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Is 250 a good usmle step 1 score. Feeling down after falling from my nbme av. I got 259 (form 13), 263 (form 7) and even 271 (form 15). still feeling down after getting my results three weeks ago.
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any one plz??
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Its considered a very good score. Congrats!!!
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But some people say that 250 is not what it used to be; given that the mean is 227 with sd of 22. Where as, I read on some other forum that the curve is not normally distributed for usmle scores.
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r u kidding me ?! It's very very competitive score
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Thanks for making me feel better! I don't understand why people always come up with negative comments discouraging others.
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Its a great score!!
Dont listen to ppl who put u down, they just cant see other ppl succeed
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Dude Its an excellent score, you basically blew it out of the water, I can safely say you pretty much set for almost any residency, except perhaps derma and palstic surgery
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I can understand why you feel disappointed, given that your NBME scores were higher but 250 is a great score! Could you please share your preparation and what you did in the last month? Especially what you were doing around the time of the 271? Your input is appreciated!
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Prep time: 6.5 months
I started with Kaplan lecture notes+videos. Goljans for pathology. although i ve heard that pathoma is a good book as well.
after my first read, I did Kaplan again with Ist aid. This time I was doing uworld too. I finished it with a cumulative score of 85% and wrote nbme 7.
After this, I bought a new subscription of uworld for the last one and a half month. This time uworld+First aid and Imp stuff from kaplan+goljan. The highlighted one. In between I took nbme 13 and after doing all this i wrote nbme 15, 4 days before my exam. last days i went through goljan slides.
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Well Test was tougher then nbme and uworld. But if u stay focused then its doable. My ist block was tough, there i lost my cool. I messed up with 5 -6 simple mcqs changed the answers from right to wrong. And another two i picked the least probable option. That were my mistakes. Dont overthink, believe me ur ist instinct is right in 99.9% of cases. After I went through my mistakes and found 25. I knew I could ve done much better. But what i feel that you should learn from ur mistakes and try to do much better in step 2 ck. wish u all the best
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Is 250 a good usmle step 1 score. Feeling down after falling from my nbme av. I got 259 (form 13), 263 (form 7) and even 271 (form 15). still feeling down after getting my results three weeks ago.
Hey,
Help me out
Like u too i got a high score on my nbme 15.....266
I felt safe for high 250 but reading ur post made me scared
Was the test from fa or do i need to go thru kaplan also......was it like nbme or tufer
Please let me know
I have 10 days for exam...so i can do a bit more
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U ll do f9! just stay focused and dont panic in actual test. They may ask same thing differently but the concept is same. best of luck.
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U ll do f9! just stay focused and dont panic in actual test. They may ask same thing differently but the concept is same. best of luck.
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Any last moment tips u wuld like to give
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Well cell biology and genetics qs required some deep thinking but i managed a star in both. Physiology is most conceptual, but i managed a star in all difficult subjects. I messed up with easy qs because of overthinking. Most of the time the answer is obvious, just dont confuse it. Anatomy was tested heavily but i had no difficulty with it. Just dont overthink. and follow ur ist instinct.
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Is kaplan needed for my sub or fa is good....i hv read kaplan twice but dnt remembr it much...fa n uw I hv dne thoroughly
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Its a test of concepts. If u know all concepts then last revision from uworld and ist aid would be enough! but its up to u.
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i have gone through the kaplan ln once goljan twice pathoma twice fa once uworld done 80 percent what would you suggest i do now i have two months remaining in my exam should i go through the ln once again or repeat uworld and fa again and again? and what would you recommend as an additional qbank rx or kaplan?
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Default Anatomy review!!

hey you said anatomy was tested heavily? As for gross, I did kaplan twice but don't remember tiny details from kaplan. I have revised limbs thoroughly. Should I go through abdomen/pelvis, thorax areas before my exam too which is in 2 weeks time. Anatomy is a subject i am not really good at.
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i have gone through the kaplan ln once goljan twice pathoma twice fa once uworld done 80 percent what would you suggest i do now i have two months remaining in my exam should i go through the ln once again or repeat uworld and fa again and again? and what would you recommend as an additional qbank rx or kaplan?
Kaplan q bank is waste of time. However i recommend u to keep on revisiong uworld till the end. No its time for an nbme to see ur progress and focuz on ur weakness, But given that u still ve two months u should not ignore other subjects as well.
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hey you said anatomy was tested heavily? As for gross, I did kaplan twice but don't remember tiny details from kaplan. I have revised limbs thoroughly. Should I go through abdomen/pelvis, thorax areas before my exam too which is in 2 weeks time. Anatomy is a subject i am not really good at.
Well it can vary from form to form, But for anatomy i revised kaplan too a month before my exam. and that was advantageous given that i ve 40-50 mcqs of anatomy and neuroanatomy. but it was doable
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how did you do immuno/micro ??


and did you watch all the physio lec videos?
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how did you do immuno/micro ??


and did you watch all the physio lec videos?
Physio lectures esp cvs and respiratory are very imp. Micro was easy, even FA is enough for it, thou i did kaplan too. Immuno FA is insufficient, do it from kaplan.
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