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hey everyone
got my result today and here I am writing my own experience
Did Kaplan notes with videos
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Kaplan Qbank online (1month)
USMLE World online (2months- 1st pass: random timed, 2nd pass: incorrect, 3rd pass: marked)


Tips: do more and more questions
use uworld as learning tool
continuously asses your scores and work on your weaknesses
Asses yourself with NBME and uwsa and do not get discouraged, give your 100%

Real exam: Questions are easier and straight forward then UWorld, except for few wtf questions.
Its really exhausting 8 hour exam so better be prepared for it by doing free150 with nbme.

My scores Kaplan average 59%
UWorld avg 69%
NBME 13 -226 (1month before)
uwsa1 - 256 (3weeks before)
uwsa2 - 254 (2weeks before)
NBME 7 - 238 (1week before)
Free 150 - 86.5% with NBME 7
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Congrats on the awesome score, that's a competitive score. We've got a similar Uworld average. Mine is at 67%. However, I just took my first NBME...and NBME 1...the easiest and the oldest...and i got a 139 correct out of the 196. I feel really discouraged. Tips?
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Congrats on the awesome score, that's a competitive score. We've got a similar Uworld average. Mine is at 67%. However, I just took my first NBME...and NBME 1...the easiest and the oldest...and i got a 139 correct out of the 196. I feel really discouraged. Tips?
do not do offline nbme to asses ur self.
Do more questions and work on weak areas.
Read more and more experiences on this forum for motivation.
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do not do offline nbme to asses ur self.
Do more questions and work on weak areas.
Read more and more experiences on this forum for motivation.
Why is it bad to use offline nbmes for assessments? I was thinking of doing one each Sunday to assess my performance. I know the next two are offline with NBME 2 and 4.
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Why is it bad to use offline nbmes for assessments? I was thinking of doing one each Sunday to assess my performance. I know the next two are offline with NBME 2 and 4.
Its bcos you are never sure about correct answers and you wont know your weakness. Its good to do all nbmes but do not asses by offline once.
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Congratulations for your great score...
My step1 is in august and i will finish my first reading before march15 from Kaplan books and videos,finished 60% FA.
So from now onwards how should i plan my reading Until my exam date?
Your advice would be really apreciable for me...
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how many months did you prepare ?
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Congratulations!!!
How many mistakes yu was thinking made after the exam?
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I took my test on february 22, so this waiting time is difficult.
I agree with yu that qs on real exam are easier than any q banks except several qs.
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Congratulations for your great score...
My step1 is in august and i will finish my first reading before march15 from Kaplan books and videos,finished 60% FA.
So from now onwards how should i plan my reading Until my exam date?
Your advice would be really apreciable for me...
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TRY learn all concepts from kaplan, but try to finish it ASAP
then give a month or less to kaplan qbank online with active FA learning.
Asses your weakness at the end and focus on it more.
then go with UWorld and FA revisions
take nbmes and work on ur weaknesses
I would recommend goljen audios, if u r not done with it. good luck with your prep.
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how many months did you prepare ?
Around 9 months. total prep duration is subjective and depends on your concepts and knowledge from med school.
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Congratulations!!!
How many mistakes yu was thinking made after the exam?
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I took my test on february 22, so this waiting time is difficult.
I agree with yu that qs on real exam are easier than any q banks except several qs.
Honestly speaking I dont think bout exam after m done with it. Just sit back and relax, everything will be fine. good luck
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Hi...Congratulations...great score ...
Did you have any nbme q repeats...is is necessary to do all nbmes?
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Honestly speaking I dont think bout exam after m done with it. Just sit back and relax, everything will be fine. good luck
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good luck you too!
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Way to go! All the hard work paid off. Congratulations!
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Did you have any nbme q repeats...is is necessary to do all nbmes?
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No I dont remember questions from nbme. But there were 3 questions from free 150. It is recommended to do all nbmes but nOt necessary.
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congratulation Dr. what do you think for pathology? do you think FA+UW+kaplan q bank would be enough?
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congratulation Dr. what do you think for pathology? do you think FA+UW+kaplan q bank would be enough?
In addition I would personally recommend goljen audios n transcript. I did revise some weak topics near exam and it helped me.
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Congratulations on the awesome score!

