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Ok, so i will start.
Exam on 10th of July

Plan :
Doing DIT + 2 UW blocks per day, gonna finish 2 weeks before the exam date!
Then NBME (my second) haven't decided yet 7 or 13, thinking more about 13 as it is newer , is it? i feel like 7 has been over processed, maybe 11, i need something not too difficult to build up my confidence.

The last 2 weeks
First 2 days Going to finish UW probably gonna have ~10 blocks left by then.
then 10 days, Full revision over FA with solving incorrect answers each day from both Kaplan and UW that's about 3 blocks per day for about 7 days- The wrong blocks are associated with that covered topics.
Last 2 days i haven't decided yet but probably going to do Bio-statistics, Ethics and Equations!!
Last day - Drug holiday (yup it's the same term that is used in people taking l-dopa in Parkinsons). Maybe ill be stressed and ill do some FA rapid review or something, how can you even stand the last day? cant think about it .
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mine first of august.....will try to do an UWSA1 enshalla at the end of month....and then start the FA revisions and do NBME enshalla :sorry:
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Cheers, I'm in..Date havnt decided yet as I m moving mine from 28th of this month to next month after a low score on NBME at 5 th june ..(195 usmle eq)...

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exam: July 5th...

got 19 days to the exam....
going over DIT again from today.. till july 1st..
uworld qns 1 blocks per day till june 30th..
doing pathoma till june 27th..
going over FA again till july 2nd..
on july 3rd & 4th.. planning to go over the high yield topics...

taking nbme 12--> june 20th

taking nbme 7--> july 2nd (on my birthday.....)

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exam: July 5th...

got 19 days to the exam....
going over DIT again from today.. till july 1st..
uworld qns 1 blocks per day till june 30th..
doing pathoma till june 27th..
going over FA again till july 2nd..
on july 3rd & 4th.. planning to go over the high yield topics...

taking nbme 12--> june 20th

taking nbme 7--> july 2nd (on my birthday.....)

good luck to all on their exam...
Hav u done pathoma b4 or its 1st pass?
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Hav u done pathoma b4 or its 1st pass?
its my 1st pass..
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its my 1st pass..
Dont you think that the gap is too short between finishing pathoma and real thing?
but still, depends on your deadlines and tightness of schedule..

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Dont you think that the gap is too short between finishing pathoma and real thing?
but still, depends on your deadlines and tightness of schedule..

Good luck tho..
hmm i felt the same.. initially i was planned to take the exam end of july.. so was doing goljan again.. it took alot of time.. so had to shift to pathoma...i m hoping to get it done earlier if possible...:sorry:
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Hey guys...yea I'm thinking my exam will be end of july or early august...had to delay because my nbme 13 score was not in line with what i wanted it to be (was only around 200 on the conversion scale)...had mine scheduled for 22nd of this month and it was the end of my eligibility period but said screw it, getting a high score>>>>>>>spending an extra 800 dollars

So I cancelled it and started doing pathoma b/c i noticed my path was consistently borderline to low on the nbmes! My only wish is I wish i would have gotten pathoma earlier, man the way he makes concepts clear is AWESOME....hoping it will bump up my score around 20 points and hopefully i don't make the same blunders i did on nbme 13 cause a lot of it was just nit picky details i missed

Tried going thru dit again but just couldn't..found it terrible during the 2nd run...so the plan is now do pathoma until the 24th, review fa again and pathoma until 15/16 of july and take nbme on 17.....if I'm happy with my score will book my date for end of july
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hmm i felt the same.. initially i was planned to take the exam end of july.. so was doing goljan again.. it took alot of time.. so had to shift to pathoma...i m hoping to get it done earlier if possible...:sorry:
Well,
Good luck with that,
undoubtedly Pathoma is good, but If you wand 2 do goljan instead , u cud've gone through goljan audio, no?
Coz he even says dat my book is too much, but whtever I m sayin is enough 2 knoe,
and really its soo short...
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Hey guys...yea I'm thinking my exam will be end of july or early august...had to delay because my nbme 13 score was not in line with what i wanted it to be (was only around 200 on the conversion scale)...had mine scheduled for 22nd of this month and it was the end of my eligibility period but said screw it, getting a high score>>>>>>>spending an extra 800 dollars

So I cancelled it and started doing pathoma b/c i noticed my path was consistently borderline to low on the nbmes! My only wish is I wish i would have gotten pathoma earlier, man the way he makes concepts clear is AWESOME....hoping it will bump up my score around 20 points and hopefully i don't make the same blunders i did on nbme 13 cause a lot of it was just nit picky details i missed

Tried going thru dit again but just couldn't..found it terrible during the 2nd run...so the plan is now do pathoma until the 24th, review fa again and pathoma until 15/16 of july and take nbme on 17.....if I'm happy with my score will book my date for end of july
I knoe, you might've tried, but dont we have option 2 extend eligibility for 1st time at 65 bucks?
and then pay 150 to prometric to reschedule?
Thats what I did...
My was also expiring at the end of june...
Man..
dont wanna take risk..
Thats so true..coz this test is all for us,
its gonna decide our confidence level in further tests and will give reason to some1(Doctor) to even talk 2 us...

Well,..
keep going...
do whatever you feel like....
I feels thats the key,
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I knoe, you might've tried, but dont we have option 2 extend eligibility for 1st time at 65 bucks?
and then pay 150 to prometric to reschedule?
Thats what I did...
My was also expiring at the end of june...
Man..
dont wanna take risk..
Thats so true..coz this test is all for us,
its gonna decide our confidence level in further tests and will give reason to some1(Doctor) to even talk 2 us...

Well,..
keep going...
do whatever you feel like....
I feels thats the key,
you gotta know what works for you...
Yeah man i had already extended it once so had no option but to pay the fees again....not worth it going into the exam without full confidence....thats why i don't understand why ppl go into this exam without having good nbme scores and then they wonder why they failed....people have been asking me like crazy why i haven't taken it yet but i really don't care...im not rushing this exam for nothing or no one!!!

