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Help step 1 in 10 days....help!!!

my step 1 exam is in 10 days.i need some last minute advice.
anything specific i should read .any subject or topic??
i am really nervous about it.
plz plz plz help me....thanks in advance..
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As ur exam close in, you must maintain ur calm, its very important.
you will need to provide more details about how u are doing currently, like test scores, or NBME, then it will be easy to assess ur readiness.
the topics to read more will depend on ur weak areas as determined by ur test scores. have u done UWorld or Kaplan Qbank?
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my step 1 exam is in 10 days.i need some last minute advice.
anything specific i should read .any subject or topic??
i am really nervous about it.
plz plz plz help me....thanks in advance..

Do NBME 7 and see what you get. If you pass, go take exam and have some confidence going in. If you fail it, put off your exam. Do your last quick review of your First Aid..
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Definitely do NBME 7, and here are a few last minute points to consider

http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...gettables.html

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for those taking the test in the next few days
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thanks !
i am going to take nbme 7 but the offline one..
can u plz tell me what percentage in nbme amounts to a good score in step 1.obviously i am for a 99.
i have read kaplab three times and first aid once.
doing uworld wid an avg score btw 65 to 73 on random timed blocks.dnt know why so much variation though.
kaplan avg abt 75 pc..
i plan to read first aid once more.
i have one doubt .do i read physio kaplan again..is it worthwhile or should i stick to first aid and revising marked questions .
thanks for all the help..
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Heyy... Those are good scores and they are representative of people who got scores in the 235+ range (about a 99) I'd still recommend taking NBME 7 online because it is the single best predictor we have of how you do on the actual exam, but your scores indicate that you should be okay.

I would stay away from a full review of any book at this point other than First Aid and in your spare time just do qbank questions. If you're really worried about physio you can focus on physio questions specifically, but make sure you dont forget your pharm or other easy to forget subjects..




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thanks !
i am going to take nbme 7 but the offline one..
can u plz tell me what percentage in nbme amounts to a good score in step 1.obviously i am for a 99.
i have read kaplab three times and first aid once.
doing uworld wid an avg score btw 65 to 73 on random timed blocks.dnt know why so much variation though.
kaplan avg abt 75 pc..
i plan to read first aid once more.
i have one doubt .do i read physio kaplan again..is it worthwhile or should i stick to first aid and revising marked questions .
thanks for all the help..
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thanks for all the suggestions..will surely tell u my experience once i am through.by the way are u done with step 1?
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I'm not quite done yet but I've been at it a long time. I'll be waiting for your story...


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thanks for all the suggestions..will surely tell u my experience once i am through.by the way are u done with step 1?
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You need to do the NBME 7 online. Offline doesn't work for what you want it too
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