I'm still in the early stages of my prep. I have been trying to watch Kaplan videos but they're taking up an aweful lot of my time. I wonder if you think that watching the Kaplan videos is really useful? I mean, do they really contain a lot of extra info as compared to Kaplan Lecture Notes alone?

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Congratulations on the awesome score!

I'm still in the early stages of my prep. I have been trying to watch Kaplan videos but they're taking up an aweful lot of my time. I wonder if you think that watching the Kaplan videos is really useful? I mean, do they really contain a lot of extra info as compared to Kaplan Lecture Notes alone?

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No it doesn't contain lot of extra info, but it is necessary for concept building. If you think that you already have bold med school concepts then you can skip or do selective videos. So it's subjective approach. Also you can watch some videos at 1.5x speed.
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No I dont remember questions from nbme. But there were 3 questions from free 150. It is recommended to do all nbmes but nOt necessary.
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By the way what is goljan transcripts?
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By the way what is goljan transcripts?
Its subtitles of goljan audio, really good to read it while listening.
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Its subtitles of goljan audio, really good to read it while listening.
Is it same as High yeild goljan notes?
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Sorry I dont know about high yield goljen notes. Trinscripts are day wise lectures of dr.goljen
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Thanks ! where can i get them?
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hey everyone
got my result today and here I am writing my own experience
Did kaplan notes with videos
FA(ultimate book)
kaplan q bank online(1month)
UwORLD online (2months- 1st pass: random timed, 2nd pass: incorrect, 3rd pass: marked)


Tips: do more and more questions
use uworld as learning tool
continuously asses your scores and work on your weaknesses
Asses yourself with nbme and uwsa and do not get discouraged, give your 100%

Real exam: Questions are easier and straight forward then UWorld, except for few wtf questions.
Its really exhausting 8 hour exam so better be prepared for it by doing free150 with nbme.

My scores kaplan avg 59%
UWorld avg 69%
nbme 13 -226 (1month before)
uwsa1 - 256 (3weeks before)
uwsa2 - 254 (2weeks before)
nbme 7 - 238(1week before)
free 150- 86.5% with nbme7
REAL DEAL 239/85
Lemme know if you have any questions
Congratulations it's a good score
I've given nbme12& i scored 235.
Can u give me any suggestions about how to improve my score to 245.
My sources of prep are KLN,FA,UW.MY exam on april 2nd week.
Present i'm revising UW
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Congratulations it's a good score
I've given nbme12& i scored 235.
Can u give me any suggestions about how to improve my score to 245.
My sources of prep are KLN,FA,UW.MY exam on april 2nd week.
Present i'm revising UW
Extract best from your nbme12, check what went wrong CONCEPT/CRAMING/or lack of knowledge. And concentrate on it. Go thru weak topics from FA again and again. STAY FOCUSED and good luck.
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hi Vehla, thanks a lot for ur guidance ,it is really helpfull .can u plz tell me how to get /buy Goljan transcript as u said it is really gud to read the transcript during listening to audio ?? i didnot find d goljan transcript
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hi Vehla, thanks a lot for ur guidance ,it is really helpfull .can u plz tell me how to get /buy Goljan transcript as u said it is really gud to read the transcript during listening to audio ?? i didnot find d goljan transcript
You wont find it in market, PM me ur email, i will send u.
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Hi Vehla, did you use Kaplan ethics for behavior? And if you have, did you do whole book or just those 102 cases at the end?

