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Thanx to all for the support.

I'm just doing my last revisions before the nbme. Hope I'll do well in it.
But I'm scared to take it. Dude 😁
I just get the urges to revise everything. But lol. That's not possible. Coz once I start a subject , it takes a whole day.

Anyways , I'm revising fa weak points n uworld. Will do pharma uworld n biochem today. 😃
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Yeah. I agree with the Splitting ur days thing.
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Hey ! Dude ! Keep at it. Be strong. We're gona get this thing off our backs soon.
Yaaaay. !!
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hey guys...

i hav a doubt if smebody cud help me with it especially nov exam takers..
i am plannin to take my exam on 28/29 nov so by the time results are out it will week/day after christmas..so my doubt is will the results be delayed coz of christmas or do they release da results week after christmas...

if somebody cud help me regardin this i wud b grateful since i have to decide a date soon for my exm

thank you
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thank you venky
i did bad on behavioral and physio
what are you reading in this week
i am still reviewing my nbme 13
i was to be done with it today
but feeling so shattered
will try and finish it tonight
all the best to you too
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thanks....looks like we got similarities.....i am bad at those 2 subjects too...behavr and physio(esp. membrane potentials ques.).............
ya i know how it feels ,but i think thinking abt wastes the time more..so forget abt it.....i'm reviewing my uwsa2..hopefully finished by today..
from 2morrow on..i'll be only on f.a and uworld exclusively till my exam.....will give a nbme on 10th.......goodluck
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My scores are dropping daily so getting demotivated.Doing UW and the corrections and my weak subjects.Good luck to all the exam goers .
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Wow many of you have exams on the 15th!! Lol good luck to all the november exam takers!! From NBME's seems like everyone will ace the exam so dont worry!!

@islandcrazy- Hey man, you seem to be on the right path so can you please guide me too. How did you make a big jump in just a few weeks? Just working on weak areas and the subjects you mentioned out of FA or any other source? And what else.. Please let me know. thanks!
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Wow many of you have exams on the 15th!! Lol good luck to all the november exam takers!! From NBME's seems like everyone will ace the exam so dont worry!!

@islandcrazy- Hey man, you seem to be on the right path so can you please guide me too. How did you make a big jump in just a few weeks? Just working on weak areas and the subjects you mentioned out of FA or any other source? And what else.. Please let me know. thanks!
Started writing but it was becoming long and since I didn't want to take away from the purpose of this thread, I will private message you instead.
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@Dr. SK: Wrote it out and than realised it played to my abilities too much which probably are very different to yours. Instead here:

1- Know its possible

2- Weak areas: Some people say to focus on your weak areas- I agree and for a while thats what I did however it was pointed out to me that way is not always key. Instead focus and understand the division of the exam. For instance NBME 11: Missed more Biochem than Renal = Biochem was considered average on the bar graph while renal was below average. I picked Biochem over Renal because the exam will probably have more Biochem than renal. In the past I would have picked Renal but than my score wouldn't have jumped, even if I got a star in Renal.

