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plannin on doin 2 blocks a day and readin an fa chapter ... i dont think i have time , my exam is on aug 28 .. ...will try doin usmlerx .. do u knwo whr i can download an offline version ?? ..thnks alot for the advice ..

also how do u guys keep urselves motivated to study everyday . i;m finding it hard i study for 4 5 days and then slack off for 3 days
everytime i get tense and want to slack off... i think of when i finish the exam and feel disappointed wishing i had done better and studied more... kind of negative but it keeps me going plus i watch videos or quotes for inspiration... right now nike-find your greatness is my fav...
slow and steady should help... maybe u work too hard for those days and u feel burned out... but hey do whatever works for you... only u know ur ability...
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August 6, if I don't decide to postpone. So it's probably meeeee
oh that's close... all the best!!! i'm sure you'll do well ...
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WHAO!! You guys are really doing a good job motivating one another !...I just saw this and i got more motivated. I'm preparing towards Sept 2013...This is just what i needed to turn up the heat!
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August 6, if I don't decide to postpone. So it's probably meeeee
So you guys are gonna be the first ones! I'm sure both of you will ace the exam! Best of luck!

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oh really!! all the best man... don't worry you'll do great...

whose next then??
When is yours?
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hello guys im too planning for step 1 august step 1.

does any 1 over here has nbme offline plz email it to me or send me the link to download, i really need to check my score. plzzzz


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hello guys im too planning for step 1 august step 1.

does any 1 over here has nbme offline plz email it to me or send me the link to download, i really need to check my score. plzzzz


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Hi Buddy....I sent you an offline NBME.Just check it out and let me know
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So you guys are gonna be the first ones! I'm sure both of you will ace the exam! Best of luck!



When is yours?
Hey... I thought I had already told it.... Apparently not it's on aug 27 in hyderabad.... Anyone else joining me there??
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WHAO!! You guys are really doing a good job motivating one another !...I just saw this and i got more motivated. I'm preparing towards Sept 2013...This is just what i needed to turn up the heat!
Hey all the best for your exam.....
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Hey...
Has anyone done the DIT 15 days videos (Apparently a review of first aid)

Is it really worth spending 6 hours of study,each day for 15 days in the last month?
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Hi Buddy....I sent you an offline NBME.Just check it out and let me know
hello dr jay deepak, thanks for everything, i got ur emails. im downloading them as i type this message, if there's problem i'll let u know.

thanks a lottt
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Hi,guys, my exam will fall on 29 August.

I have done kaplan videos,all these while im doing kaplan qbanks, now left pathoma...I decided to put pathoma aside as I feel I have not enough time to finish it,
And u haven't done my first read on FA....
Now I'm starting UW,but the scores are not so satisfying,most of them below 60%...

What should I do? Should I postpone my exam?

I'm really down and depressed.

Please advice...:sorry:
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hi guys thought we could use some inspiration..... all the best guys...

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Hello everybody.....Where are you all? How's preparation going on?
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Hey can u please also send me offline nbme . I want to check my progress !
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hello...my exam is on 21st august gurgaon...i have done 2 reads of FA...started the 3rd reading...and i feel like i remember nothing from the first 2 reads...did uworld once with cumulative of 68%...did kaplan notes long time back...yet to take a nbme...wat do u guys think about my state of prepration...and what r ur study plans for the last month?
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hi sreyasi

i am at a similar state of prep..focusing on uw n f.a as much as i can
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Hey can u please also send me offline nbme . I want to check my progress !
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Sent you....Just check it out and let me know.
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hello...my exam is on 21st august gurgaon...i have done 2 reads of FA...started the 3rd reading...and i feel like i remember nothing from the first 2 reads...did uworld once with cumulative of 68%...did kaplan notes long time back...yet to take a nbme...wat do u guys think about my state of prepration...and what r ur study plans for the last month?
The only thing that can actually tell you about ur prep is an NBME. Take it early so you know where to focus to improve ur score...
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hey guys a quik question . is readin fa and uworld only enough to get a score around 240 or higher???
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[QUOTE=dr adi;203905]hey guys a quik question . is readin fa and uworld only enough to get a score around 240 or higher???[/

