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Old 02-09-2012
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Arrow Motivation for those with low NBME

I see a lot of posts regarding this so here is some motivation. Someone recently took their exam and shared their experience is here is a quick summary of it.

She didn't care for nbme's until a week before the exam.

8 days before: something around 180
4 days before exam: somewhere around 200
3 days before exam: 196

She went ahead and took the exam anyway and got a score of 231.

Now this doesn't mean, get a 180 on your nbme and go take the exam anyway. It just means that a low score on the NBME's isn't the end of the road. Use them to help you take down your weaknesses, a low score doesn't necessarily mean you don't know your stuff. Keep on pushing and try your best and things can always work out in your favour.

It's easy to skip some small details in low yield topics and sometimes those can burn you on your self assesment's, but there's also a good chance they won't show up on the exam to burn you as well.

This post is going nowhere so I'll end it here, just thought that her experience could help some people regain faith in themselves.
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