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hello guys. i have just cancelled my exam since i only got a 196 in uworld simulated exam. how long shld i study to improve my score? your replies would be appreciated. thank you!
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Hmmm... No one can really give a specific span of time I guess. Because I notice people's performances vary widely...

Like you, I also extended my exam from Jan - March to May - June. I haven't scheduled an exact date for my exam yet. I'm planning to schedule it when my nbmes are near my target score.

It's ok. This is the "low season" in our country. I have been checking the prometrics usmle website for seat availability every week. You can do that too. You'll notice it doesn't get filled up that quickly unlike back in Oct - Dec.

I suggest that you just give a safe margin (allowance) like 1 month. If you're good by April 1, then, schedule it on May 1. That way you don't have to get stressed out about the scheduling.

In my case, when I get an adequate nbme score that's when I'm going to schedule my exam. Probably 6 weeks after I get within my target range.

That's just my humble opinion. Hopefully, there are others that can shed light in this matter.

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By the way, did you cancel your prometric schedule next week already? You need to cancel that too.

Double-check also with the ECFMG bulletin about the rescheduling so you can decide how much time is a "safe margin" or allowance. There are conditions wherein fees are involved.
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OMG! that sounds like a good plan. i just called prometric regarding the cancellation and paid 50 usd.

Anyhoo, I am going to take your advice. The thing is, I took a sim exam soo late that I got soo stressed out. So to others out there, do it early!!!
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I just want it to know how does cancelling the test works?

my 3 month period is from Jan-March 2012 so i booked my date on March 25th...just want it to know how much would it cost me to extend my 3 month period and change the date if i'm not satisfy with my studies.


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hello rabirules. since your exam is 31 days from now, you can cancel without a fee. if you cancel 31 days but 5 days before the exam, ull pay 50 usd. if you schedule 5 days before the exam, the fee is a whopping 252 usd.

i suggest u cancel now by calling the number on your scheduling permit. its on NO.2 CONFIRM OR CHANGE APPOINTMENT. Call the number and they will assist you. make sure u have your CONFIRMATION NUMBER. i hope this helps.
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btw, it costs 65 usd to extend your eligibility period. but i suggest to cancel your exam first by calling prometrics and then extend your eligibility period after because it will be more costly if you resched/cancel your appointment for the test if you do it at a later time.
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