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Old 08-23-2013
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Hi iam an FMG i recently received my step 1 score it was 189 ,
Now is there any chance for me to get back in the race pls advice
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sorry to hear about that.. i cant guide u coz i am preparing for step 1 right now, so not much senior in guiding anyone .. , but I just wanna say that dont lose hope...

do you mind if I ask you what exactly did u find difficult in exam?? i mean wasn't it covered from FA and UW??
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Old 08-24-2013
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Hi Abeer,

Good luck for ur exams, dont take my score for a tough exam, its like any other exam not very tough but not easy either, if u prepare well u will get a descent score(>220), high score(>240) depends on ur ability.

First of all about Usmle is things which might work for one might not work for another, so find ur positives and negatives.

NBMES are the best predictors than USMLE WORLD SA, DO atleast 3 NBMES
(these NBMES closely resembles the real exam infact ul will have 2 or 3 questions in the real exam from NBMES ).

The problem i had was :
1) i actually took longer time ( 1year 2 months ) since i was working part time(after 8 months it was frustrating)

2) i had finished u world completely , did UWSA1&2 and got 211 & 219 two days before the exam so i just postponded the exam(FOR TWO MONTHS) at the last moment since i was aiming for >230.

3)but unfortunately towards the end(FOR TWO MONTHS) i was only reading first aid and notes from uworld rather doing questions this lowered my score

WORD OF ADVISE : DO lots of questions( i did u world only once)
Do ATLEAST 2 qbanks first kaplan and then Uworld after reading first aid this will cover most of the things and do it RANDOM TIMED MODE only. First it will be difficult but ul get used to it,to know where u stand take NBMES sure ul get a get score. UWORLD SHOULD BE FRESH IN UR MIND BEFORE EXAMS.
( some people have gud scores only with uworld )

IL attach the copy of a previous exam takers experience this is what i used for my guidence but as i said( U ONLY KNOW WHATS BEST FOR U ) GOOD LUCK.
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