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Hahahahaaaa!! i was reviewing RS physio today, cyanide poising seems pretty painless i wonder if there's some sort of study out there regarding students commiting suicide bcoz of USMLE!

P.S. I got a 46 in one of my blocks today! mother must be so proud!!

BRACE YOURSELVES, THE STEPS ARE COMING!
mwaHAAHAHAHAAA!!

I had an EPIPHANY!

We don't have to think hard of a way to end our lives!

Do you know the usmleworld question that goes something like this:

A 20-year-old female college student was taking an examination when she suddenly died.
What is the diagnosis? (Ans. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)

Yep! That will be me when I take the nbme. Sudden Cardiac Death.

The good news is I don't even have to buy cyanide! LOL!

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I had an EPIPHANY!

We don't have to think hard of a way to end our lives!

Do you know the usmleworld question that goes something like this:

A 20-year-old female college student was taking an examination when she suddenly died.
What is the diagnosis? (Ans. hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)

Yep! That will be me when I take the nbme. Sudden Cardiac Death.

The good news is I don't even have to buy cyanide! LOL!

P.S.
Congrats!!
I think you guys should be positive... If that "Sudden Cardiac Death" happens then it should be me first.. Since I used to shake,panic,sweat for my NBME Subject SHELF Exams for my med school final exams... And always thought I was going to pass out during the exam... But Never passed out.. Lol!
Leaving that aside... I think we should just be positive... I know we are all playing around with this but some others might not.. We know alot of the other members are reading it when they might have the exams before us and read it and panic more.. So how abt lets stop thinking abt cyanide, etc..
And change the thread to How to be Calm during the last few weeks/days before the exam and on the exam day..
STAY CALM! We all Made it this far! We can do it!!
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Just got a 242 on NBME form 7, jesus christ is that **** ****ed up :S was so hard and I felt mentally retarded in some parts of the test it was mind blowing..
Still 3 weeks to goo I gotta get more than 250 arg!!!!:sorry:

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I think you guys should be positive... If that "Sudden Cardiac Death" happens then it should be me first.. Since I used to shake,panic,sweat for my NBME Subject SHELF Exams for my med school final exams... And always thought I was going to pass out during the exam... But Never passed out.. Lol!
Leaving that aside... I think we should just be positive... I know we are all playing around with this but some others might not.. We know alot of the other members are reading it when they might have the exams before us and read it and panic more.. So how abt lets stop thinking abt cyanide, etc..
And change the thread to How to be Calm during the last few weeks/days before the exam and on the exam day..
STAY CALM! We all Made it this far! We can do it!!
Absolutely right! From now on, nothing but sunshine from me!

This long journey is almost coming to an end, and i truly believe that our goals will be accomplished...

Good luck to all
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Just got a 242 on NBME form 7, jesus christ is that **** ****ed up :S was so hard and I felt mentally retarded in some parts of the test it was mind blowing..
Still 3 weeks to goo I gotta get more than 250 arg!!!!:sorry:
That's really good!!
When is ur exam?
Just study FA one more time and ur weak areas from uworld/NBMEs you will be fine!!
Good luck!
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Absolutely right! From now on, nothing but sunshine from me!

This long journey is almost coming to an end, and i truly believe that our goals will be accomplished...

Good luck to all
That's good!!
Good luck to you too!
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That's really good!!
When is ur exam?
Just study FA one more time and ur weak areas from uworld/NBMEs you will be fine!!
Good luck!
Judgement day is on march 15th 8:00 am Central time
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Judgement day is on march 15th 8:00 am Central time
You have enough time!
You will do great!!
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On a more serious note, could anyone be so kind as to clarify a few concepts for me? No one replied my original post so i thought maybe u guys could help...

Neuroectoderm, neural plate, neural pores, neural crest, neural tube

This is probably gonna sound silly but what's the difference between all of these terms?!?!
I just need a general idea to get it thats all!

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@XpaezX:

Great score, buddy!!

I'm so proud of you!

If you hit 260+, why don't you send me, suka and avash each a bottle of tequila? We'll celebrate with you!

If they don't drink, you can send all three bottles to me. LOL!

Good luck!! You can do it! Go, go, XpaezX!
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@XpaezX:

Great score, buddy!!

I'm so proud of you!

If you hit 260+, why don't you send me, suka and avash each a bottle of tequila? We'll celebrate with you!

If they don't drink, you can send all three bottles to me. LOL!

Good luck!! You can do it! Go, go, XpaezX!
Haha!!
That's a good one... I will pass on that.. Since I don't drink.
I would rather like to know about your preparations and how the exam goes
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@suka and renaissance:

It's my fault... I bought another month of uworld and I didn't have money left to buy my anti-depressants

LOL! OK. I'm just joking. It's actually Haloperidol I'm taking. (Again, a joke!)

@renaissance:

About embryo... Bud, what's google for?

Seriously... it's hard to explain without pictures.
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@suka and renaissance:

It's my fault... I bought another month of uworld and I didn't have money left to buy my anti-depressants

LOL! OK. I'm just joking. It's actually Haloperidol I'm taking.

@renaissance:

About embryo... Bud, what's google for?