Just need to make sure i finish it with the next two months though so i have ample time for ck

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Another July taker here! I haven't scheduled yet but my extended eligibility expires on July 31

I've only took one NBME (Form 5 - Step 1 score equiv. 220's) and plan to take only two more -- NBME Forms 7 and 12. Which do you guys think I should take LAST, i.e. CLOSER to my exam date?

I also have two pending UWSA Forms that I haven't activated yet (bec. I'm afraid to "waste" it without having had read FA thoroughly for the second time and also because I'm not sure which order is best to take the two!)

Any suggestions on what order should I take NBME Forms 7, 12 and UWSA Forms 1 and 2? Thanks!
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@modesty - god bless u for starting the thread...
m giving mine on 9th of july...
done with UW 2nd pass... gave NBME 12 (235)... giving my first FA read now... will do another NBME tomo... actually will be doing a mock day... NBME 13 online + nbme 11 offline.. with the exact test timings... hopefully
things to do..
-golijan second read
-conrads 100 cases
-FA second read
-NBME 7 online and a look thru the other forms offline
-UWSA 1and 2
, so much to do... hope to make it on time.. :sorry::sorry:
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Hi count me in.

am planning to do it 3rd week of july havnt fixed a date yet.

Currently doing UW notes that i have made and hopefully will be done reviewing all of my notes by end of this week and the review my FA.

and hoping to take NBME 11 - on 1st of July.
that would decide when do i have to fix my exam date.

my previous Pre-dit nbme 12 score - 194 (1st time i passed an nbme hahaha)

after that finished DIT and now like i said doing uw notes

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guys plz help me...i wann do three online NBMEs ....i am thinking
NBME 11 3 weeks b4 exam
NBME 12 2 weeks b4 exam
NBME 13 one week b4 exam

what do u think? shall i substitute any of them with NBME 7 or 6 or they r old?
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guys plz help me...i wann do three online NBMEs ....i am thinking
NBME 11 3 weeks b4 exam
NBME 12 2 weeks b4 exam
NBME 13 one week b4 exam

what do u think? shall i substitute any of them with NBME 7 or 6 or they r old?
I think it would b nice If u could switch bw 11 and 13,
and hell ya, do 7th definitely...
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I think it would b nice If u could switch bw 11 and 13,
and hell ya, do 7th definitely...
u mean switch in order or what? enshalla i will do 7 offline since it is old already.... but plz clarify what u mean switch between 11 and 13 and why?
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u mean switch in order or what? enshalla i will do 7 offline since it is old already.... but plz clarify what u mean switch between 11 and 13 and why?
This is my personal opinion..
I ment take 13th first, and then take 11th..
Its ok if u get motivational score on 13th..
but u cant afford to take down your motivation on near to exam..so do 11th later..
u know what i mean...
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This is my personal opinion..
I ment take 13th first, and then take 11th..
Its ok if u get motivational score on 13th..
but u cant afford to take down your motivation on near to exam..so do 11th later..
u know what i mean...
u mean 13 is harder than 11 ?
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u mean 13 is harder than 11 ?
No it's not...all the later nbmes are similar in difficulty...nbme 13 was just like the others except I found the behavioral on it hard compared to the others but all these test are standardized so it really doesn't matter and just to make a point u said 7 is too old which is not the case, still to this day ppl say it correlates best to their actual score.
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hi everyone. good to see so many july exam takers here!
My exam date July 30th!
Doing UW 2nd pass ans FA 2nd time now.
Will take an NBME(probably 12?) in about 8-10 days.
Once my UW subscription expires(July9th), i plan to do 1 offline NBME every day and revise FA.
And yeah, the last day is definitly gonna be a drug holiday for me too .. esp because i have to travel to another country to take the exam! LOL
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hi everyone. good to see so many july exam takers here!
My exam date July 30th!
Doing UW 2nd pass ans FA 2nd time now.
Will take an NBME(probably 12?) in about 8-10 days.
Once my UW subscription expires(July9th), i plan to do 1 offline NBME every day and revise FA.
And yeah, the last day is definitly gonna be a drug holiday for me too .. esp because i have to travel to another country to take the exam! LOL
Good luck everyone! Keep updating us!
Wooww...
another country???
Do you live in Russia??
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Wooww...
another country???
Do you live in Russia??
Lol no. are you surprised to hear that there isnt a testing centre in every country of the world? lol. Im somewhere in Scandinavia, apparently they dont have any centre in any of the scandinavian countries(im not even from here) so i have to travel down to the "actual europe" as i like to call it to take the exam
Btw they dont have a centre in russia?? i mean thats like a huge country!
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Lol no. are you surprised to hear that there isnt a testing centre in every country of the world? lol. Im somewhere in Scandenavia, apparently they dont have any centre in any of the scandanavian countries(im not even from here) so i have to travel down to the "actual europe" as i like to call it to take the exam
Btw they dont have a centre in russia?? i mean thats like a huge country!
No, Actually I was used to live in Russia..
They din have any centers there...

But here In U.S., they've got prometric almost at every 10-20 miles!!..

Only and hardest thing to do is go and give exam...
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ok, are any of you planning to look at all the NBME's offline? Some people do that, i dont know if its worth the time, moreover looking for the forms and their answers is such a pain!!
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ok, are any of you planning to look at all the NBME's offline? Some people do that, i dont know if its worth the time, moreover looking for the forms and their answers is such a pain!!
anyone?
Yeah I've done 11 12 13 online and have looked up the answers offline also...it's good to look at them again one week prior to your exam people say...only these three and 7 are worth going over
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Cool Step 1 - It all ends on JULY 31st

I'm probably the least prepared among all. Yet, My extended eligibility ends on 31st of July and I'm working really hard towards success. Will post again after taking my 1st NBME on 24th June.