So look at your exam and really understand where you can make up points.
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Hey Buddy!
Don't you freak out! We're all in this together. Today was an incredibly difficult studying day though. But hardly surprising, this happened to me during final medschool exam too last year (and I did well when the result was out, hope that happens again!). But boy, this stress is something I'd not anticipated. But we ALL have doubts and fears. I think you've been consistently working on revision, and you should do well. Like a past user who did great here in the forum said "Keeping calm is the trick to cracking a lot of questions!". Keep us informed, we're all here for each other. That's what the forum is for. I am currently ONLY doing FA. Loved reviewing Kaplan, but I just want to review and get done to be honest. That said, I feel like I forget a chapter of FA the very next day. This is scary.
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Hey Buddy!
Don't you freak out! We're all in this together. Today was an incredibly difficult studying day though. But hardly surprising, this happened to me during final medschool exam too last year (and I did well when the result was out, hope that happens again!). But boy, this stress is something I'd not anticipated. But we ALL have doubts and fears. I think you've been consistently working on revision, and you should do well. Like a past user who did great here in the forum said "Keeping calm is the trick to cracking a lot of questions!". Keep us informed, we're all here for each other. That's what the forum is for. I am currently ONLY doing FA. Loved reviewing Kaplan, but I just want to review and get done to be honest. That said, I feel like I forget a chapter of FA the very next day. This is scary.
Thanks docki for your message. Even though it was not for me, but it helped me. Oh my God, these last days before the big day are crazy. I feel like I forgot so many things, like I haven't used the right books for my study and like I don't have the strength to go forward. I think I am burning out. Just want to take the test and be over with it.
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Thanks docki for your message. Even though it was not for me, but it helped me. Oh my God, these last days before the big day are crazy. I feel like I forgot so many things, like I haven't used the right books for my study and like I don't have the strength to go forward. I think I am burning out. Just want to take the test and be over with it.
I KEEP wanting to go back to Kaplan. I feel so deficient, even in areas that were my strength!! Today I was looking for a picture in Goljan, and I just somehow wanted to REDO the whole book! I was like "Jeeze I remember NOTHING." I SO know what you're going through. It's just an exam like everybody in my family says, but this defines such an incredibly dark phase. Wow. But relieved I ain't the only one. But I've made the decision of sticking to FA after a lot of thought. I won't give in to the insecurity that I haven't studied. So shouldn't you. Insecurities try to scare us. We are bigger than those insecurities. And since you get done earlier than I do, please remember: You are stronger than you think. Smarter than you believe now. We will be rewarded for the immense hard work we've put, even though we all feel so stupid right now. Everybody feels stupid. All exam takers do. It's a cycle. But they end up doing great. We've come SO far. And that's incredible. Just a little push. And we hit and feel victory. Difficulties don't come to destroy us. But to make us realize the potential we didn't know we even had.
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I KEEP wanting to go back to Kaplan. I feel so deficient, even in areas that were my strength!! Today I was looking for a picture in Goljan, and I just somehow wanted to REDO the whole book! I was like "Jeeze I remember NOTHING." I SO know what you're going through. It's just an exam like everybody in my family says, but this defines such an incredibly dark phase. Wow. But relieved I ain't the only one. But I've made the decision of sticking to FA after a lot of thought. I won't give in to the insecurity that I haven't studied. So shouldn't you. Insecurities try to scare us. We are bigger than those insecurities. And since you get done earlier than I do, please remember: You are stronger than you think. Smarter than you believe now. We will be rewarded for the immense hard work we've put, even though we all feel so stupid right now. Everybody feels stupid. All exam takers do. It's a cycle. But they end up doing great. We've come SO far. And that's incredible. Just a little push. And we hit and feel victory. Difficulties don't come to destroy us. But to make us realize the potential we didn't know we even had.
So true docki! Thank you again Keep doing the good work!!!
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I KEEP wanting to go back to Kaplan. I feel so deficient, even in areas that were my strength!! Today I was looking for a picture in Goljan, and I just somehow wanted to REDO the whole book! I was like "Jeeze I remember NOTHING." I SO know what you're going through. It's just an exam like everybody in my family says, but this defines such an incredibly dark phase. Wow. But relieved I ain't the only one. But I've made the decision of sticking to FA after a lot of thought. I won't give in to the insecurity that I haven't studied. So shouldn't you. Insecurities try to scare us. We are bigger than those insecurities. And since you get done earlier than I do, please remember: You are stronger than you think. Smarter than you believe now. We will be rewarded for the immense hard work we've put, even though we all feel so stupid right now. Everybody feels stupid. All exam takers do. It's a cycle. But they end up doing great. We've come SO far. And that's incredible. Just a little push. And we hit and feel victory. Difficulties don't come to destroy us. But to make us realize the potential we didn't know we even had.
Wow! Thanks dockhi
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thanks dockhi !

@teona---looks like you got only one day left for biggie and get relief......go and crack it....goodluck

@dockhi,drmano,usmlemydream------------a week left for our much awaited success...lets use every single minute of this time to improve more......goodluck all.
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I have started on my weak areas of path and histology.My plan is to keep doing this along with revision of the drugs,biochem,pharmac ,behav sci and micro /immunology so that I don't forget those.First half of the day I read and second half do the uw ,looking up the wrong answers and doing two blocks every day .Any suggestions!
I think this thread is really a motivating one thanks for the support
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I have started on my weak areas of path and histology.My plan is to keep doing this along with revision of the drugs,biochem,pharmac ,behav sci and micro /immunology so that I don't forget those.First half of the day I read and second half do the uw ,looking up the wrong answers and doing two blocks every day .Any suggestions!
I think this thread is really a motivating one thanks for the support
When's your exam?
PS. I need to relax, Eeeee!
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Tryn to keep myself calm 😖

Can't gather up the courage to take an nbme.
I mean wat if I score low ? I wont be able to study after that.

