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Guys sorry for starting another thread regarding NBMEs.
Finally did online NBME 12 .. got 640 = 254
I am shocked! I dont know hopw predictive the score is?? Again i had to guess on soo soo many of the questions
I got a star in all the subjects except BEHAV SCI for which i got lower-borderline performance!!
PLUS i bought the extended feedback but i dont know how to get access to the questions i got wrong?? I dont see it anywhere.

What should I do now? A friend suggested i take the exam ASAP, should I?? My scheduled date is July 30th. I dont know if relying on one NBME is a good idea ( .. i did NBME 5 offline yestrday and got 24wrong.

Please advice me what to do. And how to improve behav science esp biostats
my target score for the exam score is 230+
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I think you're doing great on NBME!
There's a variation of 20 points below and above the score you got. so that'd be 234-254
I have the exact same date as you, but got 228 on the form, so i'm considering in changing it.
I'm suggesting you to invest time reviewing Behavioral science and biostatistics. It was my lowest score too, even though I have studied it so hard. I feel like you should focus on Biostastistics rather than behavioral, behavioral science options sometimes are very subjective and investing much time here would be not worth the effort considering the biostatistics questions are a straight shot to get extra points on the exam, because they're formulas, calculations, SCIENCE and NOT what should someone do?
I'd recommend doing mocking exams prior to your test and do more questions on your weakest areas. Also memorize FA by heart.
Let me know what you think
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thats a really really good score... you can prepone the exam but giving it asap may be kinda risking it... go thru FA again and do the other nbmes and go over your weak areas or list of forgettables and give the exam... by mid july or sumthing... all the best...
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hi numbdumb

i am having a hard time with behavioural science

ESPECIALLY BIOSTATITICS.... I JUST HATE THE CALCULATIONS

its very hard to to calculate confidance interval and p-value, can u tell me wt resource have u used???

i have done Kaplan Behave. book but dont think it helped much
would appreciate it for your reply.

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I think you're doing great on NBME!
There's a variation of 20 points below and above the score you got. so that'd be 234-254
I have the exact same date as you, but got 228 on the form, so i'm considering in changing it.
I'm suggesting you to invest time reviewing Behavioral science and biostatistics. It was my lowest score too, even though I have studied it so hard. I feel like you should focus on Biostastistics rather than behavioral, behavioral science options sometimes are very subjective and investing much time here would be not worth the effort considering the biostatistics questions are a straight shot to get extra points on the exam, because they're formulas, calculations, SCIENCE and NOT what should someone do?
I'd recommend doing mocking exams prior to your test and do more questions on your weakest areas. Also memorize FA by heart.
Let me know what you think
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Well, i think u can improve by about 10-20 points in 1 month. I dont think id postpone myexam if i were toy.

yes you are right. I need to study more biostats than behav sci, although i suck at both!! But i dnt know i have gone through kaplan notes+videos for biostats twice and FA twice .. but i just seem to get it. I do undrstand the equestiosn n hw to make that table n all but it just doesnt work somehow!!

I dont know what other source i should use for biostats now becase i dnt think going over KLN or FA again would do me any good.

thank you for your advice. Good luck to u
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hi numbdumb

i am having a hard time with behavioural science

ESPECIALLY BIOSTATITICS.... I JUST HATE THE CALCULATIONS

its very hard to to calculate confidance interval and p-value, can u tell me wt resource have u used???

i have done Kaplan Behave. book but dont think it helped much
would appreciate it for your reply.

thanks
Yup, i also did kaplan and FA but i cant answer questions regarding risks! .. i know the formula and all but i dont know what goes wrong!!

If therez any book that might help with this please suggest me.

A friend suggested seeing BRS behav sci/Biostats .... im looking for the pdf version but i cant find it. None of the USMLE books are available in the place so its not easy for me to find the book either.

If you can find the link to pdf version of BRS biostats or High yield biostats, please please send me.
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Guys sorry for starting another thread regarding NBMEs.
Finally did online NBME 12 .. got 640 = 254
I am shocked! I dont know hopw predictive the score is?? Again i had to guess on soo soo many of the questions
I got a star in all the subjects except BEHAV SCI for which i got lower-borderline performance!!
PLUS i bought the extended feedback but i dont know how to get access to the questions i got wrong?? I dont see it anywhere.