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done with NBME 13....
got a 238... not much of an increase from nbme 12...
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done with NBME 13....
got a 238... not much of an increase from nbme 12...
well , anyone up for a discussion.. ? can wrap it up in 2 hrs... PM me
Well ur really doing great! did u find NBME 13 harder than 12? What was your score in 12? Im having a hard time deciding whether to take 12 or 13.
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its not per say harder ... many Q are quite ok, but the number of WTF Q are more in 13.... if you have to take one then i wud say 12 is better... you dont wanna waste your money on Q you dont understand...
but then again, i got 28 wrong in both 12 and 13 and my score in 12 was 235 in 13 its (238)... wud that mean 13 is easier?????? it seriously wasn't.....
and NBME 7 is mandatory, dont miss that....i'm gonna take it in a week after i complete my FA (not done with first read, such a dry book)...
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im planning to take the exam on july 31 or august 5
had one doubt- are u guys planning to do kaplan again for the last time before taking the exam??????? or FA with UWORLD notes would suffice ?????
kindly need some advise on this....
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its not per say harder ... many Q are quite ok, but the number of WTF Q are more in 13.... if you have to take one then i wud say 12 is better... you dont wanna waste your money on Q you dont understand...
but then again, i got 28 wrong in both 12 and 13 and my score in 12 was 235 in 13 its (238)... wud that mean 13 is easier?????? it seriously wasn't.....
and NBME 7 is mandatory, dont miss that....i'm gonna take it in a week after i complete my FA (not done with first read, such a dry book)...
Hi i have also done 12 already, i still haven't decided if i should do 13 or 7, i can only do 1 more online (financial issues )
which one would you do 7 or 13?
I tend to go with 13 becuase it's newer and alot of people are writing about new twisted way of asking questions so it may appear on 13 and not on 7, let me know what you think.
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Hi..count me in.I am taking the exam on 10th july.Done with nbme 7 & 13.In my opinion both are equal in terms of difficulty.13 requires a bit of more thinking. but the concepts tested are the ones we have been through..So i suggest do it in a fresh state of mind..My score till now have been.
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Hi i have also done 12 already, i still haven't decided if i should do 13 or 7, i can only do 1 more online (financial issues )
which one would you do 7 or 13?
I tend to go with 13 becuase it's newer and alot of people are writing about new twisted way of asking questions so it may appear on 13 and not on 7, let me know what you think.
i too was confused on that... 7 is tried and tested but 13 is new...if i was in ur place i wud hav taken 13 offline... i hav kept 7 to be my date deciding NBME... i guess its ok whatever you do...you cud always do the other NBME offfline ....
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hi all...
anyone done with goiljan second read ?
i want to know how many days it takes to do that... i first reading was bout 3 months back and it took me around 25 days to get thru then.... i hav 5 days to spare for that now... is that too far fetched.... ?

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i remember when i was about to study patho, i started with the first chapter of Gojan, by the end of it i was totally lost and can't remember the first page well , so i said, i am still in page 20 and i look like this, what is gonna happen when i reach page 630???

so i skipped to BRS pathology and i think it is better...dunno man but 5 days for Gojan is
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anyone done with goiljan second read ?
i want to know how many days it takes to do that... i first reading was bout 3 months back and it took me around 25 days to get thru then.... i hav 5 days to spare for that now... is that too far fetched.... ?
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can't imagine this you will have to read minimum 100 pages per day ... and you know well that only reading is not a main point here. you need minimum 15 days, i say minimum to read and recall RR pathology.
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Did anyone else also notice that the UW questions are getting harder and harder as you finish 60% of the qBank or is it only me?
im still keeping my overall average steady though...

Also i have been doing DIT and i have expected some increase in the UW score and i have to admit that before DIT i was scoring 80%- 86% and now on the 10th day of DIT i am scoring 74-78% Am i getting retarded or whats going on?!?!?

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2. USMLE world Blocks are becoming harder as you get close to the end last 40%
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in 5 days i will be done with like 1/4th of the book....
and ya reading isnt the only thing that matters...
well, u gotta do what u gotta do... no shortcuts.... gonna do overtime now...
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Did anyone else also notice that the UW questions are getting harder and harder as you finish 60% of the qBank or is it only me?
im still keeping my overall average steady though...

Also i have been doing DIT and i have expected some increase in the UW score and i have to admit that before DIT i was scoring 80%- 86% and now on the 10th day of DIT i am scoring 74-78% Am i getting retarded or whats going on?!?!?

im not good in researches but i have to deduce that
1. DIT is ruining my knowledge in some way
2. USMLE world Blocks are becoming harder as you get close to the end last 40%
3. I am suffering from a mental breakdown
4. Random error

Which one is it?
you are doing good...getting 78% cannot be a mental breakdown..lol .... dont worry... it just means that these are Q you dont know properly, so you get to learn them now... and its only a difference of 3 or 4 Q right... can be a random error too... but on the whole you are doing jus fine...
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Did NBME 7 yesterday. I have just started DIT, after that gets over I will do another NBME and book a date.. Hopefully before 15th july i'A.
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Did anyone else also notice that the UW questions are getting harder and harder as you finish 60% of the qBank or is it only me?
im still keeping my overall average steady though...

Also i have been doing DIT and i have expected some increase in the UW score and i have to admit that before DIT i was scoring 80%- 86% and now on the 10th day of DIT i am scoring 74-78% Am i getting retarded or whats going on?!?!?

im not good in researches but i have to deduce that
1. DIT is ruining my knowledge in some way
2. USMLE world Blocks are becoming harder as you get close to the end last 40%
3. I am suffering from a mental breakdown
4. Random error

Which one is it?
No you are not getting retarded.
I'm facing the same problem from the day I finished 60% of UW. I guess we just need to carry on & try to continue learning from these.
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ok guys so finally done with my uw-2nd round and BIG Relief i got the fat elephant out of my way.

now planning to take an nbme on sunday.

till then will be working on the weak areas my last nbme showed which i told before dit and after 1 round of uw. scored 194-usmle score correlation.