I would say its possible and people have done it but it does depend on a lot of others factors
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hey guys a quik question . is readin fa and uworld only enough to get a score around 240 or higher???[/

I would say its possible and people have done it but it does depend on a lot of others factors
my exam is on aug 28 .. (39 days ) .. just been doin u world and fa ..i dont think i have time to read somethign new ...i did kaplan once long long back ....
hopefully fa and uworld r enuf ...:S
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hey guys... nice to see you guys back... no one on 27th?? is it cursed or something??

well what's your plan for last month (only one month left ) I am thinking drown myself in FA and resurface in uworld and maybe swim in kaplan a little...

another qs how to revise path... i feel blank!!!
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hey guys... nice to see you guys back... no one on 27th?? is it cursed or something??

well what's your plan for last month (only one month left ) I am thinking drown myself in FA and resurface in uworld and maybe swim in kaplan a little...

another qs how to revise path... i feel blank!!!
even i was contemplatin on how to go bout it . just gonnna be doin fa and uworld all day .. whts ur daily study schedule like ?? .. i dont know how to go about it ..

also am on my third round of uworld .i recognize a biunch of the questions i am doin so feel like its undproductive .. ny solutions of advice ?
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even i was contemplatin on how to go bout it . just gonnna be doin fa and uworld all day .. whts ur daily study schedule like ?? .. i dont know how to go about it ..

also am on my third round of uworld .i recognize a biunch of the questions i am doin so feel like its undproductive .. ny solutions of advice ?
eh.. i'm the one asking advice here well my schedule is erratic.. i'm not able to concentrate on one thing!! i do uworld morn... then read a topic... on FA or kaplan... then revise the qs i did morn... read another subject and then one block at night... sometimes i feel like i'm js staring at the book and nothing's happening... does that happen to u??
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even i was contemplatin on how to go bout it . just gonnna be doin fa and uworld all day .. whts ur daily study schedule like ?? .. i dont know how to go about it ..

also am on my third round of uworld .i recognize a biunch of the questions i am doin so feel like its undproductive .. ny solutions of advice ?
I have just 12 days left for the last week i did uworld marked and incorrect.... And did all nbme (offline) except 15 which i plan on doing next week .... For now im doing Fa but taking longer than expected... I dont know if you will be able to manage uworld kaplan and fa all at once .

@vinaya have you taken an nbme yet.. If so which one and how was it?
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I have just 12 days left for the last week i did uworld marked and incorrect.... And did all nbme (offline) except 15 which i plan on doing next week .... For now im doing Fa but taking longer than expected... I dont know if you will be able to manage uworld kaplan and fa all at once .

@vinaya have you taken an nbme yet.. If so which one and how was it?
hey aman... i didn't take any nbmes i plan to take one this sunday.... which one do u suggest.... i did take the uwsa... first was like 3 mnths back... when i finished my first read.. and failed... but the next one 2 weeks back and 230...
i still feel i should do better... have u seen that thread of july score receivers... all have got 260s... 260s!! they should js make usmle an open book exam...
by the way how did u read path?? i am wondering how to revise it..

all the best for ur exams...
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eh.. i'm the one asking advice here well my schedule is erratic.. i'm not able to concentrate on one thing!! i do uworld morn... then read a topic... on FA or kaplan... then revise the qs i did morn... read another subject and then one block at night... sometimes i feel like i'm js staring at the book and nothing's happening... does that happen to u??

i know exactly how u feeel . having a real hard time conc. get distracted by shows or utube or just starin at the book ...

my daily scheudle whioch i started doin a couple days ago . was .. wake up and do 2 blocks of uworld and then revise fa and then review the blocks i did in the morning ..
i took nbme 11 end of june and did horrible 350(186) ...gonna do a uswa on 23rd :S ..