Seriously... it's hard to explain without pictures.
Lol! d_wiqed!!
Renaissance - I wish I can help you but embryo is one of my weakest subjects.. I am just working on the kaplan LN and Videos for it right now... Try google as d_wiqed said.. Plus there's always WIKI and YOUTUBE!
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Just got a 242 on NBME form 7, jesus christ is that **** ****ed up :S was so hard and I felt mentally retarded in some parts of the test it was mind blowing..
Still 3 weeks to goo I gotta get more than 250 arg!!!!:sorry:
Nice man... Question.. was that off line or on line?
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Nice man... Question.. was that off line or on line?
online was nervous and all, got a 610/242
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online was nervous and all, got a 610/242
Go Paez... Go!!! congratulations!!!
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online was nervous and all, got a 610/242
wow thats a great score , you saved a lot of virgins , oh sorry goats ....
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For now, im gonna do NBME form 11 next sunday.. and that score will be my final score ;D hopefully a lot of virgins will be saved that day for sure!
And also goats
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Sry to bother everyone again! but advice is needed plz:

Early during my prep i finished KLN's once.
Then started with UW+FA which should be done in a couple of weeks.
That's when i plan to start with the final phase of my prep which will be (NBME's+FA) for a month up until the exam.

QUESTION: I saw the poll of which NBME's to use, but i was wondering how MUCH NBME'S should i take? and WHEN should i take them during this final month?

As a side note, im liking how everyone is all lightened up, refreshed and joking around alot! Certainly a healthy way of dealing with the USMLE!
I salute u comrades! Hopefully soon, victory will be ours!
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Just got a 242 on NBME form 7, jesus christ is that **** ****ed up :S was so hard and I felt mentally retarded in some parts of the test it was mind blowing..
Still 3 weeks to goo I gotta get more than 250 arg!!!!:sorry:
congrats bro...u now will make it to the 270 club and am sure of it..keep going and yup missed u a lot in this interim period..will like to see u more often interacting with us in this site..and well GL of course for NBME 11..u surely will rock
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Great score, buddy!!

I'm so proud of you!

If you hit 260+, why don't you send me, suka and avash each a bottle of tequila? We'll celebrate with you!

If they don't drink, you can send all three bottles to me. LOL!

Good luck!! You can do it! Go, go, XpaezX!
I will send my tequilla shots to u too..my parents will kill me if they find me giving a try at tequilla or for that matter any alcholic bevarage...may be some diet coke for me..waiting for it though
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Sry to bother everyone again! but advice is needed plz:

Early during my prep i finished KLN's once.
Then started with UW+FA which should be done in a couple of weeks.
That's when i plan to start with the final phase of my prep which will be (NBME's+FA) for a month up until the exam.

QUESTION: I saw the poll of which NBME's to use, but i was wondering how MUCH NBME'S should i take? and WHEN should i take them during this final month?

As a side note, im liking how everyone is all lightened up, refreshed and joking around alot! Certainly a healthy way of dealing with the USMLE!
I salute u comrades! Hopefully soon, victory will be ours!
its an exact replica of my plan too..will be able to finish withn 12 days with all explanation written on my FA..and then FA+KME+NBME 7 and 12 for me with UWSA 1 and 2...two more reads(total 3 times of FA)..thats my plan too..my exam in april 2nd..and urs is so near me..will get the scores probably in the same week too..and yeah we love to chitchat..its such an ardous journey in itself..these little things do spice up my days and thanks to my friends xapexz,d-wiqed and suka all the way for these conversations..just cant help but thank them zillion times a week
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Just got a 242 on NBME form 7, jesus christ is that **** ****ed up :S was so hard and I felt mentally retarded in some parts of the test it was mind blowing..
Still 3 weeks to goo I gotta get more than 250 arg!!!!:sorry:
great score , Good luck, when will u take NBME 11 and 12??online or offline???
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hey everyone,
Just wondering, is studying (25 pages FA+1 block UW)/per day too much?
I'm a bit of a slow reader, but still, it's supposed to be easy right?
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Just wondering, is studying (25 pages FA+1 block UW)/per day too much?
I'm a bit of a slow reader, but still, it's supposed to be easy right?
I have the same question... I am trying to push it to 2 block of UW + FA
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I have the same question... I am trying to push it to 2 block of UW + FA
hahahaha! that was my original plan as well!! but i thought i would take baby steps and work my way up to (25p FA+ 2 blocks)...but i still am not doing the first step of my plan! so imagine me trying to go on to the next level!
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I have the same question... I am trying to push it to 2 block of UW + FA
When are you both taking the exam?
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When are you both taking the exam?

Judgment day is April/27 ...and you? Wish you the best.
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Who cares how long you study per day? per hour?

If you are able to retain one strong concept per day - its awesome!!
But if you sit for 12 hours with FA and drink 4-5 cups of coffee thinking about a break and not being able to recall nothing from the day - its not worth a penny.

So if 1 block and 25 pages of FA makes you learn - keep going and good luck!
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Judgment day is April/27 ...and you? Wish you the best.
My eligibility period is april-june.. I didn't pick the exact date yet...
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2 weeks to go im freaking out!
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2 weeks to go im freaking out!
hey relax buddy , you already have a 240+ score on a nbme , you are just going to improve and score more ...

wonder what will happen to those like me , who never even crossed 220 ...

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hey relax buddy , you already have a 240+ score on a nbme , you are just going to improve and score more ...

wonder what will happen to those like me , who never even crossed 220 ...

