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Hi guys!
exam in mid december.
I'm doing fa and uworld (1st round unused timed 68%, than 2nd pass on the incorrect).
nbme 7 online 231 (3 weeks ago)
5 offline around 238 (3 weeks ago)
3 offline around 230 (1 wk ago)
4 offline around 240 (1 wk ago)
weekest areas are bs and microbiology.
aiming for 240+ with less than a month left. I have to work hard on it!

I'm thinking to do kaplan qbank for this last month to try new questions and see how they are compared to uworld. How do u think about it? Does it worth?
yours is a great score...how did u cal offline score can u plz explain coz aft caluculating number of wrong questions i doonno wht to do
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Hi guys!
exam in mid december.
I'm doing fa and uworld (1st round unused timed 68%, than 2nd pass on the incorrect).
nbme 7 online 231 (3 weeks ago)
5 offline around 238 (3 weeks ago)
3 offline around 230 (1 wk ago)
4 offline around 240 (1 wk ago)
weekest areas are bs and microbiology.
aiming for 240+ with less than a month left. I have to work hard on it!

I'm thinking to do kaplan qbank for this last month to try new questions and see how they are compared to uworld. How do u think about it? Does it worth?
hi congrats on ur score in nbme ...can u plz tell how to caluculate offline score aft counting number of questions tht r wrng..plzz reply exam in dec second week
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hi congrats on ur score in nbme ...can u plz tell how to caluculate offline score aft counting number of questions tht r wrng..plzz reply exam in dec second week
OFFLINE NBMEs is a BAD BAD idea

First lot of keys floating around the internet are wrong
Second you dont get to do the NBME in exam style of marking ,reviewing , time pressure etc
Third each question carries different weigh/marks so you wont be exactly sure what your exact assesment is


A rough estimate people use is 1.35 * number of right questions = your 3 digit score

bUt again these are just estimations. I would strongly advise to do NBMEs online
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OFFLINE NBMEs is a BAD BAD idea

First lot of keys floating around the internet are wrong
Second you dont get to do the NBME in exam style of marking ,reviewing , time pressure etc
Third each question carries different weigh/marks so you wont be exactly sure what your exact assesment is


A rough estimate people use is 1.35 * number of right questions = your 3 digit score

bUt again these are just estimations. I would strongly advise to do NBMEs online
thanks fr responding....i heard its 1.4*total number of correct questions....hwever am planning to take NBME 15 online before two weeks of exam....
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thanks fr responding....i heard its 1.4*total number of correct questions....hwever am planning to take NBME 15 online before two weeks of exam....
Yea. 1.35 is really low side usually1.39 is more accurate.
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OFFLINE NBMEs is a BAD BAD idea

First lot of keys floating around the internet are wrong
Second you dont get to do the NBME in exam style of marking ,reviewing , time pressure etc
Third each question carries different weigh/marks so you wont be exactly sure what your exact assesment is


A rough estimate people use is 1.35 * number of right questions = your 3 digit score

bUt again these are just estimations. I would strongly advise to do NBMEs online
What truepassion said. I think it's best to just bite the bullet and take an online NBME and see where you stand. This is quite possibly one of the most important exams of your entire career if not your life, so try not to cut any corners :P
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hi every body , from where i can get NBME 15 answer
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hi every body , from where i can get NBME 15 answer
what do you mean?
you did NBME off line and low you are looking for answers?
ore you did it online whitout explanations?
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what do you mean?
you did NBME off line and low you are looking for answers?
ore you did it online whitout explanations?
i did it online and i have the wrong answer without explanation
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i did it online and i have the wrong answer without explanation
There are alot of forums in which people discussed the concepts tested. You can google them . I did that month ago when i gave mine and found alot of discussions going on
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in this last week my scores had a little decrease down...
did someone else experienced the same?

my exam is on wednesday, I think I should relax a little bit this evening...
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in this last week my scores had a little decrease down...
did someone else experienced the same?

my exam is on wednesday, I think I should relax a little bit this evening...


Good luck!! And dont worry about it! its just pre-exam jitters. .keep at it and make sure you relax a bit the day before.

PLLEEEAAASSEEEE let us know how anatomy/cell bio/all the other random supposed to be low yield topics are!! My exams on friday and I'm completely freaking out by those subjects because I really didn't give it all that much attention
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Good luck!! And dont worry about it! its just pre-exam jitters. .keep at it and make sure you relax a bit the day before.

PLLEEEAAASSEEEE let us know how anatomy/cell bio/all the other random supposed to be low yield topics are!! My exams on friday and I'm completely freaking out by those subjects because I really didn't give it all that much attention

I can t guarantee I will remember the exact question but I will tell something for sure

let s beat the beast!
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I guys
I have a little problem: i'm trying to buy the kaplan qbank on their site but when i select the item it tells me that "we are unable to process your request"

Does anyone have the same problem? or do u have some idea how to resolve it?
I tried even wt other pc but it was the same.

