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Old 12-29-2010
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Help Exam in a month, not sure whether I am prepared!

Hi,
I am an IMG. I have finished Kaplan notes n videos once over 6 months time. Then just today finished UW completely with 58 percent overall score. Plan ahead is to start FA tomorrow on and along revising UW. Will be giving UWSA and NBME 10 days from now. I am just curious, if I am hurrying to give the exam or do I postpone it??
As going through others experiences, its really freaking me out. Do I just stick to my plan and give the exam next month end or am I making the wrong decision here!

Please help me out with this!!!
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Stop Ready to pass but not 99

You seem to be prepared for passing but I don't think you are ready to get 99.

If you want 99 then you need to carefully do FA and then do Kaplan Qbank and then repeat UW.

To do these things you need more than two months and so you have to postpone.
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Hi mle2resident,

We have to agree with Undoma that you are probably all right to pass, but might want to raise your score. Though no need to panic, we thought we might share some tips for improving your performance:

The most effective and efficient way to increase your score is to look within completed test blocks to determine what weaker topics are causing many of your test errors. Let this list of problem topics be your study agenda so you can go back to review sources to clarify your recall of them. Make brief notes on problem aspects as you do this, which you can review closer to your exam date. Once you finish remediating problem topics, resume another cycle of self-testing. Repeat the same procedure, identifying topics and remediating them. This focuses time right to your problem spots, so is the fastest, most direct method to improve your overall performance.

The NBME self-assessment will predict rather well how you would score on the actual exam, and if you aren't happy with your score you can reschedule your exam date.

Best of luck!
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Thanks. That was very very very verrrrrrrry helpful.
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