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Get better, i dont trust nbme, lots ofshit can happen on d day
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Get better, i dont trust nbme, lots ofshit can happen on d day
keep pushing bro..u are already a 240 now..its time for u to get into 280s in the real exam..we are so confident about u..just go bro..and yup please do post ur exam experience..things started to heat up for me already
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XpaezX - Like everyone above me said.. You will do great! Don't wry! just relax!
Rmr if you got 240+ on NBME you will do better than that on the actual exam considering that you studied even after that. When you stress out you tend to fall below a little. So tell yourself YOU CAN DO THIS! And during the exam time just think of it as another exam that your taking and not a LIFE OR DEATH exam... Dont wry!! You got this far you can do it!
Good luck!
We have confidence in you and you should too.. We will be waiting for you to tell us about your exam experience and how you Aced the exam
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Judgment day is April/27 ...and you? Wish you the best.
I plan on taking the exam on april 11! almost 40 days left!
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When are you both taking the exam?
hey! sry for the late reply!
Im planning on taking it on 11 april...im calling it the day of honor/dishonor
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Hi just scheduled my exam for march 15th holly **** am I starting to get nervous or what! :S
Vamos Paez.... !!!Con todo!!! You will, for sure, do very well!!!

Go Paez... go!!!
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Sup guys. Im consistantly getting 60s on Uworld, with the occasional 70-80. I know Uworld is just a learning tool, not an actually approximation of your real score. HOWEVER THIS IS SCARY AS HELL considering I'm taking my exam April 15! Should I push the exam back???? Planning to take an nbme in about a week.
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Sup guys. Im consistantly getting 60s on Uworld, with the occasional 70-80. I know Uworld is just a learning tool, not an actually approximation of your real score. HOWEVER THIS IS SCARY AS HELL considering I'm taking my exam April 15! Should I push the exam back???? Planning to take an nbme in about a week.
Getting 60s means you need to brush up on your weak areas. Approximate the time you will finish uworld. Then, think how much extra time you will need to strengthen your weak subjects. See if you need to push back the date. It's certainly possible to cram everything by April 15... but it's better to be realistic on the time it will take you to work on getting better results.
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Getting 60s means you need to brush up on your weak areas. Approximate the time you will finish uworld. Then, think how much extra time you will need to strengthen your weak subjects. See if you need to push back the date. It's certainly possible to cram everything by April 15... but it's better to be realistic on the time it will take you to work on getting better results.
I'm getting constant FIFTIES and my exam is approximately during the same time (april 11), what should i do- oh wise stepster?!

My plan is to finish UW in about 10 days and then start with the final phase of revision, which is: Fa (twice) and multiple NBME's for 4 weeks up until the exam.

Good enough? need postponing? hopeless case? optimism in the air?????
I dont know why but i can feel the wisdom pouring out of you d_wiqed, so i would appreciate your advice on this matter (not to mention your a bit funny )
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That was funny... and embarrassing! As an "oracle", I can see that you are over-caffeinated!


"I sense much fear in you..."
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Finish uworld, bud... Run through FA for a week to recall and review all subjects. Then, take an NBME. Hopefully, that's a month before your exam. If your score is within your target range, let's say 230's and you're aiming for 240+, then go ahead with your final review phase/plan. It will be safe to take the exam in a month.

But if there's a big gap between your target score and your nbmes, I'd think twice about taking the exam in a month (reading between the lines what I really mean is: "I'll postpone"). If it's a 20-point gap, there are "anecdotes" that DIT can make your scores jump that far but that's up to you to risk.

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Getting 60s means you need to brush up on your weak areas. Approximate the time you will finish uworld. Then, think how much extra time you will need to strengthen your weak subjects. See if you need to push back the date. It's certainly possible to cram everything by April 15... but it's better to be realistic on the time it will take you to work on getting better results.
ya your absolutely right. I don't want to pull the trigger too early (april 15th) if I'm not ready for it. Ill see after I take my practice nbme in a week, hopefully I get minimum 225-230ish.
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ya your absolutely right. I don't want to pull the trigger too early (april 15th) if I'm not ready for it. Ill see after I take my practice nbme in a week, hopefully I get minimum 225-230ish.
Good luck on the nbme!
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I'm getting constant FIFTIES and my exam is approximately during the same time (april 11), what should i do- oh wise stepster?!

My plan is to finish UW in about 10 days and then start with the final phase of revision, which is: Fa (twice) and multiple NBME's for 4 weeks up until the exam.

Good enough? need postponing? hopeless case? optimism in the air?????
I dont know why but i can feel the wisdom pouring out of you d_wiqed, so i would appreciate your advice on this matter (not to mention your a bit funny )
I agree with d_wiqed's advice...
Have you taken any NBMEs lately? You still have some time so don't panic but keep up with the uworld and try to find out where you are going wrong.. If you have studied well (im sure you did) and keep getting 50s then may be you check the answers and explanations and see where you are going wrong.. Also, find your weak areas and try to read those from FA or somfn everyday at night (may be for an hr or 2).
When you are done with Uworld you can go over FA again and again... You should be fine.
And again like d_wiqed said take an NBME after uworld and see how it goes..
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thank you guys so much! Suka and d_wiqed

You guys are making sense so I think thats the plan. My target score is a 240+...soooooo that means 10 days from now (after im done with UW and with a month left to my exam) i'll take that damn NBME...

-If i get 220+ then i will proceed to the "multiple FA readings and NBME's" phase and hopefully get myself up to the 240 level during that month.

-However, if the NBME stabs me in the heart with no mercy, then postponing will be the realistic option for me

P.S. quoting yoda? really? ur supporting the stereotype that doctors are nerds!!!
btw, i'm totally in love with star wars too

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hey everyone! It's been a while since i heard from all of you guys, hope the prep is going great!

I'm a bit confused since a certain concept in immuno is different in UW compared to FA.

It's about transplant rejection -page 215
UW: says acute rejection can be antibody-mediated OR cell-mediated
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Anyone have a clue what the hell is going on?! Help me plz!! :sorry:
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thank you guys so much! Suka and d_wiqed

You guys are making sense so I think thats the plan. My target score is a 240+...soooooo that means 10 days from now (after im done with UW and with a month left to my exam) i'll take that damn NBME...

