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Hello everybody

I've joined this forum a while ago, and I wanted to participate instead of just looking and reading.
I'm taking my step in a month. And i would really like some guidance from you people.

I just did NBME 7 yesterday, and my score was 410/200 with 54* incorrect answers.

My sources so far have been Kaplan videos ofcourse, along with First Aid and uworld.

I've been doing uworld lately, and my score average is about 74% - 75%
have no idea why the curve on NBME 7 is kind of harsh.
To be honest with you, I'm not aiming to for a 250 or anything, considering the time limit i have, what i want is something between 220-230.

If somebody can give me his ''2 cents'' like they say, i'll be really thankful.
and if you guys have any questions jut ask.

Thank you all and have a good day
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Yes the curve of NBME is harsh but they are more predictive of actual Exam.
If you have only one month left i would suggest do FA+Uworld and Weekly NBME till test day. Do NBME online then find offline version and do it again but with going over every Q. Dont forget to give more review on your week points that you get on NBME.

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Thanks alot for your reply..
Yeah NBME showed me that i need to work on my physiology and health sciences as subjects.. and Cardiovascular and Renal as systems..

I was thinking I should use BRS physiology for those systems.
Which NBME do you think I should do next ? I already purchased 15 with the NBME 7.

Again thanks alot for your reply, your advice is well taken
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Thanks alot for your reply..
Yeah NBME showed me that i need to work on my physiology and health sciences as subjects.. and Cardiovascular and Renal as systems..

I was thinking I should use BRS physiology for those systems.
Which NBME do you think I should do next ? I already purchased 15 with the NBME 7.

Again thanks alot for your reply, your advice is well taken
BRS is very good.....

IMO use Kaplan Cardio/Resp Videos.... + BRS , and tons of Q's is the best way to go!!!
Well if u got 15 then do 15
I think 15 was good.... And acctual exam was for me smtn around 7+15+12(which was hardest IMO)
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BRS is very good.....

IMO use Kaplan Cardio/Resp Videos.... + BRS , and tons of Q's is the best way to go!!!
Well if u got 15 then do 15
I think 15 was good.... And acctual exam was for me smtn around 7+15+12(which was hardest IMO)
What you said makes perfect sense, i will do that exactly, and i'll let you know what happens on my next NBME.
Cheers man !
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