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Exam-Results February 5th, 2014; Step 1 Exam Results Thread

Did anybody get their scores yet.
I guess I'll get mine next Wednesday.
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I took exam on 15th and expecting my rest next Wednesday also.
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Hey guys
Who else is expecting their result tomorrow

I'm freaking out :/
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Hey guys
Who else is expecting their result tomorrow

I'm freaking out :/
I am expecting mine to come out next week as it has been only two wednesday since my exam. So how was ur exam? what was ur post exam experience? I am having nightmares nearly everyday cuz of the silly mistakes i have made in the exam. Till now i have counted 25.
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It's the third Wednesday. My scheduling permit disappeared 2 days ago but I haven't got any email from ecfmg as yet and it's almost 6 am EST. Doss anyone know if it means no result today?
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It's the third Wednesday. My scheduling permit disappeared 2 days ago but I haven't got any email from ecfmg as yet and it's almost 6 am EST. Doss anyone know if it means no result today?
Nicky I think it comes out 9am- ish est.Please so tell me when you recieve the email. I'm waiting too :/
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I am expecting mine to come out next week as it has been only two wednesday since my exam. So how was ur exam? what was ur post exam experience? I am having nightmares nearly everyday cuz of the silly mistakes i have made in the exam. Till now i have counted 25.
Hey I did the same thing. Freaked out. But then I started studying for ck. So I guess relax. What's done is done. But yah I can totally understand your feeling.
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Guys still no email. It's the 3rd Wednesday :/. Anybody else get the email
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Hey guys,
I took my exam on the 16th of january. Would my score come out today or next week?? I'm not sure how these things work. I checked cause I saw a lot of people mentioning and my scheduling permit thing is gone?? - does this mean anything haha...
Thank you!
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Hey guys,
I took my exam on the 16th of january. Would my score come out today or next week?? I'm not sure how these things work. I checked cause I saw a lot of people mentioning and my scheduling permit thing is gone?? - does this mean anything haha...
Thank you!

I gave it on the 16th too
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Received an email right now. It's 235! I m elated! Alhamdolillah
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Received an email right now. It's 235! I m elated! Alhamdolillah
Congrats Nixy! Great going. Could you please tell us your prep timeline and what you recommend to do in the last month of prep including which assessments you took? Thanks a lot!
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got 233. don't know whether to be happy or sad
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awesome scores... congrats plz share your experience
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Got my result today at 10:14 am NY time zone.
251! I'm an IMG from ITALY, fresh graduate July 2013.
I'm willing to share my experience if someone asks.
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Got my result today at 10:14 am NY time zone.
251! I'm an IMG from ITALY, fresh graduate July 2013.
I'm willing to share my experience if someone asks.
Congrats pls share ur experience.
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congrats marco1988 we'll love to learn from ur experience if u share it
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Got my result today at 10:14 am NY time zone.
251! I'm an IMG from ITALY, fresh graduate July 2013.
I'm willing to share my experience if someone asks.
Ya, sure. Would like to know your experience. Btw congrats :-)
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Thank you all guys
my prep got serious in late August, so it took me roughly 4-5 months of hard studying. The only exception is goljan (book+audios) which I had already studied during my last year of med school.
From late august to mid October I went through all Kaplan notes along with the videos. I've found that watching the videos speeded up my reading as it forced me to keep the pace of 1 subject per week that I had planned. I believe that for all fresh graduate or even med students the pace that I kept is a reasonable one, but I understand it can be harder for older applicants who are not so fresh on the subjects this exam deals with. While watching the videos I used to keep open both the notes and first AID, so that I could add all the missing information and relevant details to first aid. The idea here is that after having watched a video and read its corresponding pages on Kaplan I would never go through it NEVER AGAIN, just stick to FIRST AID and the extra notes that I had taken on it.
Btw, after finishing kaplans I purchased a 2 months subscription to usmleWorld. Everybody says this is the best qBank out there, so I thought why should I subscribe to other qBanks??? I finished it in early December, only did 46 mixed-unused questions blocks, final result was 75%. My advice is to use it as a learning tool, so I wrote down everything new that I was learning from it.
At this point I took NMBE 12 and got 257. I was planning to give my exam in mid December but I have underestimated the time it takes for ECFMG to process one's application, so I could not take an appointment any earlier than January the 15th. In the last month I just went over and over again through first aid and took NBME 13 and 15, scoring 240 and 253 respectively.
Exam day: I could not sleep at all, but when I got to the test center I was not feeling tired, epinephrine surge was quiet high I guess and also a redbull worked fine.
I felt uneasy during the whole exam, the biggest problem I had was the length of questions. I was able to hardly finished every block in the last minute of allotted time, which had never happened to me in the NBMEs. After the exam I felt like I had underperformed, as I got out of the center I soon realized I had 5 easy straight forward questions wrong and started feeling guilty. Time was a major issue in my exam.
The result turned out to be 251, when I started my prep I set my goal at >240, so i'm super happy I broke the 250 wall.
Just one more personal advice: if you are feeling low during your prep, just go and watch some video on YouTube from Eric Thomas, it helped me a lot.
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Thank you all guys
my prep got serious in late August, so it took me roughly 4-5 months of hard studying. The only exception is goljan (book+audios) which I had already studied during my last year of med school.
From late august to mid October I went through all Kaplan notes along with the videos. I've found that watching the videos speeded up my reading as it forced me to keep the pace of 1 subject per week that I had planned. I believe that for all fresh graduate or even med students the pace that I kept is a reasonable one, but I understand it can be harder for older applicants who are not so fresh on the subjects this exam deals with. While watching the videos I used to keep open both the notes and first AID, so that I could add all the missing information and relevant details to first aid. The idea here is that after having watched a video and read its corresponding pages on Kaplan I would never go through it NEVER AGAIN, just stick to FIRST AID and the extra notes that I had taken on it.
Btw, after finishing kaplans I purchased a 2 months subscription to usmleWorld. Everybody says this is the best qBank out there, so I thought why should I subscribe to other qBanks??? I finished it in early December, only did 46 mixed-unused questions blocks, final result was 75%. My advice is to use it as a learning tool, so I wrote down everything new that I was learning from it.
At this point I took NMBE 12 and got 257. I was planning to give my exam in mid December but I have underestimated the time it takes for ECFMG to process one's application, so I could not take an appointment any earlier than January the 15th. In the last month I just went over and over again through first aid and took NBME 13 and 15, scoring 240 and 253 respectively.
Exam day: I could not sleep at all, but when I got to the test center I was not feeling tired, epinephrine surge was quiet high I guess and also a redbull worked fine.
I felt uneasy during the whole exam, the biggest problem I had was the length of questions. I was able to hardly finished every block in the last minute of allotted time, which had never happened to me in the NBMEs. After the exam I felt like I had underperformed, as I got out of the center I soon realized I had 5 easy straight forward questions wrong and started feeling guilty. Time was a major issue in my exam.
The result turned out to be 251, when I started my prep I set my goal at >240, so i'm super happy I broke the 250 wall.
Just one more personal advice: if you are feeling low during your prep, just go and watch some video on YouTube from Eric Thomas, it helped me a lot.
Hey, Congrats for awesome score.. my result will be out most probably next week inshallah. I had the same feeling after the exam that i underperformed and as i have mentioned before i have counted like 25 mistakes till now. 7-8 were straight forward that i got wrong . Did u give UWSA 1 and 2?
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Hey, Congrats for awesome score.. my result will be out most probably next week inshallah. I had the same feeling after the exam that i underperformed and as i have mentioned before i have counted like 25 mistakes till now. 7-8 were straight forward that i got wrong . Did u give UWSA 1 and 2?
Nope, I've read that UWSA tend to over predict, so I didn't take them. From my understanding around 30 mistakes will get you around 250, 40 mistakes 240...
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hey pal Marco1988 thank you so much for sharing exp so frankly.

