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Question The next best NBME after Form 6 and 7

Guys if I wanna do another NBME, other than the famous 6 & 7, which would you recommend? the poll here states NBME 3 but many people say it's too old so which would you recommend & why?

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Form 3 or Form 2 are your next best choices.

But don't forget UWSA1 and UWSA2
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They are all OK dude
Just do them all
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Thanks Ural & NYmatcher..
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Form 3 or Form 2 are your next best choices.

But don't forget UWSA1 and UWSA2


1) 3 is the toughest & 5 is the easiest, right? Or is there something else about 3?
2) It seems that UWSA is very overestimating, 'cause my score in NBME-7 is much lower than that of UWSA-1..

Any more ideas?
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I'd say 7 is enough. It's the latest and the most updated one.
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I'd say 7 is enough. It's the latest and the most updated one.
I would have done only 7, if my score on it was good
That's why I need 6, plus another one to make sure, any suggestions?
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hey..dont worry dude...my score on nbme 7 was 490/220/90...actual score was 234/99....i dont know if it was a one off phenomenon...
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hey..dont worry dude...my score on nbme 7 was 490/220/90...actual score was 234/99....i dont know if it was a one off phenomenon...
Congrtaz on your score, friend..excellent work!

Let me tell you what I did, guys:
My exam is less than 2 weeks away, my last blocks on UW were making low 60s to low 70s (compared to my starting blocks 2 months ago, which were mid 40s!), did UWSA-1 and its score was 540/229..

Till now everything looks fine, until I did NBME-7 four days ago scoring 490/220 (@ Arjunrose)

The score report showed very low performance on behavioral & renal, other than that 4 fields were higher (had stars), 5 were touching the borderline, the rest were in the higher part..

Now today I took NBME-5, it came back with the same score! Only this time the behavioral & renal parts (which I studied the past days) are in the upper parts..In fact nothing this time is in the lower parts, many fields improved, a few are touching the borderline..

How come it came this way? Where am I doing wrong??
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hey, my uworld avg scores averaged below 70 even in the last 300 qns....so dont worry about that.....
what i did aft my nbme score was out-my general anat n histo was real weak..so i sat for 2 complete days n revised the anat kaplan text...did the images at the end of first aid<histo n gross>...got my sleep rhythm on track...n failed to pay heed to the nbme score n believed that i cud do much better ...btw..i had reviewed the nbme answers n i had found some very careless errors which kind of got me up coz i felt i wudnt commit those sort of errors in the real exam.....well..aft all this...when the results came..my histo n anat had stars......
so keep cool...dont exhaust urself....be positive....dont worry abt ur nbme score...work hard.......
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Thousand thanks for your kind words, Arjunrose. All the best for you..
Anybody else have any advice? I can use each piece of it..
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Heya!
I flunked on my previous usmle attempt
I would like to know which form to take in order to sorta get a baseline estimation on my weak areas{which I must work hard to improve on!}
Which is the best NBME form for that?
Thanks in advance...
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