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i had scheduled my exam on 4th december...but im postponing it...have to extend eligibility aswell...its ending in january...planning to take it in feburary inshALLAH...havent taken any online assessment but i know i havent studied well for biochem genetics n pharma...need some encouragment pls!
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i had scheduled my exam on 4th december...but im postponing it...have to extend eligibility aswell...its ending in january...planning to take it in feburary inshALLAH...havent taken any online assessment but i know i havent studied well for biochem genetics n pharma...need some encouragment pls!
Hey if you are shooting for a high score and are not satisfied with your preparation then postponing the exam is the best decision you could've taken. Just make sure you make good use of your time and keep gauging your preparation with nbmes. Best of luck
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Yes i really want a good score...the kind of prep i have right now i dont think i can even pass it :/ im so glad to be a part of this forum...feel so good to see such nice encouraging advices. thanx alottt
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Yes i really want a good score...the kind of prep i have right now i dont think i can even pass it :/ im so glad to be a part of this forum...feel so good to see such nice encouraging advices. thanx alottt
Thats what this forum is all about. Be strong and keep going , INSHALLAH you will get your dream score
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I guys
I have a little problem: i'm trying to buy the kaplan qbank on their site but when i select the item it tells me that "we are unable to process your request"

Does anyone have the same problem? or do u have some idea how to resolve it?
I tried even wt other pc but it was the same.

thank you very much.

Call them and make the order via the phone. I had the same problem. Good luck!
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Plz can anyone guide me how to get NBME offline?
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what the changes will happen to Preload and baroreceptero and cerebral blood flow when Person move from supin to standing ?

in osteoprersis what is the changes in ostoclast , osteoblast RALNK Receptor

this from nbme 15
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what the changes will happen to Preload and baroreceptero and cerebral blood flow when Person move from supin to standing ?

in osteoprersis what is the changes in ostoclast , osteoblast RALNK Receptor

this from nbme 15
Pulling of blood in veins due to gravity from supine to standing. So I think there would be decrease in venous return and so decreased preload.
Cerebral blood flow would not change. ( affected mainly by pco2). Baroreceptors would be activated.
Hope am thinking right!
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what the changes will happen to Preload and baroreceptero and cerebral blood flow when Person move from supin to standing ?

in osteoprersis what is the changes in ostoclast , osteoblast RALNK Receptor

this from nbme 15
preload decreases, pooling of blood in the veins will activate the baroreceptors that will increase sympathetic outflow to the heart, in the long run heart contractility and rate will increase...
cerebral blood flow will be unchanged.

this osteoporosis qs i saw in the uworld,,,but i dont remember its answer
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done.

not much anatomy, just those h.y. questions like "here is a TC where is ____"


now let s wait for the score...
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done.

not much anatomy, just those h.y. questions like "here is a TC where is ____"


now let s wait for the score...
TC? How was genetics, molecular bio, and stats? I know lately its been tough...
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Hey guys. Gave my exam last week sorry for updating late. My exam was 90% Patho physio and pharma. Anat not much like 3,4 qs per block. Behavioral some qs v simple some qs pretty much tough which I m sure I got wrong lol. Got a couple or three defense mechanism questions. Neuro wasn't much stressed upon either which was pretty surprising for me. Genetics was doable from Kaplan. My advice is know ur basics well! Exam looked like nbme 7 and 15 level mostly. They are not asking very tricky concepts just the basics. Most asked subject..definitely Patho!! Make sure u really understand it. Micro Immuno was there too but not hard. Best of luck guys!! Praying for the score to be good
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Hey guys. Gave my exam last week sorry for updating late. My exam was 90% Patho physio and pharma. Anat not much like 3,4 qs per block. Behavioral some qs v simple some qs pretty much tough which I m sure I got wrong lol. Got a couple or three defense mechanism questions. Neuro wasn't much stressed upon either which was pretty surprising for me. Genetics was doable from Kaplan. My advice is know ur basics well! Exam looked like nbme 7 and 15 level mostly. They are not asking very tricky concepts just the basics. Most asked subject..definitely Patho!! Make sure u really understand it. Micro Immuno was there too but not hard. Best of luck guys!! Praying for the score to be good
looks like u are on your way to score anything above 250 best of luck for your result.. tell me about your NBMEs and UWORLD cummulative etc
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Lol I m really praying for that but lets see. Cuz I did make some very stupid mistakes. Was good for first 4 blocks then my brain got a lil slow lol. Uworld I got 77% first go and 92% second. And nbme 15 I got 250. Rest were 245. Will tell u what I get. Really nervous about the score. Keep getting nightmares lol! Good luck to everyone!!
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Best of luck usmletaker! i have already cancelled my exam which was due on 4th december...i was too afraid biochem n pharma which made me cancel the exam...

