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Help Exam in 36 hours! Advice?

Ok guys, I am on the last stretch...1 day left.

Here are my stats -

Kaplan Qbank: 58%.
(only finished 80%)

NBME 11: 420/203
NBME 12: 430/205
NBME 13: 440/207
NBME 7: 430/205
(all taken online)

Tomorrow's plan is to go over the free 150 in the morning.
Then do some light reading, may be read some FA etc.

I am hoping I can hit 215 on the exam and that would be satisfactory!

Any advice for the exam day? like what to take, when to take breaks, what can keep me awake, what type of foods are good, when should I get there - 30 mins before, 15 mins before etc, what should I do tomorrow and any other advice you have would be great!

Thank you all for all the help and for being so patient with me and my numerous threads
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Get Great SLEEP!!!!!! THATS WHAT UR BRAIN NEEDS MOST NOW

Stay Calm as well and make sure you have a game plan on ur exam day as to how your going to space out your breaks. What are you going to write on your board before you start your exam. Etc

Brings foods that are high in carbohydrates, these are things that will make you feel not tired when you need to eat food

Drink orange juice in the morning, Drink Coke/Pepsi or Red bull when your most tired during the exam.

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been following your posts for a very long time!!! you will be fine.

1. take breaks as often you can.

2. try to stick to the plan. i mean no skipping breaks or taking extra time .

3. take a banana with you. it helps.

4.and sleep.


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been following your posts for a very long time!!! you will be fine.

1. take breaks as often you can.

2. try to stick to the plan. i mean no skipping breaks or taking extra time .

3. take a banana with you. it helps.

4.and sleep.


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It shall be well with you. Stay cool. Do not panic even if the first questions prove intimidating. Good luck
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All the best, just keep up with your work, you will do well without a doubt
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@JJtheMD, Bronchiole, Jondez: Thank you for the advice!
@Neelima, Numbdumb: Thanks for the wishes!
@Bebix: Thank you & Hope you're doing well! It's been a long time since I started this journey and still remember your posts on Biostats that really helped me understand the topic better! And by the way, a BIG congrats on finishing all three steps!
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Good luck on ur exam...=)...
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Good luck ,mate,
dont let any long ques panic you as they are lott...as per recent info,
whenever you see loooong que like dat try geting idea by reading last or second last lines,

Dont panic,
m sure u'll get what you want...

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Good luck!!

Wish you all the best!
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Keep telling yourself this whenever you get the time: "I can do this. I WILL do this. Thousands have done it before me, and I will too." and at any stage if you don't like the questions etc.: "I'm doing this right. I'm doing this right."

That was my positive self talk during my final medical exam. It really helped! Good luck. Lot's of wishes, you're FINALLY getting done. All of those hours you put in this difficult journey will definitely bear fruit, as it will for all the rest of it. You'll be good too, mate.
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Good luck and all the best for your exam
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Relax on the exam
Sleep the night before, the most important (and probably only) thing you could do at this stage of your prep is sleep

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good luck brooo

hopefully i will also be done with mine by july..

take rest and this time u got it.
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This is what I did....and it worked brilliantly for me....

I finished my tutorial in 5 minutes making my break time a total of 55 minutes....

I finished the first 2 blocks in a row, was in mood to do another one but i had to pee...lol...so took a break grabbed a snickers and gulped half of itit fastly while i was still in the toilet (saved me time)....next i drank around 500 ml gatorade of the 1 litere bottle

after that i took breaks after every block coz my urinary system was working overboard...lol.. i finished the gatorade and half of the snickers by break 2.

after 4 blocks i took a major 12 minutes break and ate cheese sandwich and half of redbull

after that i took 5 minutes break every block and ate half snickers and drank half red bull. by block 7 realised i had 17 minutes of break time left and i used 15 minutes of it before block 8....did some deep breathing, calmed myself down....

during the whole process i never felt fatigued coz i was peeing in every breaking and drinking half gatorade or half red bull + eatinf half snickers bar....so i think i was constantly giving my body shoot ups every single hour
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all the best... you will do good
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and yeah....best of luck mate
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i was studying all of a sudden thought will remind u

plz dont forget to revise the list of forgetables in this forum
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Thanks everyone for the great advice!

@sachinkumar: Thanks for laying out the breaks for me. I'll definitely pack some energy drinks/bars and follow a similar pattern.
@aj23: Thanks buddy, I am going over that list right now!

I finished the free 150 and scored 80%. Hopefully I score like this or better on the real exam!
I am just doing some light reading now like list of forgettables etc.
Thanks everyone for your kind wishes and support
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All the best for the exam!!! Good luck... I'm sure you'll do well!!!! After all the hardwork!!!
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Again.. Another thread! Lol!

Good luck!!! Don't panic.. Js stay calm and u can do this.. Get some good sleep.. Take breaks! Just tell urself u can do it!

U will do great!
Good luck!
Let us know how it goes.
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Goodluck Hope2Pass! You will get this time for sure! have a good night rest!
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Good luck Hope2Pass

I hope you a high score

my exam tomorrow(Wednesday)
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goodluck buddy
try catch atleast 8 hrs sleep
take some energy drinks with you and ear plug
try take break at end of each block and remain calm
even if you neva prayed befor pls pray before leaving & God will surely reward your hardwork.
dont forget to tell us how it went
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You'll be in my prayers H2P....

Rock it dude!!!!

Best of luckkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't panic...chill....relax. You'll shine...
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Good luck... Sleep sleep n sleep, it matters alot
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read the complete Q and all the options before answering.... we tend to miss that subconsciously when it looks like an obvious Q... (i do that a lot) be careful ...
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Good luck man... wish you the best...
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Hi everyone,

Thank you for all your wishes. I will be posting my exam day experience soon!

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Thank you for all your wishes. I will be posting my exam day experience soon!

hope you did well !!!

Congrats with being done !!!!!
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Thank you for all your wishes. I will be posting my exam day experience soon!

Great!! and yeah congrats on being done!!
We are eagerly waiting for ur post!! You're so popular here
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Thank you for all your wishes. I will be posting my exam day experience soon!

Congrats!!
Hope u did well!

Will be waiting for ur exam experience post..
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Thanks everyone.

Here you go - Hope2Pass Exam Day Experience

I hope I did ok! Its nerve wrecking thinking of the exam again!
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