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USMLE Scores Now am getting 65%

Hi Guys,
I'm done with about 60% of UW and 55% of Kbank 1st pass. This is my first pass for both.
I started of with 50-52% but have started scoring 65-66% only now.

I have 9 weeks to go for my exam?
Any ideas where I am going with these?

Please do tell me what you think?

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http://www.medfriends.org/step1_estimator/

PS: no idea abt how reliable
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http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.hu/

This one as well! dunno how reliable it is
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See what USMLE Forums have expereinced in terms of UW, NBME, Qbanks, and real exam scores here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...xam-score.html

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Thats a good first pass world score...but banking on scores off of qbanks is irrelevant, too many other factors play roles into it....take an nbme to gauge where you are really at!
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Unhappy Is Kaplan Qbank for real?

Guys does it matter whether I know the answer to a Question that only 27% or 22% or 29% ever got right?
Coz in a question with 4 or 5 choices those are almost the chances of getting a correct answer if I randomly mark anything!

Has anyone of you ever used the Henderson Hasselbach equation to actually calculate pH on the exam/ NBME?
Do tell me coz then I need to actually practice using that formula.

Please! Please! Please!:sorry: Say that it's not important!
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henderson hasselbach formula is important. there was a q on uw on it i think but i had also read somewhere about someone who had written their exam experience and said that we should focus on it. i hope i helped
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I know that it is important but as far as Kaplan & whatever little of Goljan I've read, it is supposed to be conceptual & every one of the teachers have stressed that you don't get calculations on that.

Yet there was this one question where you could never get the correct answer without calculating pH out of it. Problem: there are no log tables on exam & the answer just gave a value they calculated..
That's why I was so irritated. This was a question on Kaplan Qbank.
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