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Have the Exam on the 21st. Have done two offline NBME (Form 5 with 249 and Form 11 with 245). My UW score is 82%. Going to do the UWSA's on the 17th. My question is if I should take an online NBME tomorrow? I have SO much to do and revise. And NBME will take so much time (I mean one gets exhausted after reviewing etc.) But the main reason I'm really considering taking it cause at this time I don't want to get discouraged. I mean even if it does show weak areas, I just want to move ahead and get done asap. I really really don't want a demotivation, knowing the person that I am. Confidence is the biggest asset that one can have at this point. Please tell me your suggestion, I will do it if it's essential. But is there a concrete reason? I'll do based on what you people suggest. I don't really want a score correlation. The biggest correlation is one's actual score!

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hey take NBME asap
offline nbmes are not very accurate
for eg a person may have 30 wrong questions and score might be 230
another person may also have 30 wrong questions and score might be 220
as he might have differnt questions wrong
all questions dont have equal marks
you will be better if you do an online one
it will raise your confidence
and till the last day of exam you will have this feeling i had to revise so much
so just go ahead and take online NBME
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Hm, you're right. Will do them day after tomorrow. Planning to revise UW wrong ques. tomorrow. Jeeze, hate NBME's. When's your exam?
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You will do GREAT. Calm, steady, and confident. My best wishes are with you. We are a week apart in the exam. Wish I was getting done too. Darkest phase ever. Ukh.
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Have the Exam on the 21st. Have done two offline NBME (Form 5 with 249 and Form 11 with 245). My UW score is 82%. Going to do the UWSA's on the 17th. My question is if I should take an online NBME tomorrow? I have SO much to do and revise. And NBME will take so much time (I mean one gets exhausted after reviewing etc.) But the main reason I'm really considering taking it cause at this time I don't want to get discouraged. I mean even if it does show weak areas, I just want to move ahead and get done asap. I really really don't want a demotivation, knowing the person that I am. Confidence is the biggest asset that one can have at this point. Please tell me your suggestion, I will do it if it's essential. But is there a concrete reason? I'll do based on what you people suggest. I don't really want a score correlation. The biggest correlation is one's actual score!
I think you should take atleast one NBME online to make sure that you are prepared to ace the exam.If you are scoring 82 in UW,u will score 240+ on NBME thats my prediction.So take form 12 or 13.U will get a real feel of exam and will be more confident going into the exam than not taking an NBME and being slightly doubtful.Thats just my 2 cents.GOODLUCK
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I think you should take atleast one NBME online to make sure that you are prepared to ace the exam.If you are scoring 82 in UW,u will score 240+ on NBME thats my prediction.So take form 12 or 13.U will get a real feel of exam and will be more confident going into the exam than not taking an NBME and being slightly doubtful.Thats just my 2 cents.GOODLUCK
Thank you for the reply! Which one do you suggest I take? I'm thinking an easier one?
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Thank you for the reply! Which one do you suggest I take? I'm thinking an easier one?
12 or 13 any 1 of them.I have taken 12 Its really good.Will take 13 close to he exam.
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Is it better to take 12 or 13 online? Form 13 is more recent, so I'm guessing it's better to do it? Exam's on the 21st.
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Hope hope hope this turns out good.
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