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July 31st is mine.

I need some suggestions

Right now i am doing uworld-first time. still around 800 qns left

which is a good time to complete uworld fully? like how many days before exam?

Also planning to do DIT.

When and what NBME's should i take?
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Hello July people!

I'm planning on taking an NBME. Have no idea what it should be though, would love some help.

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-3 months ago i took NBME 12 and got 165.

-After that NBME, I spent 1.5 months doing DIT and as much UW as possible (but i wasnt able to finish it).

-Then took NBME 5 and got 205.

-The last 1.5 months; I did DIT (second pass), and after finishing off UW, did as much marked/incorrect questions (second pass) as i could.

-Which NBME should I do now?!
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I'm hoping this will be my last NBME (unless it's extremely far from my target score which is 230+), because I'm totally burnt out and i just want to end this. It's been 11 months!

So if i get 220 in this NBME, I'm scheduling the exam in 2 weeks after my next NBME.

Of course, advice and suggestions will be extremely appreciated!
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Hello July people!

I'm planning on taking an NBME. Have no idea what it should be though, would love some help.
.................................................. ..................
-3 months ago i took NBME 12 and got 165.

-After that NBME, I spent 1.5 months doing DIT and as much UW as possible (but i wasnt able to finish it).

-Then took NBME 5 and got 205.

-The last 1.5 months; I did DIT (second pass), and after finishing off UW, did as much marked/incorrect questions (second pass) as i could.

-Which NBME should I do now?
.................................................. .............
I'm hoping this will be my last NBME (unless it's extremely far from my target score which is 230+), because I'm totally burnt out and i just want to end this. It's been 11 months!

So if i get 220+, I'm scheduling the exam in 2 weeks after my next NBME.

Of course, advice and suggestions will be extremely appreciated!
hey bro,

since u r planning to do this as ur last nbme then go for nbme13 (as its the latest) u will know how they integrate the Questions.

but the accurate step 1 score is given by nbme 7 -thats what i have noticed so far.

even i am planning to do nbme tomrow and then book my exam date in 2 weeks time.
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Hello July people!

I'm planning on taking an NBME. Have no idea what it should be though, would love some help.

.................................................. ..................
-3 months ago i took NBME 12 and got 165.

-After that NBME, I spent 1.5 months doing DIT and as much UW as possible (but i wasnt able to finish it).

-Then took NBME 5 and got 205.

-The last 1.5 months; I did DIT (second pass), and after finishing off UW, did as much marked/incorrect questions (second pass) as i could.

-Which NBME should I do now?!
.................................................. .............

I'm hoping this will be my last NBME (unless it's extremely far from my target score which is 230+), because I'm totally burnt out and i just want to end this. It's been 11 months!

So if i get 220 in this NBME, I'm scheduling the exam in 2 weeks after my next NBME.

Of course, advice and suggestions will be extremely appreciated!
I think you should do 7.
13 is new but i hear its a little different, i havent taken it though. You dont want to get freaked out by weird questions right?
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I think you should do 7.
13 is new but i hear its a little different, i havent taken it though. You dont want to get freaked out by weird questions right?
It's better to freak out at home then in the exam, no?
Go for the 13, im gonna do it tomorrow - excited.

Many people were saying lately that the exam question were asked in a wired way, maybe we can see some of it in 13 no? i really interested to know, also 7 is available offline, while 13 (im not sure though) is not.
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It's better to freak out at home then in the exam, no?
Go for the 13, im gonna do it tomorrow - excited.

Many people were saying lately that the exam question were asked in a wired way, maybe we can see some of it in 13 no? i really interested to know, also 7 is available offline, while 13 (im not sure though) is not.
modesty even i am excited for my tomorows nbme

planning on nbme 11

and then after week the last nbme 13
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too scared to go through with NBME 13

NBME 7 sounds alright, NBME 11 also seems ok.

What do you guys think, 11 or 7?
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too scared to go through with NBME 13

NBME 7 sounds alright, NBME 11 also seems ok.

What do you guys think, 11 or 7?
I'm too planning for NBME 13 ,,within few days.
i think 7 is easier...
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guys i am scheduled 6th of august enshalla

i should take the UWSA within 2-3 days and i will be doing NBME within two weeks enshalla....

since u guys already did NBMEs, how comfortable u feel regarding remembering the FA,

i mean that i did FA few times and still by the time i reach the end of it, i feel some chapters vaporized already , i don't mean full deletion, i just feel some pages really become foggy. especially some drugs, micro and bio stuff and some embryo too ...

does any of u feel the same, and how do u overcome that?

how many mistakes are acceptable per block in NBME to be in the range of 225-230 ?

one last thing, is one day enough to revise the whole NBME after solving it?