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Hello... Even I'm giving the exam in aug 1 st week. Very tensed. But getting along. If u don't mind could u send me the offline nbme as well. Thank u!! ajith.cse@gmail.com
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hey vinaya . was wondering wht in kaplan r u readin at the moment .. i;ve just been doin fa and uworld and was scared thts it not enuf score around 240 ...but i dont have time to read goljian or pathoma ..
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hey vinaya . was wondering wht in kaplan r u readin at the moment .. i;ve just been doin fa and uworld and was scared thts it not enuf score around 240 ...but i dont have time to read goljian or pathoma ..
i think it should be more like u don't not have time for goljan.. it is essential.... maybe u should revise js the imp topics like cvs and all... i'm doing pharm now.. i really feel like i can do more if i can stop wasting time!! like today i woke up early and was reading and suddenly it was 10 30 and i realised i had slept off!!
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i think it should be more like u don't not have time for goljan.. it is essential.... maybe u should revise js the imp topics like cvs and all... i'm doing pharm now.. i really feel like i can do more if i can stop wasting time!! like today i woke up early and was reading and suddenly it was 10 30 and i realised i had slept off!!
wake up wake up !! . drink some coffee and get to it .. only have 38 days left :S:S:S:S .....stay focused .. v can do this !!!


hmmm yeh i think i might just revise the imp topics in goljian ...wht topics do u sggest i look at in goljian including cvs ???
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hey aman... i didn't take any nbmes i plan to take one this sunday.... which one do u suggest.... i did take the uwsa... first was like 3 mnths back... when i finished my first read.. and failed... but the next one 2 weeks back and 230...
i still feel i should do better... have u seen that thread of july score receivers... all have got 260s... 260s!! they should js make usmle an open book exam...
by the way how did u read path?? i am wondering how to revise it..

all the best for ur exams...
For nbme i think take 13 and 15 ... July step takers said pattern was similar to nbme 15
For patho... I did goljan twice once with audio once the whole book without....
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For nbme i think take 13 and 15 ... July step takers said pattern was similar to nbme 15
For patho... I did goljan twice once with audio once the whole book without....
hey ya thanks... i guess i'll do that...
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wake up wake up !! . drink some coffee and get to it .. only have 38 days left :S:S:S:S .....stay focused .. v can do this !!!


hmmm yeh i think i might just revise the imp topics in goljian ...wht topics do u sggest i look at in goljian including cvs ???
thanks that was exactly what i told myself today morn!!

well u know the usual cvs, cns, rs, then gi endo and all ...finish the main ones first i guess.. then the other organ systems...
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thanks that was exactly what i told myself today morn!!

well u know the usual cvs, cns, rs, then gi endo and all ...finish the main ones first i guess.. then the other organ systems...
rhanks !!! will try squeezing in some goljian somewhr .. just need to stay focused and not waste time .. :S:S:s
takin a uswa test on 23rd .. will let u all know how it goes !!!! ...

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hello frens my exam on 27 aug.. presently doing uw and revising fa. completed almost 50% of uw and scoring 70% on avg. can anyone guide me which nbme should i do and when?
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Nbme 15 is now closest to exam..do it asap
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Hope everyone is in topgear for the final few weeks of preparation...

Got one query...How much of an improvement can we expect in the last month of preparation?
took an nbme ,and now going mad ,thinking of whether to postpone the date by another 15 days or so.....
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Hope everyone is in topgear for the final few weeks of preparation...

Got one query...How much of an improvement can we expect in the last month of preparation?
took an nbme ,and now going mad ,thinking of whether to postpone the date by another 15 days or so.....
Depends on how much you have to improve..... What are ur weak areas? Improvement by 15-20 points in 2 weeks i think
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Depends on how much you have to improve..... What are ur weak areas? Improvement by 15-20 points in 2 weeks i think
Im kinda weak in pathophys and genetics...
Dont think theres enough time to go back to RR Goljan...
15-20 point is huge...
If possible,,,thatll be good enough ,,hopefully...
Has any one done Doctors In Training ??
Ive begun doing it cause of the great reeviews...but all they seem to do,,,upto the 3rd day,, is read out first aid...wonder how helpful thats gonna be..
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Is there anyone writing the exam around 20th august??
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Im kinda weak in pathophys and genetics...
Dont think theres enough time to go back to RR Goljan...
15-20 point is huge...
If possible,,,thatll be good enough ,,hopefully...
Has any one done Doctors In Training ??
Ive begun doing it cause of the great reeviews...but all they seem to do,,,upto the 3rd day,, is read out first aid...wonder how helpful thats gonna be..
Pathophy is huge in step1 so if u improve that i think ull add atleast 20 points to ur score.... I feel FA and kaplan are good for genetics.... You should brush up genetics cause its very scoring
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Pathophy is huge in step1 so if u improve that i think ull add atleast 20 points to ur score.... I feel FA and kaplan are good for genetics.... You should brush up genetics cause its very scoring
yaa...hope the DIT videos have something to offer in genetics...still have 35% uworld left to do ...so lets c... Time sems to be running out fast!!!
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where is your exam?
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Hi Guys,

