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i am sure you will help me here

i did another nbme, i have improved from 90 cbsa to 210 cbsa still that corelates to 166 on usmle score

i am doing uworld and i feel i am improving but i get depressed because long way to go to reach a good score

my biggest mistake is not reading firstaid i have done it twice but random things in no order i would say

i feel low because nomatter i have increased 20+ points still its a fail
should i just leave the dream im debating
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so many views and no reply
please guys i need help here
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when did u start ur preparation?
are u a graduate?
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yes i am
i started awhile back with breaks
i did everything but still im not able to reach the passing score
and i feel when i do nbme i get caught with memory based questions
i get wrong in microbiology biochem pharmacology mostly and i dont know how to sit and read firstaid i have tried i have
i have done these subjects but i think its been over 4 months to repeat these and its so hard to repeat everything again and again for me
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i did autonomic pharmacology yesterday i have to repeat it today i did once yesterday
i will keep doing this to other systems drugs
but again i was thinking how will i improve more 160 to 220 is a long way
i dont know how do people do it
i spend 8 hrs studying i work also
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the only key is repetition.....well im still not sure for how long u r preparing and when exactly you are planning to tak ethis exam....but yea subjects like micro pharma and biochem need a lot of repetition....i read them so many times and still score less in my blocks....getting depressed will not help u in any way....
focus on ur weak subjects first.....fa is sufficient for micro and pharma....read them for 2 days, dwnload an offlineversion of kaplan and solve these 2...they are really very good in kaplan....odrwise solve them in uw continuously and keep reading the explanation even if u get them right.....u have to indulge in smart work rather than in hard work....sit for a week, do fa in 2 days and solve few questions continuously....and im sure u vl do well.....
just tat dnt skip any explanations.....when u r doing uw try reading that part of the section in fa too....this way u shall be covering a lot of fa simultaneously.....keep working, and keep smiling....u can do this
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When are you taking step 1 ?
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dnt worry about people....cuz im sure they themselves are banging their heads onthe wall thnkng hw others are doing! its quite a normal feeling....try to conc on ur study pattern

well if u have given only one or 2 readings thenit is quite obvious to forget stuff....keep revising....do flashcards everyday in the moning as soon as u wake up or somethng like that

i didnt do any nbmes or uw but i hope im leading u towards the right path
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the only key is repetition.....well im still not sure for how long u r preparing and when exactly you are planning to tak ethis exam....but yea subjects like micro pharma and biochem need a lot of repetition....i read them so many times and still score less in my blocks....getting depressed will not help u in any way....
focus on ur weak subjects first.....fa is sufficient for micro and pharma....read them for 2 days, dwnload an offlineversion of kaplan and solve these 2...they are really very good in kaplan....odrwise solve them in uw continuously and keep reading the explanation even if u get them right.....u have to indulge in smart work rather than in hard work....sit for a week, do fa in 2 days and solve few questions continuously....and im sure u vl do well.....
just tat dnt skip any explanations.....when u r doing uw try reading that part of the section in fa too....this way u shall be covering a lot of fa simultaneously.....keep working, and keep smiling....u can do this
Thankyou smita you are right i should keep repeating everything
i will try taking out 2 days to spend of pharmacology and then biochemistry and microbiology
i get so low thinking about everything altogether its very stressful
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trust me...i have been there...everybody's been there
u r not alone!!
this exam tests ur patience and strength!!! and we must prove ourselves!!! keep solvng those 2 subjects continuously in subject mode and u vl definetly see a difference
take care
gudluck
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Repeating is key
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Try doing other qbanks
It will help u retaining concepts
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i am sure you will help me here

i did another nbme, i have improved from 90 cbsa to 210 cbsa still that corelates to 166 on usmle score

i am doing uworld and i feel i am improving but i get depressed because long way to go to reach a good score

my biggest mistake is not reading firstaid i have done it twice but random things in no order i would say

i feel low because nomatter i have increased 20+ points still its a fail
should i just leave the dream im debating
If you are finding it hard to read first aid alone. I think you should try doctors in training 2014. They go through the first aid with you and highlight the most high yeild info. You can use it for just subjects that you are weak in or just want to reveiw quickly.

Fight through this. Every single person on this forum has felt the same way you are feeling right now. But if they can do it. You can do it.
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hello guys i have been workinghard like a mad person

so the reality is my 166 score on nbme 15 (which has improved from earlier)

my eligibility expires in a months time i want to do this

right now i am doing uworld second time system wise i learn better system wise so i donot want to do mixed now

my uworld expires in 2 days i should ocntinue the subscription for my wrong ones or should i let it expire and do offline wiwth faid?

since im still trying to complete uworld some 26 blocks remaining i donot get much time for firstaid and i have these 2 weeks to study the best i can

should i stop doing uworld and start faid with offline uworld in these 2 week

i have some things going on for which i will not be able to study much after dec 10

please suggest if leaving uworld at this point is ok
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hey!I guess you should make a plan and study accordingly and study not just like that.Like study hard for the whole week doing revisions from FA and flashcards and then simulate actual exam doing blocks from UW at the end of the week.You can extend your uw subs for that.Its better than doing offline version at this point. Good luck.
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hey!I guess you should make a plan and study accordingly and study not just like that.Like study hard for the whole week doing revisions from FA and flashcards and then simulate actual exam doing blocks from UW at the end of the week.You can extend your uw subs for that.Its better than doing offline version at this point. Good luck.
i understand what you are saying but when i do uworld the whole day is gone
i have no time left to do firstaid
i try to do 2 blocks and remaining day i do pharmacology because i am very bad with pharmacology
i also started biochemistry from dit today
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