-If i get 220+ then i will proceed to the "multiple FA readings and NBME's" phase and hopefully get myself up to the 240 level during that month.

-However, if the NBME stabs me in the heart with no mercy, then postponing will be the realistic option for me

P.S. quoting yoda? really? ur supporting the stereotype that doctors are nerds!!!
btw, i'm totally in love with star wars too
Man... I'm the same boat here... How are you doing? What gun (NBME) are you going to use to test yourself? I'm about to finish UW and I'm heading to NBME road...
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hey everyone! It's been a while since i heard from all of you guys, hope the prep is going great!

I'm a bit confused since a certain concept in immuno is different in UW compared to FA.

It's about transplant rejection -page 215
UW: says acute rejection can be antibody-mediated OR cell-mediated
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Anyone have a clue what the hell is going on?! Help me plz!! :sorry:
Its cell mediated, antibody mediated its exclusively HYPERacute rejection, kaplan qbank also puts it as cell mediated (both CD8 and CD4), in the exam i would stick to cell mediated (as it occurs over weeks to months) so by logic it has to be cell mediated (antibodies already made would not take that much would they?)
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Man... I'm the same boat here... How are you doing? What gun (NBME) are you going to use to test yourself? I'm about to finish UW and I'm heading to NBME road...
I'm doing pretty lousy, just like everyone else on this page hahaha

The plan is to do 3 NBME's during the month leading up to my exam (exam's in mid-april), probably gonna do 12, 6, and 7. Still don't know in which order though!

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Its cell mediated, antibody mediated its exclusively HYPERacute rejection, kaplan qbank also puts it as cell mediated (both CD8 and CD4), in the exam i would stick to cell mediated (as it occurs over weeks to months) so by logic it has to be cell mediated (antibodies already made would not take that much would they?)
I guess they don't call FA the bible of step 1 for nothing!
thnx man, gonna stick with cell-mediated ONLY as well

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Man... I'm the same boat here... How are you doing? What gun (NBME) are you going to use to test yourself? I'm about to finish UW and I'm heading to NBME road...
Me too... I'm finishing uw this week (hopefully!). I'll brush up on FA after. Then, do an nbme whether I like it or not...
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Me too... I'm finishing uw this week (hopefully!). I'll brush up on FA after. Then, do an nbme whether I like it or not...
Seems we all sail in one boat towards the NBME!! May god help us all!

Btw d_wiqed, which one you planning on starting with? Why not share your wisdom
And what the hell is up with this NBME 13?!?!
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And what the hell is up with this NBME 13?!?!
I'm going for it.. not now... but I will do it.
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Seems we all sail in one boat towards the NBME!! May god help us all!

Btw d_wiqed, which one you planning on starting with? Why not share your wisdom
And what the hell is up with this NBME 13?!?!
May God help us all indeed!!

This is my tentative plan:

I'll start with the retired, offline nbmes 1 - 4 after I finish uworld. I'll then study FA + uworld notes in one week together with the nbme 1 - 4 questions.

At the end of my "FA run", I'm planning to do the less predictive ones first like online nbme 5 or 6 to "test the waters" or just see where I am now in my prep.

I'll then take a weekly nbme (11, 7, 13, 12) and lastly, uwsa 1 and 2. I hope I can do all these online, but given the expense, I still have to talk to my "benefactors" (a.k.a. parents) first.

Renaissance, I'm planning my exam in May so I have the luxury of starting with the less predictive ones first. In your case, since you're planning your exam in April, maybe you should include the latest ones in your plan and let go of form 6? What do you think?

Why did you choose nbme 12, 6, and 7 over the others? And why in this order? I'm curious... Maybe you have reasons that will help me too.

I agree with Dr. Mexito. I think nbme 13 is also important to do...
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May God help us all indeed!!

This is my tentative plan:

I'll start with the retired, offline nbmes 1 - 4 after I finish uworld. I'll then study FA + uworld notes in one week together with the nbme 1 - 4 questions.

At the end of my "FA run", I'm planning to do the less predictive ones first like online nbme 5 or 6 to "test the waters" or just see where I am now in my prep.

I'll then take a weekly nbme (11, 7, 13, 12) and lastly, uwsa 1 and 2. I hope I can do all these online, but given the expense, I still have to talk to my "benefactors" (a.k.a. parents) first.

Renaissance, I'm planning my exam in May so I have the luxury of starting with the less predictive ones first. In your case, since you're planning your exam in April, maybe you should include the latest ones in your plan and let go of form 6? What do you think?

Why did you choose nbme 12, 6, and 7 over the others? And why in this order? I'm curious... Maybe you have reasons that will help me too.

I agree with Dr. Mexito. I think nbme 13 is also important to do...

Why UWSA at the end??? What is the logic of it?

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Nooooooooooo..... The yoda thing is just a joke... Let's stop it already...

LOL! Anyway...

I'm thinking that by the time I finish with the nbmes, the last 2 or 3 will be already predictive of my score or, at least, give me a stable range.

Before May, score prediction is why I take the nbmes, so that I can work towards my target range. After I reach that range and when my exam is closing in (during the month of my exam), I don't value score prediction that much. That's why it's more important for me to take the nbmes first.

I also like uwsas towards the end bec. they have explanations to their answers. I get a rough prediction of where I stand and, at the same time, they will be perfect learning tools. I don't want to panic that I still don't know a lot of concepts (for the wrong answers and the guesses I made during the assessment tests), don't know what the right answers are, and my exam is in 2 weeks! LOL!