I am done with 84% of UWorld, time to hit FA, remaining 7 blocks I will do after FA. I got a really disappointing score in behavioral science (73%; 46th Percentile ) I guess AMGs just excel at this! Reading 100 cases of ethics by Fischer and I think he does a wonderful job at it, hope this helps cover my defecits.

I was also a bit concerned about Anatomy, although I know its low yield. I was wondering if I should skim through Abdomen part of Kaplan. What do you guys Suggest? For Neuro-Anatomy I am counting on FA and Brainstem sections from Kaplan.
Do you guys think its worth giving a second go to all of UWorld because I was thinking of only doing the wrong and marked ones.

Rest is all FA, NBMEs, UWSAs and prayers! Will keep you guys updated about my progress! Also if anyone has the offline keys for NBMEs I would highly appreciate if you could PM me the link.
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mine is on 21st august ...gurgaon..wat about u?
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Can u please send me the offline nbme s at my email:

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I would be so grateful to u. I wanna chk my progress.

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I did.Just check it out...
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would u please forward to me too i desperately need it
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I took the nbme 15 today and it was TOUGH... Long question stems and so many wtf questions . Some questions i wanted to punch the screen in but ended up getting a decent score. Some one in this forum recommends that time management is very important after change in qbank and I think he/ she is absolutly right... Another thing is stamina . The four hour SA made my head spin so 7 blocks are going to suck the juice out of my brain... Exam in 7 days so this is the final push for me.... Where are you guys with your prep...
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when is ur exam

and what was ur score?

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I took the nbme 15 today and it was TOUGH... Long question stems and so many wtf questions . Some questions i wanted to punch the screen in but ended up getting a decent score. Some one in this forum recommends that time management is very important after change in qbank and I think he/ she is absolutly right... Another thing is stamina . The four hour SA made my head spin so 7 blocks are going to suck the juice out of my brain... Exam in 7 days so this is the final push for me.... Where are you guys with your prep...
hey i just did and completed uswa1 exam .. did horrible 209 :'( ...reaaally freaking out .. exam is in 34 days .....very depressed ...
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is t a horrible score this close to the exam ? .. will i be able to bring it up in time for the exam ? .. my aim is to score around 235 -240 . in the actual exam ... ..really freaking out .. Plz Help !!!
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I took the nbme 15 today and it was TOUGH... Long question stems and so many wtf questions . Some questions i wanted to punch the screen in but ended up getting a decent score. Some one in this forum recommends that time management is very important after change in qbank and I think he/ she is absolutly right... Another thing is stamina . The four hour SA made my head spin so 7 blocks are going to suck the juice out of my brain... Exam in 7 days so this is the final push for me.... Where are you guys with your prep...
Hey hi... That's good is it really that tough!!! God I'm scared to even do it now.... How much did u score.... Ya... Stamina is very important... I took an nbme... Offline... The no of qs I answered correct were the same as uwsa2 so I assumed no improvement... And at the end of 4 hrs headache of epic proportions...