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modesty even i am excited for my tomorows nbme

planning on nbme 11

and then after week the last nbme 13
Oh, they don't have 13 offline???? I was planning to do it offline!!
If anybody has 13 offline, please PM me
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guys

i did nbme 11 today

check the attachment......... its so ****ed up

i just improved only by 6 points.

previous nbme 12 - 194

and today nbme 11 - 200

thats so fuking terrible.

i really want to get ride of this exam..

behavioural is been my enemy for all of my nbme... bastaaaardddddd

guys the expended version - showed most of the mistakes is in the ethics part.... but none of the biostatitcs part.

do u guys think its wise to buy the uw-biostat Q bank ??? i know its not relevent to wat my weak poiint is shown.

but i have already done conrad fisher book with questions.

wt do u guys think?? should i buy the Qbank for 25$ or review my uw notes and fa again n give another n the last M******* f******* nbme-13

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guys

i did nbme 11 today

check the attachment......... its so ****ed up

i just improved only by 6 points.

previous nbme 12 - 194

and today nbme 11 - 200

thats so fuking terrible.

i really want to get ride of this exam..

behavioural is been my enemy for all of my nbme... bastaaaardddddd

guys the expended version - showed most of the mistakes is in the ethics part.... but none of the biostatitcs part.

do u guys think its wise to buy the uw-biostat Q bank ??? i know its not relevent to wat my weak poiint is shown.

but i have already done conrad fisher book with questions.

wt do u guys think?? should i buy the Qbank for 25$ or review my uw notes and fa again n give another n the last M******* f******* nbme-13

plz help guys...
out of curiosity, do u get to know the wrong questions in case u bought the extended feedback nbme or not? i mean u can review the wrong questions as in uw?
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out of curiosity, do u get to know the wrong questions in case u bought the extended feedback nbme or not? i mean u can review the wrong questions as in uw?
yes u can bro
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guys

i did nbme 11 today

check the attachment......... its so ****ed up

i just improved only by 6 points.

previous nbme 12 - 194

and today nbme 11 - 200

thats so fuking terrible.

i really want to get ride of this exam..

behavioural is been my enemy for all of my nbme... bastaaaardddddd

guys the expended version - showed most of the mistakes is in the ethics part.... but none of the biostatitcs part.

do u guys think its wise to buy the uw-biostat Q bank ??? i know its not relevent to wat my weak poiint is shown.

but i have already done conrad fisher book with questions.

wt do u guys think?? should i buy the Qbank for 25$ or review my uw notes and fa again n give another n the last M******* f******* nbme-13

plz help guys...
Hey calm down now. Dont panic.
When is ur test scheduled?
And what is your target score?
Have you gone through Kaplan lecture notes?
If you are aiming for a very high score, you should consider going back to kaplan notes/ may be videos.
Let us know it in detail. We'll try to help you
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When is ur test scheduled?
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Have you gone through Kaplan lecture notes?
If you are aiming for a very high score, you should consider going back to kaplan notes/ may be videos.
Let us know it in detail. We'll try to help you
i havnt sceduled my exam yet, i have the 3 month extension till september.

but no way i am going till spetember, i need to finish this by end of july what so ever it is.

215+ is my aim atleast.

i am thinking of doing BRS for BS
and then review biostat UW qbank,

and then go over my FA thoroughly well with Uw -notes if necessery and then give nbme 13
and thats all, after that i will be giving my exam.

i wanted to do it on the 18th, but i think since i have this extra workshop to do, then will do my step 1 exam by last week of july, but not more than july i am going

would really appreciate it if any 1 can give their opinion.
please check my score report i have attached before as that would help giving me the best advice.

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hello.....200 is not a bad score..still u have one month. i suggest u to do kaplan videos for behavioural sciences and cornard fisher ethics..guess u will definitely improve..
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hello.....200 is not a bad score..still u have one month. i suggest u to do kaplan videos for behavioural sciences and cornard fisher ethics..guess u will definitely improve..
thanks buddy

i have done kaplan video and the notes for BS, but they dont tend to do me a favour..

so this time i am changing my startegy, i am planning to concentrate on BRS for BS , i think it is doable in 3 days they are direct to the point
lets see

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I ended up doing NBME 7, i scored 214 (last NBME 6 weeks ago was 205).

Everyone was counting on me that this would be my last one and that i would take the exam and be done with it.

Guess i'm still not ready

Going to go through FA again, along with UW notes.
Hopefully it'll take me 2 weeks, then i'll take another NBME and see where i am.
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i havnt sceduled my exam yet, i have the 3 month extension till september.

but no way i am going till spetember, i need to finish this by end of july what so ever it is.

215+ is my aim atleast.

i am thinking of doing BRS for BS
and then review biostat UW qbank,

and then go over my FA thoroughly well with Uw -notes if necessery and then give nbme 13
and thats all, after that i will be giving my exam.

i wanted to do it on the 18th, but i think since i have this extra workshop to do, then will do my step 1 exam by last week of july, but not more than july i am going

would really appreciate it if any 1 can give their opinion.
please check my score report i have attached before as that would help giving me the best advice.

thanks
really appreciate it
Hey, yeah do BRS but if its for biostats, i dont think it will help you much.
I dont know how to improve biostats myself coz i suck at it too. I personally think doing the uworld biostats will help you, although i hv not done it and am not planning to do it either.
But yeah for the rest of behav science BRS is probably good.
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i havnt sceduled my exam yet, i have the 3 month extension till september.

but no way i am going till spetember, i need to finish this by end of july what so ever it is.

215+ is my aim atleast.

i am thinking of doing BRS for BS
and then review biostat UW qbank,

and then go over my FA thoroughly well with Uw -notes if necessery and then give nbme 13
and thats all, after that i will be giving my exam.

i wanted to do it on the 18th, but i think since i have this extra workshop to do, then will do my step 1 exam by last week of july, but not more than july i am going

would really appreciate it if any 1 can give their opinion.
please check my score report i have attached before as that would help giving me the best advice.

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Hi, Aj23!

Beh. Sci. is the least of your problems right now. My study partner also got a "star" on the lower performance border on beh. sci. but had an nbme score of 235 (nbme 13). Her performance in this subj. is also on the edge of the low performance border in nbme 11 but scored 244. My point is, beh. sci in the nbmes is not the main driving force for low scores. I heard the same about the exam. Someone told me that he knew many 99-ers who had low scores on beh. sci. but still got an overall high score.

If I were you, I'd focus my time on microbiology and pathology. I'd work heavily on them. These subjects are supposedly the "easy" subjects for the exam. They are also the ones that are proven to have a high percentage of questions in the exam. I'd recommend you go back to your primary material, but if you're running out of time: for micro, do UW + FA and for patho, UW + FA. In the nbmes, if you want a high score, the performance bar in these subjects should be in the edge of the high performance border like in your pharmacology (with or without the star/asterisk).

