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Unhappy Only finished these topics from FA.

Exam is on Monday, and I have only finished these topics from the book, will I be ok? I'm not doing the pharm portions of these sections, as I'm using Kaplan for that.

Behavioral
Biochemistry
Immuno
Micro - still have to do viruses.
Cardio
Endocrine
20 pages of GI
15 pages of Muscoskeletal
Neuro
Reproductive

Going to watch Kaplan Neuro, Genetics, and a half of Pathoma today. Will start reading FA again later tonight. Might try to quickly squeeze in renal and respiratory, but won't have time to do Hematology/Psychiatry.
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It doesn't matter what you have finished or what you did not. what matters is how much you have retained to get the questions right.
Based on your NBMEs you should easily pass and get about 220 +/- 10.
However, i always take the worse case scenario into consideration and you are @ 210.
So if you are happy with that then you should definitely take the test on Monday.
Ii doesn't matter now how much you read in next 2 days but a quick revision of what you have already read (just FA) is going to be of more help than reading something new.
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Just great. I feel so pathetic thinking if I get a 210. Why just why did I do this to myself...I work hard and I'm going to get the crap end if the residency pool.

This was my chance to make myself and my family proud of me. Why did this happen to me? I just can't control these feelings of shame!!
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That was just the worst case scenario and it was based on your NBMEs only. You might even get 230+ if you keep your cool.
I am just a random guy on the internet. So, take my advice with a pinch of salt & what it is worth. You are the best judge of your ability and trust your instincts since nothing can predict your actual score.
Don't be too hard on yourself and have faith in yourself and God.
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Just great. I feel so pathetic thinking if I get a 210. Why just why did I do this to myself...I work hard and I'm going to get the crap end if the residency pool.

This was my chance to make myself and my family proud of me. Why did this happen to me? I just can't control these feelings of shame!!
please man , u r making ur self really really nervous !!! whatever u do now , whatever u will think will not change what GOD wants for u , just have faith that GOD wants the best for u , if you did ur best and u didnt do in usmle the F***K it !!! sorry for the word, but really so what if u didnt do well, it doesnt matter , there are hunderds of chances and hundred of things that someone can do. ur family will be proud of u if u did ur best regardless ur score believe me , please I saw all ur posts and topics and u r really a very negative person, BE POSITIVE PLEASE PLEASE I BIG U , just do NBME before exam if u got a score much lower than ur target score, just dont go , postpone , and swear for the last time that this is the last time u postpoe it , and start from the day that u postponed the exam hard work study 10 hours / day please , just concentrate and revise, dont study new material now , u will not retain it and u will get overwhelmed, master what u already know , and have faith in GOD , after doing hard work, go to the exam with CONFIDENCE that u did ur best , and now whatever happens u will not regret , and thats it, u didnt do well no problem be positive and say I can do something else in medical field, I can match resdiency somewhere else, America is not the only place in the world that teaches medicine , But I am sure Hardworking will let u make it and get residency , just be a hardworker and be positive the most important thing ...
sorry for the long post, but I really feel that u r making it hard for urself by being that negative , again be hardworker , be positive , and believe me ur next thread will be "" JJacob Exam experience 240 + ""

good luck and hopefully this changes ur attitude a little bit
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please man , u r making ur self really really nervous !!! whatever u do now , whatever u will think will not change what GOD wants for u , just have faith that GOD wants the best for u , if you did ur best and u didnt do in usmle the F***K it !!! sorry for the word, but really so what if u didnt do well, it doesnt matter , there are hunderds of chances and hundred of things that someone can do. ur family will be proud of u if u did ur best regardless ur score believe me , please I saw all ur posts and topics and u r really a very negative person, BE POSITIVE PLEASE PLEASE I BIG U , just do NBME before exam if u got a score much lower than ur target score, just dont go , postpone , and swear for the last time that this is the last time u postpoe it , and start from the day that u postponed the exam hard work study 10 hours / day please , just concentrate and revise, dont study new material now , u will not retain it and u will get overwhelmed, master what u already know , and have faith in GOD , after doing hard work, go to the exam with CONFIDENCE that u did ur best , and now whatever happens u will not regret , and thats it, u didnt do well no problem be positive and say I can do something else in medical field, I can match resdiency somewhere else, America is not the only place in the world that teaches medicine , But I am sure Hardworking will let u make it and get residency , just be a hardworker and be positive the most important thing ...
sorry for the long post, but I really feel that u r making it hard for urself by being that negative , again be hardworker , be positive , and believe me ur next thread will be "" JJacob Exam experience 240 + ""

good luck and hopefully this changes ur attitude a little bit
I would not have said it better.

Jjacobs, do one more nbme rate the score and do this test.

Sincerely my thoughts were that you have so much money with you.

