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I have exam in 2 days that is last day of my extended scheduling permit, I can't postpone . I wrote NBME form 6 I got 210.
I thought 95 percentile at least needed now a days pls give your advices.
I think I cant read last 2 days i am already saturated.....should I repay my USMLE fees or take the exam ...I erred NBME I would have got 165/200 , because its not FRED2 i was not able time properly. But it blew off my confidence
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pls reply will be counted as an attempt if i don't turn to exam which is confirmed
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Have you taken any other NBME's or other Qbanks ? If so, what was your score on those.
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If you don't go to the Prometric Center, it won't be counted as an attempt. You just lose the fees and you have to pay again.
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Have you taken any other NBME's or other Qbanks ? If so, what was your score on those.
i gave form 7 in nov i got 201 ....i did u world 85 percent with 58 cumlative but after subscription expired , latter consult did 80 percent till now this is also 60 percent, scorrelator was giving 230 but i think doing consult was mistake i did in this stage...i was doing job with all these last month i resigned sat and read all month but now ......
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If you don't go to the Prometric Center, it won't be counted as an attempt. You just lose the fees and you have to pay again.
shuld i cancel my appointment today online or call and tell prometric that i am not writing
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i gave form 7 in nov i got 201 ....i did u world 85 percent with 58 cumlative but after subscription expired , latter consult did 80 percent till now this is also 60 percent, scorrelator was giving 230 but i think doing consult was mistake i did in this stage...i was doing job with all these last month i resigned sat and read all month but now ......
but sir i am not able to understand how much time still i have to read to get 99...is it worth postponing ....i wont improve in mle with las 2 days reading my brain is stuck .....dreams hanging....i give exams i get 90 percentile will my dreams collapse as i see every one 99 these days
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but sir i am not able to understand how much time still i have to read to get 99...is it worth postponing ....i wont improve in mle with las 2 days reading my brain is stuck .....dreams hanging....i give exams i get 90 percentile will my dreams collapse as i see every one 99 these days
If you feel that you have reached the peak of your performance then that's it you won't be better, go and take it.
Not all of us are good test takers and not all of us can get 99.
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shuld i cancel my appointment today online or call and tell prometric that i am not writing
You don't need to do anything. Just don't go to the exam.
Please note that am not advising you [not to sit the exam], am just telling you how to do it, if you ever decide not take the exam.
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You don't need to do anything. Just don't go to the exam.
Please note that am not advising you [not to sit the exam], am just telling you how to do it, if you ever decide not take the exam.

i think i can study i really enjoying these question pattern ....but i am thinking of revising all kaplan books along with u world and consult revision as i already did it ......only pray god this should happen in one month or else i will loose this year ..
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That is a lot to try to do in a month. I would suggest been more focused, using UWorld as you primary source and supplementing with you Kaplan notes. I probably wouldn't use consult anymore at this point as I've heard UW is the most exam-like. Focus on your weak areas, complete UWorld, then after you get through the bank completely go back and redo marked and wrong questions if you have time. My 2 cents. Good luck!
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pls should i do uworld or kaplan q bank this month as i have to revise kaplan books,and i did u world 80 % already FA aid i think is again for last week
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u can postpone the exam if ur eligibility period is still on beyond ur exam date now. U have to call prometric and pay the rescheduling fee. When u reschedule it within a week, the fee is higher.
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pls should i do uworld or kaplan q bank this month as i have to revise kaplan books,and i did u world 80 % already FA aid i think is again for last week
In my opinion, FA is not for last week. Since u r done with one round of kaplan and UW almost, its time for FA now. Start reading FA now, along with revising kaplan n UW, note down extra points or stress on topics u r weak @.

Its all a learning process, take it in the right attitude, it will all end well.. (hopefully, as i am sailing in the same boat as well:sorry
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pls should i do uworld or kaplan q bank this month as i have to revise kaplan books,and i did u world 80 % already FA aid i think is again for last week
I definitely don't think FA is for the last week, I would try to get through FA two to three times. In fact, since you have already read Kaplan notes and it seems you have a pretty good foundation, I would suggest making FA you primary source and just reading parts of your Kaplan notes that you feel you are really weak in. Kaplan qbank is great, I am using it now. The more questions you do the better, so no harm in using it. So basically, do the questions, read and annotate FA, repeat until you get the score you want, then go take the exam.
My study strategy is to get a solid foundation, do questions, and memorize the crap out of FA (I posted my strategy/ study schedule to get through FA on the first pass). Just figure out what's right for you, and don't give up, you can make that 99!
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In my opinion, FA is not for last week. Since u r done with one round of kaplan and UW almost, its time for FA now. Start reading FA now, along with revising kaplan n UW, note down extra points or stress on topics u r weak @.

Its all a learning process, take it in the right attitude, it will all end well.. (hopefully, as i am sailing in the same boat as well:sorry
Totally agree with this!
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u can postpone the exam if ur eligibility period is still on beyond ur exam date now. U have to call prometric and pay the rescheduling fee. When u reschedule it within a week, the fee is higher.
31 ST IS LAST date of my extended eligibility so can i do any thing ? i was working on getting publication till last month , that person will not give publication if i quit job , but i felt step 1 score is more imp when my dream is high ....thanks for all i decided to postpone i want 99 on cv .1000 $ i am wasting ....now my parents will pay my fee my acccount is zero .....hope god will help to improve my brain cicuits and integrate medicine in my life .....pls continue giving advices .....now its a 1000 $ bet for me .... ....every one of my friend is against my decision....any advise to decrease eye strain i am not able to use lap top my eyes r burning using eye drops but little use
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i decided because i cant change score all my life .... i should not feel my scores are low seeing my cv all life ....1000$ i can earn any time ...every one say scores are not every thing but guys .being a doctor is ... pls dont think usmle is easy if ur dreaming of 99 especially indian graduates who prepared for PG first...there hell of difference between both ...
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i gave form 7 oct when i was taking exam easy i got 200
next form 6 on jan 25th...igot 210 so i repayed my exam fees and started again....biochem and behav is touching week
again after re doing u world and working on weekness i gave exam on feb 25 my score again 210.....here biochem high performance but 3 stars remaing all border line....and i did this with out revising first aid read in january