Hope u score more than ur nbme's inshALLAH
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Lol I m really praying for that but lets see. Cuz I did make some very stupid mistakes. Was good for first 4 blocks then my brain got a lil slow lol. Uworld I got 77% first go and 92% second. And nbme 15 I got 250. Rest were 245. Will tell u what I get. Really nervous about the score. Keep getting nightmares lol! Good luck to everyone!!
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Hey guys. Gave my exam last week sorry for updating late. My exam was 90% Patho physio and pharma. Anat not much like 3,4 qs per block. Behavioral some qs v simple some qs pretty much tough which I m sure I got wrong lol. Got a couple or three defense mechanism questions. Neuro wasn't much stressed upon either which was pretty surprising for me. Genetics was doable from Kaplan. My advice is know ur basics well! Exam looked like nbme 7 and 15 level mostly. They are not asking very tricky concepts just the basics. Most asked subject..definitely Patho!! Make sure u really understand it. Micro Immuno was there too but not hard. Best of luck guys!! Praying for the score to be good
congrats on being done, that sounds good . I am a little scared about molecular bio, genetics, and stats....i am trying to just shore those subjects up. My test was scheduled for Nov 22nd, but i pushed it back to Dec 13th. I took NBME 12 and UWSA2 a couple of weeks back, got 250 on NBME 12, but only 221 on UWSA2 , really freaked me out. I dunno, i think UWSA2 just tries to really trick you and what not. I am praying i get an exam like yours!
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congrats on being done, that sounds good . I am a little scared about molecular bio, genetics, and stats....i am trying to just shore those subjects up. My test was scheduled for Nov 22nd, but i pushed it back to Dec 13th. I took NBME 12 and UWSA2 a couple of weeks back, got 250 on NBME 12, but only 221 on UWSA2 , really freaked me out. I dunno, i think UWSA2 just tries to really trick you and what not. I am praying i get an exam like yours!
Oh yes I actually had ur exam date in mind cuz our exam was a day apart. It's ok give it when u feel ready. Uwsa2 I wudnt call tricky but I would advice u to judge ur performance by nbme not uwsa because the exam was more like that. And u did manage great scores in that. Stats wudnt be hard as long as u know ur formulas well. the question were a lot simpler than uwrold. One thing I would advice u guys is the questions u get wrong in nbme try to look up the answers on net and try to actually make ur concepts on that topic clear cuz some of those concepts would be repeated in exam. And also don't delay it much. give it as soon as u feel ready! Good Luck
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Best of luck usmletaker! i have already cancelled my exam which was due on 4th december...i was too afraid biochem n pharma which made me cancel the exam...

Hope u score more than ur nbme's inshALLAH
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Hey guys. Gave my exam last week sorry for updating late. My exam was 90% Patho physio and pharma. Anat not much like 3,4 qs per block. Behavioral some qs v simple some qs pretty much tough which I m sure I got wrong lol. Got a couple or three defense mechanism questions. Neuro wasn't much stressed upon either which was pretty surprising for me. Genetics was doable from Kaplan. My advice is know ur basics well! Exam looked like nbme 7 and 15 level mostly. They are not asking very tricky concepts just the basics. Most asked subject..definitely Patho!! Make sure u really understand it. Micro Immuno was there too but not hard. Best of luck guys!! Praying for the score to be good
best of luck ffor your results... do update about the results..!!
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do they ask lots of histo-path slides?
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320 on nmbe15...tooooo low...but i did it with only half of my prep...good that i delayed my exam...i just need one more round of uworld i guess...if the exam is more like nbme then i think its easier than uworld...uworld freaks u to hell...

need suggestions pls! i performed low in bs, general principles and nervous system n special senses...
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Hey every1..
My exam is on 3rd of december..right now I am freaking out like hell..
Wat am I supposed to do in dese 3 days..

Please help me out..
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Hey every1..
My exam is on 3rd of december..right now I am freaking out like hell..
Wat am I supposed to do in dese 3 days..

Please help me out..

how went your NBME?
which were your weakness area?
review those.

and don't forget to relax a little bit.

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Thanks
My nbmes are as follows..
5-240
6-242
15-247
13-247
12-254
11-257
7-250
Uwsa 1 265
Uwsa 2 265...today
I want anything above 250..I am soo stressed coz I feel wat if I am not able to answer long q stems..
Does da exam have similar concepts as the nbmes?
Are the answer choices too confusing??

Plz myt help me out..
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My nbmes are as follows..
5-240
6-242
15-247
13-247
12-254
11-257
7-250
Uwsa 1 265
Uwsa 2 265...today
I want anything above 250..I am soo stressed coz I feel wat if I am not able to answer long q stems..
Does da exam have similar concepts as the nbmes?
Are the answer choices too confusing??

Plz myt help me out..
Ur scores r in really good shape! My advice: in the last 3 days if u r left with uworld qbank solve that. 7 blocks per day in 8 hours. Just like the actual exam. I applied this strategy for the last 8 or 9 days and I m very happy with the decision I made cuz it helped my build my stamina. I m sure it will help u as well. Good luck
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I did get slides and some were very vague. But the rest were ok. Didn't get many histo slides, did get few Patho and few pics from micro. But they do give u clues in micro as well so it's not that hard to pick the correct choice. Got 2 ECG qs, 2 murmurs and no video. Good luck!*
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I m guessing mid December if we get on 3rd Wednesday! Let's see
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320 on nmbe15...tooooo low...but i did it with only half of my prep...good that i delayed my exam...i just need one more round of uworld i guess...if the exam is more like nbme then i think its easier than uworld...uworld freaks u to hell...