Because sincerely if you did not have, you might have been more focused knowing that u would loose money extending (a personal sentiment)

You keep emphasizing how you have read this and this and this and that and that and that. And yet you whine on how you can not read first Aid and keep whining and whining.

I swear if i did nbme 15 and got your score i would have just studied for just an extra month to beat the 240 with the confirmed formula of uworld + FA (and please dont go about again on how you can not read FA!!!! it worries me for you keep reading your other books overmand over) + uworld notes.

Remember you are delaying your rotations once more and good SHIMA predicted you would get a 240+ then but that wasnt enough motivation for you. Later on. You come back here whining and complaining of the same team come on bro.. Drop this negative attitude and pick up confidence and morale and go get the 240+ bro.

If you keep postponing this. You keep burning out, keep whining, keep blamin yourself, keep wasting money and VALUABLE TIME and later come back here later telling members of this great forum how your peers are ahead of you and bla bla bla (sorry for that:sorry
But had to do it. Keep making threads.all of which contain distress calls. Anytime i see your threads am like,so this dide has not written this and am always almost sure its about you wanting to lament once more.


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do an nbme now because am not sure how much of the stuff you have read you still remember.
Even though you said your paper is on monday. With thus attitude you have a high chance of not performing at your peak which will determine your score.( do the math)
Sincerely go grab a personal partner who is about writing and do last preps with him or her even if that friend would be a junior colleague or your mate.


ALL THE BEST MATE! You stop this i am


DISAPPOINTED
FAILURE
WILL NOT DO WELL
OR WILL I DO WELL

And say

I am ready for this ****...bring it on bro
i will get my dream score.
I will not fail
i am jacob and am going to KICK ASS ON THIS STEP AND OTHER STEPS!

Good luck mate and do not start another thread saying negative stuff, you are not only lowering your morale but those of others.



GO KICK ASS?

#okbye.



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Post Good luck JJacobs..

Just Be confident..and think Positive.. i know it very hard..infact i also feel very hopeless sometime..feel myself worthless.... but then my Family and friends, motivate me, toavoid depression.. becz if u r depressed, u wont be able to conecntrate on ur exam..!
So Wish u all the best.. Do Share ur experience with us.!!
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I would not have said it better.

Jjacobs, do one more nbme rate the score and do this test.


I wish I could. I did all the NBMEs from the offline when I first started studying to NBME 15. Did both UWSAs. Doing UWorld offline on paper. Separated the questions into the stuff I knew and another stack of questions which I got wrong.

Reviewing those wrong questions everyday.

Just tired, and don't want to do bad. Today, did flash cards from UsmleRX - and that was a good light way of studying for me.

Still have to do pharm, path, neuro, biochem, biostats, genetics. and physio cardio and physio respiratory. Going to be a long two days.

Also, Shima misread my post, that's why she said 240.
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I wish I could. I did all the NBMEs from the offline when I first started studying to NBME 15. Did both UWSAs. Doing UWorld offline on paper. Separated the questions into the stuff I knew and another stack of questions which I got wrong.

Reviewing those wrong questions everyday.

Just tired, and don't want to do bad. Today, did flash cards from UsmleRX - and that was a good light way of studying for me.

Still have to do pharm, path, neuro, biochem, biostats, genetics. and physio cardio and physio respiratory. Going to be a long two days.

Also, Shima misread my post, that's why she said 240.
All the best. Go ace the boards and yeah leave the forums infact go offline till after your exams..remember the required rest before the real deal.
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I wish I could. I did all the NBMEs from the offline when I first started studying to NBME 15. Did both UWSAs. Doing UWorld offline on paper. Separated the questions into the stuff I knew and another stack of questions which I got wrong.

Reviewing those wrong questions everyday.

Just tired, and don't want to do bad. Today, did flash cards from UsmleRX - and that was a good light way of studying for me.

Still have to do pharm, path, neuro, biochem, biostats, genetics. and physio cardio and physio respiratory. Going to be a long two days.

Also, Shima misread my post, that's why she said 240.

You did all the NBMEs offline? Then how do you know your score?
I just think spending this much money on an exam, you might as well do online NBMEs to have an accurate prediction...
Also, when did shima turn into someone who could predict the future? I have no idea what she said about your score. Fact is, you could break 240. One thing that is very important now is to keep calm though!
Feeling for you. Good luck!
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You did all the NBMEs offline? Then how do you know your score?
I just think spending this much money on an exam, you might as well do online NBMEs to have an accurate prediction...
Also, when did shima turn into someone who could predict the future? I have no idea what she said about your score. Fact is, you could break 240. One thing that is very important now is to keep calm though!
Feeling for you. Good luck!
Sorry that sounds a bit confusing what I typed up. I mean I did all the NBMEs, the early ones 1,2,3,4 which were offline. 5 - but I couldn't purchase the extended feedback, since it was no longer available.

The rest were purchased with the extended feedback: 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 15

So 200 questions x 11 = 2,200 questions later.
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