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Hey guys...my exam is within 3 week.
my NBME 11 score given last week was 224/510 & then UWSA1 score today is 228/540.....really disheartened.
What should I do to improve?? plz some1 help me.
my weakest area are cell biology & genetics....!
plzz some1 guide me.:sorry:
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Hey oti nogonno. First of all its a good score, so congrats on that. Then my advice for those 3 weeks keep focussing on FA since u need to stay on top of the other subjects, and strengthen your weak areas. What kind of resource did u use? Maybe do question blocks just about cell bio and genetic and read the explanations! U still have time to improve! Best of luck!
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thanx glomerulus for ur prompt ans...actually i m doing usmlew qbank..a lot more needed to be done...so confused..if i shall continue qbank doing or shift to FA...donno...actually i prefer kaplan more than FA.
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continue doing qbank and devote sometime to FA as well. As for kaplan, it has more information but it requires more time too.
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Read FA as much as you can and continue doing kaplan mcqs and read there answers too.
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Yes I agree, even if you like kaplan more maybe you should focus on FA now and just go back to kaplan if u really dont understand the principle behind something or want to read something more detailed. Continue to do the questions and learn from them. its worth it! Best of luck!!!
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only 1st aid and uw one block per day for wrong or mark q
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I cant understand whats the prob with me..! yesterday i did NBME 7 online ..& its again 510/224...! 2 weeks ago my NBME 11 score was same...am i not improving at all?? any one hav any suggestion?
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Whats your feedback on the last NBME?
Which are your weak areas?
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u hardly get any questions from those areas.in my final report i too failed to get a star in that topic while i got a star in all other topics.so dont get disheartened about it.the last three weeks all u need to do is FIRST AID.learn it word to word.n dont forget to give nbme 12 a week before ur exam.that should tell u exactly wat your final score will be
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