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:sorry: I have 8 days to go, my exam is on the August 30th.
Yesterday I've done NBME form 7, online standard-paced, scored 560(235).
I'll be glad to get 235 on the real exam, but I'm afraid to perform worse...

What should I do to avoid such course?

NBME shows that I'm particularly weak at Behavioral (borderline) and Biochem (just above borderline) and Respiratory (borderline), got stars on all other subjects... I plan to do 2 more forms prior exam.

So should I concentrate on weak points during last week, or neglect and just review different things, that are easy to forget (like translocations, toxins, viral genetics, drug adversals and so on)??

Is there any chance to increase score a bit more in such short timespan?

Please, help! I'm so scared that I think I'll crap my pants!... ((
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Hey don't be scared! For most its normally +/- 10 from the NBME 7! So you are good to go! And in the last week just grind down as much as you can and focus more on your weak areas. Resp, Biochem and Behavioral .. I guess just read those in FA coz integrating any new source would not be recommended! Also, just keep reading FA and perhaps do some practice questions.

Good luck and let us know how your other NBME's go! Are you planning on doing 11 & 12 or have you done those already ?

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going thru a stress of not performing well on exam is natural everyone goes thru that .
jus stick to FA thts a must the forgettables can b revised a day before so work on ur weak areas for respiration n biostat or behavioral u can go thru questions on this forum n for biochemistry FA is enough i m sure u do great in exam.
do post ur other test results.
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Today done NBME form 12, online standard-paced, scored 580(240). It calmed me down a bit, as now I see that my form 7 was not just luck... But I still can't understand. My respiratory and behavioral improved significantly, though I did nothing with that... On the other hand, I performed even worse on biochem, despite I was working hard on it last 2 days...

The most unpleasant to me is that I'm never sure if I answer correctly or not... I have many mistakes in questions, that I was sure answering right, and as well many qs, that I thought I don't know I answered correctly... Confusion.

It is like walking through the mine field...
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