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Hello everyone!

I was wondering if someone can pinpoint which areas should I improve?
I did read the explanations...but it seems a little ambiguous.

My exam is in 17 days,

I took UWSA 1 when I was 30% done with UW Qbank and got a score of 192.
After 2 weeks of studying (and completing the Qbank), I took UWSA 2 and got 226..But it seems that there is some weird inconsistency with my performance.

Can anyone share his/her thoughts regarding what I should study/repeat in these 17 days?

P.S - I used Kaplan Lectures Videos, FA , UW QBank and Pathoma.

My goal is about 220.

Thank you!
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Your microbiology needs a lot of work. Also try reviewing your physiology. Since you have 17 days more why not go through the uworld again and solve an nbme?
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Your microbiology needs a lot of work. Also try reviewing your physiology. Since you have 17 days more why not go through the uworld again and solve an nbme?
Thank you, I'll try working on the Microbio and Physio!

(I took one NBME offline, number 12...and got 163/200 correct..)
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Hello everyone!

I was wondering if someone can pinpoint which areas should I improve?
I did read the explanations...but it seems a little ambiguous.

My exam is in 17 days,

I took UWSA 1 when I was 30% done with UW Qbank and got a score of 192.
After 2 weeks of studying (and completing the Qbank), I took UWSA 2 and got 226..But it seems that there is some weird inconsistency with my performance.

Can anyone share his/her thoughts regarding what I should study/repeat in these 17 days?

P.S - I used Kaplan Lectures Videos, FA , UW QBank and Pathoma.

My goal is about 220.

Thank you!
From ur graph I think pathoma is enough for the exams.
Well u need to revise embryology, anatomy, physiology in general ( Reno and cardio endoc)
It shows u have not mastered most of the concepts well that is why the length of the graphs are so long.

Read fa again very well.
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From ur graph I think pathoma is enough for the exams.
Well u need to revise embryology, anatomy, physiology in general ( Reno and cardio endoc)
It shows u have not mastered most of the concepts well that is why the length of the graphs are so long.

Read fa again very well.
Good luck.
Anything specific in FA or the entire book?
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Anything specific in FA or the entire book?
Hmmm my friend that book called FA is told high yield to be selective.
I would suggest u know fa inside out if not add postpone exams please.
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my recommendation is to do a Nbme online, there are more specific. After that focus on your weak areas and if your performance is less that 200, re-schedule it.
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Thanks guys!

The truth is that I read FA so many times...and some chapters over 20 - 30 times..It seems that it wasn't enough!
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