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Old 08-11-2012
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HELLO , EVERYONE...

I'VE BEEN USING THIS FORUM FREQUENTLY LATELY... AND I'M REALLY BUMMED RIGHT NOW AFFTER GIVING MY NBME FORM 12 I DIDN'T GET A PASSING SCORE ON NBME... I DID REALLY BAD..

I STARTED PREPARIN FOR STEP SINCE APRIL 2012 AFTER I FINISHED KAPLAN LIVE LECTURES IN TORONTO CANADA

THE THING IS MY FIRST ROUND OF KAPLAN IS GOIN REALLY SLOWWW.. TRYIN TO FINISH ALL THE NOTES AND VIDEOS... SO I STILL HAVE MICRO GENETICS IMMUNO AND PHARM LEFT.. BUT I JUST GAVE MY NBME CUZ I WANTED TO SEE WHR I WAS AFTER FINISHING THE REST OF OTHER SUBJECTS!!!

SO BASICALLY I HAVEN'T BEEN DOING MANY QUESTIONS TO BE HONEST...B/ CI'VE BEEN TRYIN TO CRAM THE MATERIAL

NOW I NEED HELP? WHAT TO DO.. TO MANAGE MY TIME BETTER.... I'M PLANNIN TO GIVE MY EXAM END OF OCTOBER.. INITIALLY I THOUGHT SEPTEMBER END.. BUT THEN WITH THE SCORE I GOT TODAY .. I'M SUPER BUMMED...SOOO I DON'T THINK THAT WILL HAPPEN....

PLEASE ANY REPLY AND ADVICE WILL BE HELPFUL

THANKS!!!
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Do online UW qbank. After that your score will improve
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Yeah i think you need to incorporate q banks into your routine so you get used to the questions. Since your exam date is fast approaching, get on UW and start doing questions along with your studies so you get a hang of it.

You have done live lectures and now reviewing it all over...so its not that you don't know the information, you just need more practice time with questions.
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start uworld asap.....cramming just materials without doing questions will fetch u nothing.(as reflected in ur nbme scores)

finish the remaining material from kaplan as early u can and move on to qbanks or u can start the qbank and complete the remaining stuff along with it......
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Hi!
I also think you should start a question bank right now- kaplan or UWorld, but start doing questions every day.
Also, do another NBME soon, but not one of the new ones!!
Save the newest ones for the weeks before the exam.
also, is there any way you can postpone the exam? I don't know about your situation...
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Hey don't freak out, the problem is that you haven't practice q's. You need to buy uw asap and practice 25 -50 q that would probably take u almost 35 mins or more, and then you should go over the answer of every question that would take you 5 hours, also don't forget to read why the other answers weren't correct. If you have the money I also recommended u to buy DIT its a great way to review the FA fast and get a lot of info that is not on the book. Then took a NBME, I assure u your score will go up a lot. By the beginning of October all you need to do is go over ur weak areas. I hope it help doing q's are just as important as studying from a book.
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...and when you do questions, I suggest you do it subject/organ sytem wise... it will really help embed the important concepts pertaining to system in your brain... instead of random q's where one question is from cardio and the next might be from biostats... save that for the weeks closer to your exam date. Key is making connections... you can only learn that by doing a boat load of questions... not by craming material. Just watch, your score will improve drastically. Good luck
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