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Hello fellow examiners,

Hope your preparations are coming along well, I just want all of us taking the exam on Dec. 21st, to join into this forum, and push each other to do well.

I am almost done my first read, and then its review all the way inshAllah.

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let me drop in i am taking my exam in december.
I have completed First read of kaplan along with videos and now doing revision along with Kaplan Qbank.
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So i too fix in this group.
I have completed first read and now doing 2nd read along with questions.
how are you guys moving
Just 90 odd days left pull up your socks.
lets keep motivated

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I'm really pushing for December but i'm still on my first read of many random big books, fully understanding, but it seems like it's taking me forever..

Anyways, I guess I should also get on this wagon before it leaves. I want to do kaplan videos only, after this first read. I just might skip the "second read" and jump right into questions. I want to do all 3 qbanks (USMLE Rx, Kaplan and UW).
Haven't even touched FA yet. Plan on memorizing it towards the end....

Good luck guys and may God be with us all the way....
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I'm really pushing for December but i'm still on my first read of many random big books, fully understanding, but it seems like it's taking me forever..

Anyways, I guess I should also get on this wagon before it leaves. I want to do kaplan videos only, after this first read. I just might skip the "second read" and jump right into questions. I want to do all 3 qbanks (USMLE Rx, Kaplan and UW).
Haven't even touched FA yet. Plan on memorizing it towards the end....

Good luck guys and may God be with us all the way....
I have jumped on the wagon and there is no turning back now. I am almost done my first read, that again from various books. My second read is MCQs only, and to be honest I have realised you can read one thing a gazillion times, but it doesn't stick till you actually apply it, and what better way than to review while at mcqs. BEST OF LUCK . I know WE CAN DO IT
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Hi..count me in too..I did kaplan videos long time ago..so doin once more to make my basics thorough...did 2 reads of FA..
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I have jumped on the wagon and there is no turning back now. I am almost done my first read, that again from various books. My second read is MCQs only, and to be honest I have realised you can read one thing a gazillion times, but it doesn't stick till you actually apply it, and what better way than to review while at mcqs. BEST OF LUCK . I know WE CAN DO IT
Yes you are absolutely right.Doing questions consolidate things into your hippocampus.
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So i too fix in this group.
I have completed first read and now doing 2nd read along with questions.
how are you guys moving
Just 90 odd days left pull up your socks.
lets keep motivated

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Yes just 80 days more and always feel i have a lot too study.
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hey i am also in ur boat......my exam is in decembr..but i m on my 1st read...i doono..am i very slow??thinking of jumping to q banks after dis...
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hey i am also in ur boat......my exam is in decembr..but i m on my 1st read...i doono..am i very slow??thinking of jumping to q banks after dis...
Hi...dont jump to Q banks without getting a proper knowledge of ur basics...U ll realise it later wen u do NBME..
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let me drop in i am taking my exam in december.
I have completed First read of kaplan along with videos and now doing revision along with Kaplan Qbank.
Hi..How s Kaplan Q bank..? Easier or tougher than Uworld..?
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hey i am also in ur boat......my exam is in decembr..but i m on my 1st read...i doono..am i very slow??thinking of jumping to q banks after dis...
You are on a right track my first read took long time too. But read those material understanding most of the stuff and your second read will be a breezer.

Yes thats a good plan to do q bank after 1st read.
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Hi..How s Kaplan Q bank..? Easier or tougher than Uworld..?
Havent done UW so cant comment on it. Kaplan Q bank is good but again they sometime test some weird fact based questions and also physiology questions make me scratching my head.
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79 more days keep hanging guys.

we will get this devil down
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79 more days keep hanging guys.

we will get this devil down
yes we will get over it.

yes i like kaplan qbank for the simple reason that it has FA page reference just makes it easy to revise those topic right at that time and also incorporating extra points simultaneously.
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hey i am also in ur boat......my exam is in decembr..but i m on my 1st read...i doono..am i very slow??thinking of jumping to q banks after dis...

keep it at yr pace, and you will fine, just do it as you have planned it. main thing, STICK to YOUR schedule .

