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Hello! I would like to know how predictive are the uwsa 1 and 2 from the people that have taken the test.
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This can help
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...xam-score.html

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enlighten us with your stats (UWSA's & NBME's) and scheduled date
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enlighten us with your stats (UWSA's & NBME's) and scheduled date
of course:

UWSA1 in april 550/230

NBME 7 in june 8: 560/235

UWSA 2 june 24: 740/260

set the date for the 25th of next month.

any advice on what i can do to increase my score? I need >250...i like radiology =(
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Hi, i would advise to take another NBME two weeks before your upcoming date to see where you are standing with the score, and if it's under lets say 240 you might consider postponing.

Unfortunately the UWSA2 over predicts the most usually ~20-25 points above the real score, i recommend you to disregard it so you dont get overconfident 1 months before your exam, because it may impair your studying.
Get another NBME to gauge your score.
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Hi, i would advise to take another NBME two weeks before your upcoming date to see where you are standing with the score, and if it's under lets say 240 you might consider postponing.

Unfortunately the UWSA2 over predicts the most usually ~20-25 points above the real score, i recommend you to disregard it so you dont get overconfident 1 months before your exam, because it may impair your studying.
Get another NBME to gauge your score.
Good luck.
oh man i was soo happy =( i was checking the forum with the predictive scores and some ppl had approx the same score on the real thing as in uwsa 2. Im tired of studying, maybe wanting a 250 is just too much, sometimes we have to lower our expectations..=(
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UWSA's over predict, but your NBME score of 235 is the real thing.

You have a month to increase 15 points.

Work hard and concentrate on your weak areas, and before you know it you'll be in the 250's range.
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oh man i was soo happy =( i was checking the forum with the predictive scores and some ppl had approx the same score on the real thing as in uwsa 2. Im tired of studying, maybe wanting a 250 is just too much, sometimes we have to lower our expectations..=(
Hi man i didnt write my comment in order to break your spirit, cheer up you have alot of time still to go.
Usmle is an exam that you do once (unless you fail of course), it's better to be realistic about it so you can do very good preparation before. obviously these statistics that we are doing here are not carved in stone, and you can, obviously, get 265, But although i wrote that many people got overpredicted by the UWSA2 it doesnt mean that you will be one of them. As i said do another NBME and you will know where you are standing, 1 month is alot of time, and i think if you keep on going as good as you were now you will reach your goal.

Remember we are dealing with statistics, and we as medical people usually suck in that badly.
I saw this quote once :
"There are 3 types of lies : lies, damned lies and statistics " Benjamin Disraeli

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