Also, I want the "overprediction" of uwsa to work for me. If 1 week before my exam, it gives me a 20-point overestimate, that will be great! (Given that I have a good score already from a series of nbmes 2 weeks before.) It will boost my confidence and somehow still simulate the test.

That's my point of view, but do correct me if anyone thinks otherwise. I appreciate all input. A different opinion may turn out to be a big help!
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Nooooooooooo..... The yoda thing is just a joke... Let's stop it already...
No offense Master, I mean man hahahaha ... I just like the way you put things together. You put me to think and analyze my plan.

The thing is like this: I've bought UWSA and NBME 12 (to stab me in the heart). My exam is in april/27 but I'm thinking in extending my period of time (I don't feel confident with my performance). This weekend I was thinking of doing NBME 12 to be drastic with me and to touch ground... make the tough decision of "going for it" or delaying the date.

I really like the way you put things together.. that's all.

Now.. I ask you... What do you think about my plan?
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No offense Master, I mean man hahahaha ... I just like the way you put things together. You put me to think and analyze my plan.

The thing is like this: I've bought UWSA and NBME 12 (to stab me in the heart). My exam is in april/27 but I'm thinking in extending my period of time (I don't feel confident with my performance). This weekend I was thinking of doing NBME 12 to be drastic with me and to touch ground... make the tough decision of "going for it" or delaying the date.

I really like the way you put things together.. that's all.

Now.. I ask you... What do you think about my plan?
LOL! Ok, thanks! I feel I just lay-out here what I've read in the forum so far...

Yep!! That's an excellent plan! That's what I would do too if my target exam date is in a month. We need an nbme to give us a wake-up call by then.

I just want to add, if your score in nbme 12 is good -- good enough that you decide to go for the exam in a month -- do another nbme. This is to reinforce the score prediction and give you a more accurate gauge on where you are. That's my plan. If I hit my target range, I'll do another form (just to make sure), then, schedule my exam in 6 weeks.

I'm just curious... why nbme 12?? Did you get any feedback that made you decide to go for it first?
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I'm just curious... why nbme 12?? Did you get any feedback that made you decide to go for it first?
I went to the thread that mentions the best NBME predictors for step 1. There, #7 is rated by far as the most accurate (So I'm thinking of leaving it for the last part of this road). NBME 12 was like in 2nd place... also, I've heard somewhere (Or read somewhere here and there) that 12 is somehow really hard... it sounded like a good "snap back to reality" for me, so I bought it.
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May God help us all indeed!!

Renaissance, I'm planning my exam in May so I have the luxury of starting with the less predictive ones first. In your case, since you're planning your exam in April, maybe you should include the latest ones in your plan and let go of form 6? What do you think?

Why did you choose nbme 12, 6, and 7 over the others? And why in this order? I'm curious... Maybe you have reasons that will help me too.

I agree with Dr. Mexito. I think nbme 13 is also important to do...
The reason i'm thinking of 6,7,12 is because those are the highest in the polls. Ofcourse im still not sure which ones i want, and i dont even know in what order i should take them!

What i'm sure of is that i'll definitively take NBME 7, probably the last, because it SEEMS as the best predictor.
However, the two NBME's before that, i have no idea!

What do u guys think? Other than NBME 7, what do you suggest??

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I went to the thread that mentions the best NBME predictors for step 1. There, #7 is rated by far as the most accurate (So I'm thinking of leaving it for the last part of this road). NBME 12 was like in 2nd place... also, I've heard somewhere (Or read somewhere here and there) that 12 is somehow really hard... it sounded like a good "snap back to reality" for me, so I bought it.
Oh, ok! Thank you!! I agree... I think nbme 11 or 12 is a better gauge to use. They're fairly recent and more likely reflects the exam -- especially with the current trend leaning towards molecular questions. I heard nbme 11 has lots of them.

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The reason i'm thinking of 6,7,12 is because those are the highest in the polls. Ofcourse im still not sure which ones i want, and i dont even know in what order i should take them!

What i'm sure of is that i'll definitively take NBME 7, probably the last, because it SEEMS as the best predictor.
However, the two NBME's before that, i have no idea!

What do u guys think? Other than NBME 7, what do you suggest??

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Yeah, you wish!! No way...

Remember that the poll is an old one... It was started back in 2009. Forms 11 and 12 were added only in April 2011. I think we have to weigh-in recent step experiences.

Recent exam-takers say the exam is closer to nbmes 7, 11, and 12. Of course, 13 is also a must (for me).

How about start with 11 or 12? Then, 13... Then, 7. That's just a suggestion though...

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Yeah, you wish!! No way...

Remember that the poll is an old one... It was started back in 2009. Forms 11 and 12 were added only in April 2011. I think we have to weigh-in recent step experiences.

Recent exam-takers say the exam is closer to nbmes 7, 11, and 12. Of course, 13 is also a must (for me).

How about start with 11 or 12? Then, 13... Then, 7. That's just a suggestion though...

Good luck to us too, Renaissance!!
hahahaha its so FUNNY that u suggested those particular NBME'S!
that's exactly what i wrote in my reply before i erased it to see what u guys suggest!

Well, that's just the right boost i needed -it's settled then:
1- NBME 12: a sort of "tough love" kind of thing, that will slap me into reality!
2- NBME 13: it's the most up-to-date, probably imp. Hence, it should be done.
3- NBME 7: the best predictor, so it will be done in the end -before my exam.

Good luck d_wiqed! and thank you for the valuable tips!
Now leave the internet and go back to studying!!
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Recent exam-takers say the exam is closer to nbmes 7, 11, and 12. Of course, 13 is also a must (for me).