Prep is ok... Still feel so much to study... Hey qs how many qs banks did u study?? 7 days all the best... Be sure to do all that is given in that checklist of fa.... Like confirm ur booking and all... U'll definitely ace it...
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@vinaya i got 240+ but while doing it i tht i would end up with 230 ... Ya im gonna confirm tmrw...
Qbank i did only uworld twice.
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I took the nbme 15 today and it was TOUGH... Long question stems and so many wtf questions . Some questions i wanted to punch the screen in but ended up getting a decent score. Some one in this forum recommends that time management is very important after change in qbank and I think he/ she is absolutly right... Another thing is stamina . The four hour SA made my head spin so 7 blocks are going to suck the juice out of my brain... Exam in 7 days so this is the final push for me.... Where are you guys with your prep...
Hey aman_j....
I have still 35 days to go.By reading your post, i am getting bit scared
I am doing good in Uworld and now planning for a nbme with in 5 days.I am thinking to keep nbme 15 at last like 2 weeks before my exam and planning to take nbme 13 or 7 first.What do you suggest?
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Hey aman_j....
I have still 35 days to go.By reading your post, i am getting bit scared
I am doing good in Uworld and now planning for a nbme with in 5 days.I am thinking to keep nbme 15 at last like 2 weeks before my exam and planning to take nbme 13 or 7 first.What do you suggest?
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If u see the july 24 exam result thread the score corelate is good with nbme 7 ,13 and none of them took 15 so its all up to you...
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how many qts did u answer wrong in nbme 15

i had 34 wrong 4 score in 230s
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hey.. is this correlation of the scores from this site correct ??

http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.ae/
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how many qts did u answer wrong in nbme 15

i had 34 wrong 4 score in 230s
I had 24 wrong
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corelation 4 nbme seems 2 be correct
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corelation 4 nbme seems 2 be correct
thnks !! and wht bout the 3 digit score to the 2 digit ?

(sorry for buggin u wid so many questions ...freaking out )
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sry no idea abt tht
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I am on the board, guys. However, my NBME 6 was less than 220! This is really disappointing! I still have a month
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Hey!

Prep is fine, thought I would go through FA in 7 days but taking longer than expected. Today is the 7th day and I need another 3 days atleast. Will finish the remaining 7 blocks of UWorld and then take my first UWSA. So hows it goin at your end? Taken any Online NBMEs yet?
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hi, my prep is going ok but slow... 1 month left and i feel like i haven't studied at all... do u guys feel that way too!!!...

hey qs... extended feedback in nbme... what is that?? it is advantageous??
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hi, my prep is going ok but slow... 1 month left and i feel like i haven't studied at all... do u guys feel that way too!!!...

hey qs... extended feedback in nbme... what is that?? it is advantageous??
yeh i know wht u mean ...preps goin eh eh ... 30 days left :S:S .. behind scedhule .... waste couple hrs a day doin nothin . need to stop doin tht !! ugh...
readin fa but dont feel like am improving .. doin an nbme on 2nd so hopefilly will see some improvemnt thr ..aaaaahhhhh !!!!
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Exam on 14th.
Revising my UW notes now !
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hey qs... extended feedback in nbme... what is that?? it is advantageous??
Ya about the extended feedback they let you see incorect answers + added score report which i dint find of any use but knowing the mistakes help
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oh... so u recommend it??
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yeh i know wht u mean ...preps goin eh eh ... 30 days left :S:S .. behind scedhule .... waste couple hrs a day doin nothin . need to stop doin tht !! ugh...
readin fa but dont feel like am improving .. doin an nbme on 2nd so hopefilly will see some improvemnt thr ..aaaaahhhhh !!!!
hahah u js wrote down what was going on in my mind.... true behind schedule is becoming a habit...have to stop that... i wanted to do an nbme today.. then figured i would do a read of FA and then give it...
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@vinaya ya I personally did 2 nbmes both with extended feedback.. Worth the 10$ dollars
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hi ...i took 2 uworld simulated exams...got 228 in both...does dis have any value...very disheartened...exam in 2 weeks...yet to take an nbme...let me know wat u ppl think...
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you can try taking nbme 13

i hvnt taken uwsa myself

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Hey guys,

I too am planning on taking the exam this month, in fact my date is coming up in 2 weeks. I have gone thru Kaplan, UW (once completely, followed by the incorrect q's), took NBME 13, got around a 220 a month ago, did NBME 15 recently, and got a 219.

