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USMLEWorld Step 1 UWSA score correlation?

I just did UWSA 1 for step 1 and got a 216.
I have about 5 weeks till my exam. I have taken a look at the score correlation calculator and graphs, but can anyone please share their real experiences with UWSA score and correlation with their actual Step 1 score? Thanks!
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UWSAs overpredict by 10-20pts

so you are currently somewhere between 196 and 206ish

when i took it, it overpredicted 12 pts for me (vs. nbme form 6).
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It doesn't necessarily over predict, but you should always think that it does.

Strive for improvement in the next few weeks. Eventually it under predicted mine.
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Yikes!! Back to the drawing board
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Guys, i took nmbe number 3, i got a score of 230 and my actual exam is in week and a half! it TOTALLY freaked me out! can someone please advise what i am supposed to make of the nmbe 230??
should i postpone step one??
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Guys, i took nmbe number 3, i got a score of 230 and my actual exam is in week and a half! it TOTALLY freaked me out! can someone please advise what i am supposed to make of the nmbe 230??
should i postpone step one??
230 is a good score. Average in med school isn't the same as average in the real world--you're already competing against the best and the brightest, and residency programs know it. It depends on what specialty you're interested in, but personally I wouldn't postpone based on that score. Of course, my school makes us take an entire year off if we postpone, so there was added incentive not to for me.

As for the USWA, my last self-assessment, taken 1 1/2 weeks before my actual step 1, underpredicted by 21 points. I question the accuracy of those self-assessments--from what I hear, NBME is much closer to real scores and USWA can be 20 points over or under.
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So for your real score.... it was higher?
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So for your real score.... it was higher?
Yep, 21 points higher than my last UWSA taken 1 and a half weeks before my test.
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Yep, 21 points higher than my last UWSA taken 1 and a half weeks before my test.

Sorry for my numerous questions.
If I may ask did u take form #2 or form #1. I have my exam in 2 days. Also what should a percent average be over all on the blocks. Lastly, did you take NBME and if so, were they predictive?
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No worries, I totally get it. I took both, but the second one was the one that I took not long before my exam. The first I took a month before, so I wouldn't expect it to be overly accurate.

I didn't do any of the NBME forms, though I did an NBME practice exam at school six weeks before the test. I've heard they're more accurate, but I can't really speak to that one way or the other.

As for the percentage, it totally depends on what you're aiming for. I'm sure you seen this chart:
http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.com/

My average for the entire study period was lower than the chart would predict, but if you just averaged my last couple weeks of studying when I was pretty solid on the material, the correlation was fairly accurate.

It's hard to really predict anything, though. Some people say they get a ton of anatomy on their test, others hardly any. Same with radiology, histology, etc. As long as you have a decent base in all of the subjects, you'll do well, but it probably won't look anything like your UWorld blocks/practice tests.

GOOD LUCK!!! And if you walk out feeling terrible about the test, know that pretty much everyone feels that way when they leave and most of us pass/do well.
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over 70% UWSA correlates to 250 .
Hope that helps .
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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
I appreciate your response and weird but I feel so much better
Best of Luck in all you do
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thank you all
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