Anyways I'm doing patho revision today. ... Kaplan.

Guys be strong. That's wat will push us up. Really. We need to feel good about this I think. That we're gonna take this exam. N wow it will feel so awesome after we're done with step one finally. 😌peace !


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Go teona !!!! 😃you're gonna win it !!
Just keep ur spirits high !!! Wishing u all the best !!


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@Dr. SK: Wrote it out and than realised it played to my abilities too much which probably are very different to yours. Instead here:

1- Know its possible

2- Weak areas: Some people say to focus on your weak areas- I agree and for a while thats what I did however it was pointed out to me that way is not always key. Instead focus and understand the division of the exam. For instance NBME 11: Missed more Biochem than Renal = Biochem was considered average on the bar graph while renal was below average. I picked Biochem over Renal because the exam will probably have more Biochem than renal. In the past I would have picked Renal but than my score wouldn't have jumped, even if I got a star in Renal.

So look at your exam and really understand where you can make up points.
Hey Thanks for the advice! So basically its better to work on the subjects tested more, or i would say the giveaway points by mastering the basic subjects first right? That's what i made sense of your comment, and it makes sense too. Well good luck with your progress! Hopefully i can make up many points soon! Thanks
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Hello everyone,

Its so hard to stay calm, i'm just jumpy always I am finally done with u world 69%. I did the 2 , 8 hour tests from kaplan q bank. It was exhausting got about the same score 228 & 226 . I am not sure if you can correlate with actual exam score though. Started my FA revision ( so hard to study that book). Will be doing UWSA on monday!! Hope my plan works:sorry:

Good luck all and keep studying!!
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Revised biochem frm Kaplan today. Doing uworld notes

Hey guys. Keep posting !


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was jus goin thro de post, guess Teona got exam today.. hope everything goes well for you:-)
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Doing CF 100 cases.
They are awesome !
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I had wanted to fix date of 15 nov. but no date was available till the end of nov. except 29 nov.
So I took that date.
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I think this was meant to be better for me.
Though I ws sad since a coupla days for not getting availability of 15 th
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So I took nbme 12.
I improved in my patho score since my last nbme. by doing Kaplan good revision.
But I wanted to improve more.
I haven't done goljan or pathoma. Just seen some tables of goljan.
So can anyone tell me if I should do just the PDF of pathoma to improve my patho score. Or should I really listen to dr Sattaar 's lectures. ?
Coz I dunno how much time they'll take. Coz I've got limited time ....
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Hello ?
Where is everybody ? Nov. exam takers please share your thoughts.

I started with pathoma. It's an awesome book. I'm loving it. He makes concepts so easy. I'm lovin it 😍


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Hi! I am doing uworld and FA... I am getting better but FA is still evaporating
... Anyone did usmlerx...
@drmano- u didn't do pathoma b4? How's fa going for u?
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Hey DRmano can u send me 100 cases conrad fisher
My exam is on 15th and my book is missing few questions
Do u have the pdf of it?
I shall really appreciate it
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Hey DRmano can u send me 100 cases conrad fisher
My exam is on 15th and my book is missing few questions
Do u have the pdf of it?
I shall really appreciate it
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@dr. Hobbes.

Hey. No. I didnt do pathoma before. My seniors stopped me from doing any patho book except Kaplan. Now I realise I shouldn't have listened to them. Cz it's a grrrreat book. I hope to improve my patho score with this. Will I ? ?


Not doing fa. :/
It may sound weird. But I'm doing Kaplan. I have the speed to revise one Kaplan book in a day. So ummmm. I thought tht I'll revise the whole set in seven days. N people revise fa in a week. So ummmm I'm doing tht. I hope I'm not mistaken doing this too.
I tried to do fa. But I got dizzy looking at it.