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hi everyone!!!

my exam is also december 21. i can't believe i've officially filed for the date long time ago. I was too confident i'd finish everything LOL. but i told myself i will try my very best to read everything before starting qbanks! i just cant do questions without a solid knowledge

anyway, we can do this!! we have like around 2 and a half months more to go!

God bless and good luck to all of us!!!!
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I'm really pushing for December but i'm still on my first read of many random big books, fully understanding, but it seems like it's taking me forever..

Anyways, I guess I should also get on this wagon before it leaves. I want to do kaplan videos only, after this first read. I just might skip the "second read" and jump right into questions. I want to do all 3 qbanks (USMLE Rx, Kaplan and UW).
Haven't even touched FA yet. Plan on memorizing it towards the end....

Good luck guys and may God be with us all the way....

hi tootsie!

i thought i was alone. I am also going through many random big books and it's taking me 10,000 years (forever) to finish!!!

but i'm positive about it. we can do this!

good luck!
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Hi..How s Kaplan Q bank..? Easier or tougher than Uworld..?

Hey all, I'm going in for the kill soon. I've done all three, and most of the NBME questions (and probably should be doing better than I am, with all the work I've put in) and I've found that Kaplan and usmlerx are the most like the nbme practice exams. I prefer first aid as there are question explanations as well as the first aid reference material right there.

USMLE world is intended to give you really hard questions so that you get alot wrong and are always learning, but have found it quite different to the NBME. I struggle alot with getting caught out on not reading the question properly, or interpreting the question incorrectly, so my major flaws are in my exam technique. Therefore, doing questions that are most like the nbme (which I believe is the closest to the actual exam) for me feels as if it is the best strategy. Sometimes the explanations for the answers in kaplan appear to be a bit short, but the "Qtorials" are neat and break up the monotonous reading. Anyways this was my experience, and have preferred usmlerx to all others.
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I m done with Kaplan LN with kaplan qbank and FA read now doing uworld along with revising FA.
Today I m doing renal.
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want to take it in dec. . .
doing Kaplan LN(3rd time),and uworld(2nd time) and FA first time. . .
after this read i will take nbme. . .
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guys how relevant are kaplan qbanks scores relevant?
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has any1 taken nbme?
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Ya..took NBME 12 last week and got a low score..so now doin basics again..
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i will take it after 15 to 20 days InshAllah
btw what was your score?
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77 days more for the kill.
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i will take it after 15 to 20 days InshAllah
btw what was your score?
Ya taking it early shows ur loophole and gives more tym to work on ur weak topics.
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Stay calm. Its natural to have this , you have completd the difficult part.Revision is going to be easy. Enjoy ur day to day work and save ur energy for the last month.
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Is there any method to stop forgetting things,I revise and forget, now I am getting frustrated I am done with kaplan,revising FA want to complete in 10 to 15 more days(already done 2 to 3 times) ,but when I do Mcqs,I always think I should do FA again.When I do mcqs after reading FA,my score in late 60s or in 70s,but without revising of the concerned part in FA,my score falls may be in 40s,much tense and worried,I have my exam on 21 Dec,don`t know what to do??????? did NBME 1 (offline) last monday with only 134 mcqs correct.With this kind of prep I will definitely fail in exam And I don`t want to extend my exam any more,every day I feel burnt .Plan to give another NBME after revising FA,may be my score improve!!

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Hey, I have a question. Why is this thread for those taking it on the 21st? What I mean to ask is, why the "21st"? Is it because that is the last day to take it in 2011?
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Hey, I have a question. Why is this thread for those taking it on the 21st? What I mean to ask is, why the "21st"? Is it because that is the last day to take it in 2011?
lol...
no dude actually tests are offered till last day of december.

This is just for those who r takin there steps in december
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Is there any method to stop forgetting things,I revise and forget, now I am getting frustrated I am done with kaplan,revising FA want to complete in 10 to 15 more days(already done 2 to 3 times) ,but when I do Mcqs,I always think I should do FA again.When I do mcqs after reading FA,my score in late 60s or in 70s,but without revising of the concerned part in FA,my score falls may be in 40s,much tense and worried,I have my exam on 21 Dec,don`t know what to do??????? did NBME 1 (offline) last monday with only 134 mcqs correct.With this kind of prep I will definitely fail in exam And I don`t want to extend my exam any more,every day I feel burnt .Plan to give another NBME after revising FA,may be my score improve!!

