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hi guys.i get my step1 exam result.my score was 208((((((((.in last nbme 15 i get 215,but in exam i get 212.please tell me is its so bad score?
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I agree

it is a decent score, make sure you study more hard for Ck
also, factors like are you a US citizen, or non us citizen img...how many attempts, letters of reccomend. clinical experience, research experience all factor in. If you have no previous fails, then that will work in your favor tremendously.
I know a few fellow IMG CARIB MED STUDENTS who got family medicine residency in community programs, their scores ranged from 200-220..no previous fails recent graduates some were us citizens. They also had high scores for CK.

HOPE THIS HELPS

do you mind sharing your prep experience and exam experience
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wait u got a 212 or 208 on ur step 1?
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I got 208.
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Betblocker:thank you for reply.I have no fails,it was my first attempt.Im not US citisen.Abought my exam expirence and preparation:I m married and have doughter,it was too difficult for me to prepearing to exam.I m prepearing 2 years.I have often breaks during my preparation.To use kaplan q bank was my mistake.UW is the best q bank .I use kaplan lecture notes,kaplan lecture videos,goljan pathology,and first aid.In exam biostatistics and genetics was too difficult for me.it was hard to sit for 8 hour and did question.I take exam in Turkey in Anakara,in exam room there were no windows,only one door,it was hypoxic,and conditioner not worked.i had headeache in last 2 block
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hey sunay your determination is admirable don loose hope,..Even I come in your category though I am not married I am an old graduate and I work too....so it has become difficult for me to prepare....and I have not started anything YET....Concentrate on ck....And get some good LOR from reputed physicians IN USA and you will be through..and wish the same for me...
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Betblocker:thank you for reply.I have no fails,it was my first attempt.Im not US citisen.Abought my exam expirence and preparation:I m married and have doughter,it was too difficult for me to prepearing to exam.I m prepearing 2 years.I have often breaks during my preparation.To use kaplan q bank was my mistake.UW is the best q bank .I use kaplan lecture notes,kaplan lecture videos,goljan pathology,and first aid.In exam biostatistics and genetics was too difficult for me.it was hard to sit for 8 hour and did question.I take exam in Turkey in Anakara,in exam room there were no windows,only one door,it was hypoxic,and conditioner not worked.i had headeache in last 2 block
HI congrats!Passing the exam is tuff with a baby,i can understand.can you please highlight abiut genetics n biostat?were they fronm FA,i mean they were tough in which sense,whether they were out of FA n uworld or nbmes or there were new concepts???n how much you studied in last two months?n did you remember the kaplan you did initially?thnx
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hi guys.i get my step1 exam result.my score was 208((((((((.in last nbme 15 i get 215,but in exam i get 212.please tell me is its so bad score?


Hi. i got the same to you. 210. I am old grad and I have a son. I did very well in all questions except biochemistry, genetic and histology which were not more than 50 questions totally. I knew that I was not very good at these three. It seems that these questions value much higher than pathology,Anatomy, physiology, bio statics and pharmacology, because my performance was good in these items but I didn't get a good score. It means that if you answer 250 of questions correctly but you don't answer Biochem and genetic you won't get a good score.
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Hi. i got the same to you. 210. I am old grad and I have a son. I did very well in all questions except biochemistry, genetic and histology which were not more than 50 questions totally. I knew that I was not very good at these three. It seems that these questions value much higher than pathology,Anatomy, physiology, bio statics and pharmacology, because my performance was good in these items but I didn't get a good score. It means that if you answer 250 of questions correctly but you don't answer Biochem and genetic you won't get a good score.
Any advice to improve n to cope with these subjects better,?i mean what you felt that if you have done what than you must would have answered them monte accurately ,were these concepts too tricky or conceptual??can you plz guide I'll appreciate that.thanks
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I've read that it matters HOW bad you did.. like if you're very much on the left side of the graph or even a * on the lower end, I think that affects your score more harshly...


This is just what I read online..I don't know how true it is.
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I've read that it matters HOW bad you did.. like if you're very much on the left side of the graph or even a * on the lower end, I think that affects your score more harshly...


This is just what I read online..I don't know how true it is.
No body knows the protocol for score report in USMLE . I had two * in the lower side and 3 * in the highest side . Most of other performances were on the highest side. The quantitiy of questions is another issue. Those subjects that I had low performance did not contribute more than 30-40 questions out of 320.
conclusion: low performance in even one subject lowers your score harshly, it does not matter how much you have been good in other subjects.
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Yes i did kaplan q bank first,it was my mistake.no help from kPlan q bank.uw is best q bank.abought genetics:i read all kaplan lecture notes,listen videous,and i did very well with genetics in uw.question were very abnormal in exam from genetics.biostatistics and behav since i did bad always.i must read behav biostatistic more,and i not did uw biostatistic q bank,questions from biostatistic were not difficult,but i did bad.general principles always was low perfermonce when i did nbmes,in exam it was low performance too.other subjects were high performans.it s true when you did some subjects in very low performance,you score will be low.(because my other subjects and pathology were very high performance )did all nbmes and uw question two times is important!!!genetics questions were not from FA!
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My average uw performance was 63%
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