"Why would you publicly post you got the lowest minimum passing score?"

Because the failings of medical education are not my own failings. 💃 I feel no shame whatsoever that I passed with a 194 in a profession that sucks & has no infrastructure for disabled students. #MedTwitter
It's sad that I have so many professors, physicians, & mentors at my school who wanted to help but couldn't because the NBME (National Board of Medical Examiners) decides. I wanted to go to my school for its supportive environment, but there's no support in the profession itself.
Unfortunately institutional wholesomeness will not save you from the NBME telling you that you aren't "disabled enough" if you pour months into collecting documentation, supporting letters, and pouring out your most difficult struggles for random strangers to judge.

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10 Oct 20
It's #WorldMentalHealthDay & like many #DisabledDocs I have officially decided that pursuing the relentless, unending documentation required for the accommodations I need to take Step 1 next spring is not worth the mental, social, and financial turmoil required of me.
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USMLE requires that med students ask for supporting letters from mentors, authority figures, & colleagues that detail their "functional impairment" in all aspects of their lives.

If you value any form of privacy about your life, that's not an option.

2/8
usmle.org/test-accommoda…
Unfortunately when I take Step 1 will receive a number score. All classes after mine will get a pass/fail score because this test has long destroyed med student mental health. My goal is passing which is no small feat, but this number will stay on my transcript forever.

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