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Just chillax and complete ur qbank.
You have completed a lot and doing questions are consolidating things, if i were in ur boat doing FA 2-3 times i wud be in a relaxed state.
Best way is to give an NBME as soon as u complete ur qbank.
i too am doing questions and the topics become more clear when i solve mcqs so dont worry,Your score will be high when u complete whole of the bank.

btw which qbank are u doing?
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Is there any method to stop forgetting things,I revise and forget, now I am getting frustrated I am done with kaplan,revising FA want to complete in 10 to 15 more days(already done 2 to 3 times) ,but when I do Mcqs,I always think I should do FA again.When I do mcqs after reading FA,my score in late 60s or in 70s,but without revising of the concerned part in FA,my score falls may be in 40s,much tense and worried,I have my exam on 21 Dec,don`t know what to do??????? did NBME 1 (offline) last monday with only 134 mcqs correct.With this kind of prep I will definitely fail in exam And I don`t want to extend my exam any more,every day I feel burnt .Plan to give another NBME after revising FA,may be my score improve!!

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If you think about it, it will happen to go low. Keep a CLEAR mind about it. DO NOT panic if you see somehting and can't seem to remember it, thats where understanding and knowledge and resoning always comes in. Moreover what is important is not to extend yr date because you will just burn out more. Everyday treat yrself 2 hrs off, even if all you can think of is I need to go back. just take 2 hrs off entirely to chill.

I think the key is to not take it as OMG. I don't remember, the key to logically think it out, try this attempt and let us know if it helped

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Hey, I have a question. Why is this thread for those taking it on the 21st? What I mean to ask is, why the "21st"? Is it because that is the last day to take it in 2011?

haha, no don't worry, they run till the last day. I started this forum because my date is 21st, but all of us in the december boat are riding pretty much the same journey.
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i have taken nbme form 2,,,2 months ago . . .got 156 right out of 200. . .
did nbme 3 first block. . .38/50 was my score, 20 days ago....got disappointed left it. . .i will take rest of 3 blocks after this read. . .
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If you think about it, it will happen to go low. Keep a CLEAR mind about it. DO NOT panic if you see somehting and can't seem to remember it, thats where understanding and knowledge and resoning always comes in. Moreover what is important is not to extend yr date because you will just burn out more. Everyday treat yrself 2 hrs off, even if all you can think of is I need to go back. just take 2 hrs off entirely to chill.

I think the key is to not take it as OMG. I don't remember, the key to logically think it out, try this attempt and let us know if it helped

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Thanks a lot for your suggestion,I really appreciate you. It gave me a relief.

Thanks for giving me link of list of forgettables,I think these are the things which makes me panic.

I am done with Uworld 75% with score of 60% offline after reading the required section in FA.Left with micro,immuno ,anatomy and embryo,after a thorough read of FA ,I will complete these blocks of Uworld (till the end of this month).Plan to revise Uworld next month in about 10 to 15 days,then I will jump to Kaplan Qbank.Am I on right track???
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i completely echo wid usmle2011 its the questions which you do which helps you remember the facts. So completely focus on doing questionsand if you got a question wrong discuss it why did you get it wrong was it a concept u were lacking or u were not knowing the fact, and then work on them

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I dont know why the pace of my study is so slow,i have just completed 25% of the kaptest and have whole uw to do.
My goal was to finish kaptest by the end of october but i dont think i will be able do it.
Guys how far you have reached

Am i too slow
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did nbme 3 first block. . .38/50 was my score, 20 days ago....got disappointed left it. . .i will take rest of 3 blocks after this read. . .
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Thanks a lot for your suggestion,I really appreciate you. It gave me a relief.

Thanks for giving me link of list of forgettables,I think these are the things which makes me panic.