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Hello! Since u r saying ur prep is half way there then u don't need to worry much u will be fine. Uworld second round is left even so make sure u understand all the concepts.*
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@usmletaker 2013..I have been doin uworld since my nbme 7 like 3 to 4 blocks per day along wid first aid around 80 pages per day n review of weak subjects..

Thanks fr ur suggestion appreciate it..

Are the choices in exam questions very confusing? Do all the questions require 2 or 3 step thinking?
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@usmletaker 2013..I have been doin uworld since my nbme 7 like 3 to 4 blocks per day along wid first aid around 80 pages per day n review of weak subjects..

Thanks fr ur suggestion appreciate it..

Are the choices in exam questions very confusing? Do all the questions require 2 or 3 step thinking?
Thats good then u dont need to worry u r pretty much ready! well the choices in few qs were definitely tricky but the trick is not to let them confuse u..when u read the qs stem just guess the answer before looking st the options and in majority of questions that will be the correct answer. just give a quick look at the rest of the questions but usually r first instinct is right! and no they wudnt be as complicated i as uworld...i m sure u will ace the exam
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Oh yes I actually had ur exam date in mind cuz our exam was a day apart. It's ok give it when u feel ready. Uwsa2 I wudnt call tricky but I would advice u to judge ur performance by nbme not uwsa because the exam was more like that. And u did manage great scores in that. Stats wudnt be hard as long as u know ur formulas well. the question were a lot simpler than uwrold. One thing I would advice u guys is the questions u get wrong in nbme try to look up the answers on net and try to actually make ur concepts on that topic clear cuz some of those concepts would be repeated in exam. And also don't delay it much. give it as soon as u feel ready! Good Luck
Student Doctor has great discussions for each NBME, the posters there really get into the meat and potatoes of each question and the explanations are quite good cause many of them are AMGs and its all recent course material for them. Yeah i am taking heart in the fact that both of my NBMEs were very good. In fact i missed the same amount (18) on both 15 and 12...but scored lower on 12 due to the harsher curve. Glad to hear the exam is much more like the NBME. I just couldnt get used to the question style of the UWSAs, i dont know why that is...maybe i am an outlier when it comes to those exams. Yeah i know what you mean about delaying, but i just wanted to shore up some weak stuff. I still have to revise neurology as the exam gets closer.

How was genetics and molecular bio? Yeah stats i am alright with if its just simple formulas and plug and chug.
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Student Doctor has great discussions for each NBME, the posters there really get into the meat and potatoes of each question and the explanations are quite good cause many of them are AMGs and its all recent course material for them. Yeah i am taking heart in the fact that both of my NBMEs were very good. In fact i missed the same amount (18) on both 15 and 12...but scored lower on 12 due to the harsher curve. Glad to hear the exam is much more like the NBME. I just couldnt get used to the question style of the UWSAs, i dont know why that is...maybe i am an outlier when it comes to those exams. Yeah i know what you mean about delaying, but i just wanted to shore up some weak stuff. I still have to revise neurology as the exam gets closer.

How was genetics and molecular bio? Yeah stats i am alright with if its just simple formulas and plug and chug.
Genetics was asked the same way as in uworld and Kaplan. Family tree and risk of getting disease. I m sure I did one wrong which was about low penetrance. It was from Kaplan but I had forgotten the method cuz solved it while back
Molecular qs were vague some of them u will be able to do with hard thinking but Ofcourse time becomes the issue in them. But the thing is that u r bound to get those qs. Don't waste ur time on them. Although I had this in mind still I wasted my time on them in a couple blocks and the result was that I managed to those blocks barely on time. Confidence is the key. Even If a block goes bad forget about it and be confident that u will do the next one better. And u will do good inshAllah
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Genetics was asked the same way as in uworld and Kaplan. Family tree and risk of getting disease. I m sure I did one wrong which was about low penetrance. It was from Kaplan but I had forgotten the method cuz solved it while back
Molecular qs were vague some of them u will be able to do with hard thinking but Ofcourse time becomes the issue in them. But the thing is that u r bound to get those qs. Don't waste ur time on them. Although I had this in mind still I wasted my time on them in a couple blocks and the result was that I managed to those blocks barely on time. Confidence is the key. Even If a block goes bad forget about it and be confident that u will do the next one better. And u will do good inshAllah
Thanks a lot, really helps . Hopefully you get the score you want as well, i am sure you will. Are you talking about incomplete penetrance?