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hi vehla ,thanks . my email id - contactgargi@hotmail.com
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Yea i did use it, but unfortunately was unable to finish it. Its good idea to just do all cases, if you are short of time. Good luck
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Congratulations for a good score!!
my exams in 1.5mth and rt now im doing kaplan Qbank scoring 63% on avg.. i make silly mistakes during the time mode exam and m not being able to increase my scores until now. i was thinking abt postponing my exam until m able to score fair in the tests. do u have any advice?
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my exams in 1.5mth and rt now im doing kaplan Qbank scoring 63% on avg.. i make silly mistakes during the time mode exam and m not being able to increase my scores until now. i was thinking abt postponing my exam until m able to score fair in the tests. do u have any advice?
First of all do not postpone your exam on basis of your score in qbank. Instead give nbme 1 month before your exam to approximate your stand.
About improving: read the question thoroughly specially the last line.Do not hurry the questions, select imp info in ques stem(will be able to do in real exam too). Go thru your weak topics from FA again and again. And it is very important to asses your wrong questions.
Practice and more practice. Good luck
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hey Vehla,

Congratulations on a wonderful score.

I will be taking my UWSA in few days. Word on the vine is that UWSA overestimates your score be some points. How true is that? Also, I heard that there was a "minus" system, which one does to try to guage what score they might get on a real exam. Do you know about it?

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Congratulations on a wonderful score.

I will be taking my UWSA in few days. Word on the vine is that UWSA overestimates your score be some points. How true is that? Also, I heard that there was a "minus" system, which one does to try to guage what score they might get on a real exam. Do you know about it?

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In my experience uwsa do overestimate the score about 10-20. But its not universal, as one of my friend got approx actual score. So its not reliable. To be on safe side you may wana subtract 15 to get aproxx real score.
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i make silly mistakes during the time mode exam and m not being able to increase my scores until now. i was thinking abt postponing my exam until m able to score fair in the tests. do u have any advice?
I have the same problem with my USMLERx - on timed mode I can't answer correct. It makes me mixed up.
I did USMLEworld on a tutor untimed mode because I used this training as a learning tool.
But now this is a real problem - I get nervous so easily when I see the timer....
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I have the same problem with my USMLERx - on timed mode I can't answer correct. It makes me mixed up.
I did USMLEworld on a tutor untimed mode because I used this training as a learning tool.
But now this is a real problem - I get nervous so easily when I see the timer....
It will go with more n more ques practice in timed mode
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Congrats on your success! What is Free 150 with NBME? Where can I find that? Thank you for your help!!! (^_^)
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Congrats on your success! What is Free 150 with NBME? Where can I find that? Thank you for your help!!! (^_^)
Its 3 block test available @ usmle.org TEST SAMPLE FOR STEP 1. Tutorial and user interface of this sample is exactly same as that of real exam. Good luck.
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@vehla- solid score! Did you find the exam comparable to nbme 13 or easier? I got a 240 on nbme 13 but thought it was really difficult as compared to 11 and 12. Goal is 240+. Should I sit the exam in 1 week? thanks.
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@vehla- solid score! Did you find the exam comparable to nbme 13 or easier? I got a 240 on nbme 13 but thought it was really difficult as compared to 11 and 12. Goal is 240+. Should I sit the exam in 1 week? thanks.
Yea real exam is easier then any nbme test.specially 13. But honestly speaking it doesn't matter bcos nbme are to predict ur score not to tell u how difficult real exam is. For example in one situation ur real exam is very difficult and in other situation it is easiest, in both situations u will score approximate equal score. That's how usmle scoring system is designed. For me and my friends nbme7 and free 150 was best score correlater. Take free 150,it's 87% correct is approximate 240. I hope this helps. Good luck and lemme know.
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congrats and thanks for posting ...

my exam is in 23 days, I got 217 on Form 13 last week. My goal is 235+, Ive done UW n now doing my incorrect, kln lect/videos, FA 3+ , hav not reviewed goljan or pathoma ....

should I keep reviewing FA and doing UW question or maybe do pathoma or goljan, very quick, in 3-4 days .... I dont want to regret not reading a path review book, but I am not sure if its helpful at this point of my prep!


what did YOU do in the last month of ur prep???

