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Default Discrepancy between Uworld and NBME

Just finished an NBME Basic Sciences Form 13 and got a really low score compared with what Ive been getting on Uworld lately.

Just to mention the past 7 blocks that Iv have done in uworld I have averaged an 80% vs NBME which gave a 237

What I noticed is that I only had 26 out of the 200 questions wrong from NBME (174 questions right or 87%) and also that my behavioral/epidemiology with musculoskeletal was pretty low compared to the other categories which were all displaying stars.

Is the way of NBME grading the exam supposed to be categorical? Lets say I get 8 categories with more than 90% (based on a top of 100%, hypothetical) but since I got an almost 0 in epidemiology, after averaging everything it would lower my score significantly.

Is this the case? cause then if not I really don not understand.
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What was your "really low" NBME score? From what I understand from your post, you wrote 237 on NBME ?

That's not a low score Please correct me though, I don't think I understood you.


Every exam has different concepts tested, therefore naturally you will be stronger in one area on one exam and weaker on another version. If you are scoring low on epidemiology, read some FA and practice biostats questions. It will raise your score.

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What was your "really low" NBME score? From what I understand on your post, you wrote 237 on NBME ?

That's not a low score Please correct me though, I don't think I understood you.


Every exam has different concepts tested, therefore naturally you will be stronger in one area on one exam and weaker on another version. If you are scoring low on epidemiology, read some FA and practice biostats questions. It will raise your score.
Thank you so much for the reply and advice. That is what I am exactly doing, craming all my biostats and epi. For your other question 237 is a low score for an IMG. Planning to get so much more than that.
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Thank you so much for the reply and advice. That is what I am exactly doing, craming all my biostats and epi. For your other question 237 is a low score for an IMG. Planning to get so much more than that.
237 is an amazing score and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Please... what specialty are you considering? You realize the average is around 220-230 on recent score repots, that puts you above average already. Seriously, I'd be THRILLED to get a 237. It's great that you have the ambition to continue further to reach for an even higher score, keep pushing. Just don't say that 237 is a bad score even for IMG... There's so many other things that are taken into consideration for residency.
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