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Default Just want to pass but how

My friend just wants to pass step 1 not caring about score
He is now getting 45 to 50 % in usmle world blocks
He has 2 weeks left
So Wht is the safe range of scores in usmle world
Just to pass
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There is no such thing as safe zone that will correlate with usmle world average percentage.
If he just cares about passing, yet wants to know if he will pass for sure... Tell him to take an NBME assessment. If he gets a score between 205-210... He will achieve his goal of "just passing" on the real thing.
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Default What about usmle world simulated test

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There is no such thing as safe zone that will correlate with usmle world average percentage.
If he just cares about passing, yet wants to know if he will pass for sure... Tell him to take an NBME assessment. If he gets a score between 205-210... He will achieve his goal of "just passing" on the real thing.
As i think he paid for it
Or nbme is much superior
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As i think he paid for it
Or nbme is much superior
uworld qbank = learning tool.

NBME = assessment tool.

two different things. unless you mean he already paid for uwsa. Either way, NBME is way superior than any assessment available.
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uworld qbank = learning tool.

NBME = assessment tool.

two different things. unless you mean he already paid for uwsa. Either way, NBME is way superior than any assessment available.
To be as a final single quick assessment
12,11,....
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To be as a final single quick assessment
12,11,....
Hi,
Which NBME is like for initial assessment perhaps after your first read of kaplan and FA ? Thanks !
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Which NBME is like for initial assessment perhaps after your first read of kaplan and FA ? Thanks !
Which nbme is to be used like few days before exam
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Which nbme is to be used like few days before exam
No, I meant, I am done reviewing kaplan and FA for the 1st time and I want to see how much I retained/ where I stand so far. I want to write and NBME for that purpose. I don't want to jump onto forums 11,12 or 13 yet. I will save that for later purpose like a month or so before exam. So right now which forum should I use ?
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No, I meant, I am done reviewing kaplan and FA for the 1st time and I want to see how much I retained/ where I stand so far. I want to write and NBME for that purpose. I don't want to jump onto forums 11,12 or 13 yet. I will save that for later purpose like a month or so before exam. So right now which forum should I use ?
take one of the older forms offline and time yourself with 1 hour per 50 qs....its good way to jump into them and see how much you know or don't know
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