At present I am doing FA and UW q's (focusing on my weak areas as per NBME 15). Can anyone tell me what more I can/should do to improve my score?

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Hey guys.... I think aman j is having his exam tomorrow..... All the best dude... I hope you get your dream score!!!! Do tell your experience when u get back.... Stay cool and ace the test..... All u guys wish him!!!
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Thank you guys! Will definately tell you guys how the experience was ... Fingers crossed hope all goes well
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Guys please help me with micro.what did you guys refer to??
is CMMRS worth the hype? or should i stick to kaplan?
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I too am planning on taking the exam this month, in fact my date is coming up in 2 weeks. I have gone thru Kaplan, UW (once completely, followed by the incorrect q's), took NBME 13, got around a 220 a month ago, did NBME 15 recently, and got a 219.

At present I am doing FA and UW q's (focusing on my weak areas as per NBME 15). Can anyone tell me what more I can/should do to improve my score?

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continue revising fa and uw..do all nbmes if posible..atleast 7 onwards

p.s i hvnt taken my exam..this is wat i read in some exam exp

my exam is in 2 wks too!
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kaplan/f.a is enuf
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All the best man! We all know you are really well prepared! You will Ace this exam!
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I'm having a hard time memorizing FA. My exam is in 8 days and I still have to memorize heme, psych, renal, and GI. I'll probably skip the physiology portions of heme and read the pathology portion, whereas read the other chapters in it's entirety.

I feel like I'm slowly leaking information of the other chapters while continuing to read the book. I've tried active measure using Rx FlashFacts, but I still lose a bit of information. Any suggestions?
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Hi guys..... So finally took the exam!!!! As promised here are a couple of pointers
1. Questions are not difficult but they are very very lenghty now ... Uworld and usmlerx not gonna cut it..... I was exhausted by block 5 ... Eyes were tired reading the question stem.....
2. Diagrams graphs , histo, gross, and imaging very heavly tested.... Imean 7-8 questions at the minimum .... One block had about 11.... And to top it all these are not images u see in books ... Its from their collection
3. Build stamina. 8 hours is long but it passes by quickly and ur body will slow down by block 5 ..... By the time i reached last block i was tired and exhausted.
4. Thank you guys for this thread it was a great motivator....

All the best for your exams!!!!
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Hi guys..... So finally took the exam!!!! As promised here are a couple of pointers
1. Questions are not difficult but they are very very lenghty now ... Uworld and usmlerx not gonna cut it..... I was exhausted by block 5 ... Eyes were tired reading the question stem.....
2. Diagrams graphs , histo, gross, and imaging very heavly tested.... Imean 7-8 questions at the minimum .... One block had about 11.... And to top it all these are not images u see in books ... Its from their collection
3. Build stamina. 8 hours is long but it passes by quickly and ur body will slow down by block 5 ..... By the time i reached last block i was tired and exhausted.
4. Thank you guys for this thread it was a great motivator....

All the best for your exams!!!!
Thanks for the feedback aman_j
Sure u'll do well.
Time for u to relax now....have fun!!!
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Hi guys..... So finally took the exam!!!! As promised here are a couple of pointers
1. Questions are not difficult but they are very very lenghty now ... Uworld and usmlerx not gonna cut it..... I was exhausted by block 5 ... Eyes were tired reading the question stem.....
2. Diagrams graphs , histo, gross, and imaging very heavly tested.... Imean 7-8 questions at the minimum .... One block had about 11.... And to top it all these are not images u see in books ... Its from their collection
3. Build stamina. 8 hours is long but it passes by quickly and ur body will slow down by block 5 ..... By the time i reached last block i was tired and exhausted.
4. Thank you guys for this thread it was a great motivator....

