. Will get back to it as soon as I’m done.

Posted November 1, 2010 by H. H. in My Blog, My Life

I’m Back   6 comments

Well, I’m back! Not sure if you missed me, but I really missed writing in this blog.  My last post was 4 months ago, may be the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken off blogging.  Starting with a severe computer virus attack, it’s finally ended. I’m back to blogging, even if it’s not going to be a full recovery as my final exams are pretty close, I’ll try to keep in touch (with my keyboard) as much as I can.

I have signed up at Twitter, and I think it’s going to give me the opportunity of being lazy without being accused of being so.  All people use Twitter, don’t they?  Then, don’t blame me! You can see my tweets at the right column under My Twitter.

I’ve switched to a new theme, celebrating the resurrection of the dead.  It looks so typical, but it’s very organized and easy to use.  I’ll keep it for a while.

Hope my readers are all fine.  Until my next post, take care.

Posted October 19, 2009 by H. H. in My Blog, My Life

My Last Exam   2 comments

…is tomorrow. Hopefully, I’ll get back to blogging here and on Medicopedia as soon as possible.

Posted November 20, 2008 by H. H. in My Blog, My Life

Internal Medicine Exams Done. What’s Next?   Leave a comment


Finally, we’ve finished our Internal Medicine exams. They were OK for the most part. There are a lot of points I wanted to talk about (mostly negatives), but I’m out of time and concentration at present. There haven’t been much updates lately as you might have noticed, as I’m going through my Pediatrics exams now. I’ll be done in a couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to the vacation afterwards. It’s really been so tiring.

Posted November 6, 2008 by H. H. in Medicine, My Blog, My Life