I am done with Uworld 75% with score of 60% offline after reading the required section in FA.Left with micro,immuno ,anatomy and embryo,after a thorough read of FA ,I will complete these blocks of Uworld (till the end of this month).Plan to revise Uworld next month in about 10 to 15 days,then I will jump to Kaplan Qbank.Am I on right track???
I advice you to do online Version of atleat uw , coz the offline one is of 2008 i guess and the exam pattern has changed a lot in these years. uw online is updated wid the new styles of question.
so its better to do it online.
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i will take it after 15 to 20 days InshAllah
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Hey, I have a question. Why is this thread for those taking it on the 21st? What I mean to ask is, why the "21st"? Is it because that is the last day to take it in 2011?
December 21 so we can all enjoy the holidays / Christmas

We have 2 full weeks for the vacation.

Hoping by January we start to study for CK

I hope and pray everyone on this thread will pass with flying colors!

Goodluck to all of us!!!! More than 2 months is still A LOT OF TIME!

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hi mine enshalla on the 27th of Dec...
i am kinda finalizing my first read...should start UW on the 22nd this month...by that time i am done enshalla with FA+BRS patho and physio+some kaplan LN

btw, can i finish UW in less than a month? and what do u guys think about
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haha, no don't worry, they run till the last day. I started this forum because my date is 21st, but all of us in the december boat are riding pretty much the same journey.
actually the last day in this year is tuesday 27th...i guess so
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hey every one ..am giving my exam in December 3 rd week..read kaplan once n done with a revision of all d subjects plus some questions from qbank so am planning to start with u world.can anyone help me in the order i should do..means wen should i finish my uworld ..wen should i do uwsa n nbme..before or after uworld or in btw..n finally wats a comfortable score for uworld..any othr q banks required ? hope some one sends i na good reply thnks..n all the best to all exam takers n nice thread..
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hey guys, im in the december boat aswell. I took nbme 7 a few weeks ago and just failed it. so i revised FA again so im guessing my score should be higher. I have gone through UW once so when i see the q's again and get them right a lot of times its b.c ive seen them before..

so wat advice can u guys give me..read fa again and continue to do UW q's..b'c i think its a lil too late to start doing basics all over again...do u think I can still get a good score with pretty much only 2 months left?

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hey guys, im in the december boat aswell. I took nbme 7 a few weeks ago and just failed it. so i revised FA again so im guessing my score should be higher. I have gone through UW once so when i see the q's again and get them right a lot of times its b.c ive seen them before..

so wat advice can u guys give me..read fa again and continue to do UW q's..b'c i think its a lil too late to start doing basics all over again...do u think I can still get a good score with pretty much only 2 months left?

thanks for ur help guys

Hey.. ok this is how it is.. 2 months is a GOOOOD load of time, esp if u can put in 8 hrs a day. the key is to FOCUSSS... especially yr weak areas.

I am almost done my first read. and I still have to do qbanks and FA. but I am not going to let the 2 months status put me down... I know WE can DO IT. You just NEED to believe in YOURSELF. Keep at it, do it at yr pace, key is to focus, Follow yr own schedule what works with u. AND its totally acceptable to back to the basics which you find difficult, because once u grasp it, Any question from that topic and you are basically mastering it.


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hey guys, im in the december boat aswell. I took nbme 7 a few weeks ago and just failed it. so i revised FA again so im guessing my score should be higher. I have gone through UW once so when i see the q's again and get them right a lot of times its b.c ive seen them before..

so wat advice can u guys give me..read fa again and continue to do UW q's..b'c i think its a lil too late to start doing basics all over again...do u think I can still get a good score with pretty much only 2 months left?

thanks for ur help guys
Hii..Even i m kind of in the same boat as you.. Don t get freaked out.. I am doin a fast revision of kaplan videos..done wit biochem and goljan and now doin UW of these subjects in timed mode..Let us keep each other motivated..And tell to ourselves "NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE"
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Started FA along with Kaplan Qbank, so far I like it.. finally realising what to focus on 100% and what to be a-ok at !

