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Old 09-13-2012
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guys i scored in UWSA1 236 and UWSA2 258 four days apart (last week) then i took NBME 12 and scored 490/219 today

a month ago i took NBME 11 and scored 500/221 ?????

i thought i might score high 220s or early 230s relying on my UWSAs!!!

what do u guys think? my exam kinda by the end of this week enshalla
should i expect a miracle and score in the high 220s in the real exam?:sorry:

i am thinking of taking NBME 13 the day b4 exam and see how it goes

what do u guys think? i don't have the luxuary to postpone anymore coz i am really burnt out...i just need an explanation for such weird diversity between UWSA and NBME

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Don't worry the same happened to me. My lowest score was nbme 12; after going over the answers I realized I over thought certain questions. My nbme 13 was 15 points higher and a lot of people say it's the hardest. I dunno.... Just keep studying and doing questions.
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guys plz if any person who took the exam and found his score at least 5 marks higher than his NBME post it here. i would really love to see some encouraging success stories LOL
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I am obviously no expert at this....

But i wud butt in...

how was your performance profile? May be post the performance bar here. Work on your weaker area?!
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well, to be honest i had less mistakes in NBME 12 , exactly 39Q, while NBME 11 was 40Q and still i scored lower.
suprisingly, i got stars and very high performance in plenty of systems except b.science in which i got star to the other lower side LOL
maybe this is the reason for the weird drop

i will try to read the b.science at the exam night to refresh things up

my brain is going to explode ....wish me luck guys
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okay...

All the best to you...

Actually hen u get a score on the lower side it means u missed the Q which a good percentage of other answered n d score gets adjusted accordingly.... so conc. on BS...

above is purely my logic... so take with a lot of salt
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Hey, don't know about the NBME. My best friend scored 240 and 260 in the two UWSA's (Didn't do any NBME) and got a 235 last week. You'll prolly be scoring better than what you're aiming for.
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