BRS Beh. science is good, but in my opinion, just read the end-of-chapter questions and their explanations. Everything important is in there already. You don't have to read the whole book. If kaplan beh. sci was your primary book, stick to it. It's less time consuming this way.

UW biostat is also good. I used it for practice questions. It only takes a day to finish.

Allot your time well. I recommend: Patho, microbio >> Physio, Beh. sci. > Immunology

Good luck, bud!
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Beh. Sci. is the least of your problems right now. My study partner also got a "star" on the lower performance border on beh. sci. but had an nbme score of 235 (nbme 13). Her performance in this subj. is also on the edge of the low performance border in nbme 11 but scored 244. My point is, beh. sci in the nbmes is not the main driving force for low scores. I heard the same about the exam. Someone told me that he knew many 99-ers who had low scores on beh. sci. but still got an overall high score.

If I were you, I'd focus my time on microbiology and pathology. I'd work heavily on them. These subjects are supposedly the "easy" subjects for the exam. They are also the ones that are proven to have a high percentage of questions in the exam. I'd recommend you go back to your primary material, but if you're running out of time: for micro, do UW + FA and for patho, UW + FA. In the nbmes, if you want a high score, the performance bar in these subjects should be in the edge of the high performance border like in your pharmacology (with or without the star/asterisk).

BRS Beh. science is good, but in my opinion, just read the end-of-chapter questions and their explanations. Everything important is in there already. You don't have to read the whole book. If kaplan beh. sci was your primary book, stick to it. It's less time consuming this way.

UW biostat is also good. I used it for practice questions. It only takes a day to finish.

Allot your time well. I recommend: Patho, microbio >> Physio, Beh. sci. > Immunology

Good luck, bud!
thanks numbndumb and d_wiqed

thank you very much for the support.
I already did start reading behav.sci BRS yesterday itself, i think i can manage to finish it by this week (hoping saturday) and then do the UW biostat.

and the next week like how u told me d_wiqed, would concentrate on that order that you gave me

But do you think Uw notes and Fa are enuf for that??

coz i have literally taken tons of notes from uw for those subjects u told me, and during my 2nd read i did almost re-write and study everything.

but i will try doing again, and then finish reading all of FA for the rest of the subject and Hopefully take the last nbme-13 in 2 weeks.

do you think it will be possible to finish all that was mentioned in 2 weeks??


but ya, am still motivated, i just keep telling my self i came till hear i should definitly work harder, its only for this SINGLE MONTH.

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I ended up doing NBME 7, i scored 214 (last NBME 6 weeks ago was 205).

Everyone was counting on me that this would be my last one and that i would take the exam and be done with it.

Guess i'm still not ready

Going to go through FA again, along with UW notes.
Hopefully it'll take me 2 weeks, then i'll take another NBME and see where i am.
Hit on your weaknesses man, your almost there!!

T minus 2 wks until my (hopefully final) nbme starting to get sick of looking at this first aid!!
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Hi, Aj23!

Beh. Sci. is the least of your problems right now. My study partner also got a "star" on the lower performance border on beh. sci. but had an nbme score of 235 (nbme 13). Her performance in this subj. is also on the edge of the low performance border in nbme 11 but scored 244. My point is, beh. sci in the nbmes is not the main driving force for low scores. I heard the same about the exam. Someone told me that he knew many 99-ers who had low scores on beh. sci. but still got an overall high score.

If I were you, I'd focus my time on microbiology and pathology. I'd work heavily on them. These subjects are supposedly the "easy" subjects for the exam. They are also the ones that are proven to have a high percentage of questions in the exam. I'd recommend you go back to your primary material, but if you're running out of time: for micro, do UW + FA and for patho, UW + FA. In the nbmes, if you want a high score, the performance bar in these subjects should be in the edge of the high performance border like in your pharmacology (with or without the star/asterisk).

BRS Beh. science is good, but in my opinion, just read the end-of-chapter questions and their explanations. Everything important is in there already. You don't have to read the whole book. If kaplan beh. sci was your primary book, stick to it. It's less time consuming this way.

UW biostat is also good. I used it for practice questions. It only takes a day to finish.

Allot your time well. I recommend: Patho, microbio >> Physio, Beh. sci. > Immunology

Good luck, bud!
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count me 2 date yet no decided bt it will be 3 week of july.plz some body can send me nmbe 7 or 13 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz at drsanama_leo@yahoo.com
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Hi, one day for revising is enough for sure, i would advise to add also 3 blocks from USMLE world so you will have full exam actually 16 more questions then the real deal, 7 blocks totally, first do the NBME then the 3 blocks, keep it strict with the blocks so have a stopwatch, and try not do to anything during the block including drinking water only in the break it self, it's more for you, so you get use to it.

Also you can see the percentage in the different UW blocks so if they drop from block 5 to 7 , maybe you should rethink about your break times.
Do it 1 week before maybe.
1 day before is very risky it can stress you to death if you dont perform, or can shut you to heaven and you might get too confident for the exam and then will have excitement dysfunction . i would say 4-7 days before is the closest you should.
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guys

i did nbme 11 today

check the attachment......... its so ****ed up

i just improved only by 6 points.

previous nbme 12 - 194

and today nbme 11 - 200

thats so fuking terrible.

i really want to get ride of this exam..

behavioural is been my enemy for all of my nbme... bastaaaardddddd

guys the expended version - showed most of the mistakes is in the ethics part.... but none of the biostatitcs part.

do u guys think its wise to buy the uw-biostat Q bank ??? i know its not relevent to wat my weak poiint is shown.

but i have already done conrad fisher book with questions.

