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hey,i have done all the kaplan videos and notes.i have started doing the Uworld and FA simultaneously.how far away am i from giving the exam? i only manage to do 50 mcq's a day of uworld (is that normal?). the explanations take for ever.i do the incorrect ones on saturday again.what can i do to speed up my process? i want to give my step 1 exam by september.is it possible? cause this is only my 1st time im doing them.according to my schedule i will finish them by august end.will 20-25 days be enough to make 2 revisions and see good improvement considering im doing the theory well.please give me advice.maybe this is me freaking out,but i dont think 50 mcq's a day is very good.i know i must take an self-assessment test.i took one after i did the kaplan videos and notes. i got a 32%.i know thats terrible,but doesnt it get better after ive done the questions. if someone could give me an idea of how im doing and if i can give the exam by september.it will be very helpful and thankful.

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No one can answer you, not even yourself.

Whenever you feel ready take an NBME to assess yourself. No matter which one you take it's usually very predictive.

Don't schedule an exam date before you have reached your target score in an NBME.

Just keep on studying until u reach ur target score.
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No one can answer you, not even yourself.

Whenever you feel ready take an NBME to assess yourself. No matter which one you take it's usually very predictive.

Don't schedule an exam date before you have reached your target score in an NBME.

Just keep on studying until u reach ur target score.



okay thanks.i will continue to do uworld and when im done ill take a test and see how far away i am.
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well i suggest you to finish the UW and FA , the earlier the better, try to do 100Q's perday with explanation, especially if you are studying other subject with it from FA. once you are done with UW one round and FA as well then you can think of giving an nbme but it will depend on several factors. how well have you been doing in UW and how much you are learning from it, and most importantly what is your target score , i agree with renaissance that do not schdule the date unless you have taken nbme exam online at least one of them .
suggestion is not to take nbme online without completing UW and FA.
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well i suggest you to finish the UW and FA , the earlier the better, try to do 100Q's perday with explanation, especially if you are studying other subject with it from FA. once you are done with UW one round and FA as well then you can think of giving an nbme but it will depend on several factors. how well have you been doing in UW and how much you are learning from it, and most importantly what is your target score , i agree with renaissance that do not schdule the date unless you have taken nbme exam online at least one of them .
suggestion is not to take nbme online without completing UW and FA.
will do man,thanks for your time and advice,i shall do the uworld and fa for now,and at the end do an nbme test and go from there.thanks guys.
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