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Default Is it possible to raise my score from 226 to 240?

Hello guys,

I recently took NBME 13 and received a 226. I want to be as close to 240 as possible, if not above it. My test date is on August 27th.

I have so far done a few passes of FA in the last few months with DIT and pathoma and finished UW once.

I am currently going through my FA and UW notes + Pathoma and focusing on my weaknesses (physiology/pathology of certain systems).

I plan on waking up early, and doing this review the whole day. I hope to take NBME 15 at least a week before the test (this Wed or Thursday) and re-evaluate myself.

I just wanted to ask if anyone had any general advice or even just encouragement for me? Is it realistic for me to raise my score to a 240+ by then? If not, I can extend for a couple of weeks but by then my rotations will have started - however, I have an easily rotation to start with so there's no reason why I cannot study during the afternoon/evenings and take a few days off for the test.

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Hello guys,

I recently took NBME 13 and received a 226. I want to be as close to 240 as possible, if not above it. My test date is on August 27th.

I have so far done a few passes of FA in the last few months with DIT and pathoma and finished UW once.

I am currently going through my FA and UW notes + Pathoma and focusing on my weaknesses (physiology/pathology of certain systems).

I plan on waking up early, and doing this review the whole day. I hope to take NBME 15 at least a week before the test (this Wed or Thursday) and re-evaluate myself.

I just wanted to ask if anyone had any general advice or even just encouragement for me? Is it realistic for me to raise my score to a 240+ by then? If not, I can extend for a couple of weeks but by then my rotations will have started - however, I have an easily rotation to start with so there's no reason why I cannot study during the afternoon/evenings and take a few days off for the test.

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u gotta tell us how many times u have read FA and Pathoma first before we can advise anything...
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u gotta tell us how many times u have read FA and Pathoma first before we can advise anything...
I've read it twice overall. Finished my second pass about few weeks ago and have been doing questions and weak subjects since then and NBMEs. Now I'm doing another pass.
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I've read it twice overall. Finished my second pass about few weeks ago and have been doing questions and weak subjects since then and NBMEs. Now I'm doing another pass.
in that case another pass of FA should definitely raise your score...go over your weak points but also make sure to skim through topics that you know well too, so that its fresh in your mind when u take the beast
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