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Finally, I took step 1 and score is 208, quite disappointed but not very much. I took it because I was so sick and tired of studying for very long. I studied for 1 and half year, tight study only last 3 month. I used kaplan lectures, q bank, uworld. ( kaplan qbank is over-detailed and not mirror real exam) my nbme 7 -207 and best predicted my score.
Exam is like uw. because of worry, I made some silly mistakes. I forgot to listen to 4 areas of HS. Sometimes, I spent one question for so long and had to rush latter questions.
I know my score is not that good, but nothing can change score and could anyone advice me how to proceed?
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you did not study first aid ?
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Of course I studied first aid for 3 times. It help me a lot
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how did you study for the exam, any tips for us ?
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just move over to step 2 immediately and try and get a high score and u would be fine. there are definitely programs u can fit into. Congrats u did it first time out!
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just move over to step 2 immediately and try and get a high score and u would be fine. there are definitely programs u can fit into. Congrats u did it first time out!
Thank you I am going forward anyhow. Because its my only hope. But I don't know exactly how to schedule for step 2 ck and cs as I want to match for 2014.
Should I take cs before ck or take ck then cs
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how did you study for the exam, any tips for us ?
Well, I am not a hard working student. I spend kaplan vdo for 2 times for 6 month. Then start doing kaplan q bank, only last 5 month, I did uw. I haven't finished q bank, but revised uw twice. First aid is essential book for exam. I found some direct question from nbme.
Kaplan vdo - for understanding concept but not for reviewing
First aid - need to understand and know every detailed ( because I read first aid before I finished kaplan and did not understand very well and waste time but after I understand well, its very good.)
Kaplan q bank - overdetailed
uw - good
I am confused about happy or not because I know myself I won't get high score once i get out of exam room but hope to get more than 210. I was so tired of studying step 1 very long
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What other NBMEs did you take and tell us your scores. Thanks!
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u can start preparing for CS first and give it when u are ready and start with CK afterwards u need to a high score in CK to make u competitive that is what matters and not if u match in 2014 or not. i am not saying u cannot make it but u have assessment test like NBMEs and UW to tell u if u are ready to give your optimum or not. Godbless!
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Finally, I took step 1 and score is 208, quite disappointed but not very much. I took it because I was so sick and tired of studying for very long. I studied for 1 and half year, tight study only last 3 month. I used kaplan lectures, q bank, uworld. ( kaplan qbank is over-detailed and not mirror real exam) my nbme 7 -207 and best predicted my score.
Exam is like uw. because of worry, I made some silly mistakes. I forgot to listen to 4 areas of HS. Sometimes, I spent one question for so long and had to rush latter questions.
I know my score is not that good, but nothing can change score and could anyone advice me how to proceed?
Thank you
Congratulations! You pass!!!!!!!!
Don't feel upset about your score !
You can do better on next exams and anyway I think all scores above 235 posted here its not real. My opinion!
Be proud yourself!
Good Luck !!!!
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What other NBMEs did you take and tell us your scores. Thanks!
NBME 11 -217 ( 1mth)
NBME 13 - 203( 2WK)
NBME 7 - 207 ( 1WK)
UWSA 1 - 234 (1MTH)
UWSA 2 - 230 ( 2WK)
uwsa overestimate about 20
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