Guys. M I doing wrong doing kaplans ?
I mean does fa have things that Kaplan doesn't. ?
I did fa once. But that was months ago. I dunno y in unable to do fa.



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i am going to revise anatomy from kaplan....
my exam is on nov 29....
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all the best for 15th xam givers: venky, usmlemydream.im sure ul nail it!
scheculed mine on 22nd.now in last revision phase:fa +uw.
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Hello all,

I just took UWSA 1 . I found it pretty difficult compared to Uworld questions. I got 570/ 234 My weak areas continue to remain weak( biostats , genetics, molecular bio) inspite of revising Guess it calls for more hardwork.

Can anybody tell me if I should go through the review of UWSA or can I skip it??
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Hello all,

I just took UWSA 1 . I found it pretty difficult compared to Uworld questions. I got 570/ 234 My weak areas continue to remain weak( biostats , genetics, molecular bio) inspite of revising Guess it calls for more hardwork.

Can anybody tell me if I should go through the review of UWSA or can I skip it??
review the uwsa, see where u went wrong, wethr u were not knowing the answer altogethr or u werent able to understnd qts.if former thn, revise ur notes if later thn do more qts.
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Hey guys i'm giving my exam on 25th nov...

I scored 66% on kaplan simulation test (the 8 hr one) am i ready? or is the score too low...

Plz help.
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my plan for today is revising pharma .....
i am weak at general principles thats gonna kick my butt...
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Plan is to do UW wrong questions tomorrow. Then an NBME online day after. And then UWSA. Exam 21st Nov.
Anyone taking NBME soon?
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hello all

hope everybody's studying according to their plan good luck
@dockhi with nbme.

I too wanted to take nbme on monday but i freaked out and took UWSA1 instead I did nbme 3 offline got the same range as UWSA predicted planning to do neuroanat from KLN today and a bit of FA + do 2 blocks of incorrect uworld q's.. haaaaaaaaa
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Cool finally done with exam........

hello folks.........

finally done with the exam.....only one thing guys...it's very doable........
but i'm not at all relieved after exam(opposite o every one),as results are awaited still..

here is my blocks experience...

block-1------>easily doable(but anxious made me to do it as mediocre)
block 2---->doable
block 3---->doable(easiest)
block 4----->mediocre but still doable
block 5----->mediocre for me but doable
block 6------>okay(not easy as the rest blocks---as i'm exhausted little bit)
block 7-----> doable..
time is very sufficient(i had 10 mins break left atlast )


heavily tested-------->1)had abt. 60-70 endocrine(everything----physio,anat,patho,pharma---------only endocrine endocrine endocrine)-----i'm not gr8 at endocrine but i think i did my level best
2) micro----around 50 q's-----(2 protozoal diagrams-----1 trichomonas and other leishmania(hopefully)]
3) behavr------had atleast more than 5 per block....psych is heavily tested----personality traits and defenses
4) genetics---->had all the experimental in this one only
other subj.---->anat---not heavily,around 4-5 i guess
embryo-----not heavily too around 2 i remembered
neuro----->5 ct/mri's---and 5-10 case based......but doable IMO
biochem---->hardly remembered any...not at all tested..had around 5-6 i guess(in that vitamins are 4 )
pharma.patho,physio---->cant be divided individually....all correlated well....
repro----not much
biostats-----around 15 q---but easy ---sensitivity ,attributable risk,PPV are for problems....
cardio----moderately tested-------had 2 media q's which can be easily answered from the question itself..

advices---->do F.A line to line....dont miss diagram descriptions too...had 5-6 diagram description based q's straight from f.a(i had to guess them coz i hardly remember them)......
do free 150(my exam was similar to that)----had 2 q's straight from it
had 3-5 q's from uworld and 5 q's from all nbmes(2 from nbme7)...

