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Hey guys...i took the uswa 2 today n i got 226/530....my exam is in 10 days n i wanna get anything above a 90....my weakest subjects were pharmacology and renal...any advice on wat i should do these last ten days and wat do you think of this score is it enuff to get wat i want?:sorry: And is it possible to improve in this time?
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Ok so since nobody wants to reply...Ill tell u wat m gna do.

Im gonna dedicate my whole day to pharmacology. Im gna memorize it all from FA and use kaplan as a reference. Then at the end of the day im gna do pharma questions from Qbook and then i'll read all the explanations of pharma from uworld.

And as for renal ill just read the explanations from uworld tomorrow about that topic.
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Sounds like a plan I would suggest also reading the renal chapter in FA again. GL!
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How was UWSA 2 compared to 1? planning to take it this weekend.
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hey just saw your post! thats a pretty good score! Congratulations! I found renal FA to suffice actually, after a quick read and UW of only renal (scored like mid 70s), been scoring well on most blocks...so thats that!
just wanted to bring this up though, I think UW SA 2 over predicts a bit, from what ive been told by peers atleast. perhaps by about 5-10 points, which still makes your score pretty awesome. I pesonally had managed a 209 on UW SA 2 a while back and after doing form 7 after 2 more weeks of prep just made it to 200!!! So either i prepped absolutely wrong those 2 weeks, or i had a higher score in the first place... Just a thought.
Am also planning on taking another NBME tom, any suggestions?
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NBME 11 is a good one to take if you haven't done it yet. New, and close to the real deal from what I've heard.
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Sounds like a plan I would suggest also reading the renal chapter in FA again. GL!
Thank you so much And I'll do renal from FA tomorrow hopefully!
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How was UWSA 2 compared to 1? planning to take it this weekend.
Hey. I havent done uwsa 1 yet...i'm planning on giving it 3 or 4 days before my exam date. But you know i thought uwsa 2 wasn't too bad. It had easy, medium, and hard questions that were equally distributed i think....
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hey just saw your post! thats a pretty good score! Congratulations! I found renal FA to suffice actually, after a quick read and UW of only renal (scored like mid 70s), been scoring well on most blocks...so thats that!
just wanted to bring this up though, I think UW SA 2 over predicts a bit, from what ive been told by peers atleast. perhaps by about 5-10 points, which still makes your score pretty awesome. I pesonally had managed a 209 on UW SA 2 a while back and after doing form 7 after 2 more weeks of prep just made it to 200!!! So either i prepped absolutely wrong those 2 weeks, or i had a higher score in the first place... Just a thought.
Am also planning on taking another NBME tom, any suggestions?
Thank you so much for ur encouraging words!...Yeah i also heard that uwsa 2 over predicts so i really want that i should improve in these 10days i have left ....

Well i personally havent done any NBME yet. Actually the thought just scares me.. i mean it took alot of courage just to do uwsa 2! But like just use it to assess ur weak points and work on those areas. When are you planning on taking the exam?
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I think you must be weak in acid base disorders, when say renal.............. RT.......so my advice is go for MCQs & explanation for renal...pharma as u planned.........
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Well I was planning to have taken it by this week, but as i said, after my score slipped after the uwsa and me working on my mistakes...and still managing a 200,ve been taking it slow, guess i let it mess with me mentally , which is the worst thing you can possibly do...So I'm taking the nbme tom to see how much, if any improvements...my uworld is also about 40% left but earlier i was scoring mid 50s and have gradually moved to mid 60s barring an odd result...so...
I remember reading acid base from goljan, the third chapter, atleast the concept without the complicated numericals were pretty good i thought!!!
Best of luck for your nbme/uwsa!


heights, thanks for the advice, ive done form 6 and 7. Got the rest left, was kind of split between 11/12/3...still go with 11?thanks!
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Well I was planning to have taken it by this week, but as i said, after my score slipped after the uwsa and me working on my mistakes...and still managing a 200,ve been taking it slow, guess i let it mess with me mentally , which is the worst thing you can possibly do...So I'm taking the nbme tom to see how much, if any improvements...my uworld is also about 40% left but earlier i was scoring mid 50s and have gradually moved to mid 60s barring an odd result...so...
I remember reading acid base from goljan, the third chapter, atleast the concept without the complicated numericals were pretty good i thought!!!
Best of luck for your nbme/uwsa!


heights, thanks for the advice, ive done form 6 and 7. Got the rest left, was kind of split between 11/12/3...still go with 11?thanks!
Hey don't discouraged okay just keep trying and you have to believe in urself. And ur uworld score is improving that's really good! My uworld graph score thing was like totally zigzagged hahah But im not gonna let that bring me down...

Best of Luck!
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I think you must be weak in acid base disorders, when say renal.............. RT.......so my advice is go for MCQs & explanation for renal...pharma as u planned.........
Hey jaik actually i was weak in most aspects of renal. renal path, physio, etc. My biggest problem is the different nephrotic and nephritic syndromes. I guess i just need to patch that up maybe uworld and as u sd questions and explanations may help me to get it all clear..Thanks for ur advice.
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Well I was planning to have taken it by this week, but as i said, after my score slipped after the uwsa and me working on my mistakes...

heights, thanks for the advice, ive done form 6 and 7. Got the rest left, was kind of split between 11/12/3...still go with 11?thanks!
Yeah, I'd still say 11, and if you have time do 12 also. Don't worry about 3, those older ones aren't as good.

Also, the key to understanding renal diseases is to really understand the structure of the glomerulus. Look at a few schematics and then a few EMs and get that down cold. Work your way from there to the disease.
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Yeah, I'd still say 11, and if you have time do 12 also. Don't worry about 3, those older ones aren't as good.

Also, the key to understanding renal diseases is to really understand the structure of the glomerulus. Look at a few schematics and then a few EMs and get that down cold. Work your way from there to the disease.
Thanks. Should i do it from webpath? Or do u suggest some other source?
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Hey guys i took UWSA 1 today n got 232/560....my exam is day after tomorrow n im sooooo tense! Do you guys think i can pull off something above a 90?

Please I need ur support guys:sorry:
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Best of luck...Inshahallah you will do well..just relax & dnt panic...
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definitely can pull off above 90. chill out, relax and give calmly. best of luck!
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