Yeah in the NBMEs, whenever i got those kinds of questions, i just marked them and moved on, and came back at the end to do them..
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BRS behavioral says acc to american disability act it is unethical and illegal to refuse to treat patient for fear of HIV when pt is HIV positive,

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BRS behavioral says acc to american disability act it is unethical and illegal to refuse to treat patient for fear of HIV when pt is HIV positive,

and Fisher's book says it is unethical not illegal..

which one is true??
i honestly havent read it anywhere but i think it depends on the kind of treatment in the qs stem..if its a normal treament then u cant refuse a patient but if its an invasive procedure than i will go by fisher! since when is saving ur own health illegal?
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hey guys, took my exam today.. my exam had hell lot of microbio in it.. from lice to chlamydia,.. everything !!
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lice huh, interesting. How was the rest of the exam?
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lice huh, interesting. How was the rest of the exam?
i am still pretty dazed , biostat questions were weird, and dose doc patient ones,.. omg, every option was looking right..
i was expecting biostat to be easy, but i didnt find the calculations that easy, they gave m some hard numbers to calculate,..
lot of septic arthritis, marfans synd, pelvic muscles, and ya, the thing i got the most is investigations,.. what investigation we will do next?, such typ of questions..

Cisterna, take break after every hour, do eat there, and Do take acetaminophen with u, i got a severe headache after 5 blocks, thank God i had panadol wid me..

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lice huh, interesting. How was the rest of the exam?
oh ya, i had lot of nbme 7 and 12 questions in my exam, i wish i had money to do more nbmes, coz there might be more from them which i didnt know..

we should start taking nbmes as learning tool too rather than assesment , they give ditto same questions from nbme,
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lice huh, interesting. How was the rest of the exam?
if u havent done nbme 7, do it !! u still have time..
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i am still pretty dazed , biostat questions were weird, and dose doc patient ones,.. omg, every option was looking right..
i was expecting biostat to be easy, but i didnt find the calculations that easy, they gave m some hard numbers to calculate,..
lot of septic arthritis, marfans synd, pelvic muscles, and ya, the thing i got the most is investigations,.. what investigation we will do next?, such typ of questions..

Cisterna, take break after every hour, do eat there, and Do take acetaminophen with u, i got a severe headache after 5 blocks, thank god i had panadol wid me..
were the biostat problems hard to figure out? or was it just the numbers were big or something? The investigations thing sounds more like Step 2, rather than Step 1....maybe those were the experimental questions. I'll remember to take breaks and have some tyelnol with me. Yeah i can imagine what kind of headache will happen .
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if u havent done nbme 7, do it !! u still have time..
I did it ages ago, i have the offline one, i'll just go through it again before the exam. Actually i have all the NBMEs on my computer. I still go through them at times just to keep myself refreshed. Honestly your NBME score was pretty good, so i am sure you did fine.
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I did it ages ago, i have the offline one, i'll just go through it again before the exam. Actually i have all the NBMEs on my computer. I still go through them at times just to keep myself refreshed. Honestly your NBME score was pretty good, so i am sure you did fine.

urs are better than mine , one questions was from uwsa , same concept, some genetic thing it was..

just go through pelvic muscles, scabies, parasites, lice, their treatment, and some investigations, we sometimes ignore them and concentrate on etiology stuff, but they do ask complications and investigations too. i came to know this today !!
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were the biostat problems hard to figure out? or was it just the numbers were big or something? The investigations thing sounds more like Step 2, rather than Step 1....maybe those were the experimental questions. I'll remember to take breaks and have some tyelnol with me. Yeah i can imagine what kind of headache will happen .

ya i am stll having that occipital headache,
one biostat was very simple, but the other ones i got required thinking,.. and i was a little unlucky on that coz i got all biostat questions in last 3 bloks, when my head was having hammer hitting inside it.., but even if i had got them here at home, i wud have found them a bit harder,..

dont worry, maybe u'll get the easy ones, but just do them in the end, dont waste time on them, i was marking them as soon as they were coming and solved them in the very end.. do have a look at cranial nerve gross pix, when they come out of brainstem..
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urs are better than mine , one questions was from uwsa , same concept, some genetic thing it was..

just go through pelvic muscles, scabies, parasites, lice, their treatment, and some investigations, we sometimes ignore them and concentrate on etiology stuff, but they do ask complications and investigations too. i came to know this today !!
are you talking about investigations in all disciplines or just patho and micro? I'll go through scabies and parasites. Yeah pelvic muscles is something a lot of recent test takers have been reporting that they had questions on. How was the exam overall? Was neurology very tough or doable? I am glad to hear that the NBMEs are similar to the exam, thats a relief . Even in the NBMEs, i always skip the biostats and leave them for the end; better to do that then to waste time. I am still worried about genetics, as my UWSAs didnt go well...
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are you talking about investigations in all disciplines or just patho and micro? I'll go through scabies and parasites. Yeah pelvic muscles is something a lot of recent test takers have been reporting that they had questions on. How was the exam overall? Was neurology very tough or doable? I am glad to hear that the NBMEs are similar to the exam, thats a relief . Even in the NBMEs, i always skip the biostats and leave them for the end; better to do that then to waste time. I am still worried about genetics, as my UWSAs didnt go well...

