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Hello everyone,

I an IMG who gave my Step 2 CK on July 23rd. Got my results on Aug 13th and it was a surprising 259!! So here is a brief summary of my prep

Prep time - 4 months
Resources - MTB 2 for Internal Med, EM, Psy and Opthal
MTB 3 for others
U world
Study hours - 5-6 hours per day (6days per week)
Target score - 250

Week 1 - week 3
First pass of MTB 2 and 3

Week 4 -Week 10
U world Q bank
I used to take 4-5 hours per block initially. I had a notebook that i divided into topics and i usually write down my U world notes into it. I could see the high yield questions which repeats frequently. After about 30% completion, my speed went up a little, where i used to do 1 block in 3-4 hours. I felt U world was the best tool in CK prep. so my advice, do not rush - know every single line from it

Week 11-13
Second read of MTB 2 and 3 along with U world notes
10% of uncompleted U World

Week 14
UWSA - 261 (19mistakes)
3-4 blocks of uncompleted U world

Week 15-16
UW second time - incorrect and marked questions only

Week 17
NBME 6 - 256 ( I thought it was easy, and many repeated concepts fom UW, as its a modification of NBME 1)

Week 18
Revision of UW notes.


UW first pass - 72%
UWSA - 261
NBME 6 - 256

Exam day
Honestly i felt the questions were very vague and almost one third of the block i was unsure between 2 answers. I marked about 15 questions per block. Time was a big limitation. I finished each block with less than 5 minutes to spare to review back the questions. There was one block, i ran out of time, that i had to quickly mark about 7-8 questions in less than 5 minutes.

I did the drug ads ads and abstracts the last. I think i had 2/3 questions in 4 blocks in total. Regarding breaks, i had to take toilet break after each block since i was 21 weeks pregnant. Towards my last block i hardy had 5 minutes break to take. I was so exhausted towards 7th and 8th block and all i wanted was to finish it and go back home!

I walked out of the exam not feeling confident(same way i felt after step 1 though). Somehow was hoping for more than 240, but was definitely shocked with 259. Thanks to god


So wish everyone all the best.
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Congrats for amazing score. Can u share ur step 1 experience if u have taken?
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Congrats for amazing score. Can u share ur step 1 experience if u have taken?

My Step 1 experience
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