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which is the best taking NBME or UWSA 2 , I have my exam at end of month and I took NBME 7 one month ago and got 210 , uwsa 1 also 210
and today was planning to take NBME 11 but feel not so ready
so do I take uwsa 2 which I already have and leave 11 for 5 days later . I also plan to take NBME 12 and the recently released 13
I want to take 12 2 weeks before exam and 13 1 week before exam

so today go on with uwsa2 or take NBME 11(i will take both and 5 days apart between them but dont know which to start with , feeling not so ready for 11 and also dont want to leave NBME to last minute)


please need quick opinions , do I plan right ???

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hi
which is the best taking NBME or UWSA 2 , I have my exam at end of month and I took NBME 7 one month ago and got 210 , uwsa 1 also 210
and today was planning to take NBME 11 but feel not so ready
so do I take uwsa 2 which I already have and leave 11 for 5 days later . I also plan to take NBME 12 and the recently released 13
I want to take 12 2 weeks before exam and 13 1 week before exam

so today go on with uwsa2 or take NBME 11(i will take both and 5 days apart between them but dont know which to start with , feeling not so ready for 11 and also dont want to leave NBME to last minute)


please need quick opinions , do I plan right ???
difficult situation, maybe this helps:

i also take the exam at the end of this month and i did nbme 11 2days ago. it's rally picky and i felt like trowing my computer out of the window but i had a 220 in the end, with concepts you can get a lot right i think but it's a challenge. it is also the last one i take online so i'll orientate my studies by it's result.

i don't plan on uwsa of any kind, maybe someone with uwsa-experience can help?
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thanks alot , also need more help is it bad to postpone 11 few days (5 days)
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thanks alot , also need more help is it bad to postpone 11 few days (5 days)
i think 5 days won't make a bid difference...10 or 15 maybe...but not 5
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i think 5 days won't make a bid difference...10 or 15 maybe...but not 5
yes I know , but sometimes u need very quick review
I think 11 like a monster and should be ready
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Hey, my exam is also at the end of this month and I cant decide whether to take NBME 11 or UWSA 1. I took NBME 6 two weeks back and I scored way below then I expected. I got 208 and it ruined my confidence. It was a very strange exam and I felt like it tested more on genetics, and molecular biology then pathology. My Uword score isn't very bad, 68% on random timed mode (93% completed). The thing I heard abt uworld exam is, you can see where you make mistakes and you're given an answer key. On the other hand, NBME just tells you which questions you got wrong (without an answer key which is really annoying). what you guys think I should do? should I take uworld SA 1 or NBME 11?
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at this stage in the game, when you guys are so close to your exam date, i would say do not mess around with any UWSAs because they overpredict. Test yourself with NBME and NBME only.
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at this stage in the game, when you guys are so close to your exam date, i would say do not mess around with any UWSAs because they overpredict. Test yourself with NBME and NBME only.
yes it overpredict by 10 , but also if u feel you are not so ready , u dont have to take NBME and no harm in postponing few days (5)
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yes it overpredict by 10 , but also if u feel you are not so ready , u dont have to take NBME and no harm in postponing few days (5)
i agree with an earlier post in that 5 days is nothing
postpone 2,3 weeks if you can.
that's what i'd do.
can't rush something as important as the step1.
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i agree with an earlier post in that 5 days is nothing
postpone 2,3 weeks if you can.
that's what i'd do.
can't rush something as important as the step1.

no I am not asking about exam date , I am asking about NBME , exam date is fixed , i.mean is it so bad if we postpone NBME for 5 days and instead take uwsa 2 ??
that is my question
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no I am not asking about exam date , I am asking about NBME , exam date is fixed , i.mean is it so bad if we postpone NBME for 5 days and instead take uwsa 2 ??
that is my question
oh no not at all
take it when you're ready
just dont leave it too late.
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im in the same position!! does anyone know what a passing score on the nbme is?
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hI i just finished uwsa2 and got 238 , is that good score
please i need answer ???
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hI i just finished uwsa2 and got 238 , is that good score
please i need answer ???
UWSA overestimates by as much as 10pts
so you're at about 228
which is 1pt away from a 99 on the old scale
i'm not sure what your goal is but you are doing well
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