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Hey guys, so I have a dilemma, I did an nbme last month and got a 520(227) and just did one and got a 460(214)..I don't know how I went down My main concern is now how do I bring it up again? I only have a month left so I;m begining to freak out
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It was one exam. I wouldn't think too much about it.

Try one more exam and see where your mark really is... If your mark stays consistent in the 460 region. Then just focus on the subjects which you are getting lower performance in... Try to use those score reports the nbme makes as best as you can.. If you do enough exams, you will start to see the range of marks your most likely to get on the USMLE. But hey, a 214> is defintelly very good to start off with.. Your already prepared to do well on this exam.. Its just a question now as to how high you will get.
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Thanks JJ for the words of encouragement and your right it was just one test I'll focus on my weaknesses and take another nbme shortly. Thanks again buddy
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Which NBME form did you give the first time and then which form number was the second one (the one you just gave)? If we knew which ones were...then maybe we can tell you if it is due one being more difficult than the other one. But overall...you are in a great shape...don't stress out!
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Thanks The one i gave in Jan. was nbme 1 and last night was nbme 2. I had already done 5 and am saving 6 and 7 for the last 3 weeks. I haven't heard much about 2 but I just took it yesterday after panicking because I was very sick for the last week and was slacking off. I didn't think my mark would drop that much because of that but it did...hopefully I can switch it right around for the next nbme Another thing which might have affected things was the fact that i ran out of new uw questions so was doing the incorrect over and over but wasn't absorbing too much because I basically had the answers memorized by now. So im getting kaplan qbank this week and lets see how it goes
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