1.u just gave kaplan notes 1 read?

2.how many revisions did you give to 1st aid?

3.is it better to note the new things from uworld separately or on 1st aid?

4.what about pathoma with its videos?will it be sufficient to face the music?

reply to these questions will be of immense help.
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hey pal Marco1988 thank you so much for sharing exp so frankly.

1.u just gave kaplan notes 1 read?

2.how many revisions did you give to 1st aid?

3.is it better to note the new things from uworld separately or on 1st aid?

4.what about pathoma with its videos?will it be sufficient to face the music?

reply to these questions will be of immense help.
1- yes, as I said I gave it just 1 read because I integrated all key concepts to first aid
2- countless, while doing qs on Uworld whenever I encountered a concept I was not 100% sure of I went back to first aid and review it. For example question about statins, went back reviewing all drugs for dislipidemia
3- think it is to one's own preference
4- I didn't use pathoma just because I had already studied goljan. I believe most of different books available are equivalent one to another, just study smart and you'll be fine

Most importantly, this exam is doable. Don't listen to people claiming to study 12 hours/day for several months. Don't isolate yourself from your friends, don't give up sports and so on.
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i move to chicago in may and started straight to work ....after few month, i finally started my preparation from mid july when i left my job. initially it was hard being new migrant here. what i did was i started reading kaplan line by line ... and goljan ...i studied goljan every day and then kaplan ...first aid on weekend... before decemeber i had completed reading all twice. i did question for next 15 days all what ever i got. and then again i sat for final revision of kaplan and goljan and f aid.. which i was able to revise once more before my exam.
friends what i found was reading multiple time from books and making concept clear is the key...because the question they ask is on the basis of what you have understood.i did NBME 15 in nov before starting my studies to know where i fall. since i had some residual knowledge from my previous studies. i got 210. there after i did only offline NBME, where i was able to make about 7-8 error per block.
what helped me the most was the concept earned from after studying without skipping a word.
its not a big deal ...
now sitting for CK
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Please tell me that:
1)which documents i should bring with me to prometric???
2)i heard they give 2 headphones .one is for noice reduction and other is for...?
3)How u managed your break time ..u r not allowed to bring watch so if u leave how can u track your time
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thank you soooooo much marco1988 and abhiraz .
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so i know it takes 3 weeks to get the score ... i did my exam on the 27th of jan... hoping to get the results by next week. this waiting is just killing me. It feels like i failed for sure and it would be nice to know it so i can just get it over with ... does anyone else feel the same way?
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Please tell me that:
1)which documents i should bring with me to prometric???
2)i heard they give 2 headphones .one is for noice reduction and other is for...?
3)How u managed your break time ..u r not allowed to bring watch so if u leave how can u track your time

You should bring your scheduling permit + a photo ID with your signature... i took 2 ID's just incase. Yes they give you two headphones. 1 is for the media and one is for noise reduction. I took my own pair of ear plugs but didn't end up using them. To be honest managing break time is totally up to you. the only way to really manage time is to use the time u need ... don't wait around if you don't need to... the sign in process takes time and unfortunately that comes out of your break time. i personally started off the day by doing 2 blocks back to back and then divided my remaining break time evenly. i kept 20 mins of my time for lunch and this was taken before my last 2 blocks. Also they have clocks in the other room so just check the time there. Another headsup for you is that you are not allowed to eat in the registration room and you have to leave that room to go out and eat. There should be a designated eating area. GOODLUCK ON YOUR EXAM!!
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