What am I doing wrong? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-15-2011
USMLE Forums Guru
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 335
Threads: 24
Thanked 295 Times in 152 Posts
Reputation: 305
Unhappy What am I doing wrong?

I started online uworld some days back. I do two tests a day, review each and every explanation, make notes and then move on. So far I have done 10 tests. Whats bothering me is is that instead of going up, my scores are going down. I started with 71% and now scored 60% in the last test, the graph is going down. I am really worried because shouldn't it be going up? What should I do? Take a break and revise kaplan notes again? or is it too early for my scores to start going up?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 02-15-2011
Haisook's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 752
Threads: 124
Thanked 620 Times in 265 Posts
Reputation: 640
Smile You're fine

10 tests is way too early, and most of us score low when we start doing UW. If your total average is above 60%, you're fine, and just keep doing questions and writing down notes. The total average may rise a lot, may rise a little, or may not rise at all. The more important thing is to learn from the explanations and write down the critical points.

My final UW average was 63% and I scored 99/241 in Step 1.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Mondoshawan (02-15-2011), Pacific (02-15-2011)


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What am I doing wrong? ashishkabir USMLE Step 1 Forum 12 09-19-2010 11:05 PM
What is Wrong mpz013 USMLE Step 1 Forum 3 09-19-2010 07:57 AM
Why I get questions wrong DRFP USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 1 09-02-2010 05:55 PM
X ray lung, What's wrong? jessp687 USMLE Step 1 Forum 7 10-26-2009 01:12 AM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)