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I have noticed an increasing number of people who are unhappy after they received their report card. As much as we would like to tell them that they scored well and above the average, we do have to consider that it's probably not merely the low score but a significant drop from their last NBME that seems to have landed them in despair. I think we should, instead of blaming them for demotivating us, try to understand where they are coming from. Let them know that what's done is done and what they can do now is to work even harder for the next components. Of course the whole journey isn't about one score. Good programs would rather pick a more well round doctor with a healthy outlook to life and health care in general then just pick a top scorer.

Also, can I please request the recent exam takers in general to post their experiences and more importantly, if possible, a screenshot of their NBME performance report card from before and of the exam itself. This would help us all to focus more on difficult areas. Wish you all the best. Thank you.
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