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Hi all,

I am not doing well on NBMEs lately...what's the key to raise your score? I improved weak areas and did FA with UW.
Now what else should I do? have done Kaplan Lecture Notes twice and have ben looking up the weak areas.

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post your study history (what you've read, qbanks you've used and their scores, and what self assessment tests you've taken and their scores).
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which nbme did u take .i feel nbme 7 11 12 represent the new trends.older than these are good for practice but may not be good for predicting score.
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so i read kaplan two times...finished uw and did FA two times with annotated uw notes..did goljan rr book one time

i gave nbme 11 a month ago and got a 330(182) when i was half done with uw qbank..then i finished uw qbank and went over my weak areas as predicted in the nbme..then yesterday i gave nbme5 and got a 390(196)..it showed i improved my weak areas but not too much..now what should i do??
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i havent given by step 1 yet.but from what i know .you shld do uworld again and take a short review course like DIT or falcon first aid review or kaplan high yield .there are many.
the thing is step preparation is long .have patience dont get disheartened keep working .you will get good nbme scores
i took dit, i really liked it .but will know for sure when i take my exam
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thanks..but isnt it too late for dit now..i mean i have my exam scheduled in two weeks...and so i think i dont have time for dit and its expensive so i would only do it when i am really sure if i'll be able to complete it..and then to revise FA and uw..so much to do!!

so is dit really really worth it...i noticed i oculdnt retain much of the info in my head..i felt i knew what they were askin but cudnt figure out the correct option...it was like i remembered everything about the topic except what they asked for!!
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what was your score in uworld qbank?
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You hv to find out the reason for scoring low in nbme if it was because u knew it but have forgotten abt it then u need to memorise FA properly if u had no idea abt the questions u did wrong then i think the problem is your concepts are not strong and i will suggest u to go over basic.
I will suggest you to give one more nbme before exam after doing the above if still u score low then better to extend your exam
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yeah im thinkin of taking another nbme next week after going over every thing that i have even a little doubt on..and after memorizing fa as well and also quickly brushing up thru goljan!..u think that's a good plan?
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