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Hey guys,

I was wondering if anyone can help me out with my dilemma.
I have about 8 days before my exam and I'm not done with uworld. I have about 200qs left and of the questions that I've done so far, I've only been able to look over the wrong answers. (I was planning to look over the correct+incorrect but didn't get time to do that). And, I know that I'm NOT gonna be able to look over the whole qbank (all questions with explanations) in 8 days+read FA+extra stuff to cover my weak areas. I've taken 2 NBMEs and have scored decent (226-two weeks ago; 231-one week ago) My goal is 240+ Do you guys think that it's possible for me to reach my goal in 9 days without looking over uw again? or should I read my wrong answers again? or should I just read the learning objectives for all the qs (correct and incorrect)?
I'm not sure on what to do. Any insight or advice would be of tremendous help! thanks
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Hey miss patho,

I am definitely gonna do that. However, do you think I should push myself to try and fit in uw somewhere in between now and test day? I did a couple of blocks today but that ate up a good chunk of my day. I'm not sure if it's worth it, you know? Can't decide if I should at least read the educational objectives...
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Hey!
I would concentrate on FA and your add.notes. Maybe u could do some uw, but I would not focus too much on revising questions. I mean if you know u r stuff and strengthen your weak areas in the next week ur score will definetly improve. (not that your NBME scores are bad but u said u wanted 240 ) I would focus on FA and maybe just do like 2-3 hours of UW a day, so u have the time to do some question but the time spent is not to large. Good luck!!!
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Hey Glomerulus,

Thanks I just did one block and it took me 1.5 hours and that was like a speed read too. ha. Anyway, I think I'm do a couple of blocks a day like you said and then just focus on FA for the most part. Hopefully I'll be able to get through at least half of the bank by test day and that should be 'good enough'... hopefully!
Im weak in behavioral ethics qs. do you have any suggestions for that? something that's a relatively quick read?

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I used the HY Behavioral Science book for this subject. What book are you using? My book has 100 pages, but there is a lot of psych. and other stuff int it. If you just focus on the parts u need it is defenitly a quick read (2-3 hours big max!!) Another thing u could do is do all the UW behav. science question and add the explan. to your notes. They are pretty good. Good luck! Just 8 days to go and you're done!!
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Hey miss patho,

I am definitely gonna do that. However, do you think I should push myself to try and fit in uw somewhere in between now and test day? I did a couple of blocks today but that ate up a good chunk of my day. I'm not sure if it's worth it, you know? Can't decide if I should at least read the educational objectives...
in nbme what was ur weak area read it and focus on it and do like one block random uw daily till exam

if u want post ur nbme table so thats members will help u in thats week area
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Hey. Here's my NBME 11 spread. This is the last one I took-- about a week ago.
What are your thoughts? I suck at anatomy and I don't think it's worth my time to review anatomy because from what I've heard, they ask you the most obscure questions. I've been working on cardio, so that score should hopefully go up.
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