How about start with 11 or 12? Then, 13... Then, 7. That's just a suggestion though...

Yeap... I'm thinking of doing #7 before #13 because 13 is the new one... so that would be the last one for me. Also, if I get the money for it... #11 is also within my list.
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Don't wry u will do great!
Just don't get stressesd/worried!

Ill try to give my best! I have sacrificed a lot and lost a lot of things to get to this point.. to the verge of facing the beast, to the decisive moment.. regardless of what happens USMLE Step 1 wont leave the arena clean as im gonna at least take a good swing to that mother.****er
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Ill try to give my best! I have sacrificed a lot and lost a lot of things to get to this point.. to the verge of facing the beast, to the decisive moment.. regardless of what happens USMLE Step 1 wont leave the arena clean as im gonna at least take a good swing to that mother.****er
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Ill try to give my best! I have sacrificed a lot and lost a lot of things to get to this point.. to the verge of facing the beast, to the decisive moment.. regardless of what happens USMLE Step 1 wont leave the arena clean as im gonna at least take a good swing to that mother.****er
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Ill try to give my best! I have sacrificed a lot and lost a lot of things to get to this point.. to the verge of facing the beast, to the decisive moment.. regardless of what happens USMLE Step 1 wont leave the arena clean as im gonna at least take a good swing to that mother.****er
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Hey everyone! Since we're getting closer and closer to our exam date, i thought i'd open the "what to do during last few weeks" discussion...

You guys probably know these, but i thought i'd post them just in case:

- Step 1 Score (230/83) + How I Did It

It seems as if DIT is the new kid on the block that everyone's interested in but afraid of at the same time!

Is it always better to play it safe with traditional methods?
What do you guys think? Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on their last month strategy!!
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Hey everyone! Since we're getting closer and closer to our exam date, i thought i'd open the "what to do during last few weeks" discussion...

You guys probably know these, but i thought i'd post them just in case:

- http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...-1st-time.html
- Step 1 Score (230/83) + How I Did It

It seems as if DIT is the new kid on the block that everyone's interested in but afraid of at the same time!

Is it always better to play it safe with traditional methods?
What do you guys think? Would love to hear everyone's thoughts on their last month strategy!!
I am planning on doing DIT along with some FA review and questions the last month... I haven't watched DIT yet but I am going to watch a video and see how it goes before I decide to continue.. If it helps then why not?
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Where do you guys get DIT videos from? Do you download it from somewhere?
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Like what renaissance says.. I'm not too sure either with less than 2 months to go for the exam.
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Where do you guys get DIT videos from? Do you download it from somewhere?
Google it...
I have been tryn to use piratebay..
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When is it ideal to do DIT? after the first read of FA or before that?
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When is it ideal to do DIT? after the first read of FA or before that?
After reading FA.... Well they say more than once.. But u can try after once if you want..
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I finally got the DIT vids from a friend!

Even though i still need a week to finish UW and start with the dreaded month-long process of FA and NBME, i thought i'd take a look at it!

It's everything a lazy-ass, time-wasting guy like me could wish for! Especially during the last month where boredom and tiredness finds its way into my day!!

He uses his method of "active learning" throughout the book for all the HY stuff, and reads the low yield stuff.

End result, he covers everything from cover to cover and helps in retaining the small details that normally slip through.
I think it will only show it's effect as a last/final thing to do, and not so good when early during one's prep.
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I finally got the DIT vids from a friend!

Even though i still need a week to finish UW and start with the dreaded month-long process of FA and NBME, i thought i'd take a look at it!

It's everything a lazy-ass, time-wasting guy like me could wish for! Especially during the last month where boredom and tiredness finds its way into my day!!

He uses his method of "active learning" throughout the book for all the HY stuff, and reads the low yield stuff.

End result, he covers everything from cover to cover and helps in retaining the small details that normally slip through.
I think it will only show it's effect as a last/final thing to do, and not so good when early during one's prep.
Nice!!
That would be me during my last month of prep as well..
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So...

Trying to take step 1- round 2 ( didnt pass first attempt)'

Its nice to see my nbme scores- finally about 10 pts above passing consistently.. I know its not the best, but for some reason, the ticking timer really makes me nervous and throws me off balance.. soo much off balance that i end up getting almost 10 -15 MORE questions wrong than i would have otherwise. .. but at this point, not sure what else i can do. Its the end of my eligibility period and quite honeslty, the end of how muhc more my brain can take

So.. ive got about 10 days of First aid . For next 2 days, im doing light First aid reading and 2 blocks per day NBme 12. So hopefully, this weekend i will b done going over all 4 blocks of nbme 12 right/wrong answers.

Monday 19- until next monday 26th will be First Aid all the way.
This time also marks the period where i STOP ALL CAFFIENE AND FIX MY SLEEP SCHEDULE so that i wake up at 6:45 am daily and make sure i knock out at 10:30 ( NO MATTER WHAT!!)

27-29th = im going to go over all the easily forgettable materials
( for me they include- gluc/fruct metabolism, pharmacology drugs of sympathetic/parasym system, Renal Pathology - Acute intestitial /tubular nephritis, papillary , pyelonephritis, some anatomy- UL, LL, Repro, blood clotting issues with plasmin/fibrin/thrombin-- keeping those straight, GIT knowing exact pathologies, and usmle-forums has a list somewhere of easily forgettables.. i suggest u look it up)


30th- Dooms day.

Behaviorally- Just trying to keep calm and not think of impending doom.

