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Old 01-14-2014
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Help One Month Before Exam

I have a month before my real deal and so depressed, anxious and scared, too scared to even take NBME or UWSA
Finished Firstaid twice already. finished doing uworld questions and some kaplan q bank but not all.
Please, these are my questions..
Should I do DIT for the last month review, or listen to goljan audio?
How long will it take and which one should I use?
Should U do both UWSA or just one?
Oh I did Prometric test at their centre and got 88% correct last month.
But after I got 210 for NBME 6 in Nov. I'm too scared to take one now..
Pls somebody, for the love of God, answer my question because I couldn't even sleep at nights and when I do, I 'm having nightmares, I'm losing all my energy in this exam prep.
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First of all, take a step back and try to relax...the worst case scenario is that you're not yet where you wanted to be a month before the exam and if thats the case you should simply delay the exam till you're feeling more confident. Remember, YOU are in control of when to take the exam, not the other way round! If you're feeling too scared to take an NBME that might be the case.

That said though, theres a lot you can achieve in a month. I didnt do DIT or Goljan audio so cant comment on their usefulness, but if youre aiming to do the exam in a months time im not sure they should be making up the bulk of your revision at this point. Probably a more effective 1 month strategy in terms of getting your score up would be to focus on re-reading / understanding / memorising first aid multiple times and continuing doing as many questions (and explanations) as possible. If youve finished uworld id keep going with kaplan, and at this point out you should def be going for random, timed mode tests.

The only way youll be able to gauge how close you are to your target score is to do some NBMEs at regular intervals over the month. Im not sure how useful it is doing both UWSAs (they reportedly over-predict your score somewhat), I only did one and found that after a 4 hour test i really wasn't paying much attention to the explanations as i would have done on a standard block of questions, so i dont think they have much value beyond building test-taking technique and giving a rough assessment of where you are. The NBMEs are more useful.

Good luck!
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