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Help Exam in one week .. need suggestions please!

Ok..I am now a week away from my exam and I have no idea what needs to be done. This is just a brief review of what I have done so far. Kindly, help me plan this one week and I would appreciate that people who recently received their scores give in some strong input.

I took my NBME 12 a month back (on the second day that I began my Uworld) and scored 192, which of course was quite disappointing. I went on and completed my Uworld and got a 74%. After that, I finished FA just today. I am going to revise Uworld today and tomorrow. I have had a horrible month, full of grief. I just need to get through this one week now.

Ok no more whining..to get to business..This is what I have in mind :
Revise uWorld today and tomorrow. Take NBME 11 the next day. Do the free 150 questions. Do 3-5 star FA again (It takes me 5 days normally to completely FA). Take NBME 6 and 7 both 2 days before my exam. Does that sound good or not?

Please let me know. And yes, I have no clue about where to do images from eg the cultures, CT scans, MRIs. I haven't done them yet, wanted to do them tomorrow. So, if someone can please suggest me a site.

I don't want to postpone my exam any further. I have had enough of Step 1. It's time to get over it. I am already burned out!

GUys, help!:sorry:
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i think ur plan is good , just make sure

1- to do FA very well cuz i gave my exam on 11/oct and i think having done FA near the exam helped alot esp in BIOCHEM enzymes , i took less time to remember the algorithms

2- also the equations (collection) page at the end of the FA helped alot , i revised it the day B4 the exam ,

3- try to make the 150 qs the last mcqs to do b4 the exam , to boost ur confidence b4 the exam , also use ( NBME NOW ) to assess urself again to make sure ur doing okay , dont delay NBME More than this .

4- RELAX weather u do well in the assessement or not its u who will benefit either way . hope u the best .
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i think ur plan is good , just make sure

1- to do FA very well cuz i gave my exam on 11/oct and i think having done FA near the exam helped alot esp in BIOCHEM enzymes , i took less time to remember the algorithms

2- also the equations (collection) page at the end of the FA helped alot , i revised it the day B4 the exam ,

3- try to make the 150 qs the last mcqs to do b4 the exam , to boost ur confidence b4 the exam , also use ( NBME NOW ) to assess urself again to make sure ur doing okay , dont delay NBME More than this .

4- RELAX weather u do well in the assessement or not its u who will benefit either way . hope u the best .

Ahmad, will it be fine if I write the NBME 11 day after tomorrow ? I wanted to finish my Uworld notes before that..and yes please suggest me a site where I can do the images..Thanks!
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yes just try to leave sufficient time to revise whichever the nbme tells u that its a weak area in ur exams .

as for images i didnt use any special source and after the exam i can comfortably say that i didnt need it cuz all the images in the exam were straight forward ( u can guess it from the stem of the question in most of them ) ,

make sure to check on the distribution of organs inside the CT SCAN u will find it with the images inside fA ( if u have to see some images i think those ones inside the FA are more than enough ) .
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