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Old 01-06-2011
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Question Exam Simulation Test (tell us how do you do it in order)

so hi there

last month before the exam is extremly the most important month of your whole life

a lot of exam taker used to take mock exam to be prepare for the big day

now from doing a little search i did manage to gather many simulation test good to be done

the question is in what order you have to take them?and here is some insights

1-according to high yield (e.g. FRED and NBME7 should be the latest cause some questions come from it)
2-according to grading blocks (e.g.FRED first cause it is 3 blocks -kaplan simulated test cause it is seven blocks so you start from 3 to 4 and finish by 7)
3-according to the prediction (e.g. NBME7 and UWSA1,2 should be the latest cause they pedict your score and whether you have to postpond your exam or not)

ok lets start

1-FRED V2 from usmle site so simiar to the exam
2-Pretest Clinical Vignettes 8 Blocks
3-Kaplan Simulated Test 7 Blocks so similar to the exam situation
4-NBME 7 predict your score+some usmle questions come from it
5-NBME 1-6 i dont know
6-FA Q&A 7 Blocks so similar to the exam situation
7-UWSA1,2 predict your score

i think it is better that month from the exam that we should prepare our self to the situation

to start by 3 blocks then increse it to 4 block then to 5 block then six and finally 7 and the last one is to be 5 days from the exam from the same start time with the same break you would like even with the same clothes(trigger memory in the big day in the center)
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hmmm alright, il post my process up to the exam... I did my exam on dec 17th, sooo next week il expect the results and il post the final here.

I completed my kaplan course approx 5.5 weeks before the exam

Day after kaplan (5.5 weeks away from exam) Took the Prometric practice exam (Fred V2 exam i think).. 70/70/92 = 77% correct answers

5 weeks from exam: Kaplan Comprehensive exam: 63% correct

4 weeks from exam: nbme 1 = 480 (218)

3 weeks from exam: nbme 2 = 470 (216)

2 weeks from exam: nbme 3 = 430 (207)... i scrwed up on questions i woulf of otherwise gotten right..

completed studying everything 8 days before exam through the first aid book while doing these assessements

7 days before exam: USMLErx 336 q exam = 73 % correct (240)

4 days before exam: USMLE world assessement 1 = 520 (224)

2 days before exam: Epic Fail... do your self a favor and dont get 2 over confident and never look back at your block after each block you do.. it makes you stupid and i think you would do better if you just do all 4 blocks in a row that way your always in a tension mode which lets you think constantly... 430 (204).... lesson i learned, never ever get overconfident during the exam, and never get 2 stress.. stay in between soo you can see max performance.

day of exam... i came out thinking i failed cause the anatomy questions were a little evil i shall admit.. but now i think it was a fair exam in hindsight, i know that i got alot of questions i thought i got wrong were infact right... but i also made some very bad mistakes in otherwise easy questions... so lets hope i get a good mark and pass next week when i get my results.... was wondering though, whats a good mark in kaplan comphrehensive...

will post my grades this coming wednesday!! thats if i get em
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