IMO.....uwsa's are not at all comparable to exam(but had 2 concept related q's from uwsa1---which i didnt remember either).....lot like nbme's and free 150.(intermixed between these 2)...........

i'll post my preparation and stats after my results(as i'm afraid of the results-----coz my stats werent that gr8......and also i usually make mistakes in easily doable blocks).....i already did 5-6 silly mistakes knowingly...

experimental/weird q's----only i had them in 6th block-----all are from genetics only(i felt the toughest part of my exam)...
had 2-3 q's on hernias........
remembered 1 q....of fish contraindicated in pregnants----i dont know the answer----choices were-----cod fish,cat fish,sword fish

to all the november test takers....dont give up..do your best..hope we all can achieve success one day...hope for the best............goodluck and thankyou all.....and wish me luck too..

i have 1 more exam(my state exam)..next week....so gotta study for it now........goodluck guys

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Congrats Teona And Venky!!! On finally finishing!
Venky- I guess you still have to study so your not as relieved and the dreadful 3-4 weeks. But its such an accomplishment!! And you should relax and take a day off and celebrate
Thanks for the detailed post of questions, sounds like you got a good paper.. ahh i hope i will too. Booked my exam for dec now since im moving slow.
And i think the answer is sword fish to that question... But had to dig through wikipedia for that.. man that's a random question, i would easily miss that

Well good luck for your results!! im sure you did great

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yes it must b sword fish as it has high concentration of mercury in it.teratogenic.
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i answered swordfish only but doubtfully...remember doin it somewhere....
and also there are many q's which we discussed here(15-20 q i think)
but i hardly remember them coz they were asked long time ago here....
so dont forget q's we discuss here too.......
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Got done with my exam
And i feel nothings
Too much micro and endo on my exam
Anatomy... Q on which ligament damaged due to inversion of foot,pudendal nerve, facial nerve....asked where the lesion was,spiral # of humerus, edian and radial nerve lesions
Physio... Lots of arrow questions , thyroid hormone,ADH,0steoporosis,conns syndrome,
Biochemistry... 4 to 5 questions
Genetics...2 q on heteroplasmy, 3 q on modes of inheritance,hutingtons disease APC gene,turners(image)
Micro... I think they love parasites...babesia microti, lymes disease, blastomycosis(asked in which form they existed)
Step pyogenes 2 q, vibrio cholera 2 q, parainfluenza, corynebaterium diptheria
Asked mainly the toxins had like 40 to 50 questions on micro,
Immuno....MHC 1 had 2 q on it, ifn gamma,LAD
Pharm... Mainly MOA of drugs had some weird anticancer drugs notgiven in FA
Cant remember, leucoverin, propiyl thiouracil,mannitol,,nalixone,drug used for alcohol withdrawl,inducers of cyp 450( chronic alcohol)
sucralfate,pilocarpine,
Had 4 questions onreceptors, comp inhibitors graph,
Embryo 2 questions pharngeal arches,
Renal 5 q on glomerulinephriris
2 q on ATN
1q on Mc ardels disease
Behavioral lot of Q on doc patient relationship, personality disorders, malingering,defece mechanisms, 1 Q on bias,
1 Q on ABO incompatibility
4 CT abdomen,5 brain images, had a Q on heschls gyrus,tuberous sclerosis
CVS ... 2 murmurs AS and MS
Heme....von willebrands disease 2 q, AML

As far as till now i can only remember this much
Was checking my answers so far 15 sure shot wrog
S i am preety tense
I wish they told us the result today itself
ALL THE BEST to Nov exam takers
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congrats to everyone:
for those waiting for results ( like me ) this might be helpful:



i found it on SDN forums and think it's correct for major of testtakers.
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@usnlemydream n venky !!!
Congrats a lot for the exam.
Wishing u guys all the very best
Written very good detailed experiences.
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I also think its "sword fish"
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http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pre...dstoavoid.html

Meanwhile i think any fish in contaminated water will be harmful.
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From lot of day i have question in mind. Think its time to ask now.
I read lot of exam reviews. Nearly all in last 3-4 months
I figured out some give very positive reviews about exam (like our friend venky ) but some fellas come disappointed or think exam as quite tough.
I know mostly everyone have different exam but Do some have difficult or some have moderate exam??
I means Is there any particular standard of exam or if i get really bad luck i will end up having a really screwing exam???

