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Old 12-30-2014
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Default Just took the exam - my experience today

I just took the exam today.

This exam was probably the hardest of my life. I was scoring in the 80s on uworld and scored a 500(228) and 610(251) on nbme. On uworld and the nbme i always had around 10-15 min left to review my answers. Today I didn't have time to really review any of the blocks (not more than 2 minutes). The questions seemed to be a lot different than uworld and nbme. They weren't relevant at all in my opinion. The questions were very long and the answer choices were just so different.

I truly feel like I failed. I was hesitant on many questions and marked a good 10 of them every block that I couldn't even review. Some questions I just didn't even know what it was talking about. It felt like First AID, uworld, and NBME were completely ignored by this exam.

Can someone please share their experience if they had one like this? Are the questions on the real exam supposed to be this much harder or are they supposed to be similar to nbme?

Health wise I felt completely fine and awake. I wasn't tired or sick. I did not feel out of my usual zone. The exam room was comfortable. I had full energy. I could've done another 3 blocks without being tired.
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Hey. I kind of felt the same way after my exam. The exam isn't like uworld. But a bit like the Nbmes. I know what you mean when you say some questions did not seem relevant! It's like they ask some questions just so that we cannot answer them in any way possible. But all in all be glad that you're done with the exam. I'm sure you worked very hard and did your best. I was so sure I screwed up my exam. But it turned out fine. So sit back and relax for now.
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I want to start preparing for step1 after reading your post i felt like taking guidance from you.... How can i contact you?
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