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Old 08-17-2012
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Listening Feedback on my NBMEs

My NBME's in chronological order so far:

NBME 12: 165
NBME 5: 205
NBME 7: 214
NBME 11: 200

I need to do an NBME after tommorrow.

I believe there's only 6 and 13 left.

Could someone please give me their feedback on these two NBME's.

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How far apart from each other did you do those assessments?

From the two ( 6 & 13), I'd go with 13. Simply because its a newer form and would be more reflective of the actual exam. Just my opinion.
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Go for NBME 13----its more reflective of the real exam pattern
and i feel NBME 6 is much easier than 13 and may not predict your scores in harmony with the current question pattern.
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Eventhough I totally dread the idea of NBME 13, you all make sense and I should probably take it.

Is it really "the hardest NBME ever", or is that an overly-dramatic statement?
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Eventhough I totally dread the idea of NBME 13, you all make sense and I should probably take it.

Is it really "the hardest NBME ever", or is that an overly-dramatic statement?
I can't vouch for those statements claiming its the hardest nbme, since I haven't taken it yet... but I'm about to find out in 4 days.
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hey !!! how was your nbme 13??
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I just finished it a couple of hours ago.

221

5 days till my exam, gonna work on my weak areas and be done with it!
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aweesommmeeeeee gudluck your going to do great you deserve it . what did you do for that big jump . i did nbme 6 for sum reason i dont know why heard it wasnt that difficult so i was taking it boast my confidence but however it turned out to be the worst 200 disheartened but have no choice but to study only 20 days now. any advice? last nbme 7 left for me . is there hope? to have 10 to 20 point jump. what should i do. sorry to bombard you with all of this.

congrats again stay focused

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I just finished it a couple of hours ago.

221

5 days till my exam, gonna work on my weak areas and be done with it!
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aweesommmeeeeee gudluck your going to do great you deserve it . what did you do for that big jump . i did nbme 6 for sum reason i dont know why heard it wasnt that difficult so i was taking it boast my confidence but however it turned out to be the worst 200 disheartened but have no choice but to study only 20 days now. any advice? last nbme 7 left for me . is there hope? to have 10 to 20 point jump. what should i do. sorry to bombard you with all of this.

congrats again stay focused
I don't really consider it a jump because even though my last NBME was 200, the one before that was 214!

I got the 200 because of special circumstances that forced me not to study as effectively.
After my score-drop, I realized that my surrounding circumstances turned out to be too distracting, and that I would never reach my peak potential unless I changed them.
So I moved to a neighboring country and checked into a hotel "indefinitely", and studied my ass off for 15 days and then I took this current NBME of 221.

So you could say that my current score of 221 is an increase from 214 (not 200).

Anyway, all I've been doing for the last several months and since my first NBME is first aid and UW notes (which i excessively annotated).
I just review them thoroughly and take an NBME, then review them again while focusing on my weak areas, and take another NBME, etc.

The plan was that I keep on repeating this process until i get an NBME score I am satisfied with. Then I'll take the exam.

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