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hi guys!
so this is wat happened with me
i tool Nbme6 exactly a month ago n scored 210.. i was okay with that score cuz i knew theres more i need to prerp
exactly after 2 weeks i gave UWSA 1 - 236
and another 2 weeks later, ie yesterday i did nbme11 , n i got 214
im totally devastated. i dont kno wat went wrong. i was expecting 230+
my exam is in exactly 2weeks from now!
what should i do now? did uwsa overpredict my score? or did nbme11 underjudge me? should i give another nbme in a week n then decide .. or should i jus postpone my exam for a month.
i hav been religiously studying almost 6 months now. n i hav been a good student all my life . i hav stuck to FA+UW ( did it twice) and keep Going Back to Kaplan Notes for stuff here and there. acc to NBME 11, i got 45 qz wrong, n 20 were from General Principles for health n sciences!! :S how do i improve here
if i postpone i need to a new startegy.. what should i do!!
i was even havng 2nd thots abt writing here. was so embarassed with that score
i really need sincere advice from anyone and evryone! plz help here!!
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just curious have you taken any offline nbme,as i have suggested you earlier . . ?
and is FA enough for nbme?
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well i haven't taken any nbme yet...but if i get this score,i will postpone the exam,,not to get embarrassed but to work harder next time. . .
i m not saying you should do it,but i am telling what i would do if i were in your shoes. . .
and don't lose your heart,,,
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i jus did nbme1 offline! i got like around same 145/200 n that was like a month ago
but i think i shud do the rest too now :S

n FA is not enough unless u impose UW knowledge on it! nbme 11 was v much like UW questions. there are qeusitons whihc i got worng, not becuase i dint hav the concept or had no idea abt it, jus because i applied it the wrong way. so its more like i need mroe practice with mcqs!! than learning more stuff
n i wud suggest u to take the expanded feedback form .. helps u a lot. to go thru over ur wrong questions
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i m using FA as a separate book,,,kaplan read then FA . .
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dont panik.

study uw and fa as many time as possible..everythign is in fa...

do nbme7

and before exam do nbme 12

and be sure to check all the answers of nbmes and understand the concept behind them...as in the main exam the test similar concepts...

i too got my exams in exactly 2 weeks..

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yes im hoping for a miracle! will study day night .in out. for another week. uw+fa. thats it.. i wasted last two weeks.doing usmlerx offline. wen i shud hav continued doing UW .. i was tired of UW. thot i shud practice newer stuff. wasted time n energyy,
these 7 days also include me doing 2 nbmes offline. 2 blocks a day
and then i will give another NBME n see where i stand
Inshallah. if it still isnt working i wont hav any choice but to postpone!!
thanx heman n zohaib!
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i need to kno one more thing, most probably in the back of my head i kno i will hav to postpone my exam by min 2 weeks
but my UW subzcription is xpiring in a week! u guys think i shud extend it?? n still keep doin UW..wne i hav already done it twice
also i hav a freinds Kaplan Qbank too. she had subcription for an yr . so got done with it. i did sum biochem n micro n behav science from there.
so u think i cud jus keep Kaplan Qbank for practing more qz . or is still UW the key? one thing i must admit evrytime i do a block of UW, i learn sumthing new!!
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