Also, im debating whether im going to take NBME 13. My issue is this- im going to take this exam REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS, b/c frankly, im BURNING OUT. So, im not sure if i should take nbme 13 - what if i dont perform AS WELL as i want to and i go into the exam feeling DEJECTED AND HEARBROKEN. Walking into this exam with that mentality is loosing half the battle in my opinion.

What do u say? Do u have any suggestions as to whether i should take this nbme or not? If i can help u in any way, let me know

Good luck to u all
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hey guys, i took the form 7 and got 510.....and im due to take the exam in 3 weeks.....i'm scared
guys i need input.
should i move ahead or postpone the exam?
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So...

Trying to take step 1- round 2 ( didnt pass first attempt)'

Its nice to see my nbme scores- finally about 10 pts above passing consistently.. I know its not the best, but for some reason, the ticking timer really makes me nervous and throws me off balance.. soo much off balance that i end up getting almost 10 -15 MORE questions wrong than i would have otherwise. .. but at this point, not sure what else i can do. Its the end of my eligibility period and quite honeslty, the end of how muhc more my brain can take

So.. ive got about 10 days of First aid . For next 2 days, im doing light First aid reading and 2 blocks per day NBme 12. So hopefully, this weekend i will b done going over all 4 blocks of nbme 12 right/wrong answers.

Monday 19- until next monday 26th will be First Aid all the way.
This time also marks the period where i STOP ALL CAFFIENE AND FIX MY SLEEP SCHEDULE so that i wake up at 6:45 am daily and make sure i knock out at 10:30 ( NO MATTER WHAT!!)

27-29th = im going to go over all the easily forgettable materials
( for me they include- gluc/fruct metabolism, pharmacology drugs of sympathetic/parasym system, Renal Pathology - Acute intestitial /tubular nephritis, papillary , pyelonephritis, some anatomy- UL, LL, Repro, blood clotting issues with plasmin/fibrin/thrombin-- keeping those straight, GIT knowing exact pathologies, and usmle-forums has a list somewhere of easily forgettables.. i suggest u look it up)


30th- Dooms day.

Behaviorally- Just trying to keep calm and not think of impending doom.

Also, im debating whether im going to take NBME 13. My issue is this- im going to take this exam REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS, b/c frankly, im BURNING OUT. So, im not sure if i should take nbme 13 - what if i dont perform AS WELL as i want to and i go into the exam feeling DEJECTED AND HEARBROKEN. Walking into this exam with that mentality is loosing half the battle in my opinion.

What do u say? Do u have any suggestions as to whether i should take this nbme or not? If i can help u in any way, let me know

Good luck to u all
Hi!
Since you get nervous of looking at the timer.. I would say try to do NBME 13 without looking at the timer... Or look at it but tell urself it doesnt matter because u will finish the exam before that and time isn't an issue its the calmness and the number of questions that you get right that matters. Use NMBE13 as ur last exam to see if u can change your "timer attack" lol! But don't wait till end of next week. Try to take it in the next few days so that you dont panic after.. Don't take this to test what ur going to score on the exam if u have already done that with the other NBMES.. Rather use it ONLY to test ur TIMER ATTACK and see if ur score goes up. And then u can use that same technique when it comes to the exam.
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hey guys, i took the form 7 and got 510.....and im due to take the exam in 3 weeks.....i'm scared
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What's 510 in the Step 1 score?
Sorry I haven't taken the NBMEs yet!
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So...

Trying to take step 1- round 2 ( didnt pass first attempt)'

Its nice to see my nbme scores- finally about 10 pts above passing consistently.. I know its not the best, but for some reason, the ticking timer really makes me nervous and throws me off balance.. soo much off balance that i end up getting almost 10 -15 MORE questions wrong than i would have otherwise. .. but at this point, not sure what else i can do. Its the end of my eligibility period and quite honeslty, the end of how muhc more my brain can take

Also, im debating whether im going to take NBME 13. My issue is this- im going to take this exam REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS, b/c frankly, im BURNING OUT. So, im not sure if i should take nbme 13 - what if i dont perform AS WELL as i want to and i go into the exam feeling DEJECTED AND HEARBROKEN. Walking into this exam with that mentality is loosing half the battle in my opinion.

What do u say? Do u have any suggestions as to whether i should take this nbme or not? If i can help u in any way, let me know

Good luck to u all
This is a tough one... I'll just help you with the thinking process.

NBME 13 (2 weeks before the exam)

PROS:
a. learning tool
b. exam simulation
c. score prediction
d. gives awareness of how the recent exam might be
e. same concepts might appear in the exam

CONS:
a. as a learning tool
- no offline nbme 13 questions and answers readily available
- time-consuming to look for the answers

b. as exam simulation
- you can always practice with qbank questions under time-pressure for practice

c. for score prediction
- big blow to confidence if it turns out to be low

d. gives awareness of how the recent exam might be
- if you've done nbme 11 and 12, these two forms maybe close enough to the real exam

e. same concepts might appear in the exam
- the question is, if you take nbme 13, do you still have time to study it?


The BIG PLUS in doing nbme 13 in your case, in my opinion, is:

- Exam simulation - You have mentioned above that you feel anxious when taking the nbmes bec. of the timer. Thus, practicing with another nbme may help you get used to the anxiety under time pressure. You can always use another source of questions to simulate the time pressure, however, it may not be as effective as an "nbme". Since we tend to think or equate the nbme to the actual exam, it mimics the actual anxiety too.

The BIG NO-NO in doing nbme 13 in your case, in my opinion, is:

- Score prediction - Your nbme scores, as you've said, are around above 10 points passing. If you were doing really good in the nbmes, I'd strongly recommend nbme 13. However, since your position is a bit precarious, I tend to lean in the other direction.