How are you guys holding up???
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EXACTLY 2 more MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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what are your average UW scores now in all random qs?
cuz i am in my 50ties...
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I am still doing review and Qbanks, will do the offline first by the end of this month and then give an NBME in end of November. God Willing. Gooood Luckkk Guys!
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I am done wid Kaplan 2 reads alongside FA leaving Anatomy and Pharma, hope 2 finish it in coming fifteen days.My exam is in December last week.Am i a bit late?
Currently i am doing Kaplan qbank just left wid Anatomy and Pharmacology questions. Do you think i should start with U world now or wait until i finish whole of the qbank.
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I am on the first read for qbanks and doing it subject wise, i.e the qbank AND FA. so far so good, thanks to God.

I think if you feel like you are scoring just fine and not getting super saturated you are fine.

Lastly I have a question, How many questions do you usually get by in lets say 4 hours?


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I think if you feel like you are scoring just fine and not getting super saturated you are fine.
I couldnt understand fine in what sense.

I do questions subject wise too cant estimate how much time but yes for doing and reviewing a complete block it takes me 4 hours atleast.
What about you.
So when have you decided to start u world

Lets keep studying and thanks for reminding i am not alone
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Finished DIT a week ago and started on uworld. I've only done 6 tests random and timed, but my average has improved to 60%. I'm currently reviewing microbio using my Kaplan book, doing 46 uworld questions per day and listening to Goljan audio. I'm scoring well in pathology so I decided not to read Goljan Rapid Review. I don't know when to take an NBME. What do you guys think?
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I couldnt understand fine in what sense.

I do questions subject wise too cant estimate how much time but yes for doing and reviewing a complete block it takes me 4 hours atleast.
What about you.
So when have you decided to start u world

Lets keep studying and thanks for reminding i am not alone

What I meant to say was that its important to understand that as long as you are scoring within yr acceptable ranges you are fine. and the key is to not over do it, we still have approx more than 5 weeks to go, if we KILL ourselves right now, we might run out of energy right before the exam. Work REALLY hard though, just don`t kill yrself in the process.


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Thanks a lot usmle2011m that was a bit relieving as i find someone else in my shoes.

So what i think it will take 15 odd more days for me to complete the whole of 2nd read of kaplan wid one read of FA and kaplan qbank then one week for FA again and then start uworld.
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Still have so much to cover and not happy with my Kaplan Qbank scoring.... Need support here,....
Just keep on going with spirit and continue doing hardwork,you will see the fruit ,It will be fine ,If you are done with your course, do an NBME before anything else to see where your feet are
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Hi everyone !
Im doin my step 1 on 21st of dec

Im planning to take UW self assessment next week ( 1st one).
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Dont have to worry. I myself was anxious too at one moment. But then realised that if we complete the kaptest we will be in a position that we finish uw in a speedy way.So dont think its a lot to cover just master the topics in kaptest.

If you are doing kaplan subjectwise it takes time and also the questions are tough so use it as a learning tool and then asses urself wid uw.
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No not yet.Will take Form 6 in 10 days.
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I plan on taking one of the NBME first week of december, god willing.

My current Kaplan Score is 59% which I am not happy with. So hopefully in 10 days I will be able to jogg it up to atleast a 75%.

Which NBME should I take, as in which one reflects the best??

This is now getting very real.....
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is anyone of you here taking the practice test at a prometric center?

im planning to try it. but i have yet to file for it maybe tomorrow. i hope it's not too late. the website says processing time is about one week. i hope that applies to all countries

one more month...... i hope i dont trip...bang my head and move my exam date...
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HOW are you guys doing? I am not happy with my results, so that means more hrs of studying in for me, its finallly so intense, hopefully i get to write an NBME by next week....
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is anyone of you here taking the practice test at a prometric center?

im planning to try it. but i have yet to file for it maybe tomorrow. i hope it's not too late. the website says processing time is about one week. i hope that applies to all countries

one more month...... i hope i dont trip...bang my head and move my exam date...
I had applied for it and received the permit. Yes it took 7 days for me. Will register for it soon.
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Just completed Kaplan Qbank

Will revise FA now and then an NBME.

