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Old 12-17-2015
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Default A bit of advice

Hello guys .. Hope you're doing well in your studies and stuffs.
I want to ask a question about scores and how to rise them.
I just finished doing uworld qb and got 50% over all cumulative.
I want to ask if this is a bad indicator of my real deal score.
Plus if u could pour in some insight on how to raise my score in the following 3 months before my exam.
I'm planning to do other 2 QBs and other reads of FA..Can u suggest other useful things to do ?

Thank you all.
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Default hi zilzal

well have you been scoring 50% in your last blocks too? where do u think u made mistakes?? uw is just a learning tool but 50% means u must reinforce ur concepts you have learnt till now....have you been revising fa when doing uworld>?? otherwise have you been simply solving all the blocks??? cuz that can also mean that you are solvng purely based on ur memory... so kindly assess these questions
now list out the subjects you are weak at......first separate the ones you have the least percentile......for eg mayb endocrine has a 33rd percentile.....so in the same write down your bottom five topics......do dit,pathoma, brs physio,and fa and then again solve the relavant section in uw.....u can alot 2days for every subject.....you can do this from monday to thursday.....take a nbme on friday or do 7blocks uw random on friday and review it or saturday and take asunday off......im just suggesting a schedulde i have seen somewhere....
as of now take a nbme and see where you stand.....u have 3mnoths and that is a lot of time to improve.......take care and dont let failure succeed
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Thanks smita for the tips .. Really appreaciate your input.
I have been only doing uworld questions and revising them but not any other accompanying study from fa or anything.. As I'm working and preparing for step 1 .. My focus was to just do it and learn .. I started scoring low 30s then Gradually improved .. That my last blocks scores are around mid 60s.. And I learnt a lot. But the overall cumulative was damaged from the start.
But honestly I didn't have a detailed schedule like the one you proposed here so thanks for that..
I will take an nbme exam in the coming couple of days do assess my stance here and get another perspective about my weak subjects.. So, what nbme exam do u recommend for me at this point in my prep. ?
And another question if you may.. Do I need to annotated fa from other question banks ?
Thanks again kind friend 😊
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Thanks smita for the tips .. Really appreaciate your input.
I have been only doing uworld questions and revising them but not any other accompanying study from fa or anything.. As I'm working and preparing for step 1 .. My focus was to just do it and learn .. I started scoring low 30s then Gradually improved .. That my last blocks scores are around mid 60s.. And I learnt a lot. But the overall cumulative was damaged from the start.
But honestly I didn't have a detailed schedule like the one you proposed here so thanks for that..
I will take an nbme exam in the coming couple of days do assess my stance here and get another perspective about my weak subjects.. So, what nbme exam do u recommend for me at this point in my prep. ?
And another question if you may.. Do I need to annotated fa from other question banks ?
Thanks again kind friend 😊
since you are 3 months away, you can strt a second round of uw(the way i proposed above)....if u feel the ques are way too familiar then u can instead solve offline qbanks like kaplan or usmlerx...u can do that for another mnth and again assess urslf......hopefully by now u should be perfect with concepts and see to it that you dont have much gap after your second round (provided you are doing really well otherise you can continue drilling the concepts into your brain)
as for the nbmes.....15 16 17 are the latest ones......and i heard nbme 12 and 13 are also good......so since you have a lot of time you can do the old ones first
hope this helps
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