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Congrats venly and usmledream for being done with the exam!
This waiting is killing me...from time to time I remember some questions and look for their answers. I don't know what my score will be but I am starting to worry. I had also the question with the fish, but I can not remember what have I answered, because I was gone choose either catfish or swordfish.
Man!!! This is so hard!!
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From lot of day i have question in mind. Think its time to ask now.
I read lot of exam reviews. Nearly all in last 3-4 months
I figured out some give very positive reviews about exam (like our friend venky ) but some fellas come disappointed or think exam as quite tough.
I know mostly everyone have different exam but Do some have difficult or some have moderate exam??
I means Is there any particular standard of exam or if i get really bad luck i will end up having a really screwing exam???

Just a query in mind and need fellas thoughts.
hey IMO.....it's not the exam dude,it's the preparation tha matters..

i mean the exam was very doable to me(i mean it's about the exam only).....but i dont know how it went with me........i mean every mistake we did in the exam is due to lack of my prep. only(not due to exam toughness)......so if many would feel it as negative ,it means they expected an easy paper or they didnt cover some basic info IMO............for me...every question asked in the exam was known topic to me,not at all weird/new.....but it's only our preparation that matters(i felt some of the topics as i did it ,but just didnt get into my memory dude)....so whatever you prepare well

and questions are very basical--that i thought they are twisting in some of them...so nothing can be known until results.........fingers crossed

@usmledream---->thanks for info.......it's gr8 that you re aware of such many ques...i hardly remember any of them(10 may be)-----remember 1 vit. D and PTH changes in sarcoidosis......looks like we gotta similar ques....goodluck for both of us..

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hey IMO.....it's not the exam dude,it's the preparation tha matters..

i mean the exam was very doable to me(i mean it's about the exam only).....but i dont know how it went with me........i mean every mistake we did in the exam is due to lack of my prep. only(not due to exam toughness)......so if many would feel it as negative ,it means they expected an easy paper or they didnt cover some basic info IMO............for me...every question asked in the exam was known topic to me,not at all weird/new.....but it's only our preparation that matters(i felt some of the topics as i did it ,but just didnt get into my memory dude)....so whatever you prepare well

and questions are very basical--that i thought they are twisting in some of them...so nothing can be known until results.........fingers crossed

@usmledream---->thanks for info.......it's gr8 that you re aware of such many ques...i hardly remember any of them(10 may be)-----remember 1 vit. D and PTH changes in sarcoidosis......looks like we gotta similar ques....goodluck for both of us..
Hey ! Well said. I got encouraged. ! Coz I always thought that despite having a good prep (I hope so lol lol ) I'll end up having an exam asking all the horrible questions. 😳
But good to know that the exam they make is normal difficult.
I hope I'm prepares to that level.

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Gotta ask you guys teona. Venky. N usmlemydream. =
Had u annotated your pathoma or goljans on your fa ? Or did u just revise it from their books separately. ?
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congrats teona, venky, usmlemydrm, atlast u hv got over with this xam!now enjoy, relax for u have put in lot of hard work.
xam date for remaining nov takers coming near..hope it goes well for us as well.
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hey IMO.....it's not the exam dude,it's the preparation tha matters..

i mean the exam was very doable to me(i mean it's about the exam only).....but i dont know how it went with me........i mean every mistake we did in the exam is due to lack of my prep. only(not due to exam toughness)......so if many would feel it as negative ,it means they expected an easy paper or they didnt cover some basic info IMO............for me...every question asked in the exam was known topic to me,not at all weird/new.....but it's only our preparation that matters(i felt some of the topics as i did it ,but just didnt get into my memory dude)....so whatever you prepare well

and questions are very basical--that i thought they are twisting in some of them...so nothing can be known until results.........fingers crossed

@usmledream---->thanks for info.......it's gr8 that you re aware of such many ques...i hardly remember any of them(10 may be)-----remember 1 vit. D and PTH changes in sarcoidosis......looks like we gotta similar ques....goodluck for both of us..
Ya i think too that prep matter the most. Just keeping my fingers crossed that i won't encounter more questions regarding things i will not remember at that moment. hehehe
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Congrats to all you Guys ... Biggest thing to be done with it !!.. I'm sure you'll get great scores ..