Maybe you would find me as a first one after a long time, but believe me, what i prayed i got, i mean, the language of exam was not nbme like, it was uw like, u know how uw asks, these nbmes are freaking tough, if i have to compare it to any nbme it would be nbme 7 and 15, i didnt do 15 but i did give a look at its offline questions dsiscussed here and there on forums,
i donno how will be my overall score or exam,, i did a lot of guessing..

ya do pelvic mucles, but listen, do the ones associated with vaginal prolapse, see, this is a gynae topic, and i had 3-4 questions on it,.. though i read pelvic muscles, but i wish i had read them in a bit detail form some anatomy book, it would have just taken half n hour, but i would be able to solve them today , so give it a read !!

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are you talking about investigations in all disciplines or just patho and micro? I'll go through scabies and parasites. Yeah pelvic muscles is something a lot of recent test takers have been reporting that they had questions on. How was the exam overall? Was neurology very tough or doable? I am glad to hear that the NBMEs are similar to the exam, thats a relief . Even in the NBMEs, i always skip the biostats and leave them for the end; better to do that then to waste time. I am still worried about genetics, as my UWSAs didnt go well...


investigations of all disciplines, eg i had questions on radio imaging investigations and on blood tests too..but the ones associated with or identify specific complication of particular disease was asked, got it??
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are you talking about investigations in all disciplines or just patho and micro? I'll go through scabies and parasites. Yeah pelvic muscles is something a lot of recent test takers have been reporting that they had questions on. How was the exam overall? Was neurology very tough or doable? I am glad to hear that the NBMEs are similar to the exam, thats a relief . Even in the NBMEs, i always skip the biostats and leave them for the end; better to do that then to waste time. I am still worried about genetics, as my UWSAs didnt go well...


before u go, do give a quick revision to all kinds of UTI organisms..
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well it sounds like the test was doable . Now you can rest and take heart that what you studied came on the exam, hopefully the same happens for me . I'll go over the UTI organisms again and go over investigations and stuff as well. I dont know what anatomy book i can get on short notice; all i have is Kaplan.
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well it sounds like the test was doable . Now you can rest and take heart that what you studied came on the exam, hopefully the same happens for me . I'll go over the UTI organisms again and go over investigations and stuff as well. I dont know what anatomy book i can get on short notice; all i have is Kaplan.
hmm that was the issue wid me too, only kaplan,

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hmm that was the issue wid me too, only kaplan,

plz do remember me in prayers, i donno what horrible score will i have
i guess i'll just have to use wikipedia or google this stuff. I am sure you did fine, dont worry .
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urs are better than mine , one questions was from uwsa , same concept, some genetic thing it was..

just go through pelvic muscles, scabies, parasites, lice, their treatment, and some investigations, we sometimes ignore them and concentrate on etiology stuff, but they do ask complications and investigations too. i came to know this today !!
Omg this is so weird but I feel like we got the same exam :| all the qs u r telling me I got them too! And my exam was totally like 7 15 as well. Didn't get lucky enough to get repeat qs though lol.*
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Omg this is so weird but I feel like we got the same exam :| all the qs u r telling me I got them too! And my exam was totally like 7 15 as well. Didn't get lucky enough to get repeat qs though lol.*
hmm u are right, i was remembering u guys while looking at those questions...
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hmm u are right, i was remembering u guys while looking at those questions...
Lol but it's weird to have all the questions similar. I m really scared though. Result is expected in like 10 days
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my exam is tmw..
i havent done much of pelvis anatomy..
all i did was fa in last 10 days along wid uw

any advices wat has to be done during the last day?
micro questions were from fa?
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my exam is tmw..
i havent done much of pelvis anatomy..
all i did was fa in last 10 days along wid uw

any advices wat has to be done during the last day?
micro questions were from fa?
Yeah micro is doable from FA. They were simple qs just a few were tricky. Ad pelvic anatomy just go thru few MRI of CT from net if u have timeThough the ones I got were weird cuz I didn't see them anywhere before. They were Iike complications and investigations as abeer pointed out. More like Step 2 qs
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is it worth to give a read of pelvis anatomy just casually?

i was anyway goin to have a look at the mris and ct's today but where did u review it from?
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my exam is tmw..
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all i did was fa in last 10 days along wid uw

any advices wat has to be done during the last day?
micro questions were from fa?


u have done the right thing dear, yess everything from FA, just be confident, it does wonders there in front of screen, and freaking out spoils everything !!!
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i am just literally freakin out..
i feel i started to have restless leg syndrome!!!

i hope all goes well as planned..INSHAALLAH
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ohh thanks u r a life saver...
i am just literally freakin out..
i feel i started to have restless leg syndrome!!!

i hope all goes well as planned..INSHAALLAH
23 hours to go!


remember 2-3 things,
take break after every hour !!! even if u dont feel like still take, eat something and wash face wid cold water, thats the best thing u will do to urself..

