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Help How much more prep do I need to get into the 240 range

Hi everyone,

I need some advice regarding my prep;

NBME 5 = 330/185 (10 Oct 2010, when I started my prep)
NBME 4 = 350/190 (27 Jan 2011, after doing Kaplan qbank + FA)
NBME 6 = 440/207 (4 June 2011, after doing uworld qbank + FA)

My aim is 240+, but i have only 15 days left for exam, can I jump this much or should I delay my exam??
approximately how much more time is required to get 240+
(1 month or 2 months!!)

Any suggestion is welcome, as I am having a brain freeze
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Star moving towards 240+

To make myself more clear
i did Kaplan LN with 16 week live lectures once
then gave Kaplan diagnostic 8 hours scored 55%
NBME 5 = 330/185
started Kapaln qbank scored 59% in timed subjectwise blocks
with FA
nbme 4= 350/190
started uworld unsed timed mixed scored 52% average
did FA once again
nbme 6 = 440/207

now i m revisng FA again with uworld question(like 1 unit renal revision plus all uworld question i got wrong+marked in my first go)

i request all the elite members to guide my through my journey, as i am a very average student but hard work and proper guidence can raise me up i believe
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Smile Good Luck!

Your scores are steadily building up. But now that you have already done Kaplan and with less time.
I would recommend you just go with First Aid aid and Qs. And try to revise First Aid more and more. Most students who took the steps have preferred going over first aid more if they had more time. And your plan seems great. Just dont be demotivated. Be confident!
I am sure you will do great. All the best.
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Default 240+

Thanks for the reply, so i have decided to do uworld again with FA
today i m gonna do reproduction section all question and FA.

i ll update all my plan time to time, any suggestionns r welcome
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Best of luck
Do update us time to time
I m almost in the same situatin with scores and it looks like fast revision FA and uworld is the key to success
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Hi, today i did CVS and now moving on to micro from FA then hope to do some questions in end
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still doing micro and (also did renal yesterday) today will add respo for 4 hours at night
should speed up , oh God help me
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Hi, I come to see what you are posting since you want to get to 240+ and I will be very happy on that score as well. but since i want to do surgery my goal is 250+
I see you are improving and doing better, I was also planning to take step 1 by the end of july but i am moving my date to sep cuz my uw average was 59 percent but i have heard from my peers if u score 70 percent then u r good to go. I have not taken any self assesment as yet but I see that You got around same on uw and doing better on self assesments. I really hope that you attain your goal cuz it will also give us all hope who don't score 70s in uw!
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hey im also scoring around 54% in uw m almost done wid it...exam is on july 15 n m aiming for 90+...i havent taken any self assessments yet but im planning to a week before the exam...
m also trying to memorize FA and i think its the best way to go

is it possible to achieve this with only a month left?:sorry: i dont wanna postpone....

hey dr. z hang in there and do try to cover first aid more than just once thats wat im gna do i hope i can cover it at least 3 times
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Post Good luck to ALL

Nice to hear from u all, actually i m feeling i was getting a little lazy:sorry: so decided to write my plan here, so my peers can help me through all time.

FA for me is a bible and what i evaluated from my bad scores was memorization defects esp doing NBME

and when doing UWorld i was in a hurry to complete it once so didnt add long notes as i was spending initially 5-6 hours in 1 block(i know that is a hell lot)
but after like 1111 question i was able to finish 2 block per day with explantation but couldnt read FA with it

so now for me this is the time to memorize FA with doing questions from uworld, in this way i revise both

hope to hear from ur study plans too
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Idea!

well i got a similar score on the 2nd of june, my exam is on first week of july, or atleast im planning on scheduling then...tomorrow i give my nbme and decide. havent done more than 45% of uworld with average scores of late 50s (started with 40s and 30s so my cumalative is in the early 50s) and just finishing FA once. really need to push the next ten days to get a decent score to schedule and get this out of the way. will keep a post here soon...best of luck all
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well, i want to do 1 more read to kln and then give self assesment exams and then see where i stand, cuz right now i know that i lack something and i am not ready for what i am looking for therefore i will jus wait, do more reading and then see,
so today i reviewed 3 blocks of uw and revised vessels from kaplan!
i hope to fininsh 3 blocks from uw and revise all cvs from kaplan physio!
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hey im also scoring around 54% in uw m almost done wid it...exam is on july 15 n m aiming for 90+...i havent taken any self assessments yet but im planning to a week before the exam...
m also trying to memorize FA and i think its the best way to go

is it possible to achieve this with only a month left?:sorry: i dont wanna postpone....

hey dr. z hang in there and do try to cover first aid more than just once thats wat im gna do i hope i can cover it at least 3 times
Don't wait until the week before the exam to take practice tests!!! You need to be doing those now to assess where you are and work on your weak areas.
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Don't wait until the week before the exam to take practice tests!!! You need to be doing those now to assess where you are and work on your weak areas.

i have already subscribed for uworld self assessments..... i'll use one now and see where i stand...thank you for the advice
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Done with micro along with uworld questions all wrong and marked,
now moving on to neuro

i really have to work hard on neuro psychaitry biochem and micro
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Love your updates! I am in a similar position with only a couple weeks or so to go, except i am still not done with UW and everyone is saying I need to finish it for the remaining time i will do UW, revise FA and flashcards... work work work...so caffeinated right now lol.
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Love your updates! I am in a similar position with only a couple weeks or so to go, except i am still not done with UW and everyone is saying I need to finish it for the remaining time i will do UW, revise FA and flashcards... work work work...so caffeinated right now lol.
Seeing both of you guys makes me nervous cause I haven't done any qbanks
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Seeing both of you guys makes me nervous cause I haven't done any qbanks
start uw friend!
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DON'T BE AFFRAID OF QUESTIONS
what i have heard from seniors that everyone use to say" i wish i had started doing question earlier in my prep"
as our nature v r scared to ans question

moral: question torture us like a good friend and teacher so that v can be extraordinary in our real exam

Keep spirits high, v r just near our goals

Best of luck
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[docji plz advice me too on my thread......plzzzzz
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