wt do u guys think?? should i buy the Qbank for 25$ or review my uw notes and fa again n give another n the last M******* f******* nbme-13

plz help guys...
Just keep pushing dude....a difference between 200 and 220 is around 15 questions....youre almost there, I'm in the same position, its annoying as hell knowing how hard you work and seeing it not translating on nbmes....pisses me off too but just keep at it....see where you are messing up, and hit those points hard
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Just keep pushing dude....a difference between 200 and 220 is around 15 questions....youre almost there, I'm in the same position, its annoying as hell knowing how hard you work and seeing it not translating on nbmes....pisses me off too but just keep at it....see where you are messing up, and hit those points hard
hey bro
thank you so much... i know its bloody frustrating.

i have already started reading BRS for behav sci. hopefully i will be done with it tomorow and then was thinking just to go over the 107Q which is behind the book.

i havnt done all the chapters, coz some chapters are about different test n blah blah...
just concentrated on the important 1s.

i just have a Question

1- when people say to work on the weak area... how do i go about it???
lets say for example, my pathology shows below border line, does that mean i have to go over all of the UW pathology notes and then all of FA for pathology for all the subjects????

2- lets say for GI i have low score does that mean i have to do phys,path,pharm for GI??? or just path GI??? coz in the score report its showing pharm is good.


am really confused...

am definitly going to do like how d_wiqed adviced, the order of doing the subjects... he is awsome

above 2 questions are open to all, would really appreciate it if you guys can pool in
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guys, why my NBME online not working?
It says every time like communication error- local internet problm.
Does any one has some ideas to fix? I was planning to do NBME 13, it made my mood off...
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[QUOTE=nepb;130503]guys, why my NBME online not working?
It says every time like communication error- local internet problm.
Does any one has some ideas to fix? I was planning to do NBME 13, it made my mood off...
help appreciated a lot... plz...[/QU

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Finally took a well deserved day off yesterday to celebrate the 4th of July...didnt even crack open a book

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its not per say harder ... many Q are quite ok, but the number of WTF Q are more in 13.... if you have to take one then i wud say 12 is better... you dont wanna waste your money on Q you dont understand...
but then again, i got 28 wrong in both 12 and 13 and my score in 12 was 235 in 13 its (238)... wud that mean 13 is easier?????? it seriously wasn't.....
and NBME 7 is mandatory, dont miss that....i'm gonna take it in a week after i complete my FA (not done with first read, such a dry book)...
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i write this coz i was wrong then... i took nbme7 ... was relying on it to be my date-deciding-nbme.. but im kinda disappointed... there is a lot of difference between 7 and 12/13... i guess 7 is really outdated now... and considering our Q pool changed... i think the newer ones predict better...

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i write this coz i was wrong then... i took nbme7 ... was relying on it to be my date-deciding-nbme.. but im kinda disappointed... there is a lot of difference between 7 and 12/13... i guess 7 is really outdated now... and considering our Q pool changed... i think the newer ones predict better...
My exam is like in 5 days from now, i have done only nbme 12 and 13, no time for 7, i truly hope that you are right .
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i write this coz i was wrong then... i took nbme7 ... was relying on it to be my date-deciding-nbme.. but im kinda disappointed... there is a lot of difference between 7 and 12/13... i guess 7 is really outdated now... and considering our Q pool changed... i think the newer ones predict better...
In what way? Everyone till this day still says that it is the best predictor....all these tests are standardized anyways so it won't be much difference even if you think one exam is easier compared to another
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yes they are of almost same value. I did the NBME 13 yesterday online and found to be similar to the rest.
guys one quest- How to improve behav. science? i got this subj below borderline ( I got a score of 230, is this ok?). i hav exam in 20 days.
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yes they are of almost same value. I did the NBME 13 yesterday online and found to be similar to the rest.
guys one quest- How to improve behav. science? i got this subj below borderline ( I got a score of 230, is this ok?). i hav exam in 20 days.
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Questions do more questions in behavioral, in biostat aswell repeat FA, and Fischer ethics (although if i remember right there were no real questions about ethics in 13). Anyhow with alot of people i speak they say what is in FA is enough for biostat and Behavioral, from their experience from the exam, Lets hope they are right.
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In what way? Everyone till this day still says that it is the best predictor....all these tests are standardized anyways so it won't be much difference even if you think one exam is easier compared to another
well.. if it is the best predictor then... gosh...!! m happy...!! (254)
my point is... wen the Q are easy... u might get the normalized score but wudnt be knowing the weaknesses that good right...?
actually this was a sort of correction to my previous post ... so i wrote it...
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after doing 7 , i did 11 offline... and i felt that wud have shown my weak areas better... i also took 12 and 13 online... 7 had more straightforward Q than the rest...
anyways its just my experience so... thats okay...

i do hope this correlates though... :sorry::sorry:
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yes they are of almost same value. I did the NBME 13 yesterday online and found to be similar to the rest.
guys one quest- How to improve behav. science? i got this subj below borderline ( I got a score of 230, is this ok?). i hav exam in 20 days.
thanx for help...
i always have a problem with behav sc too... i jus did the conrad fischer 100 cases... just the Q at the back... go thru it if u want to... will take jus about 2 -3 hrs.... Q are good on DNR and other stuff... might help clear a few points...
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well.. if it is the best predictor then... gosh...!! m happy...!! (254)
my point is... wen the Q are easy... u might get the normalized score but wudnt be knowing the weaknesses that good right...?
actually this was a sort of correction to my previous post ... so i wrote it...
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after doing 7 , i did 11 offline... and i felt that wud have shown my weak areas better... i also took 12 and 13 online... 7 had more straightforward Q than the rest...
anyways its just my experience so... thats okay...

