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dear all,
I messed up my uwsa 1 (dont ask ) I could do only 3 block and got 200.

but I got 230 in my uwsa 2... I was aiming for 240 in my real exam...what does it mean?? I think they told you to deduct 20 from your uwsa 2...is that true??

my exam is due in 1.5 months....what do you guys suggest ???

I am just numb and feeling dull....

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corellation of UWSA is -50 +10 range of your result...

Not reliable what so ever.
They do tend to say that UWSA 1 is somewhat reliable, so I would say you are around 200+ now. (if it was your UWSA 1 score)

Take NBME to know for sure.
NBME is the most accurate predictor

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take ones with expanded feedback
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corellation of UWSA is -50 +10 range of your result...

Not reliable what so ever.
They do tend to say that UWSA 1 is somewhat reliable, so I would say you are around 200+ now. (if it was your UWSA 1 score)

Take NBME to know for sure.
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www.nbme.org

take ones with expanded feedback
-50????oh dear lord..........
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-50????oh dear lord..........
I mean, you know...
Thats what I have seen on the web, cuz i had the same question about a half a year ago. I got lame score on UWSA 1 and got awesome score on UWSA 2 with the difference of lets say 2 weeks between these 2...

UWSA 1 pretty much correlated to my first NBME that I took after UWSA 2 and was shocked for a while.

Maybe it will not be the case for you - so take it ASAP
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UWSAs are rubbish
take an nbme to see where you really are

UWSAs over predict 10-20pts
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I took the kaplan fully simulated exam i didnt get score instead i got percentage anyone knows how do they correlate with the score? i got 78%
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I took the kaplan fully simulated exam i didnt get score instead i got percentage anyone knows how do they correlate with the score? i got 78%
nope, no1 knows how those scores correlate to 3digit unfortunately.
thats the only reason im not going to try it. kaplan should really incorporate a 3digit score.
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got 470 on nbme 12...exam is in 1 month....any advice??? depressed...
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got 470 on nbme 12...exam is in 1 month....any advice??? depressed...
3-digit step 1 score correlation?
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got 470 on nbme 12...exam is in 1 month....any advice??? depressed...
That means 211 on the 3 digit score...Thats not bad...you have one month...Have you done DIT ...Read FA again and take another NBME 2 weeks before the exam and see how you doing..

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211, a month before your exam is good. Depends on what your aiming for.

Do DIT, and keep on repeating FA and UW. you'll be fine.

Most people in their last month can go up like 20 points, sometimes more.
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it is 214 actually...
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it is 214 actually...
so UWSA overpredicted by 16pts eh
and thats with some extra studying done before taking the nbme too
damn UWSAs lol

if you're shooting for 240+ then you may need to re-evaluate your studying.
have you done DIT?
tell us about ur prep so far.
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so UWSA overpredicted by 16pts eh
and thats with some extra studying done before taking the nbme too
damn UWSAs lol

if you're shooting for 240+ then you may need to re-evaluate your studying.
have you done DIT?
tell us about ur prep so far.
I have done kaplan one time ..then a brief reading from here and there(biggest mistake)...started uw..finished with 62% first time...honestly not familiar with FA that much(some part yes, some not)..

uwsa 1 (did not finish 1 block, only 3 blocks)... 200
uwsa 2 ---> 230
nbme 12---> 470/214


I am aiming now (LOL) atleast 235....

I will be doing DIT and FA from now on...will read 100 cases of conrad and hy notes 100 pgs by goljan...and give another nbme , proly 7....within next 1.5 wks.....



any suggestions will be highly appreciated.....BTW I did not feel like a 214 while giving the exam......
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so UWSA overpredicted by 16pts eh
and thats with some extra studying done before taking the nbme too
damn UWSAs lol

if you're shooting for 240+ then you may need to re-evaluate your studying.
have you done DIT?
tell us about ur prep so far.
I know I aimed high enough to disappoint myself........ :sorry:
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I have done kaplan one time ..then a brief reading from here and there(biggest mistake)...started uw..finished with 62% first time...honestly not familiar with FA that much(some part yes, some not)..

uwsa 1 (did not finish 1 block, only 3 blocks)... 200
uwsa 2 ---> 230
nbme 12---> 470/214


I am aiming now (LOL) atleast 235....

I will be doing DIT and FA from now on...will read 100 cases of conrad and hy notes 100 pgs by goljan...and give another nbme , proly 7....within next 1.5 wks.....



any suggestions will be highly appreciated.....BTW I did not feel like a 214 while giving the exam......
so basically you've just done kaplan and UW
in that case, 214 is pretty impressive
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I have some questions...I know I shouldn't expect you guyz to solve all my problems but it is worth a try....

1. I have exactly 1 month 4 days left of my exam.
do you think I should postpone the exam? even if I do that day will be 10th july.
that is it. i am having a feeling that i am rushing myself , if I can study like this for 2 more months I would do much better. but honestly I cant. may be july 12th and thats it. I am so much confused.

