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I have isolated myself from everything, and have been studying for a good solid 6 months. I have completed the following:

Kaplan Lecture/Videos
Kaplan live prep
Pathoma once
Kaplan Qbank: 45%
UWorld: 46%
First Aid: 1 thorough read
DIT 2012.

I just took NBME 11. My first one. I got a 220 which is an equivalent of 156. Total fail. I don't know what to do. I am very confused, and just like many others, I am here to surrender. Please help me, guide me, criticize, maybe motivate. I don't care. I have 2 months till the exam.

I would really appreciate some feedback.

Thank you!
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I have isolated myself from everything, and have been studying for a good solid 6 months. I have completed the following:

Kaplan Lecture/Videos
Kaplan live prep
Pathoma once
Kaplan Qbank: 45%
UWorld: 46%
First Aid: 1 thorough read
DIT 2012.

I just took NBME 11. My first one. I got a 220 which is an equivalent of 156. Total fail. I don't know what to do. I am very confused, and just like many others, I am here to surrender. Please help me, guide me, criticize, maybe motivate. I don't care. I have 2 months till the exam.

I would really appreciate some feedback.

Thank you!
you need to post pone your exam.

Read KLN again.
read FA 2013 at least 2wice

post your NBME I can guide you more.

also do not take the exam now , or ever till you have NBME over 230
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Thank for you're reply. I feel like my issue is more of a recall problem, because I have seen the concepts and questions. When doing so the NBME. I have only taken one as of yet. I will not take one, till i have solidified the knowledge bank.

So you're suggesting that I re-read KLN again. Do you think I could I just try to read Goljan RR instead? I am not trying to be a cookie cutter, I will do whatever it takes. Some also suggested if not RR, than I should listen to Goljan Audio with the script in and out? What do you think.
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Thank for you're reply. I feel like my issue is more of a recall problem, because I have seen the concepts and questions. When doing so the NBME. I have only taken one as of yet. I will not take one, till i have solidified the knowledge bank.

So you're suggesting that I re-read KLN again. Do you think I could I just try to read Goljan RR instead? I am not trying to be a cookie cutter, I will do whatever it takes. Some also suggested if not RR, than I should listen to Goljan Audio with the script in and out? What do you think.
change your study habit, if you smoke pot stop, if you drink stop.

you need to read from 8 Am till 12 Pm if you could do this you can succeed. then after 3 month apply the knowledge to uworld.
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Psychomd dont worry .it is absolutely normal for some guys...jux postpone your exam first complete uworld n FA .U SHOULD KNOW FA AND UWORLD N UR FINGERTIPS ...DNT WORRY U HAVE concepts only problem wid u is u cant recall and implement knowledge .u can overcome this problem by revising and revising.it will only take 2 mnths but for safe sidr. plz postone.
Aftr that try to practice questions.
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@ Shima.. There are no habits here, so lets not worry about that. My main concern was to evaluate my current progress and if there is a way to IMPROVE.

@ Medicalbiology, thanks! I hear you. Sometimes we just get overwhelmed during the preparation. I am revising FA, and listening to Goljan in the evening. Helps me see a clearer picture by connecting all the concepts form UW, FA, and Goljan. Just hope it helps..
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I have isolated myself from everything, and have been studying for a good solid 6 months. I have completed the following:

Kaplan Lecture/Videos
Kaplan live prep
Pathoma once
Kaplan Qbank: 45%
UWorld: 46%
First Aid: 1 thorough read
DIT 2012.

I just took NBME 11. My first one. I got a 220 which is an equivalent of 156. Total fail. I don't know what to do. I am very confused, and just like many others, I am here to surrender. Pleas help me, guide me, criticize, maybe motivate. I don't care. I have 2 months till the exam.

I would really appreciate some feedback.

Thank you!
Hello, one thing you ll learn is no one tells u these things but most people do fail their first nbme unless they ve worked their butt off all of medical school mine was lower than yours, my uworld lower than yours. use it as motivation, i have. i study more and i do more questions i read u world i did dit 3 times pathoma 3 times goljan once , read the goljan book did kaplan videos AND the course, mm uworld twice, and now i ll be working on usmlerx. keep at it. and please dont write your exam this month or next month
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@shima who on earth studies for that long!the max i can pull off is 12 hours!
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@ Aspiring doctor, I appreciate you for speaking the truth. No one, talks about their horror stories, or the fact that they had low averages and failed there first NBME. They always post what they did well in. Thanks! And I am definitely not writing the exam this month or the next. Got a lot of work to do!
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