What should I do now? A friend suggested i take the exam ASAP, should I?? My scheduled date is July 30th. I dont know if relying on one NBME is a good idea ( .. i did NBME 5 offline yestrday and got 24wrong.

Please advice me what to do. And how to improve behav science esp biostats
my target score for the exam score is 230+
Thanks

Go ahead and shedule exam in 10 days.
Do not wait untill 30th..
I've seen somebody getting 238 on nbme 12 and 223 in test,...why?
coz he/she did the same mistake..postponed the date thinking that score will improve,
but guess what, declined...

So....its time buddy...
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Give another NBME and if it shows the same kind of score, schedule your test 10 days from now on. It'll give you time to revise whatever you feel you're weak in. That's what I'd do.

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Give another NBME and if it shows the same kind of score, schedule your test 10 days from now on. It'll give you time to revise whatever you feel you're weak in. That's what I'd do.

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Yes you guys r totally right. That woukd be the best thing to do, just to make sure it wasnt pure luck. but unfortunately if i cancel/reschedule my exam, i have to pay the cancellation charges to the prometric now .. i dont think i want to do that(i've stopped working and totally broke, ) .. lol anyway so i think il stick to my july 30th plan. I wish i could move it to like the 20th though. oh well
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Wow your score is amazing man. You're in good shape for the exam. You should definitely give another NBME and see how consistent the prediction is. If its good then I think you should pay the damn fees and get it over with earlier! Keep in mind that you don't want to burn yourself out especially if you've reached your peak although I'm sure you haven't! Good luck!!
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Guys sorry for starting another thread regarding NBMEs.
Finally did online NBME 12 .. got 640 = 254
I am shocked! I dont know hopw predictive the score is?? Again i had to guess on soo soo many of the questions
I got a star in all the subjects except BEHAV SCI for which i got lower-borderline performance!!
PLUS i bought the extended feedback but i dont know how to get access to the questions i got wrong?? I dont see it anywhere.

What should I do now? A friend suggested i take the exam ASAP, should I?? My scheduled date is July 30th. I dont know if relying on one NBME is a good idea ( .. i did NBME 5 offline yestrday and got 24wrong.

Please advice me what to do. And how to improve behav science esp biostats
my target score for the exam score is 230+
Thanks
Hey numb dumb thats awesome score you are pretty much ready to take up the exam.
Can you please:sorry: briefly share your study material and qbanks score that helped you to get this awesome nbme12 score??????
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Hey numb dumb thats awesome score you are pretty much ready to take up the exam.
Can you please:sorry: briefly share your study material and qbanks score that helped you to get this awesome nbme12 score??????
hey first of all let me tell you that im no genius and this nbme score i got could be purely due to luck and good guesses.

well i went thruogh KLN and goljan(for ptho)twice and videos once, goljan audio once.
went through FA twice. UW twice, 1st time offline so i cant tell you my average score. 2nd time online n finished with 93%(but i had already done it offline so it dsnt count)
thats abput it!! i also did cvs,respi and action potential chapters from BRS physio recently as i was having difficulty with these.
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hey first of all let me tell you that im no genius and this nbme score i got could be purely due to luck and good guesses.

well i went thruogh KLN and goljan(for ptho)twice and videos once, goljan audio once.
went through FA twice. UW twice, 1st time offline so i cant tell you my average score. 2nd time online n finished with 93%(but i had already done it offline so it dsnt count)
thats abput it!! i also did cvs,respi and action potential chapters from BRS physio recently as i was having difficulty with these.

this is majorly what people do to get > 230/240. uw twice and Fa twice .. + all other stuff.. you should Go and take exam soon
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this is majorly what people do to get > 230/240. uw twice and Fa twice .. + all other stuff.. you should Go and take exam soon
Yes you guys r right. But when i say i have a financial problem right now, i seriously do. so i dont think moving the exam earlier will be a possibility.

But thank you very much for ur suggestions. really appreciate it
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If anybody has NBME form 6, please please send it to me. I wud b really thankful. PM me if u have it.
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