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Exam-Results Got the score, Its 99(234). Hurray!

Thanks to the community, It helped me big time
Just got score.
Its 99(234).
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congrats man.. great great score!! u aced it

share with us ur experience and materials used
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Congratulations!! That's great!
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congrats... such a great score & best of luck for the next one
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great congrat man .. success taste is so sweety....
i wish i feel sooooooooooooon
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congrats!... Its a great score. Good luck on your step 2 journey. Go and have fun now.
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Congrats!!! Waiting for the detailed post!
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Congrats on your well deserved success. Go celebrate!
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Congradulations! Wonderful score!
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Thanks @ heights, doctors monsters, aktorque, cerebrum 85, wimzie, mondoshawan, latin george.
I hope i didn't miss anyone.

Well Thanks God. Indeed God helps those, who help themselves.

Well first let me thank all members of usmle-forums. You were great. I had been reading all other forums but usmle-forums was the only one forum where I got all the satisfactory answers which I wanted and helped me pass my post exam 3 weeks (which were full of stress and anxiety).

Now regarding books
Well I read all Kaplan books (including kaplan pathology), USMLE World, FA, Goljan (only audios).

NBME 6 about 4 days before exam = 229

Day before exam: Contrary to most people say, I studied till about 10 PM then played with my 4 year old nephew (to lessen my anxiety). I went to bed early but could not sleep till about 1 AM

Exam day: Woke up at about 7 o'clock, had light breakfast, went early to Prometric center.

Block 1: first few questions (was like what are these? then with time questions became easier), wasted like 5 minutes on some questions (which I would advise others not to do), as it leads to lack of time for some very easy questions and ended in making mistakes in those easy questions and also could not revise marked questions (it was my biggest mistake)
Took 10 minutes break after each block (didn't take lunch---->personal preference)

Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 looked same like some easy, some tough and some out of the world questions. Time management was a problem for me as in last few questions I had no time and I had to mark without completely understanding questions due to lack of time (another mistake-----> future usmle takers should avoid), but attempted almost all questions except 1

When came out of Prometric (Felt like exam was fine but with time silly mistakes (i made) started to creep in mind---->this is the worst period (3 weeks) and not to forget I cried last night (lol)

My mistakes
1) didn't read Goljan book
2) didn't read uworld twice
3) didn't read Goljan slides

Any more questions? happy to answer. Its time to return the favor on this forum

P.S: Exam is very much doable
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congratulation....awesome score...see u were being afraid for nothing...how long did u take to prepare...n how many hours??
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Help Congrats!

First of all, CONGRATS! ... that is a great score!

So, I am coming up close to my exam and was wondering what did you do for say last 2 weeks before your exam (did you just read FA and focused on the weak points according to your NBME..or did you do something else)? Also, you say that you wish you looked at goljan slides...why do you say that? Did you come back and look at them and noticed that some appeared on your exam? And one last thing...from all the questions you have done (Uworld, NBME, etc) what would you say the real exam questions are most similar to (ex: NBME 7?) as far as format and difficulty go?

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Thank you for the details! Did you take just one NBME??? and what was your cumulative score in uworld?
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congrats........gr8 score


i too had got a 229 in NBME6 but jus a 224 in actual exam.....


Good luck for step 2
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well done
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Just got score.
Its 99(234).
Will be back to post more

Congrats man....
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when would u recommend to start UW then ?
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congratulations
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wish u the best further on and thanks for the feedback
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congrats and wish u always the best .

i am very happy to you and your anxiety is gone now.

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Hey Dr. Sherani,
See I told you not to worry...
Congratulations anyways!!!
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Congratulation ....

Thanks for sharing
By the way, what are goljan slides ..
I never seen before .Is it necessary ?
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Thanks @ doctor B,sana zahid,noone_123,doctor monsters,sheena,zeeshan ali,sanket,hypermedic,chulady,kemoo,shaan_medico,d ocmjm1,star123...

@sana --->1)yes, you were right
2)(As i am also doing internship(housejob),so could not give much time to studies but i would say 4 months(about 8 hours) would be the time if i add all together.

@nooone_123---->In last few days was trying to revise uworld(which i could not finish 2nd time) + was studying subjects i got low score in nbme+FA.I think looking at length of questions, nbme 7 and uworld both were near to real exam.(but i thought may b exam had few a bit more lengthy questions than either).You can skip goljan slides if you have read goljan.

@doctorsmonsters----->Regarding uworld,when started to score in 70's,then (due to lack of time) ,i just read explainations of remaining questions----->so couldnt estimate uworld score.For other nbme,i went through offlines but thats a personal choice------>you can do online (more predictable)

@ sheena.Congrats.Thats a great score indeed.When was your exam?

@chulady---->goljan slides are not must if you do goljan book

@ sanket----->thanks again.Your words at that time felt so much to me.

@ latingeorge---->that depends on personal choice but after reading kaplan once wont be a bad idea

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Ok guys.Looks like no more questions.
Going to step 2 forum now.Bye step 1 forum(you were great)
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Ok guys.Looks like no more questions.
Going to step 2 forum now.Bye step 1 forum(you were great)
best of luck to all
Congrats on your great score! just saw your post...
How many times did you read the Kaplan Books, did you do the DVDs? Did you do Kaplan Q bank?Or was UW and nbme the only qbank u used

thanks!!and enjoy ur awesome score
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Hey,Congrats for yr Awesome score.I just wondering to know that which materials most useful n exam questions mostly similar to that ..just like UW becuz exam questions are similar to UW as per my knowlege..So pls let me inform that the most useful n crucial in step 1..I m IMG from india,n i want to give it as early early as possible bc i gonna bored of it so pls like FA n patho videos or audios n UW n last NBME self assessment???????is that ok......
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Thanks @step1saga and chaudhari.

@step1saga-----> may b kaplan books 1 and half times,but i would recommend doing kaplan twice.I didnt use kaplan Qbank.For dvds,watched only few like behavioural etc.(not must though)

@chaudhari----->I guess there is no shortcut if you want good score.Patience is the name of game.You cant skip kaplan lecture notes(books).Other sources you mentioned plus kaplan books would be enough to score high
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Thanks @ amenah
Good luck to you
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Thanks @ jhilmhil. Best of luck to all. .I liked your i.d (jhilmil barsaat)
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Hello everybody,

I feel that I don't have enough time to go through all kaplan videos for step 1. I am wondering to know which videos worth to watch and are "must watch"?

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I think behavioural science would be nice to see videos.For others look at your time and then go for them
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