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congrats and thanks for posting ...

my exam is in 23 days, I got 217 on Form 13 last week. My goal is 235+, Ive done UW n now doing my incorrect, kln lect/videos, FA 3+ , hav not reviewed goljan or pathoma ....

should I keep reviewing FA and doing UW question or maybe do pathoma or goljan, very quick, in 3-4 days .... I dont want to regret not reading a path review book, but I am not sure if its helpful at this point of my prep!


what did YOU do in the last month of ur prep???

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So, you have long way to go. Don't get discouraged by nbme score, give one more in some time to be sure about your stand.
What I did was revising FA with UWORLD wrong n marked ques and focusing mainly on weak areas. I did listen to few of goljen audios in last months( weak topics). But I won't recommend goljen path review at this moment. Try listening audios(not all)
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hi, Vehla..congratulations on ur results..
can u plz send me the goljan transcript? dihan008@yahoo.co.in
also, can u share ur exam day experience..like how did u manage the breaks/ what did u eat/drink to keep the energy up etc?
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hi, Vehla..congratulations on ur results..
can u plz send me the goljan transcript? dihan008@yahoo.co.in
also, can u share ur exam day experience..like how did u manage the breaks/ what did u eat/drink to keep the energy up etc?

so here s what i did after 1st block took 5min break and dint leave the room. after 2nd block took 10min break, had choclates, coffee and fruit. After third block again 5min off in the room. after 4th 10min break out of the room had RedBull. after 5th again 5 min break. 6th block was hardest for me, was too exausted, felt like lying down on floor, any how manged to complete in 50mins.
then took break for like 15-20 mins, had lot of redbull and told myself that its last one give ur best and I was fine in 7th block.
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I was wondering if you decided not to give nbme 15 or maybe it wasn't out when you took the exam? I ask this because my exam's in a week and I plan on taking 7 but doubt i'll have time for 15 unless i extend another week.
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I was wondering if you decided not to give nbme 15 or maybe it wasn't out when you took the exam? I ask this because my exam's in a week and I plan on taking 7 but doubt i'll have time for 15 unless i extend another week.
You know what, you are thinking too much. Just go with 7 it will aproximate your score.
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Congrats Vehla! can you send me the goljan transcript as well arsh2526@gmail.com Thanks!
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hi vehla
im goin to strt prep for step one in april..igot kaplan notes n videos with me right nw..can u gv me any any suggestions for prep?
how many hours a day?
hw many days can i gv for kaplan alone?
wat shuld i go for once im done with kaplan material?
wen can i think of giving my exam?
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Hi, Congratulations on your score & thank you for sharing your experience.Can you plz send me Goljan transcript,my email id is asmaz@hotmail.com .Thanks in advance!
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Congratulations...thank u for guiding us regarding step 1 exams...pls can send the audio transcript...dr.saishivaraj@gmail.com
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Congratulations...thank u for guiding us regarding step 1 exams...pls can send the audio transcript...dr.saishivaraj@gmail.com
I send those pages to a guy up in this link and m afraid that I lost it. You may wanna ask the guy I send it to.
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can u plz send me the goljan transcript? dihan008@yahoo.co.in
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can u send me goljan transcripts on my email address ateeqkhan709@gmail.com.it would be of great help.thanks
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Hi many congrats for the awsm score......i really want to get some fruitfull tips from u...... I l take my exam by the end of dec n thos tym my physio pharma is killing me m screwed up wt to do.....used brs n kap physio n kap pharma wod UW......uw scores were ok whn i did sbjct n system wise but mixed blocks wid all sbjcts are doin hell wid me.....wot to do....i really need help 😢
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