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Hello everyone,
After 9 months of hard study and crushing many NBME's, I ended up with a 222 on the real deal.

Getting this score have really frustrated me to the point that I don't know if it's worth to continue with the CK.

Should I give up or just try to excel the CK??

I'm only trying to get into IM, besides I have 2 years gap, YOG 2011, 1 year of work experience + 1 year of volunteer work. No USCE.

Are my chances very low to the Match 16?

Thanks in advance!
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I was reading posts of ppl who got IV for IM this year today in usmleforum.com and lots of ppl with 200-220 got IVs so don't give up,a high ck score will help a lot ,remember life is 10% what happens to u and 90% how u react to it,let this average score in step one motivate u to study as hard as possible for ck,best of luck
,btw how were ur self assessment scores?
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I was reading posts of ppl who got IV for IM this year today in usmleforum.com and lots of ppl with 200-220 got IVs so don't give up,a high ck score will help a lot ,remember life is 10% what happens to u and 90% how u react to it,let this average score in step one motivate u to study as hard as possible for ck,best of luck
,btw how were ur self assessment scores?
Your words have been very inspiring. Thanks a lot Helena.
Can you send me the link where u saw those posts please?

My nbme's scores were:

NBME 7: 234 (2m bf the exam) this was before starting UW. My overall score in UW was 77%.
NBME 13: 241 (1m before the exam)
NBME 16: 251 (2w before)
NBME 15: 262 (3 days before)

Now you can see why I couldn't believe my score when I saw it.
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Your words have been very inspiring. Thanks a lot Helena.
Can you send me the link where u saw those posts please?

My nbme's scores were:

NBME 7: 234 (2m bf the exam) this was before starting UW. My overall score in UW was 77%.
NBME 13: 241 (1m before the exam)
NBME 16: 251 (2w before)
NBME 15: 262 (3 days before)

Now you can see why I couldn't believe my score when I saw it.
http://www.usmleforum.com/files/forum/2014/4/792169.php
This fellow got iv in neuro which u know is more competitive
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Check this out
http://www.usmleforum.com/files/foru...788766-130.php
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Woa, that must be very frustrating!

your scores in the nbmes are really awesome!!!

What do you think happened? Exam anxiety?
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Well I was definitely calm although I couldn't get enough rest the night before. I took my test on Monday and the weekend before my test I was very anxious. .
My advice: On the last week, don't stress yourself. Try to relax, to go out, keep your mind calm and DON'T get burned out.

The exam was very tricky, long qs stem, among the answers there were always 2 possible choices. Time was very short. I had always 15 mins left to go over the marks on NBME's and UW. On the real thing, I used to have 5 mins left and honestly wasn't so sure about my answers at the very last minute.

So that's the way it is, you never know unless you try it. Next time I'd probably take a Zolpidem the night before (hehehe).
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Well I was definitely calm although I couldn't get enough rest the night before. I took my test on Monday and the weekend before my test I was very anxious. .
My advice: On the last week, don't stress yourself. Try to relax, to go out, keep your mind calm and DON'T get burned out.

The exam was very tricky, long qs stem, among the answers there were always 2 possible choices. Time was very short. I had always 15 mins left to go over the marks on NBME's and UW. On the real thing, I used to have 5 mins left and honestly wasn't so sure about my answers at the very last minute.

So that's the way it is, you never know unless you try it. Next time I'd probably take a Zolpidem the night before (hehehe).
Thanks for the advice!
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