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Beka_CTS and Teona you will get great scores
Your NBME scores were so good i am sure you both will
Come out with flying colors
My last NBME was not that good so i am so tense
The exam is doable but it sucks when you get the easiest questions wrong
What matters is how well can you apply your concepts at that time
This exam is all about concepts, you got to get them right
I mentioned only the topics i could remember, believe me none of the questions was asked directly
It was twisted and turned so much
All the best Venky, waiting for the results is already agonizing
Drmano i read goljan, i could not annote it on my FA, too much information in that, but i had flagged the important pages so. I did not have to go over it page to page
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i am IMG. I have read kaplan books twice and heard the kaplan lectures once and did kaplan qbank. I have only done half of first aid. Havent even completed one full reading of FA. However, since the past 30 days i have been doing UWorld qbank. In a weeks time i ll be finishing it. I have been doing timed, mixed, unused question all along. I am scoring 80% on Uworld qbank. Is this luck? or I ready? I read each and every word of every explanation when i do uworld and maybe thats why i am scoring so good. Should i take a test date 3 weeks from now and not do FA even once? or should I revise the notes i took from kaplan, revise the notes i took form Uworld, Read FA once and then revise the marked Uworld questions and THEN sit for the exam?
I took NMBE & a month ago n my score was 600, which NBME is closest to the real score?
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Since i like the kaplan books, if have put Markers on the MOSt imp pages.. pages i feel i need to revise again and again beacuse i forget and they are highyield.
I am just lost here, ANy guidance to what i should be doing in the last month before the exam would be appreciated
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Don't wana sound discouraging to anyone. ... But I really am fed up from books now. It's been more than a year that I'm preparing for step one. N still Im not getting good score on nbme. I had got burn out before. Now getting burn out again. Is there no way out ? :/
I just wana take the exam. ASAP. As I am sick of these books n this life of staying at home just with books. :/. Plz God help. ...


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I just wana take the exam. ASAP. As I am sick of these books n this life of staying at home just with books. :/. Plz God help. ...


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@ nikhilt.
Thanx pal.
Yeah. Few days left. My exam on 29 nov.
But I'm taking nbme13 on 21st.
Don't knw how n wat I will revise in those seven days I hav for study. Ca I hav to travel 9hours to the center. Lol.

So totally freaked out.
Now after two hours of being in the doldrums I picked up FA. Told myself to just read it peacefully. Like a nice
Novel. .... 😨
I guess it's working now. Atleast my brain is absorbing wat I read now. ...
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Congratulation on finishing the exam guys... Your post were encouraging !
Good luck with results
Drmano and nikhilt i feel the same way ... And I guess everyone feels that way at some point of time but on the bright side we will eventually get back to books no matter what... The key is not to put too much pressure on yourself and imagine how u will feel after the exam..

So I am doing fa again ... I should be done with it tonight
Tomorrow hy na with fa neuro
Day after Conrad ethics ( how long does it take to finish?) and kap bs
Goljan patho weak areas
And then nbme
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My exam is on the 27th anyone else on the same day or around to share anxieties.I have to make a choice between doing some of my remaining uw questions and go thru the last run of mylist of look ups .Do I concentrate on finishing the tests which expires in a day or two or not.Have done 2 uwsa and one nbme (7) and usmle Rx and 1300 of the uw questions.Any suggestions?
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Wow many of you have exams on the 15th!! Lol good luck to all the november exam takers!! From NBME's seems like everyone will ace the exam so dont worry!!

@islandcrazy- Hey man, you seem to be on the right path so can you please guide me too. How did you make a big jump in just a few weeks? Just working on weak areas and the subjects you mentioned out of FA or any other source? And what else.. Please let me know. thanks!
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Thanx to all the support from all you guys I was able to complete my cover to cover read of fa. whewwww. Thank God.

Now will just revise some flagged tables from Kaplan. N my uwolrd notes today. Hurriedly.

Have my regional residency exam tomorrow. Ie on 20 th. will take nbme 13 on 21.

It feels so light when we're positive about our life n when we're hopeful.
Yesterday I ws so down I cried like a lil girl. Guess we all have these some horrible days.
But thanx to u guys for pulling me up back again.



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guys how r your prepn going.....
@mine i am going to finish behav by today with 100 cases......if finished then 1 movie this evening....
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just now finished behav with 100 cases took so much time to revise......
gonna fast revise immuno today from kaplan...1
going to do nbme this evening...
guys pls share your plan for today....

good luck to all nov exam takers....may GOD bless us:sorry:
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Hello

i guess very few off us are left behind november exam takers, so many done with exams already.. I am taking nbme 7 on thurs. planning to revise micro from KLN (those long tables) and FA today.

