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hey, got my score yesterday 219/93
was hoping for a 99 though..am a little disappointed

so here s how i prepared
i am a final year medical student from India..
i started preparing 1 year back ..i wasn't very serious then..i initially finished all the Kaplan videos from September to November. i stopped preparing from December to Feb cos i had my college exams. i started again in march..this time i was little more focused...five hours a day during the weekdays bcos of college and 10 hours during weekends . kaplan videos and Kaplan Step 1 Lecture Notes for all subjects and Goljan audio and notes for path...did a lot of questions, q book , rx , from BRS , questions online ..took u world for 2 months ..initially scores were bad..around 50..started improving later..towards the end got around 75 in the test..uwsa 1& 2 got 220 240...took nbme form 6 , got a 220..i wanted 250, so postponed my exam by a month to aug 17th, n took another form on 7th , nbme form 11 got a 240...took my exam as scheduled with gr8 hopes..

on the day of the exam i reached the center half an hour earlier..took food n stuff but din even touch anything..just drank water in between ..i cudn swallow anything else...first block was very tough or maybe i was very tensed..rest of the blocks were oki....except that some questions from behavioral science and cell biology were totally new..i hadn heard or seen those things..don rem them even nw ..lol..took 2 blocks- 10 min break- 2blocks- 20 mins - 2 blocks 10 mins - final block ...walked out of the center with a horrible feeling.... finished it the usual way, a dinner and a movie with frinds n family. was not trying to think about the exam for the last one month but ended up thinking about t most of the time !

so thats about it

thanks to all of you. cos this forum helped me a lot..questions..sugeestions whenever i posted something ..you guys are amazing


Am not so happy about my scores. i don know if i can still make it or if i should quit and start thinking about other options in india ..i always dreamt of getting that 99 ..every1 i knw got a 99, every 1 who posts in the forum says 99...so ya, am still not out of this..

please give me yur suggestions. am yet to take up the other steps..
is this ok ? do i still stand a chance of getting into a good residency program for ped/Internal med ? or should i give up ?
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YOUR SCORE GOod for IM and great for FM+ Peads..............Just make ur
application great.............


Can u tell..........How many times u went through Kaplan Notes, Goljan ane especially how many times u went through Fa and Uworld?
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If everyone with a score like that decides to quite, than it will become so easy to get a position Great score, c'mon people! Good luck on your Step 2!
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thanks
@crimsonboy, i went through kaplan notes twice, once with videos and ones fully..first aid 4-5 times , u world twice ..
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what is the score required to get into a decent ped program ? do they have a mininmum score cut off to apply ir somethin ?
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I don't know about the cut off...........but alot of people say that it has low merit.....though u need to work in peads to show to show that u r genuinely interested in speciality and not applying cause u think it is easy to get in it.........
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thanks for sharing the valuable info with us and congratulations!! FM,ped, IM,more research you can find more programmes.for sure i agree with crimson,that's what my friends who got around the same score are expecting but they also told me it depends on your presentation.
other that UW,kaplan Q book,UW SA's what other books or online stuff do u recommend me to do more Q's.what subjects shld i refer to BRS?
and which city in India did u take the test?how was your prometric center? just heard from my class mate that one of a center in South india was too noisy.
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ya.. i ll try n do some research projects n stuff..guess if my step 2 score s good, it ll better..but am a little worried..i somehw want 2 get into ped..need to start working on it i guess..

there was this book called first aid step1 questions in my library..system wise questions..i did that ..and i did some questions from pre test books ...i had a few questions which my seniors gave me ..my friend was doing kaplan q bank, so i went through those questions from my frnd's notes..thats abt t..cell biology genetics and behav sci were my weakest subjects , i did work hard on those, but still, my scores suggest those were the lowest ! so what ur nbme n uwsa suggest as weak areas, yu really have 2 work hard on t..guess i din do tht well..
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n i took my test in chennai..it was ok..not noisy n all..and anyways if yu think t s, they give yu those noise cut off headphones..so shudn b a problem
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