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Hi guys,
I know uwsa overpredicts the scores...but by how much usually? 10/15/20....????
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uwsa 1= 10 points

uwsa 2= 20-25 points
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uwsa 1= 10 points

uwsa 2= 20-25 points

i found them hard !!
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i found them hard !!
Me too..
Nothing like uworld..
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i found them hard !!
same here, but from what aspiring doc said, the real exam isnt like UWSA...its more like U world Q bank or NBMEs. If you look at the free 150, it agrees with that assesment. Even the recent NBMEs are more like U world as well.
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Default See!! everyone is different.

From my experience there are different kinds of students.

Students that have higher uwsa score, way lower nbme score( - 20, -30)
- In this case, uwsa is overpredicting.
- [I HAVE NOTICED THIS IN HIGH SCORERS, THOSE WITH UWSA scores greater than 240s, then NBMES; 210, 220s ]

Students whose NBME score and UWSA score fall within a standard deviation of + or - 10.
[This is more accurate, in this situation go with NBME]

While there are those in the middle whose uwsa and NBME score correlate within 5 standard deviations of each other.
[This is even more accurate, go with the average of the two]

In other words, for some(alot); UWSA is easier and they do better than NBMEs, while others (few); perform better on NBMEs than uwsa. But from browsing through these threads NBMEs are still the most predictive measure, with a sensitivity of 80-90 percent lol ( IMO, no stats to back that up).
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