and ya, take panadol or anything for headache, in case u need, and that case is vry likely
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i hope all goes well as planned..INSHAALLAH
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Hey evry1 done with the exam..
On the whole it goes like this..
First block had 10 mins to spare with loads of pathology questions kinda workable especially git with biliary tree.
2nd block was easy mostly from nbmes 7 11 n some frm 6
3rd had loads of cts damn of all possible areas of the body with some being easy and sme horrible .
4th had again cts mri bone marrow biopsy with difficult anatomy especially of ligaments..
5th was tym for biostats to step in with all weird questions with sampling nd external internal validity
6th was hard!!! With experimenta goin in all directions..here pharma had major role qith pharm and der famous lineweaver burk plots of unimaginable drugs..damn that this was confusing..
7th was having weird micro slides. .

On the whole..
I had 12 mins aroundish left in each blocks..
2 media questions on mr
1000000 xrys n cts
Weird stained tissue samples..
Tough anatomy especially on ligaments of lower limb
Pharm was either simple or extremely difficult.
Rest doaable..

Know ur lineweaver burks mixing partial agonist with non competitive and all kinds of stuff..

If u need nedn lemme knw..
Relaxing in peace.. 18 days countdown started..!!
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Hey evry1 done with the exam..
On the whole it goes like this..
First block had 10 mins to spare with loads of pathology questions kinda workable especially git with biliary tree.
2nd block was easy mostly from nbmes 7 11 n some frm 6
3rd had loads of cts damn of all possible areas of the body with some being easy and sme horrible .
4th had again cts mri bone marrow biopsy with difficult anatomy especially of ligaments..
5th was tym for biostats to step in with all weird questions with sampling nd external internal validity
6th was hard!!! With experimenta goin in all directions..here pharma had major role qith pharm and der famous lineweaver burk plots of unimaginable drugs..damn that this was confusing..
7th was having weird micro slides. .

On the whole..
I had 12 mins aroundish left in each blocks..
2 media questions on mr
1000000 xrys n cts
Weird stained tissue samples..
Tough anatomy especially on ligaments of lower limb
Pharm was either simple or extremely difficult.
Rest doaable..

Know ur lineweaver burks mixing partial agonist with non competitive and all kinds of stuff..

If u need nedn lemme knw..
Relaxing in peace.. 18 days countdown started..!!
man the exam sounds tough . How did you think you did?
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Hey evry1 done with the exam..
On the whole it goes like this..
First block had 10 mins to spare with loads of pathology questions kinda workable especially git with biliary tree.
2nd block was easy mostly from nbmes 7 11 n some frm 6
3rd had loads of cts damn of all possible areas of the body with some being easy and sme horrible .
4th had again cts mri bone marrow biopsy with difficult anatomy especially of ligaments..
5th was tym for biostats to step in with all weird questions with sampling nd external internal validity
6th was hard!!! With experimenta goin in all directions..here pharma had major role qith pharm and der famous lineweaver burk plots of unimaginable drugs..damn that this was confusing..
7th was having weird micro slides. .

On the whole..
I had 12 mins aroundish left in each blocks..
2 media questions on mr
1000000 xrys n cts
Weird stained tissue samples..
Tough anatomy especially on ligaments of lower limb
Pharm was either simple or extremely difficult.
Rest doaable..

Know ur lineweaver burks mixing partial agonist with non competitive and all kinds of stuff..

If u need nedn lemme knw..
Relaxing in peace.. 18 days countdown started..!!
Oh it sounds really hard,but you ll do well.do what you suggest for those histo,micro slides n CTS n X-rays ?? Do most of them have a scenario to have a clue from them or they just asked to identify?what about neuroanat n genetics part??
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I think it was balanced but cant predict anything right now..

About cts n stains I suggest see bone marrow biopsy of atleast common diseases..
Stains will b again weird but most questions give u a clue..on cts and mri I would say its soo
Vast that It wont be worth spendin whole lot of tym behind them..lung xrays jus go thru the uworld ones..

I frgot to say about neuro..calmly and patiently go thru the lesions stepwise write it to down on laminated paper den see right left orientation and then go to choices I had 4 of them which was this way..
In 1 pic my right was poctures left and other pic was vice versa..

Know immuno cold..they go into good amount of details..
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I think it was balanced but cant predict anything right now..

About cts n stains I suggest see bone marrow biopsy of atleast common diseases..
Stains will b again weird but most questions give u a clue..on cts and mri I would say its soo
Vast that It wont be worth spendin whole lot of tym behind them..lung xrays jus go thru the uworld ones..

I frgot to say about neuro..calmly and patiently go thru the lesions stepwise write it to down on laminated paper den see right left orientation and then go to choices I had 4 of them which was this way..
In 1 pic my right was poctures left and other pic was vice versa..

