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Dear friends,

I have posted not long ago about my study plan for 2 months, i am about to make a very crucial decision of making my exam earlier about 3 weeks earlier then planned - original date was 31 July and i want to move it to around 10th July.

The reason for the big change is usmle world, i have started doing the questions and i am getting constant ~80% altough i have done only 6 exams up to now.I feel that i have a good control over the material and adding more time will more likely make me forget old stuff then remember new stuff. i have finished kaplan on 71% and did one simulated exam on kaplan got 78%. I am aiming for high score around ~250 and i dont want to burn my self by forgetting stuff that i learned few months ago . I am thinking about cancelling my DIT plan (so i wont review it) instead i decided to do 4 NBME to get a good prediction of my score. and finish the UW once aswell as revising FA few times in the month that is left.
What do you guys think about this new idea?
Also which NBME's would you recommend me to do to get a general idea about where am i standing so i can actually take the exam earlier?

With regards.:sorry:
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thats a good score... since u r aiming for a higher score... its better to decide after taking the NBME...

the following poll shows which NBME forms are good at predicting the score...
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good luck with the exam...
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In the end i have moved my exam earlier by 3 weeks to 10 of July because of reasons that didnt depend on me.
Now i am actually stressed as i got 1 month to go, just bought NBME 12 which im going to do tomorrow.
Uworld has been very funny i have been keeping the same percentage up to now after 10 exams. I guess soon we will see how Uworld correlates with NBME 12

Im still wondering what should i do in the month that i got left, should i do DIT or not? any suggestions?
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