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Old 06-08-2015
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Hey everyone. I am writing in about 2 weeks time, and am beginning to really freak out. I took NBME 13 the other day and got a 190. I've finished about 50% of UWorld and have read over FA once. I plan on taking NBME 16 this coming weekend to see where I'm at. I honestly don't know what to do at this point in time. Whether to just focus on reading FA/Pathoma, or to continue to finish UW. Postponing the exam unfortunately is not an option. I am an IMG, and would like to score high (230+) but looking at my score and time constraint now, I'll be happy with anything above a 200. Anyone with any thoughts or anyone that's been in a similar situation? My first 2 years I was scoring high scores in class, but it seems that has no correlation to this exam now. Any insight is greatly appreciated!

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Hey everyone. I am writing in about 2 weeks time, and am beginning to really freak out. I took NBME 13 the other day and got a 190. I've finished about 50% of UWorld and have read over FA once. I plan on taking NBME 16 this coming weekend to see where I'm at. I honestly don't know what to do at this point in time. Whether to just focus on reading FA/Pathoma, or to continue to finish UW. Postponing the exam unfortunately is not an option. I am an IMG, and would like to score high (230+) but looking at my score and time constraint now, I'll be happy with anything above a 200. Anyone with any thoughts or anyone that's been in a similar situation? My first 2 years I was scoring high scores in class, but it seems that has no correlation to this exam now. Any insight is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

hey! Given that you cannot postpone the exam, I believe your best option and strategy at the moment is to go on with Uworld and FA back-back. Forget about pathoma, and focus on those two!
Wish you all the best!!!
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usmle step1 is the test of ur stamina and rapid reasoning

since u dont have enough time left

my advice for u is to do 4blocks of uworld in morning continuously(max.time 4hrs) then take 1hr rest then
attempt 3blocks(max.time 3hrs). afterwords see ur
mistakes n learn from them. try to learn n
memorize FA as much as u can. leave pathoma etc.

just try to do as many question as u can from uworld in a exam format. try to build stamina

there are 2300questions in uworld qbank. u have 14days
if u do 163ques(4blocks) daily then u can finish it

but even this is not enough. try to do 7-8blocks daily
in this way u can finish uworld twice. its tough but thats the best u can do!
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