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Default I need some help please! :( my NBME sucks!

I just took NBME 12 and i scored really low (370) which i believe is equivalent to 192 on the boards!i have my exam on the 5th of october.i did Kaplan (all subjects) and Goljan (Path) twice.I started the uworld a few days back and i have just done 600questions/2090 as yet.

Can someone please appropriately advice me if I should postpone my exam or not as my NBME 12 is really devastating!!

Please tell me a study plan if possible!would reallllly appreciate at that!I am really tensed right now...
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I just took NBME 12 and i scored really low (370) which i believe is equivalent to 192 on the boards!i have my exam on the 5th of october.i did Kaplan (all subjects) and Goljan (Path) twice.I started the uworld a few days back and i have just done 600questions/2090 as yet.

Can someone please appropriately advice me if I should postpone my exam or not as my NBME 12 is really devastating!!

Please tell me a study plan if possible!would reallllly appreciate at that!I am really tensed right now...
Since u have not finished UW.. U shud postpone. Ur study plan shud include to finish UW, revise it all over and revise FA over n over again. Then do another nbme and analyse urself.
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mle2resident: will that really help??? I'm very much dishearted right now.I feel like quitting already.. My triad ends at the end of October.I wanted to take my exam within that time period.Will it be wise?What do you suggest?

(Ok sorry,I know I am talking like a loser but this seriously is so stressful and disturbing!)
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You should postpone exam.Atleast complete UW and FA 2-3 times.
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Move exam to end of Oct, since your eligibility ends then.
That will give you 5-6weeks of studying, which can get you comfortably well into the 200s.
what are your weak areas according to exam?
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lena: well i had a lower performance with behavioral sciences,biochemistry,genetics.these were really bad.well even special senses,physio,repro,cardio were weak..
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lena: well i had a lower performance with behavioral sciences,biochemistry,genetics.these were really bad.well even special senses,physio,repro,cardio were weak..
physio is extremely important to passing and doing well. Dont take it lightly.
You can try looking at BRS Physio for it, it helped me after I had done Kaplan Physio and still wasnt doing great on it.
Kaplan is good for behavioral sciences, even the questions, UW doesnt touch it well.
It could also be that you havent covered certain questions, since you just started UW.
Postpone till end of Oct, use the time to get thru UW without running through it. Its not about the amt of UW questions one does, more so than really understanding the ones you have done.
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mle2resident: will that really help??? I'm very much dishearted right now.I feel like quitting already.. My triad ends at the end of October.I wanted to take my exam within that time period.Will it be wise?What do you suggest?

(Ok sorry,I know I am talking like a loser but this seriously is so stressful and disturbing!)
Hey, we have all been there buddy. Everyone meets this phase, so its not just u. U still have 40 days, that's a lot of time u got.
Finish UW, read FA along with it, annotate the extra info into ur FA. Try doing 2 blocks of UW with explanations plus FA everyday. Then take another nbme, am sure there ll be a lot of improvement in ur score.
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ok thanks!!!well surely follow your advices.i must admit that i haven't been consistent with my studies but finally i realize that consistency is really impt for this exam.i was actually take this lightly.but well i will make the best use of my time now.
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