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I'm about 1 month out from my exam date so wondering if anyone can give some tips on study methods...

I'm almost done going through my "first-pass" of all the material in FA (using the typical resources of Goljan lectures, Kaplan videos, Pathoma, Firecracker). I should be finished covering the rest of the blocks in 1.5 weeks.

Problem is that I can't seem to do any better than an average of 65% on UW 46 Q blocks. Maybe that's because I haven't gone into 2nd and 3rd pass mode but it really is a bit frustrating. I'm about 50% through UW Q blocks at this moment in time.

I guess my question is more directed for those who have already taken the exam. What methods did you guys use to up your Q block scores? Any secret tips on upping the overall percentages?
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Why are you driving yourself mad about your Uworld score?!

Uworld is a learning tool! It's not for assessing how well you do.
this is how Uworld goes: In every single block till the last black on Uworld there will be new info that you may have never heard, read or learned ever before (that's their system).

plz stay calm and enjoy the knowledge in Uworld and how they can mess up your mind with their clever (some times not so clever) questions.

The only assessment tool is an NBME, you can get 80% on Uworld but if you can't get that score on an NBME then you're not doing good!

Remember, Uworld is for studying, NBME is for assessment.

By the end of half of Uworold, many questions are supposed to be repeated in different ways so that's supposed to improve your score.

You can try doing Uworld block after studying for an hour (2 and a hlaf hours after waking up). That's when your brain is at optimum function, that might help ya if you can't stop frustrating yourself about it.

Plz enjoy Uworld
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Why are you driving yourself mad about your Uworld score?!

Uworld is a learning tool! It's not for assessing how well you do.
this is how Uworld goes: In every single block till the last black on Uworld there will be new info that you may have never heard, read or learned ever before (that's their system).

plz stay calm and enjoy the knowledge in Uworld and how they can mess up your mind with their clever (some times not so clever) questions.

The only assessment tool is an NBME, you can get 80% on Uworld but if you can't get that score on an NBME then you're not doing good!

Remember, Uworld is for studying, NBME is for assessment.

By the end of half of Uworold, many questions are supposed to be repeated in different ways so that's supposed to improve your score.

You can try doing Uworld block after studying for an hour (2 and a hlaf hours after waking up). That's when your brain is at optimum function, that might help ya if you can't stop frustrating yourself about it.

Plz enjoy Uworld
Thanks spasemaster. I know that it's a learning tool and for all intensive purposes, it does primarily serve that function for me. However, I'm sure as with any other medical student, it's impossible not to look at your score and become a little neurotic about increases and decreases...correlations...etc.
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