i do hope this correlates though... :sorry::sorry:
Well that's good to hear cause 7 is my last one haha....but maybe your knowledge base is just better to where it seems questions are easier...anyways only reason I mentioned it because I noticed most peoples scores are most correlated with nbme 7 but all are good predictors.....great score regardless I'm sure you'll do quite well And can possibly get a 260!!!
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just got done wit my exam today.......
it went well i think... ...actually not sure..having mixed feelings...

i had alot of biostat qns... almost 4 qns in every block...
and the audio qn like every1 said without even hearing the sound u cud figure out the answer........
one ECG qn.... that too had a lot of history to it.. witout even reading the ECG strip it was easy to figure out the answer....
except for 4 or 5 qns not sure where they got them frm..or i did not study for them.......

good luck to all...

thank u all who have shared their exam experience in this forum... it helped me alot in studying for the exam and has kept me motivational.......
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Questions do more questions in behavioral, in biostat aswell repeat FA, and Fischer ethics (although if i remember right there were no real questions about ethics in 13). Anyhow with alot of people i speak they say what is in FA is enough for biostat and Behavioral, from their experience from the exam, Lets hope they are right.
Thanx Modesty. i will go thru FA , is the easiest way to go for me than other stuffs..hehe
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i always have a problem with behav sc too... i jus did the conrad fischer 100 cases... just the Q at the back... go thru it if u want to... will take jus about 2 -3 hrs.... Q are good on DNR and other stuff... might help clear a few points...
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just got done wit my exam today.......
it went well i think... ...actually not sure..having mixed feelings...

i had alot of biostat qns... almost 4 qns in every block...
and the audio qn like every1 said without even hearing the sound u cud figure out the answer........
one ECG qn.... that too had a lot of history to it.. witout even reading the ECG strip it was easy to figure out the answer....
except for 4 or 5 qns not sure where they got them frm..or i did not study for them.......

good luck to all...

thank u all who have shared their exam experience in this forum... it helped me alot in studying for the exam and has kept me motivational.......
congratulations! looks like u rocked it...

But 4-5 biostats questions/block?????? omg
Were they simple like sensitivity,spec,ppv,nvp etc or really twisted?? im so worried abt biostats (
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so i had planned to give Step1 on 27th June , and in my last Nbme( 11) which was after my 2nd pass thru KLN i scored 209, i spent another 3 months in which i covered UW/ FA and then DIT and FA and 5 days before my scheduled exam date i gave nbme 12 with a score of 217.... that crushed me , i was hoping for a much better improvement.... after feeling really down for a couple of days , i decided i cant give the exam on the scheduled date, and i rescheduled it , so i now hv one month.
My tentative plan is to cover DIT/FA once more
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so i had planned to give Step1 on 27th June , and in my last Nbme( 11) which was after my 2nd pass thru KLN i scored 209, i spent another 3 months in which i covered UW/ FA and then DIT and FA and 5 days before my scheduled exam date i gave nbme 12 with a score of 217.... that crushed me , i was hoping for a much better improvement.... after feeling really down for a couple of days , i decided i cant give the exam on the scheduled date, and i rescheduled it , so i now hv one month.
My tentative plan is to cover DIT/FA once more
Go thru UW
probably listen to Goljan Audios in some downtime
i think im still feeling a little low, but that will pass .....
Starting with DIT day 1
Hey, dont feel low. Be strong, u have 1 month to improve.
I think you should focus on your weak areas.
If u've already done DIT once, i dont think doing it again is a good idea. It is soo time consuming. But whatever works for you.
Do UW and FA. You can definetly go up from 217 with those 2 resources.
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But 4-5 biostats questions/block?????? omg
Were they simple like sensitivity,spec,ppv,nvp etc or really twisted?? im so worried abt biostats (
Also, was the exam more like NBEM 13 or 11/12 or 7? Thankls
biostats qns were mostly to do with NNT, calculating the median, prevalence and incidence, type of study cohort or case control, then few graphs..i have no idea where they got that frm... ....

i had few qns regarding the mechanisms of Gq, Gs receptors, also know the Renin angiotensin, ACE inhibitors...i wish i cud remember the other qns... think i m going thru post exam amnesia......

I wud say my exam was more like nbme 13...

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biostats qns were mostly to do with NNT, calculating the median, prevalence and incidence, type of study cohort or case control, then few graphs..i have no idea where they got that frm... ....

i had few qns regarding the mechanisms of Gq, Gs receptors, also know the Renin angiotensin, ACE inhibitors...i wish i cud remember the other qns... think i m going thru post exam amnesia......

I wud say my exam was more like nbme 13...

good luck to all on ur exams..
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Its normal...!!..
My wife had the exact same experiance...
I juss wish dat I do fine...

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How were behavior ques, like uw or more like kaplan?

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guys can anyone who already solved an NBME tell me , how many wrong questions per block/ or overall in order to get a range of 225-230 ?

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guys can anyone who already solved an NBME tell me , how many wrong questions per block/ or overall in order to get a range of 225-230 ?

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Nobody knows for sure. But you can multiply the number of questions you gor right by 1.38 or 1.4 that will give you an approximate score.
I multiply it by both and consider that as my range. lol
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Nobody knows for sure. But you can multiply the number of questions you gor right by 1.38 or 1.4 that will give you an approximate score.
I multiply it by both and consider that as my range. lol
if the NBME is 46 X 4 questions.....then according to this formula i have to consistently score above 40/46 in order to be in the range of 225-230

man! that's only a maximum of 6 questions wrong per block

God be with us all :sorry:

waaaiiiit.....the NBME is 50 not 46 questions, this means u have to score above 41/50 to get 230 or 40/5 to get above 225

well that's a rough estimate meaning that u need not to get above 9 or maximum 10 questions per block.
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after a lot of postponements i have fixed my date as JULY 18th...

my eligibility ends this month end....

nbme`s 7 and 13 showed scores around 205

cramming FA for 2 weeks til my exam ..

one of my frnd suggested to do UWSA 1 & 2 each costing 35$

wil post the scores i once i finish em

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