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Warning! Need Advice Exam 1st October

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My Step 1 exam is scheduled on 1st October (eligibility period is Sep-Nov) so it's in one month and a couple of days. I am currently doing Usmle World and I have an average of 70%, but I still have 67% to cover. And I am also reading First Aid (some stuff I have read 2-3 times and other only once). I would like to test myself to see if I need to change my exam date for later in October or even Nov. What do you suggest to do now? To take an NMBE or one of the 2 UW Self Assesments? Please I need your advice as soon as possible! Thanks!
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Hey im almost in the same boat as you and same eligibility period, except i have a lot more of uw left (going so slow). But your score seems good. However i think doing an assessment test in the middle of uworld wont be as predictive of your real score since its bound to improve once you finish it all. If your really anxious to know, i would take it but it wont reflect your real score..

Just depends if you can finish uworld fast enough and revise it all over again with FA in this month left..
I hope that helped a little, maybe others will help more..
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Only one month away... yeh, i would definitely recommend you do an assessment to see where you stand and figure out your weak areas. It is also recommended that you do uworld at least twice...
With only one month left and you still have over 50% unused... in my honest opinion, you are running a bit low on time...
What i think you should do is... finish FA once more time, do an assessment.
No point in doing an assessment close to exam date when you can't really work on the areas that need improvement. .
More assessments can be done later on after you've reviewed more.
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Thank you so much for your advice. You are right. There is no point in doing an assessment right now in the middle of my preparation. Today I cancelled my appointment for 1st October and now I am not that stressed anymore. I am working hard to finish UsmleWorld until 13 September because I have only 1 mo subscription together with reading/learning/revising from FA. My UW scores are so variable: 67, 69, 56, 71, 78, 78, 69, 60, 58, 65, 76, 60, 78, 71, 71, 86, 82. What do you think about this?
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