2.I am aiming right now only 230. do you think by studying FA+/- DIT I can get that by june 30th?


I feel like I am asking questions that only the creator can answer but like I said , it is worth it.



If you know about someone or you went through yourself , what I am going through right now, please respond... I appreciate your presence so very much. thank you.
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so basically you've just done kaplan and UW
in that case, 214 is pretty impressive
buddy you are just being nice....the worst part is I didnt even have the feeling of giving a shitty exam. read---------> (cursing me)
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if you havent done DIT yet, do it. it will increase your score.

i increased by 28 pts on my first time of doing DIT
i am currently doing DIT for the second time.

now would be the right time for you to do DIT.
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just took nbme 13 and got 480/217

so,my total scores...

uwsa 1 -- 200
uwsa 2 -- 230
nbme 12 -- 214/470
prometric exam -- 86%
nbme 12 -- 217/480


tell you what, i am just confused...dont know how to interpret this...should I go for the exam or not??? any thoughts ??
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Hi, i dont know when exactly is your exam, but i read some of the comment flow and i understood that you are aiming for +235. If i would have been you i wouldnt do the exam yet, i would look at my weak points re-evaluate my self and start again studying for 1 month. The nbme's i understand are pretty predictive and if you got around 215 in both of them and you got one over prediction of uw i would stick with the NBME's

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just took nbme 13 and got 480/217

so,my total scores...

uwsa 1 -- 200
uwsa 2 -- 230
nbme 12 -- 214/470
prometric exam -- 86%
nbme 12 -- 217/480


tell you what, i am just confused...dont know how to interpret this...should I go for the exam or not??? any thoughts ??
It's up to you...if your happy with a 217 plus or minus 5 points then go for it...don't rely on uswas
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thanks guyz....it is due @june 30th.....

thanks guyz for yur input....I am kind of exhausted and at best can take ten more days...like july 10th but i dont think that is going to change anything....i am no longer aiming for 235+, but atleast 230+

may be i will postpone the exam...
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just try to read FA many times, it helps getting a wider picture bro
it is hard to remember all HY via kaplan only
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nbme 3 -- 219


i am going crazy...
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i am going crazy...

Wow all your NBME's have been between 215-220. That's pretty consistent.
Did you do NBME 3 online ?
Are you taking your exam on the 30th ?
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Wow all your NBME's have been between 215-220. That's pretty consistent.
Did you do NBME 3 online ?
Are you taking your exam on the 30th ?
thats not a good thing right??there is no break through ..

yup , all online.....but i am exhausted !!


i am still running for 30th.....
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thats not a good thing right??there is no break through ..
yup , all online.....but i am exhausted !!
i am still running for 30th.....
Well its a good thing that you are consistently scoring between 215-220. That means that you can still improve in 20 days to get up to 230+

I took NBME 5, scored 182! Then did DIT and took NBME 12 and scored 205! Now I have less than 20 days left (June 26th is exam day) and I'm hoping to jump up to 220+ but I haven't taken any other NBME's online yet. I'm taking NBME 11 tomorrow and hopefully I increase my score! :sorry:

What are you doing for the last 20 days ? How are you studying ?
We can share our plan
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Well its a good thing that you are consistently scoring between 215-220. That means that you can still improve in 20 days to get up to 230+

I took NBME 5, scored 182! Then did DIT and took NBME 12 and scored 205! Now I have less than 20 days left (June 26th is exam day) and I'm hoping to jump up to 220+ but I haven't taken any other NBME's online yet. I'm taking NBME 11 tomorrow and hopefully I increase my score! :sorry:

What are you doing for the last 20 days ? How are you studying ?
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Oh dear, you are an angel...

I will go thru FA one last time and marked qs of uw+ 100 pgs of goljan hy+ offline nbme.. i will take one more nbme after 10 days....


honestly i dont feel like i lack knowledge but well, precision... there are some points that i have difficulties to remember or work out my way thru...need to work on that....but mostly i feel that postponing will not improve my scores much. it is what it is.
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Oh dear, you are an angel...

I will go thru FA one last time and marked qs of uw+ 100 pgs of goljan hy+ offline nbme.. i will take one more nbme after 10 days....


honestly i dont feel like i lack knowledge but well, precision... there are some points that i have difficulties to remember or work out my way thru...need to work on that....but mostly i feel that postponing will not improve my scores much. it is what it is.
Oh I see. Sounds like a good plan for the last 20 days.

My plan is to take an NBME today, then take 2 more in the next 2 weeks leading up tp the exam. I'm starting DIT/FA today and hopefully I finish the 2nd pass by the 22nd. This will be my last review of FA before the exam! Then I will go over the offline NBMEs, do the free 150, then go over my personalized list of forgettables, some weak areas and things to memorize etc.

Good luck with your NBMEs.
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