I am thinking of form 6.
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Hey guys, exam is on the 20th of december.... Ahhhh so nerve recking. Have like 400 Q's on u world left and doing Fa right now. Just dun remember anything, Gonna do Uworld again after my Fa and then give an NBME by the first week of dec and do FA again. Going to go and give the exam on the 20th no matter what. SO drained of studying. All the best to everyone else here.
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We are al pretty much in the same boat, I can say because I still have 1000+ question on my kaplan to go, yep, but since I have a plan ( a very tight crazy one) - I hope it turns out fineeee!
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Oh..God..only 28 days left..Help us all..Getting psyched..
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I gave diagnostic exam of kaplan Q bank today...n got 62%. Read somewhere 65% in it is passing score in USMLE .
I have already done Kaplan 2x , Gojlan 2x,FA 1x and Kaplan Qbank.
it was of total 150 Qs n 50 Qs per Block. My score was higher in topics i studied recently, currently i just started 2nd read of FA and was thinking of doing an NBME after it. But this score of mine is really devastating.Should i do uw first and then do an NBME.
Its getting closer to exams and seems i am loosing myself.
I don't know is it good or bad....but Qs were longer then in their Qbank, i had to rush through the last questions in each block.
any one who have tried this exam....
kindly pls reply whether m good or bad and what should i do.

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I gave diagnostic exam of kaplan Q bank today...n got 62%. Read somewhere 65% in it is passing score in USMLE .
I have already done Kaplan 2x , Gojlan 2x,FA 1x and Kaplan Qbank.
it was of total 150 Qs n 50 Qs per Block. My score was higher in topics i studied recently, currently i just started 2nd read of FA and was thinking of doing an NBME after it. But this score of mine is really devastating.Should i do uw first and then do an NBME.
Its getting closer to exams and seems i am loosing myself.
I don't know is it good or bad....but Qs were longer then in their Qbank, i had to rush through the last questions in each block.
any one who have tried this exam....
kindly pls reply whether m good or bad and what should i do.
Hey I remember giving the diagnostic earlier and got a 52% on it. but this was before FA.
I reattempted it recently however my internet had problems and my computer froze and I ended up skipping one whole block, getting a 0% on it, so I can't reflect on my score .

But hey, find out where yr weakenss is, and I suggest u give the stimulated Uworld first before trying the NBME.

I think the main factor that is screwing us over is stress, we need to realise to keep that on the low, otherwise it will interfere, FINALLY-GOOD LUCK!
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I did only Uworld as my Qbank. I was just wondering if that is enough. I mean people go and do kaplan also but I just dun have the time to do it.
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I had applied for it and received the permit. Yes it took 7 days for me. Will register for it soon.

hi! i also registered two days ago. as soon as i receive the permit i will set a date right away. what date do you plan to take it? im wondering if its better to do it earlier or closer to our exam date. thanks! goodluck to all of us!!!!
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guys, did u see the recent step 1 scores recently posted here?? 227/82??? 220/81???

why the low 2-digit score?? IM SO SHOCKED!

there used to be 228/98, 227/97, 229/99!!!!

what happened? are there new rules? please explain
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Hey I remember giving the diagnostic earlier and got a 52% on it. but this was before FA.
I reattempted it recently however my internet had problems and my computer froze and I ended up skipping one whole block, getting a 0% on it, so I can't reflect on my score .

But hey, find out where yr weakenss is, and I suggest u give the stimulated Uworld first before trying the NBME.

I think the main factor that is screwing us over is stress, we need to realise to keep that on the low, otherwise it will interfere, FINALLY-GOOD LUCK!
Thanx a lot.

What i make out from this test is that the topics which i read recently, i received a gud score. So just now doing 2nd read of FA. I want to read it as fast as possible so dat things remain freshed up in my memory.

I was thinking of giving u world simulated first but i havent done u world yet , so decided i will take it once i finish it.Also it overpredicts the score so i thought of taking NBME which atleast will accurately tell where i am standing at the moment.
Now after so low performance in kap diagnostic i was just considering of doing some Offline forms to boost of my moral and take online if i shoot above 75% in them.

