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Help I need your advice 211 -Uworld

I am currently preparing for my Step 1. I will be taking my exam in July this year. I have been watching Kaplan videos and also studying the Kaplan LN. I am about 70% through most of my courses and I decided to access my level of preparedness for the exam. I took Uworld Sim exam last week and got 211..... as at then i ahd not completed Physio, Immuno, and Behav. sci. I decided to take the Kaptest and I got a score of 63%. I would like to know if I am on the right track with this scores because I feel I should have done better considering that I have my exam in a couple of months.

Uworld 1 - 211
Kaptest - 63%.

How good are these scores.....? What can I do to improve on them?

I will deeply appreciate any advice that can enable me increase my scores. I intend applying for a cardiology residency program and I know I really need a high 99 to get in as a couple of my colleagues have told me that cardiology is a very competitive field..Please I would like your inputs on how I can study to improve on my current scores....

Thank you.

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First off, you should know that there's no "cardiology residency." You have to do three years of internal medicine, and then apply for a cardiology fellowship.

Second, there's no such thing as a "high 99" anymore. They've changed the system now so that a 99 corresponds to 260+... all 99's are "high". But that doesn't matter, since nobody cares about the 2-digit scores anyway.


But to answer your actual questions... with three months to go, 211 is a pretty reasonable score. Just by doing about 2000 UWorld/Kaplan questions and going through 60-70% of First Aid in detail (with supplement from Pathoma where I needed it), I increased my score fro 192 on UWSA1 to 230 on UWSA2 in about one month.
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First off, you should know that there's no "cardiology residency." You have to do three years of internal medicine, and then apply for a cardiology fellowship.

Second, there's no such thing as a "high 99" anymore. They've changed the system now so that a 99 corresponds to 260+... all 99's are "high". But that doesn't matter, since nobody cares about the 2-digit scores anyway.


But to answer your actual questions... with three months to go, 211 is a pretty reasonable score. Just by doing about 2000 UWorld/Kaplan questions and going through 60-70% of First Aid in detail (with supplement from Pathoma where I needed it), I increased my score fro 192 on UWSA1 to 230 on UWSA2 in about one month.

Thank you very much for your input. Deeply appreciated.
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