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USMLEWorld Low USMLEworld QBank score ..??

Hey guys ,

I am doing my second reading of Kaplan Lecture Notes with FA till now I did anatomy & physiology. My UW qbank percentage is just 52%, I don't know what the hell is this. It doesn't matter how much I read still am getting my questions wrong.
my exam eligibility period is till November.
kindly tell me what should i do, where should i focus how can improve it, am really upset. is there any efficient method for studying usmle ?
Is there anyone whose UW percentage is in fifties and he got 99??
And lastly when should I take NBME??
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Here's a direct quote from the USMLE World Website!
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In many USMLE Qbank sources an average student can answer around 70%-80% of the questions. This means that by spending a good amount of time and money, you end up learning only 20%-30% of new content. Unlike our competitors, our practice questions are much harder, making it much more difficult for an average student to score high in the first few attempts. The goal is not to discourage students, but to motivate them to study harder and smarter. Average scores for USMLEWorld border around 50%-60%, implying that on average a student learns 40%-%50 of new content with our QBank. The USMLEWorld Qbank question items are designed to test the difficult part of the examination content while incorporating the less to medium difficult concepts in each question’s explanations.
Dont worry, you're within the average. I had a low initial % too, but last 20 blocks are so its been around 58% or so, perfectly average.
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Thank you for a quick reply.
plz tell me what was your actual score if you don't mind.
And when should I take NBME??
Till the end of 2nd reading of Kaplan, I will also finish uwqbank. than what should I do further?
In the first reading I did Kaplan + Goljan + offline Kaplan qbank (book form)(60%) + Conrad Fischer ethics 100 cases. I also did NBME form 1 offline with 65% correct answers.
In 2nd reading my plan is to do Kaplan + FA + Goljan + pathology Kaplan videos + uwqbank till 31aug.
what should I do further, when should I take exam as my eligibility period is September till Nov...??
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Well after you're done 50% of Uworld, take a recent NBME form probably like form 6.

See how you do, depending on that you can book the exam.

My % for last 25 blocks is 58% (haven't checked). Before it was low like yours but it soon went up.
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