So confused

Trying to keep my cool and revising FA.
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I did only Uworld as my Qbank. I was just wondering if that is enough. I mean people go and do kaplan also but I just dun have the time to do it.
Dont worry i took it to do subjectwise questions while my 2nd read of kAPLAN since i cant learn passively.

UW is the big thing so have command over it.
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hi! i also registered two days ago. as soon as i receive the permit i will set a date right away. what date do you plan to take it? im wondering if its better to do it earlier or closer to our exam date. thanks! goodluck to all of us!!!!
I have decided it to take it 3 weeks before my exam for the simple reason that my center is in a different city and i wanted to avoid frequent travel just before my exam which can also disturb my rhythm.
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guys, did u see the recent step 1 scores recently posted here?? 227/82??? 220/81???

why the low 2-digit score?? IM SO SHOCKED!

there used to be 228/98, 227/97, 229/99!!!!

what happened? are there new rules? please explain
The scoring system has changed. Read this

http://www.ecfmg.org/news/2011/10/05...orting-scores/
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Hi guys, hows it going.

I completed KAPLAN Qbank and gave an offline NBME1 with a 72% correct. I cud have done better but it seems i dont remember the facts.
So now deciding to give a read to FA and then to start UW.

how should i go further should i give another NBME after my FA or take it later after doing UW.

Thanx and best of luck to all.
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Dont worry i took it to do subjectwise questions while my 2nd read of kAPLAN since i cant learn passively.

UW is the big thing so have command over it.

Hey, I guess I should have also done that. Well don't have time now to start another Q bank. Have my exam on the 20th of dec. Will finish Uworld in another 2 days and then do all the incorrect ones again. Any advice for the last 20 days?
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If NBME 7 is the best predictor, should I save it for last and do NBME 11 and 12 now?
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Hey, I guess I should have also done that. Well don't have time now to start another Q bank. Have my exam on the 20th of dec. Will finish Uworld in another 2 days and then do all the incorrect ones again. Any advice for the last 20 days?
Dude i am not the best person to advice but being at the basics do uw incorrect , revise FA and give an NBME as soon as possible.
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If NBME 7 is the best predictor, should I save it for last and do NBME 11 and 12 now?
i too think NBME 7 is the best predictor so why not do it first so as that u have a better assessment of ur situation

What i have decided to do is NBME 6,7,11 and 12 in the same order.
Reason for doing 6 first is that it is the toughest so less score in it wont demoralize me and will also give me a feel the tough way of exam.It under-predicts too.
NBME 7 when i am in a more subtle position i.e. when i think i have given my best shot on all the topics.
And NBME 11,12 to get a feel of new types of question as these forms are the newest.
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Guys hows it going i am lagging behind my plans every day.
Was thinking of giving an NBME today but still havent completed the 2nd read of FA.Its 5 days now, i havent completed it and i can only read 40-50 pages/day.
Going to start UW today.
Its Getting very real now
Lets keep posting our progress.
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Doing second read of FA , with Uworld 2008, INTENSE WORK!

Plan: NBME 1st week of December,InshAllah.

Based on that result, will work around the rest of the schedule, plan is to EXCEL my FA with notes from as many questions as I can do.

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Just did two blocks of UW 58 % in both so now its for sure my prep is not at all fine. i am going to drop my NBME plan and now deciding to do uw first and then will decide on the basis of percentage what i get.

My eligibility period ends 31 dec. so no turning back.

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I am in the same boat,really bad Uworld scores averaging 60% Really disheartened Don't know if there is any point taking this exam like this. Also not sure if postponing it will make any difference
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ok you twooo, I felt the same - my performance on the kaplan qbank varies sometimes I get 75% sometimes I am 51%, so it really is not making sense to me either... BUTTTTTTTTTTT

Lets not give up just yet, take an NBME, its only 50 bucks, take it and that will tell u where you are, and if you feel it isn't the best, then maybe delay or otherwise , take the extended one, get a good feedback and KILL yrself till the exam, I've read alot of good post NBME stories here.

GOOOOD LUCK!!!!!! Pls. don't let go, I need you guys!
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