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Hello everyone
Today I took NBME 12 in standard pace today my score was 530-228
Hi, so far In my prep I have only done half of kaplan qbank, and bits and shards of first aid 2013, am a bit bummed about the score but not too much. Where do I go on from here? Will my score remain stagnant at this pace? And what can I do to raise this? Opinions on where I stand based on performace profile and score? Input will be more than appreciated and well received. Thank you in advance
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Thats an excellent score with respect to what you have done in your prep... Do the FA cover to cover ... Do another qbank... Usmlerx or Uworld.. And i think you would be able to touch 250 +
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thank you my brother, will do that right away!
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Considering you only did half of kaplan qbank and got a 228 on a practice nbme, I think you did a pretty solid job. I think you should ditch kaplan qbank(for now) and start usmle world qbank. I think it's the number one source for step 1 preparation imo. Expect your score to jump at least by 15-20 points after completing 1st pass of uworld. You should also think about taking the older practice exams not just for the purpose of self-assessment but also for use as an additional question source.

FA when used as a review book and will undoubtedly help your step 1 prep, however I don't see it as absolutely essential as everyone says it is. I did read FA2013 twice although i do wish I had spent more time on other review sources such as kaplan LN and high-yield anatomy series(my exam was very anatomy heavy!).

BTW I completed about 60% of kaplan qbank and it helped me fill knowledge gaps in micro/immuno, anatomy(CTs and MRIs), pharmacology(pharmacokinetics wasn't my strong suit) and a bit of physio. Their pathology questions, in my opinion, are terrible and won't adequately prepare you for the exam as they tend to focus on a lot of low-yield diseases not to mention their pathology explanations leave a lot to be desired.

I hope this helped.
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I got the same score. Before you do NBME 13, trust me and read FA and know it well. I assure you that the answers for NBME 11, 12, 13, and 15 are all within FA.
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wow!
Tons of awesome feedback! Thanks guys! Will try to find other practice exams. Usmle world will definetly be stressed in my prep. thanks guys!
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Hello everyone
Today I took NBME 12 in standard pace today my score was 530-228
Hi, so far In my prep I have only done half of kaplan qbank, and bits and shards of first aid 2013, am a bit bummed about the score but not too much. Where do I go on from here? Will my score remain stagnant at this pace? And what can I do to raise this? Opinions on where I stand based on performace profile and score? Input will be more than appreciated and well received. Thank you in advance
hey do u have any link to download these dit solid series pharmacology videos .. please help i need them asap
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