i did not schedule my exam till but thouht of giving on march 4 th

but i feel 5 min is imp for as i am slow in thinking i practice 46 questions 1 hour and i give 50 questions 62 min nbme i am not about to revise marked things....shall i try uworld test or postphone 10 more days and give my shot i want 240 is it possible

i got u world 72 percentage 100 percent complete in test mode, but did 50 percent first time 4 months back
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wana know 210 is what percentile ....nbme soome where saw 84 is it true
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210 is around 88-89.
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i gave form 7 oct when i was taking exam easy i got 200
next form 6 on jan 25th...igot 210 so i repayed my exam fees and started again....biochem and behav is touching week
again after re doing u world and working on weekness i gave exam on feb 25 my score again 210.....here biochem high performance but 3 stars remaing all border line....and i did this with out revising first aid read in january

i did not schedule my exam till but thouht of giving on march 4 th

but i feel 5 min is imp for as i am slow in thinking i practice 46 questions 1 hour and i give 50 questions 62 min nbme i am not about to revise marked things....shall i try uworld test or postphone 10 more days and give my shot i want 240 is it possible

i got u world 72 percentage 100 percent complete in test mode, but did 50 percent first time 4 months back...pls advice
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....i failed to reach my goal ...u can see my true experience .this was my first post in this form....thanks for all advices, i cant change my score for life. i think EM is very difficult for me now
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....i failed to reach my goal ...u can see my true experience .this was my first post in this form....thanks for all advices, i cant change my score for life. i think EM is very difficult for me now
I was reading the whole post wondering what might have happened, WELL DONE! that is a very good score!
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so do i, i was reading the whole post to see what happened, Glad you change the date and glad you got that score, it is pretty good score, just dont be ashame of yourself because you have achieve something great...

Anything is possible, now go to step 2 and get the 99 you deserve... Take care and see you in the journey...
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so do i, i was reading the whole post to see what happened, Glad you change the date and glad you got that score, it is pretty good score, just dont be ashame of yourself because you have achieve something great...

Anything is possible, now go to step 2 and get the 99 you deserve... Take care and see you in the journey...
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Titan25, don't feel bad! I think it is very hard to prepare for the exam well if you are not a fresh AMG. The exam is getting harder and harder, and everyone who is saying it's not, is lying.

Celebrate now, because you did well! It is not 99, but it is not 88 either. I read the whole discussion and think that it was a right call to postpone the exam, though expensive one. I'm sure you felt better during the actual exam knowing that you did everything you could have. Congratulations!

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Wow titan I am very proud of you and your accomplishment! You worked very hard and put your all into this exam, and you should congratulate yourself. Reading through this thread your determination to do well really shines through. You dream for EM is definitely still possible, just keep that same determination and motivation and bring that to step 2, go for that 99! All my best and see you in step 2 forum
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Dude you're good to go for EM!! An average score on step 1 is ABOVE average for EM! And they have more than 1000 openings in EM all throughout so it shouldn't be a problem! GOOD LUCK and wish you all the best for step 2.
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....i failed to reach my goal ...u can see my true experience .this was my first post in this form....thanks for all advices, i cant change my score for life. i think EM is very difficult for me now
Many congratulations..Great effort and great score..All the best for future steps..This score is good for getting into EM..keep your spirits high..
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EM needs clerk ship , during my mbbs i neither know EM nor clerkship ...pathetic planing . seing my scoring teared rolled in my eyes . exam i really got more molecular biology . i got a star in behavioral which i never got . normally i get stars in 3 to 4 in exam only one. resp was towards down side

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hey titan..congrats on ur score..
i want to ask some questions..
-if you dont want to appear in exam then what you think is better? didnt appear to exam or cancel the appointment 2 days before??
-is there any extra fees for cancellation??
-if we want to appear later then do we have to submit form 186 again?
-do they again need verification of credentials?
-is there any way to keep the form 186 valid?
-is there any way for refunding 1000 $
waiting for ur reply thanks..
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after extension of intial scheduling period..if u cant take exam end of 6 months no need to cancel /no money needed to pay.

fresh application with full fees your 186 will be valid for 2/5 years
I cancelled it because some one will use that date as i am sure i will not take exam
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hey titan..congrats on ur score..
i want to ask some questions..
-if you dont want to appear in exam then what you think is better? didnt appear to exam or cancel the appointment 2 days before??
-is there any extra fees for cancellation??
-if we want to appear later then do we have to submit form 186 again?
-do they again need verification of credentials?
-is there any way to keep the form 186 valid?
-is there any way for refunding 1000 $
waiting for ur reply thanks..
If you cancel/reschedule your exam 31 day prior to your exam - there is no fee, if less than 31 day (exam day doesn't count), you will have to pay the fee, it will be even more if you cancel/reschedule within 5 day period. If you don't show up on your exam date, you will need to pay the fee to the prometric to reinstate your eligibility to take the exam. That is, later on, when you register again, you will need to pay.

186 stays valid until the day they specify in your oasis. You don't have to submit it again, you don't have to go through verification again.

The fee for exam is not refundable. You can extend your eligibility period once and get 3 months added to your original period, but that's it and there is a fee (50-60 dollars). Again, check ecfmg.org for more precise information.
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