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Default Do you guys recommend that I do an NBME?

Hi, I just wanted to know if you guys recommend that I do a practice NBME in a week from now. I hope to finish uworld by this week. At first I started out very low, averaging about 40-45%. Right now I am averaging about 63%. I think by the end of it, my UW average will be around 58-60%. I am still in school and haven't learned all the material yet but I managed to do all mixed questions under timed blocks. My school does not end until May so I still have to worry about passing school exams.

I did kaplan videos during the summer so it was a while ago and I am not sure how much I remember. I went through first aid once but again with my terrible memory I don't know how much I actually retained the material. My test is on June 18th. I annotated my whole first aid with uworld so hopefully when I do it for a second time it will be much faster. Annotating 46 questions takes me hours

Do you guys think I should do uworld for a second time and look over first aid again and then do an NBME or just do one now and see where I am at? And what NBME would your recommend? It's just very difficult balancing school and boards together. I also have to take the COMLEX a week after the USMLE so I still need to do other question banks . I just feel like I am running out of time. thanks for help!
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Hi, I just wanted to know if you guys recommend that I do a practice NBME in a week from now. I hope to finish uworld by this week. At first I started out very low, averaging about 40-45%. Right now I am averaging about 63%. I think by the end of it, my UW average will be around 58-60%. I am still in school and haven't learned all the material yet but I managed to do all mixed questions under timed blocks. My school does not end until May so I still have to worry about passing school exams.

I did kaplan videos during the summer so it was a while ago and I am not sure how much I remember. I went through first aid once but again with my terrible memory I don't know how much I actually retained the material. My test is on June 18th. I annotated my whole first aid with uworld so hopefully when I do it for a second time it will be much faster. Annotating 46 questions takes me hours



Do you guys think I should do uworld for a second time and look over first aid again and then do an NBME or just do one now and see where I am at? And what NBME would your recommend? It's just very difficult balancing school and boards together. I also have to take the COMLEX a week after the USMLE so I still need to do other question banks . I just feel like I am running out of time. thanks for help!

Take nbme after reviewing uworld notes and quick read of FA.
Don't be worried if u score low. U would improve with time. That would help u know ur weak areas and then improve on it.
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