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i am IMG. I have read kaplan books twice and heard the kaplan lectures once and did kaplan qbank. I have only done half of first aid. Havent even completed one full reading of FA. However, since the past 30 days i have been doing UWorld qbank. In a weeks time i ll be finishing it. I have been doing timed, mixed, unused question all along. I am scoring 80% on Uworld qbank. Is this luck? or am I ready? I read each and every word of every explanation when i do uworld and maybe thats why i am scoring so good. Should i take a test date 3 weeks from now and not do FA even once? or should I revise the notes i took from kaplan, revise the notes i took form Uworld, Read FA once and then revise the marked Uworld questions and THEN sit for the exam?
Is it important to do ALL Uworld questions a 2nd time or just hte marked ones?
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I am planning to start my last revision from today have 6 days left.Am doing the last u world today ,my scores dipped today is it the tension.Yram I think you should take one NBME to decide whether you are ready for the exam as you must be able to take a date after this self assessment.Don't know what others feel .
Nisha am on my final leg too best of luck for your NBME
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my exam is on 28th in Amman\Jordan
i was calm till yesterday and now iam panicking withoout any reason !
uworld is 68% 78th percentile first time and i feel confident , but also have this feeling i am starting to lose info from my head
idk if i should review the whole FA again or just focus on forgettable list
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Preeti, i took an NMBE n got a score of 600 which is equal to a 99. But i think that was luck. i havent even read first aid once, but i have read Uworld very very carefully. is First Aid an absolute must beforethe exam?
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hey, 600 is a very good score . you seem well prepared. you must book your exam date then if you are confident. i think its better to read FA atleast once before exams . It consolidates your what you have learnt till now. hope this helps..

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With the time limited, Whats more beneficial ..reading First Aid once (first read) or doinh UWorld a 2nd time ( not solving the questions but just reading the explanations quickly so as to complete Uwrold in a week) ?

Does Uworld cover all the potential topics tested on the exam or is reading FA a must?

If FA read is a must, How many days should i set aside for it?

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i think its best if u fast revise FA and doing only the mistake question from UW......
i m gonna revise micro and immuno from FA .......
NO MATTER WHAT THE DISTRACTION COMES INTO OUR WAY WE SHOULD KEEP MOVING FORWARD.....
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Aloha,

I just subscribed for NBME 12. Will be doing it tomorrow morning
Hope it goes good really freaked. Just planning to go through UW notes , have done FA from past 5 days. Is this enough?? exam in about 2 weeks
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This thread is silent now. Is everyone done?
Well my exam is in exactly 4 weeks guys. Did nbme 7, didnt do so great (214). Pretty disappointing actually . I need to increase my score by at least 30 points in less than 30 days... Please tell me how i should go about it?

One of my weak points is the ethics behavior questions. At least 2 options always seems right!!! I hate them! And i have read 100 cases by CF a long time ago, should i re-read it, or use any other source to improve on these?
Please all the people who are done, what helped you increase your score in the last month?
Im on my second run of uworld right now.. need to find more time to read FA too.
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I am taking my exam in 2 weeks, My weakest point is also behavioral ethics questions, so if anyone has any recommendation ot improve upon those, that will be great. I , too read Conrad F long ago, do i reread it? any other book you guys recommend?

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Well my exam is in exactly 4 weeks guys. Did nbme 7, didnt do so great (214). Pretty disappointing actually . I need to increase my score by at least 30 points in less than 30 days... Please tell me how i should go about it?

One of my weak points is the ethics behavior questions. At least 2 options always seems right!!! I hate them! And i have read 100 cases by CF a long time ago, should i re-read it, or use any other source to improve on these?
Please all the people who are done, what helped you increase your score in the last month?
Im on my second run of uworld right now.. need to find more time to read FA too.
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A friend suggested this book called "KHAN'S cases ETHICS 101". God bless him for writing the book and my friend for suggesting it to me! It made my behavioral strong and i had soo many questions along the same lines repeated in my real exam!!

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