All the best for your exams!!!!
hi congrats... the wait is finally over... is it wrong that i'm so jealous of u right now!!! anyway njoy!! u have earned it... hey by the way was it like from the qs u could answer and the image was not much necessary... and gross as in gross anatomy.... ??
njoy dude and do tell us when ur results come!! all the best
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hi congrats... the wait is finally over... is it wrong that i'm so jealous of u right now!!! anyway njoy!! u have earned it... hey by the way was it like from the qs u could answer and the image was not much necessary... and gross as in gross anatomy.... ??
njoy dude and do tell us when ur results come!! all the best
@vinaya 2 questions were only based on histo.... Others u dont really need the image... Ya gross anatomy few questions but quite difficult like nothing from kaplan.... The point is expect quite a few pictures on the exam
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Hi guys..... So finally took the exam!!!! As promised here are a couple of pointers
1. Questions are not difficult but they are very very lenghty now ... Uworld and usmlerx not gonna cut it..... I was exhausted by block 5 ... Eyes were tired reading the question stem.....
2. Diagrams graphs , histo, gross, and imaging very heavly tested.... Imean 7-8 questions at the minimum .... One block had about 11.... And to top it all these are not images u see in books ... Its from their collection
3. Build stamina. 8 hours is long but it passes by quickly and ur body will slow down by block 5 ..... By the time i reached last block i was tired and exhausted.
4. Thank you guys for this thread it was a great motivator....

All the best for your exams!!!!
thank you for the feedback..

kovach marina:best of luck..i guess ur exam is next...
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@vinaya 2 questions were only based on histo.... Others u dont really need the image... Ya gross anatomy few questions but quite difficult like nothing from kaplan.... The point is expect quite a few pictures on the exam
wow... oh ok ya i realised about the pictures but js wanted to know if it was tough....
i guess i should revise anatomy one more time... thanks aman.... njoy ur well deserved rest... keep us posted on what u're gonna do next...
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Hi guys..... So finally took the exam!!!! As promised here are a couple of pointers
1. Questions are not difficult but they are very very lenghty now ... Uworld and usmlerx not gonna cut it..... I was exhausted by block 5 ... Eyes were tired reading the question stem.....
2. Diagrams graphs , histo, gross, and imaging very heavly tested.... Imean 7-8 questions at the minimum .... One block had about 11.... And to top it all these are not images u see in books ... Its from their collection
3. Build stamina. 8 hours is long but it passes by quickly and ur body will slow down by block 5 ..... By the time i reached last block i was tired and exhausted.
4. Thank you guys for this thread it was a great motivator....

All the best for your exams!!!!
congratulations on finishing, must be an amazing feeling.

did you take any nbmes, if so which ones and how did you score on them? how were your UWorld stats?

did you find the exam similar to uworld in terms of difficulty or more so similar to the nbme exams?
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Hi guys..... So finally took the exam!!!! As promised here are a couple of pointers
1. Questions are not difficult but they are very very lenghty now ... Uworld and usmlerx not gonna cut it..... I was exhausted by block 5 ... Eyes were tired reading the question stem.....
2. Diagrams graphs , histo, gross, and imaging very heavly tested.... Imean 7-8 questions at the minimum .... One block had about 11.... And to top it all these are not images u see in books ... Its from their collection
3. Build stamina. 8 hours is long but it passes by quickly and ur body will slow down by block 5 ..... By the time i reached last block i was tired and exhausted.
4. Thank you guys for this thread it was a great motivator....

All the best for your exams!!!!
congrats bro !!! .. now u can relax properly !!! in a few weeks we'll all be done too !!! .. just got to push thru the final few weeks :S:S:S
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congratulations on finishing, must be an amazing feeling.

did you take any nbmes, if so which ones and how did you score on them? how were your UWorld stats?

did you find the exam similar to uworld in terms of difficulty or more so similar to the nbme exams?
I did nbme 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,11,12 offline
Nbme 13 -242 5 weeks out
Uwsa 1 263 2weeks out
Uswa 2 265 2 weeks out
Nbme 15 261 1 week out
In terms of difficulty there were easy questions and difficult ones so i would say it was a good mix to balance the questions.....exam quite like nbme 15
Hope this helps
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hi,

hw many qts did u answer right in uwsa1 and uwsa 2 and in nbme 15

thank you

bdw awesome scores! i wud be overjoyed wth a 240
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