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Was reading over on SDN about how this poster failed. How often does something like this happen, where a student is scoring consistently above a certain point, but then fails. At 215 on his NBMEs that gives him a 27 point buffer.

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Dont feel so upset about this buddy. Well it took me 3months to actually accept my failure...
Same **** happened to me- I was scoring pretty good in UW/kaplan and passed my NBME's over 215+. Took my exam and thought it was a pretty fair exam. I felt good about it that at least I passed (~210) nothing wild like 240+.
Got my score--- a big fat 184....
Sorry I dont have any study advice for you- Im working on reviewing everything ALL OVER AGAIN.
Cant even say when will I be ready to take my 2nd attempt on this monster.. Im pretty frightened to even think about what if I fail the second time around... I know I wont let this happen but I guess NBME predictions werent accurate for me..I fall in the terrible bad luck category..
As an IMG..failing step 1 is a dead sentence...Every time I think about it I want to hurl. BUT we gotta get over our depression and move on... HOPEFULLY we can get 240+ the second time around!

Good luck with your studies!
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Hi guys, so I took step 1 in April and just got my score back with a 187. I'm very shocked and confused because I thought I had actually done well. I prepped for 6 months with First Aid, DIT, Uworld (2x), Kaplan, usmle Masterclass, and some brs. My nbme results are:
nbme 5-210
nbme 11-214
nbme 12-220
nbme 7-230
Uwsa1-220
uwsa2-235
Even with NBME 7 being much harder than the other NBMEs he still did fairly well on average, and ended up with a 187.

I know, i know - just keep studying and studying. However, just wondering about the thoughts from the community. Seems like "studying and studying" isn't always right.
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Was reading over on SDN about how this poster failed. How often does something like this happen, where a student is scoring consistently above a certain point, but then fails. At 215 on his NBMEs that gives him a 27 point buffer.



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Even with NBME 7 being much harder than the other NBMEs he still did fairly well on average, and ended up with a 187.

I know, i know - just keep studying and studying. However, just wondering about the thoughts from the community. Seems like "studying and studying" isn't always right.

you are freaking out... when is your exam due?
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How was your exam dude? could you please give me some guide line for last review, I have exam on this 27th.( Doing only FA 2013 and USMLE rx video since last week). Bye the way, don't think too much, you will get your dream score as I can see in your previous posts. Thanx and Enjoy buudy, It's Over!!
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I only need to see one more post from you about this your step 1 exam to make a diagnosis of possible anxiety disorder

You CANNOT totally rely on things you see online. People lie, people fib, people troll,people are different. You have postponed your exam several times, and if you keep on dwelling on things like this, you are going to postpone it again. And again.

Advice: Do your very best, and leave the rest. Don't dwell on negatives, because that's what they are. Negatives.
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Reminds me of Corporal Timothy E. Upham from Saving Private Ryan.


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hey guys my exam is in 34 days . i just did uswa1 and got 209 :'( ... really depressed and freaking out .. dont lknow wht to do ....is t a horrible score this close to the exam ? .. will i be able to bring it up in time for the exam ? .. my aim is to score around 235 -240 . in the actual exam ... ..really freaking out .. Plz Help !!!
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hey guys my exam is in 34 days . i just did uswa1 and got 209 :'( ... really depressed and freaking out .. dont lknow wht to do ....is t a horrible score this close to the exam ? .. will i be able to bring it up in time for the exam ? .. my aim is to score around 235 -240 . in the actual exam ... ..really freaking out .. Plz Help !!!
add one month , do dit and fa and uw again.
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add one month , do dit and fa and uw again.
i really want to but my extended eligbilty period expires in aug end
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hey guys my exam is in 34 days . i just did uswa1 and got 209 :'( ... really depressed and freaking out .. dont lknow wht to do ....is t a horrible score this close to the exam ? .. will i be able to bring it up in time for the exam ? .. my aim is to score around 235 -240 . in the actual exam ... ..really freaking out .. Plz Help !!!
34 days is enough time to improve your score.
However, you need NBME 13 & 15 scores to know for sure your most likely score on the real test.
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34 days is enough time to improve your score.
However, you need NBME 13 & 15 scores to know for sure your most likely score on the real test.
how do u advice i go bout studyin the next 34 days , i;ve been readin fa an uworld only .. on my third round of uworld , gettin around 80% but thts becuz i recognize alot of the questions ... i'm plannin on takin nbme 13 on 2nd and then uswa2 on 11th and nbme 15 on 20th a week befoe my actual exam ....
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hi novobiocin

can u tell me what shud i read in last 20 days that i have to improve my scores
by 10-15 points

appreciate ur help

does anyone know hwere i can get answers to free 150
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how do u advice i go bout studyin the next 34 days , i;ve been readin fa an uworld only .. on my third round of uworld , gettin around 80% but thts becuz i recognize alot of the questions ... i'm plannin on takin nbme 13 on 2nd and then uswa2 on 11th and nbme 15 on 20th a week befoe my actual exam ....
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There is no point in doing UW anymore. Instead make Notes on FA from UW explanations.
Must do another QBank e.g USMLERx/ Kaplan
Do Microcards & Kaplan Neuro anatomy.
Do Pathoma and listen to Goljan.
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hi novobiocin

can u tell me what shud i read in last 20 days that i have to improve my scores
by 10-15 points

appreciate ur help

does anyone know hwere i can get answers to free 150
Do micro from Microcards, biochem, pharm and embryo from FA.
Neuroanatomy from kaplan.
Revise Pathoma & Listen to Goljan for integration all the information.
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How was your exam dude? could you please give me some guide line for last review, I have exam on this 27th.( Doing only FA 2013 and USMLE rx video since last week). Bye the way, don't think too much, you will get your dream score as I can see in your previous posts. Thanx and Enjoy buudy, It's Over!!
i didnt take it. i couldnt feel confident enough knowing that i got a 220 on nbme 15. i pushed it to this Saturday. can't believe it's already wednesday.
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Do micro from Microcards, biochem, pharm and embryo from FA.
Neuroanatomy from kaplan.
Revise Pathoma & Listen to Goljan for integration all the information.
kind of comforting i've fully memorized biochem, micro, embyo, path, and a bit of the pharm section in the first half of the book.

how long are the microcards. is it quick enough to get through in one day?

i'm so burned out. yesterday i crashed at 10pm and woke up today at 1230. read 5 pages of FA and now im tired. going to do some questions and hopefully get my motivational boost
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i didnt take it. i couldnt feel confident enough knowing that i got a 220 on nbme 15. i pushed it to this Saturday. can't believe it's already wednesday.
Oh, I see. Yes, time is running fast and still have to finish Micro from FA and Free 150q. I am also taking exam on Saturday.
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