11 days to go, what to do? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 18
Threads: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 18
Help 11 days to go, what to do?

Hey guys I got 12 days left to go.
I took
NBME 7 2 weeks ago at a 223
NBME 11 1 week ago at a 235
NBME 12 today at a 248.

I still have 11 days to go until my test day, and I'm wonderng if I should take the last NBME next week, or shall I just stick to redoing my UWorld questions and FA. Since the NBME's take like a good 4 hours chunk, is it worth it or is it time better spent doing qbank and FA? Thanks for any advice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
moonjane11 (03-30-2012)



  #2  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 33
Threads: 6
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
Reputation: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imthatoneguy86 View Post
Hey guys I got 12 days left to go.
I took
NBME 7 2 weeks ago at a 223
NBME 11 1 week ago at a 235
NBME 12 today at a 248.

I still have 11 days to go until my test day, and I'm wonderng if I should take the last NBME next week, or shall I just stick to redoing my UWorld questions and FA. Since the NBME's take like a good 4 hours chunk, is it worth it or is it time better spent doing qbank and FA? Thanks for any advice.

no q banks now...keep on reading fa/kaplan and forgettable.every day b4 sleeping do goljan slides and ct scans from websites
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 675
Threads: 84
Thanked 427 Times in 206 Posts
Reputation: 437
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imthatoneguy86 View Post
Hey guys I got 12 days left to go.
I took
NBME 7 2 weeks ago at a 223
NBME 11 1 week ago at a 235
NBME 12 today at a 248.

I still have 11 days to go until my test day, and I'm wonderng if I should take the last NBME next week, or shall I just stick to redoing my UWorld questions and FA. Since the NBME's take like a good 4 hours chunk, is it worth it or is it time better spent doing qbank and FA? Thanks for any advice.
My modest opinion is that u keep on doing FA with ur UW notes, along with an NBME. As i've seen before on this forum, there is a likelihood that some of its Q's will be on the exam.
Ever considered NBME 13? Its the newest and "most representative"
However, if u would prefer to stop with the assessments then i think that would be fine as well, since u already assessed urself quite efficiently and proven to urself u can get a high score

i can see that ur scores are jumping up week after week, bravo on ur efforts!
May i ask what was/is ur strategy during these final weeks?
DIT perhaps? Tons of questions?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 18
Threads: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 18
Default

Hey thanks for the compliments.

Plan is basically:

Questions in the morning, FA in the evening, all day everyday. lol. Pretty simple. Guess I'll keep doing that, maybe I'll think about 13 but who knows.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drhma (03-31-2012), Renaissance (03-30-2012)
  #5  
Old 03-30-2012
d_wiqed's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 861
Threads: 19
Thanked 889 Times in 432 Posts
Reputation: 906
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imthatoneguy86 View Post
Hey thanks for the compliments.

Plan is basically:

Questions in the morning, FA in the evening, all day everyday. lol. Pretty simple. Guess I'll keep doing that, maybe I'll think about 13 but who knows.
I think the assessment tests are a good source of high-yield questions... If you have the explanations to the nbmes (you can look for them online), I think they are worth it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-30-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 18
Threads: 6
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 18
Default

Anyway you can drop me some hints on where to find these things?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-31-2012
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 259
Threads: 9
Thanked 331 Times in 133 Posts
Reputation: 351
Send a message via MSN to Nouman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imthatoneguy86 View Post
Anyway you can drop me some hints on where to find these things?

I am in the same boat!! R u taking the exam on 12th?! I took the same NBMEs online as well. I am planning to take an online NBME 13 Probably 4-5 days before the exam.

I am so bored of FA and KAPLAN. I like your approach that one should do questions in the morning and then read FA in the evening. Sounds like a pretty good plan. I am in Desperate need of Questions right now. Literally craving for Questions. Any suggestions which Qbank one should do?!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



Reply

Tags
Step-1-Preparation

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What should I do in the next three days! surez18 USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 11 02-10-2012 09:19 AM
Can I get 220 in 47 days? Sana99 USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 01-13-2012 08:07 AM
what to do in your last 10 days before ck? juanpabloq USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 0 06-09-2011 04:43 PM
50 days to ck pari USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 1 03-12-2011 05:18 AM
4 days to go... ibur USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 19 12-22-2010 06:49 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)