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Help exam in a week scored 182 on NBME 11...what do I do?

I cant change my date because I have to take it the 4th unless i want to drop a year, im not sure what to do
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hmm hard decission, but if you fail or get a low score this wont help you at all... why would you loose a year?
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Extend without any doubt.. You won't regret that one year but you will regret the low score that you will get.. 182 is not even a pass.. Give yourself some more time at least 2-3 months to improve your score into the average range
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hmm hard decission, but if you fail or get a low score this wont help you at all... why would you loose a year?

If I dont take it by sept 4th, I have to take a "Leave of Absence" which looks really bad on residency. and I wont make the 2015 graduation date.
thats why Im so torn.
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Extend without any doubt.. You won't regret that one year but you will regret the low score that you will get.. 182 is not even a pass.. Give yourself some more time at least 2-3 months to improve your score into the average range
Im so sick of studying, but you are probably right.
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Extend without any doubt.. You won't regret that one year but you will regret the low score that you will get.. 182 is not even a pass.. Give yourself some more time at least 2-3 months to improve your score into the average range
I did two uworlds and got 216...
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I did two uworlds and got 216...
UWSA overpredicts by a lot- in many cases even 20 points. So I would err on the side of caution and trust the nbme score.
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NBME for step 1 are very predictable..dont trust UWSA..whatever you score in your NBME your actual score will be +/- 10 points..so if you get 182 in NBME thats a big no for the exam..even if you are just thinking of passing you should be getting atleast 200 + in your NBME..not to say a low pass is useless..one year drop or leave of absence means nothing in front of step 1 score so never compromise with that..
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NBME for step 1 are very predictable..dont trust UWSA..whatever you score in your NBME your actual score will be +/- 10 points..so if you get 182 in NBME thats a big no for the exam..even if you are just thinking of passing you should be getting atleast 200 + in your NBME..not to say a low pass is useless..one year drop or leave of absence means nothing in front of step 1 score so never compromise with that..
thanks so much for your advice! I really appreciate it!!!
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