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Unhappy NBME 13 Scored 430(205)

I just did NBME 13 and got 430/205 terrible I know, my exam next Tuesday, I did offline NBMEs i got about 84% in 7 and about 75% more or less in 5, 11 and 12 and like 70% or 71% in 1 ...
So I don't know what to do
I really postponed a lot and its nerve wrecking help plz what u guys think
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well i forgot to add i did nbme 7 around month ago online got 440/205
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first of all , dont worry ....relax...it was not the real test.....

If u want a score 240/250+ , then u should definitely postpone once more by 2 weeks I will say...

now see what are ur weak areas from nbme and strengthen them from Kaplan , FA or UW....

try to give a full cover to cover read of FA with cool mind and with full concentration......take a week for it......or max 10 days.......

after this give an online NBME if left any ......

I think u will improve a lot.......that's my opinion......

hope somebody give u better opinion than this........!!!!
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hey , one thing more....

do try to revise UW one more and last time......
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the problem i cant postpone i would have to pay 250 dollars which is much and idk weather to do uw in my weak points or just do fa again its so frustrating
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the problem i cant postpone i would have to pay 250 dollars which is much and idk weather to do uw in my weak points or just do fa again its so frustrating
Hi! Look at it this way... If you get a low score, you'll have to make it up through USCE's, LOR's, etc. Getting those is also expensive (i.e. rent, living expenses, application costs, etc). You might also lose 1 year if you don't get matched the first time around. That's 1 year of self-doubt and depression... Save yourself from all the trouble and extend. Or else you might as well be throwing away the $900 step 1 fee and you'll be stuck with a low score. Postpone and in the end you can always tell yourself that you did your best.
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the problem i cant postpone i would have to pay 250 dollars which is much and idk weather to do uw in my weak points or just do fa again its so frustrating

I agree with d_wiqed .....the best option for u is to postpone the exam .....when u will get a very good score on the exam , u will forget the $250 which u paid....and always remember money doesn't matter, thing that matters is ur score.......when u get residency ,all ur money will be back in a few months.......so don't worry ......

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sorry i might sound seem kinda ignorant about that but what does the USCE's, LOR's means?
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sorry i might sound seem kinda ignorant about that but what does the USCE's, LOR's means?
USCE = Unites States Clinical Experience
LoR = Letter of Recommendation
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hey do u have any kind of messenger i can talk to u thro i guess would be eaiser and save us time
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cuz i think i studied i just dont know why i cant get a good score thats frustrating
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did you do any other online nbmes in the past?
how does nbme form 13 compare to those?
i've heard mixed things about nbme 13 so maybe try another online nbme to see if you really are at 205.
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well in the past i did nbme 7 like 2 month i ago i got 440/207 so idk i did offline nbmes my range is around 75% in 3 of them 11,12,5 and nbme 1 was like 71% but nbme 7 was kind of 84% so i dont know....and oh i faild the exam 1 year ago well didnt really study for it to be honest the first time but this time i did FA alot of times did UW back in feb and i was doing in the 69% total number of the questions right did all these nbme as assessment and kinda trying to study that concepts i dont get along with another question i had a tutor gave them to me,so i dont know what to do
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yep ......yahoo messenger.......
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i just got 214 on uwsa is that bad or good??
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i had today nbme 13 and scored 430/205 terrible i know and just did UWSA i was too damn tired didn't even wanna try to think but i dont think it affected my score and got 480/214 so idk where i stand or what should i know ..my exam is next tuesday
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dont listen to the UWSA, they are rubbish.

If you were tired however, then maybe your score is a little lower on NBME 13 than what it really should be.

I remember you posting before about NBME results. What nbmes have you taken so far? when? and what were those scores? whens your exam?
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i just got 214 on uwsa is that bad or good??
oh this is your thread.
dont make multiple threads man, this one is enough.

you need to study hard for 2,3 weeks and then take another nbme.

you're not ready yet if the 205 disapoints you.
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nbme 7 mid feb and got 440/207 and the couple last days i did offline the nbme 1 5 7 11 12 and in 5 11 and 12 i got around 75% and nbme 1 around 71% and nbme 7 around 84%...and today nbme 13 430/205 and then UWSA 480/214...exam in 3 days next tuesday,i really dunno what to do when i started the usmle dream i wanted 99 but later on i hoped just to be above 90 and i already failed the exam once year ago
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if you take the exam next week, you will score between 200 and 210.

If you can postpone, do it.
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well what to study then if i do??? and if i didnt do it i would postpone it for like 2 years till i finish my school
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well what to study then if i do??? and if i didnt do it i would postpone it for like 2 years till i finish my school

hey , tell me ur target score which u think shud come in real exam ??????
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well what to study then if i do??? and if i didnt do it i would postpone it for like 2 years till i finish my school
try some new sources

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you've exhausted your current sources and have plateaued, you have to study new sources now.
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you've exhausted your current sources and have plateaued, you have to study new sources now.

man , his exam is in 3 days ...u r saying to start these......they will increase his burden.......
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well no i asked him to tell me about new sources in case i wont tae the exam and start over and well i guess i need to be above 90 but idk what to do now if i gonna go to the exam weather i just do again FA or just do questions on my weak points ,i dont remmeber fa tho i did it alot but been like idk couple weeks i didnt look at it idk really
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well no i asked him to tell me about new sources in case i wont tae the exam and start over and well i guess i need to be above 90 but idk what to do now if i gonna go to the exam weather i just do again FA or just do questions on my weak points ,i dont remmeber fa tho i did it alot but been like idk couple weeks i didnt look at it idk really

okay ....

I will only say if u still want to give exam , do FA once more in these 3 days if u can.....just go through it , u will see the improvement.....

pray to god and have belief in him ......

don't do any MCQ's now.......

don't think about the past and move forward.......

try to think logically before marking the answer choice......

DO FA ONCE MORE......DO IT.....DO IT

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do u think would this make my score get higher a bit?? well idk where the questions come from? i mean i see things i never seen ever before i know its normal but alot more than expected tho i did alot of mcqs idk
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thanks for u encouraging words....i just keep thinking about the residency later on i am gonna way down the list esp after failing first time
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you've already failed once. you need a high score now on your step.
if it's possible, postpone.
a fail and a 205 on second attempt will make it very difficult for residency.
it might be worth the 250$ or whatever to postpone it.
i definitely would.

but if you insist on taking it in 3 days; memorize your weaknesses and small details and keep reviewing offline nbme forms. that might raise your score 3-5pts if any of those questions repeat or the same CT/MRI scans are used.

dont pray for a high score or an easy test.
pray for the strength to work hard these next three days and make the test easier on yourself.
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According to your SA's, worst-case scenario you'll get 205 and best-case scenario you'll get 220.

If this range is acceptable to you then go ahead with your exam, if not then postpone.

I know 250$ seems like alot of money now, but 10-20-30 years from now, while you're an american board certified physician, it'll all be worth it.

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the problem is even if i did postpone i dont know what to really study i did FA alot i done UW well actually once and the total percentage was 69% accoroding to that calculators on the internet its really good guess not.... i did a bunch of question about 2000 or so from another source a tutor gave me so i dont know what to do thats the problem i just keep seeing alot of weird questions and questions...

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the problem is even if i did postpone i dont know what to really study i did FA alot i done UW well actually once and the total percentage was 69% accoroding to that calculators on the internet its really good guess not.... i did a bunch of question about 2000 or so from another source a tutor gave me so i dont know what to do thats the problem i just keep seeing alot of weird questions and questions...
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