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Hey guys. I'm just wondering, which NBME score will most correlate woth the exam score. I heard NBME 7 was the big thing but recently a friend told me its useless now and NBME 13 is way better.
ANother friend sais NBME 11,12, and 7!

Can anyone advise me on this?? I m planning to take only 1 or 2 NBME's online so im not sure which ones i should do.

PS, has any1 done all the NBME's offline? A friend recommended i do them all because they do give the exact same questions(esp pictures) in the real exam! Do u guys think they are worth doing? I have not heard much about NBME's 1,2,3,4 in this forum. I m totally confused n cluless abt NBME's. somebody help!
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all nbmes are normalized
the score you get on any is as good a predictor you will get for the step.

now which one is most like the step (in terms of the way the questions are written) is arguable, most people say form 7 is most like the format of the actual exam.

some people think 13 is because its the newest so its probably most like the new pool of the questions for the step, but from what ive read of people who have taken the exam lately, they still say 7 or 11 was most like their exam.

so at the end of the day it doesnt matter.
do a couple online nbmes.
forms 7,11,12 and/or 13.
track your scores and take your exam when you're ready.


as far as taking them offline after, to remember some questions, thats what im planning on doing. it cant hurt to have the pics memorized.
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all nbmes are normalized
the score you get on any is as good a predictor you will get for the step.

now which one is most like the step (in terms of the way the questions are written) is arguable, most people say form 7 is most like the format of the actual exam.

some people think 13 is because its the newest so its probably most like the new pool of the questions for the step, but from what ive read of people who have taken the exam lately, they still say 7 or 11 was most like their exam.

so at the end of the day it doesnt matter.
do a couple online nbmes.
forms 7,11,12 and/or 13.
track your scores and take your exam when you're ready.


as far as taking them offline after, to remember some questions, thats what im planning on doing. it cant hurt to have the pics memorized.
thanks, i think i'l take 13 first then.. and then i'll see. so i shouldnt miss 7,11 and 12 as well i guess, even if offline.

hey n abt doing them all online, im thinking if doing the questions with the pictures only and skip the other ones. LOL, have u heard people saying they got the same pictures/questions etc?
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thanks, i think i'l take 13 first then.. and then i'll see. so i shouldnt miss 7,11 and 12 as well i guess, even if offline.

hey n abt doing them all online, im thinking if doing the questions with the pictures only and skip the other ones. LOL, have u heard people saying they got the same pictures/questions etc?
yea people have said that
and it makes sense, im sure they only have the rights to so many CTs/MRIs.
they have to reuse their pics.
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yea people have said that
and it makes sense, im sure they only have the rights to so many CTs/MRIs.
they have to reuse their pics.
Great, Im not gonna miss a single picture then! esp since im not very good at them .. hehe thanx
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