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I am preparing from last 5mnths ...
Finished Kaplan, BRS Physiology, CMMRS, Goljan, HY neuro. Revised them at least 2 times....i was hoping to get good score in uworld BUT unfortunately i completed 10% uworld and only getting 50% marks...i have exam on last of Dec...i found that many things in uworld are new to me and not present in Kaplan.. Kind of depressed BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP..
plz give me some advice...
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I am preparing from last 5mnths ...
Finished Kaplan, BRS Physiology, CMMRS, Goljan, HY neuro. Revised them at least 2 times....i was hoping to get good score in uworld BUT unfortunately i completed 10% uworld and only getting 50% marks...i have exam on last of Dec...i found that many things in uworld are new to me and not present in Kaplan.. Kind of depressed BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP..
plz give me some advice...

Hi cybron! When you start to do uworld its perfectly fine to find it quite overwhelming.

Try not to use UW as a measure of your knowledge but instead use it as a study resource just like your other books. You may know a topic really well and still get a question related to it wrong. This forces you to look at the topic more in detail and trains your brain to answer questions just like the ones you will face during the real exam.Time management is also key. Continue using your review books and keep doing questions. Rather than focus on your UW percentage try to understand each question and its explanation.
Once you are done with your first round on U-world I strongly recommend doing it again if you have the time. Good Luck!!

Ps: I found First Aid to be a great resource for Step 1.
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I am preparing from last 5mnths ...
Finished Kaplan, BRS Physiology, CMMRS, Goljan, HY neuro. Revised them at least 2 times....i was hoping to get good score in uworld BUT unfortunately i completed 10% uworld and only getting 50% marks...i have exam on last of Dec...i found that many things in uworld are new to me and not present in Kaplan.. Kind of depressed BUT I WILL NOT GIVE UP..
plz give me some advice...
completed just 10% and you have score 50 % , if to say truth , man you are doing very good . relax and dont panic , you are in a good shape .
compared to me , i had around 39% when was in 20% of UW ..was shocked as you are now , discouraged , esp when was trying compare my score in previus qbank (USMLERx ) where i ended score 75% . i kept myself firm and strong and try motivate myself all the time during whole journey and learn from people who scored higher and go on with UW and start see improve slowly , and at the end total score full qbank was 60 % (i know wasnt such great , but i ddnt care )..., . and was very very good to go for exam because i have almost get whats new from UW and what i have in my books , so i did revision of UW and my whole notes , and come day of exam , man i scored 256 in my exam . (my NBME was predictable for that score )
what i want to tell you is , i know how u feel now , but one think will help u now , relax and dont panic , try to understand why u get wrong , and why A is answer but B isnt answer . and inorder B to be answer the question must be asked in what way , and if A and B choices looks almost same and correct , but how to make differentiate them .
because you know what at the end of the day , we are not going be judged by our UW score but how much material did you assimilate well from UW and knowledge that u got form UW . what is the diofference someone very bright who knows much and score 85% in UW and you who doesnt know much and score 50% but try hard to read and understand your mistakes ? absolutely no difference in real exam , rather than just you will need to work very hard to get know more new things from UW (50% may be of UW ) and he will struggle just little to know few new stuffs from UW (amy be 20%) . but at the end of the day , you both guys will achieve almost same , if you real work hard .
lastly as one member above said , dont panic with UW score , take easy , take it as learning tool and not to try yar brain with it .
GO ON , FOCUS , DONT GIVE UP . YOU ARE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE . good luck Dr

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Koyi i dnt have words to thank you..very motivational reply... i must admit it is one of the best reply in usmle forums..
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