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I am about to take the exam by end of this month but would like to ask you and obviously our seniors Sabio, Steptaker and Rasheed.

I have gone through kap lecture notes twice before and through UW q bank once before.
Now I am in my third time reading of lecture notes and accompanied by second time read of UW after each subject. I have completed this for all the subjects except for about 40 % of patho and whole of pharmaco. I have gone through FA twice.

I haven't done NMBE so far, however I will do that just after I finish my this time reading and reading FA once again , which will hopefully be about 10 days later.

Here comes my frightening question:
It took more than a year for me to reach this time in my studies.
I wanted to do Kaplan Q bank in about 15 days just after I would finish my this time reading, however I faced some family problems due to which my 10 days were lost. Now after my this time reading should I do Kaplan Q bank just before the exam in about 15 days which will be left after my this time reading, or should I revise all or some of the lecture notes quickly before the exam in about 15 days ( if I am able to ).
Please guide me because I am really feeling confused.

Needless to say that I was a medium student of my medical school and of course I am a Type A personality.
I don't see any doubt in your sincerity and am waiting for your useful guidance.
Thanks in advance
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You've come a long way Elham and that's a great efforts you put throughout your year of preparation. That's an accomplishment and we are sure you'll do well in the exam.

The last month of your preparation is critical. You have to devote all your time for studying and reviewing. No weekends, no outings, no long telephones, ...etc.

You are about to finish 3rd time Kaplan notes and 2nd time UW and 2nd or 3rd time FA. Undoubtedly, this is more than enough.

If you need to judge yourself and plan appropriately for the coming few weeks then do NBME right now. It's very useful. Not only it accurately predicts your future score but it will also tell where to go and how to navigate the rest of your prep.

If your NBME score is over 550 then you are in good shape and you don't need to do Kaplan Qbank, just continue refreshing your Kaplan notes.
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Default UW score is also important

Hey Dr Elham,

What's your UW score?
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Hey Dr Elham,

What's your UW score?
well !
Unfortunately I didn't noticed my UW performance for my all subjects, however for patho and pharmaco it was 65-70 % and it was about 5 months ago when I was in my first reading of UW.
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Thanks for your motivation. However I would like to do NBME once I finish my pharmaco. Which will obviously be about a week later. I will inform you of my performance on NBME and then we will make a joint plan. I think if I do NBME right now, it will obviously underestimate my pharm performance. So I think it would be wise to do after its completion. ( Provided you agree me ).
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Thanks for your motivation. However I would like to do NBME once I finish my pharmaco. Which will obviously be about a week later. I will inform you of my performance on NBME and then we will make a joint plan. I think if I do NBME right now, it will obviously underestimate my pharm performance. So I think it would be wise to do after its completion. ( Provided you agree me ).
Sounds good plan
good ahead finish ur pharma
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well !
Unfortunately I didn't noticed my UW performance for my all subjects, however for patho and pharmaco it was 65-70 % and it was about 5 months ago when I was in my first reading of UW.
You will score over 95 am sure about it
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