Know immuno cold..they go into good amount of details..
where can we study the stained tissue samples from?
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Fr tissue samples u dnt need to go into details jus see bone marrows of itp..all..aml..cml..parvovirus infections..
See lung xrays fr sure
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Fr tissue samples u dnt need to go into details jus see bone marrows of itp..all..aml..cml..parvovirus infections..
See lung xrays fr sure
alright i'll do that . Wow, ive never seen parvovirus depicted in bone marrow before. Any other advice you can offer?
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I think it was balanced but cant predict anything right now..

About cts n stains I suggest see bone marrow biopsy of atleast common diseases..
Stains will b again weird but most questions give u a clue..on cts and mri I would say its soo
Vast that It wont be worth spendin whole lot of tym behind them..lung xrays jus go thru the uworld ones..

I frgot to say about neuro..calmly and patiently go thru the lesions stepwise write it to down on laminated paper den see right left orientation and then go to choices I had 4 of them which was this way..
In 1 pic my right was poctures left and other pic was vice versa..

Know immuno cold..they go into good amount of details..
gr8 gng dude...but hw cud u say one pic r8 was ur left and the other was vice versa...will it be given thr....
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Yea on the pic it says its right or left..but this is how I did it
first wen I read the sign and symptoms I applied them on myself came up with an answer then proceeded to the choices but my right was nt always the patienta right.. hope u gt the point..

Scabies knw abt it!!!! Dunno wat makes them love this bug so much..

Curveballs unheard stuff do expect them rest calmly do it the way u do the nbme s chill during exam coz stress will mak u regret it fr rest of ur life..
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alright i'll do that . Wow, ive never seen parvovirus depicted in bone marrow before. Any other advice you can offer?
I think by parvovirus he means aplastic anemia. So none marrow would show acellular fat droplets
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Yea on the pic it says its right or left..but this is how I did it
first wen I read the sign and symptoms I applied them on myself came up with an answer then proceeded to the choices but my right was nt always the patienta right.. hope u gt the point..

Scabies knw abt it!!!! Dunno wat makes them love this bug so much..

Curveballs unheard stuff do expect them rest calmly do it the way u do the nbme s chill during exam coz stress will mak u regret it fr rest of ur life..
hahah scabieessss my love ( some usmle question maker might think like dis )
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Idea! Some really useful radiology imaging etc

1. http://w-radiology.com/female_pelvis_mri.php
2. http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education...adiology.shtml
3. Pathology stains and what-not!..http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/
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do see FA pix as well, 2 of the histo pix i got were exactly from FA..
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do see FA pix as well, 2 of the histo pix i got were exactly from FA..
so abeer
do u think exam mostly from FA ? or u world
regarding micro .. slides like bacterial chains , clusters like this
or asking about staining ..like PAS +, dark field ,dentritic ulcers
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Yea on the pic it says its right or left..but this is how I did it
first wen I read the sign and symptoms I applied them on myself came up with an answer then proceeded to the choices but my right was nt always the patienta right.. hope u gt the point..

Scabies knw abt it!!!! Dunno wat makes them love this bug so much..

Curveballs unheard stuff do expect them rest calmly do it the way u do the nbme s chill during exam coz stress will mak u regret it fr rest of ur life..
regarding neuro ..
do u think kaplan neuroanatomy helps?
for micro
FA sufficinet?
do u think exam doable if we know FA n u world well
whats the best tip t ace exam
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regarding micro .. slides like bacterial chains , clusters like this
or asking about staining ..like PAS +, dark field ,dentritic ulcers

ya slides like bacterias and parasites ofcourse !! yup as everyone has said, fa and uw and uw notes best combo, i replied you on pm too btw
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ya slides like bacterias and parasites ofcourse !! yup as everyone has said, fa and uw and uw notes best combo, i replied you on pm too btw
yea thanx
regarding pelvis muscles
r they asked muscle origin insertion
or just to identify muscle on ct scan ?
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hmm, the muscle related to some disease condition , like vaginal prolapse.. and one was in the ct scan
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I think by parvovirus he means aplastic anemia. So none marrow would show acellular fat droplets
ah yeah that way, but actually there are bone marrow pictures out there of parvovirus.
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hmm, the muscle related to some disease condition , like vaginal prolapse.. and one was in the ct scan
i just covered female pelvis last night in Kaplan; if they ask insertions of said muscles, i am so boned lol. As for scabies, yeah it has come up in the NBMEs as well.
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hahah scabieessss my love ( some usmle question maker might think like dis )
scabies also apparently works through the autoimmune system and IGE, according to wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scabies#Pathophysiology . This has to be the reason they are asking this.
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@ cisterna when are u plannin to do ur xam?
I had question about behavior which I dint bother to stdy..1 on child development..lot of tb as well.. as im remembring im lettn u guys knw
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I had question about behavior which I dint bother to stdy..1 on child development..lot of tb as well.. as im remembring im lettn u guys knw
might be a better idea to let us know via PM, i wouldnt want you getting in trouble for copyright violations or whatever (that notice on the USMLE website seems scary ). My exam is on the 13th, what do you recommend i do in these last few days? I am doing my reviews in FA and UW...feel pretty good about it.
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