I think aside from the exam simulation, all the other pros of taking the nbme 13 are not as good when you think of their corresponding cons. I value confidence too near the exam.

This is just my humble opinion. I'm just helping with the thought process. As you can see, it reflects my bias (tailored to your case). It's up to if you feel that the "exam simulation" pro is worth the "score prediction" possible con.

Good luck!!
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Sorry I haven't taken the NBMEs yet!
its 224.....but as an IMG, its scary
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hey guys, i took the form 7 and got 510.....and im due to take the exam in 3 weeks.....i'm scared
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Tell us what you've done in your prep so far and when your exam is, so we can give more specific responses. Did you the nbme online? What are your weak areas? Start another thread so more people can see. Your concern might just get buried here.
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224 doesnt sound like a bad score.. What do you want to get?
YOu can try to figure out ur weak areas frm the exams that u have taken and fix them and see if it goes up?:S
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so my exams coming near..2 more weeks to go ..just went over 2nd read of FA+1st and only read of uworld notes+2nd read of medeessentials(selected topics)..will do my my online NBME 12 on 21st..the name itself is so scary..kept it till the end sothen another read of FA and another NBME 13 on 27th..between i will be giving 2 UWSAs on 22 and 29th..planned to go through FA twice +medessential once during this time..just hoping things pan out fine
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so my exams coming near..2 more weeks to go ..just went over 2nd read of FA+1st and only read of uworld notes+2nd read of medeessentials(selected topics)..will do my my online NBME 12 on 21st..the name itself is so scary..kept it till the end sothen another read of FA and another NBME 13 on 27th..between i will be giving 2 UWSAs on 22 and 29th..planned to go through FA twice +medessential once during this time..just hoping things pan out fine
Good luck!
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Guys, I need advice. I did NBME 11 online couple of days ago and got 228. It's little lower than what I expected. On the same day I did NBME 3 (but this time offline) and got 33 questions wrong which is approximately low 230ish. My exam is in 12 days, do you guys think I should delay my exam coz I am rooting for 240?

And what is this 'general principles of health and diseases'? I got 16 questions wrong from this section in nbme 11
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Guys, I need advice. I did NBME 11 online couple of days ago and got 228. It's little lower than what I expected. On the same day I did NBME 3 (but this time offline) and got 33 questions wrong which is approximately low 230ish. My exam is in 12 days, do you guys think I should delay my exam coz I am rooting for 240?

And what is this 'general principles of health and diseases'? I got 16 questions wrong from this section in nbme 11
The usual advice is to not delay the exam. However, if you're rooting for a 240 and you're solid that that's the score you want, then postpone for 2 weeks or a month. Know the risk that you might lose your momentum, but if you're certain that you can keep going if you extend it, then extend. It's up to you.

NBMEs are +/- 10 and can get as high as +/-20 pts. IF you want to be really sure about getting a 240, aim for a 250 in the nbmes.

For "General principles of health and diseases", here's the link: How to improve in General Principles of health and disease?
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so my exams coming near..2 more weeks to go ..just went over 2nd read of FA+1st and only read of uworld notes+2nd read of medeessentials(selected topics)..will do my my online NBME 12 on 21st..the name itself is so scary..kept it till the end sothen another read of FA and another NBME 13 on 27th..between i will be giving 2 UWSAs on 22 and 29th..planned to go through FA twice +medessential once during this time..just hoping things pan out fine
Hey, Avash!! Good luck, bro! Of course, everything will be alright!! I'm sure you'll do great!

I am too lazy to do the FB group yet... but maybe when I get really, really bored.
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thank u buddyjust dropped the plan to do FA twice and instead go with a second pass of uworld qs that i got wrong..u ,suka(sukar),xapaexz had been really great friends and people whom i will remeber for life
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thank u buddyjust dropped the plan to do FA twice and instead go with a second pass of uworld qs that i got wrong..u ,suka(sukar),xapaexz had been really great friends and people whom i will remeber for life
Aww!
We will rmr you too..
Have fun with the 2nd pass of uworld.. Let us noe how ur exam goes...
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On a lighter note, 5 of my friends matched this year, two of them into cleveland clinic and one to Henry Ford

Always remember the finish line! We're almost done with the hardest part! Keep going guys!!
Hopefully, in the near future, each one of us will be sitting in the cafeteria of his prestigious university hospital and joking to his friends about how we turned a USMLE forum into our own special FB!

Thought i'd fill up the motivation tanks a bit, because at this point my fuel is nothing but dreams of the future.

Gear up and let's show them hell!
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Always remember the finish line! We're almost done with the hardest part! Keep going guys!!
Hopefully, in the near future, each one of us will be sitting in the cafeteria of his prestigious university hospital and joking to his friends about how we turned a USMLE forum into our own special FB!

Thought i'd fill up the motivation tanks a bit, because at this point my fuel is nothing but dreams of the future.

Gear up and let's show them hell!
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Haha! I am sure we all will.. And we might end up bumping into some of the other members in this while joking abt own fb forum.. Lol!
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On a lighter note, 5 of my friends matched this year, two of them into cleveland clinic and one to Henry Ford

Always remember the finish line! We're almost done with the hardest part! Keep going guys!!
Hopefully, in the near future, each one of us will be sitting in the cafeteria of his prestigious university hospital and joking to his friends about how we turned a USMLE forum into our own special FB!

Thought i'd fill up the motivation tanks a bit, because at this point my fuel is nothing but dreams of the future.

Gear up and let's show them hell!
Good luck
really this is the reason i like this forum so much..its not just study but everything..absolutely true a mini FB
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