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Old 03-11-2011
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Hi,

I need urgent help, please.

It's 1:40 PM now I'm texting. i get some few minutes that i finish the NBME form 5, and I did very very very bad.
I got 380 = 196.

I have to take the step one in 3 weeks from now. I did the NBME online, standard-paced.

I don't want to just pass this exam.

I'm doing UW for second time, I have 65% right and I already completed 1000 questions of it.

I did Kaplan Qbank too and averaged 70%.

I had low in general principles of H & D, histology & cell biology
-borderline low in musculoskeletal, skin, connective tissue and in behavioral sciences, microbiology, biochemistry
-borderline high in physiology, nervous system, CV, reproductive system, pharmacology, pathology, and gross anatomy.
-I had high with 5 stars in :respiratory system, renal urinary, GI and nutrition.

Please tell what can I do to improve this.

I feel really bad but more than that i wanna fix what i must fix now.

or should I reschedule?
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I think you should reschedule if you want a higher score.

Go read First Aid from cover to cover and then again do questions and then do another NBME Form and see where you stand..
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thank you mary,
i forgot that i can't change my date because i get my exam 3 days before the end of my eligibility period.
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thank you mary,
i forgot that i can't change my date because i get my exam 3 days before the end of my eligibility period.
Then in that case, accept the score you are getting.
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or pay everything all over again...
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If I am getting 196 three weeks before the test, I would definitely push back regardless of how much I have to pay. I don't know what would be worse for me, failing or scoring 196 on the real thing. Stakes are too high with this test...
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I agree with heights. If you haven't extended your eligibility period once then its about $50 and if you have its $1000 or so to re-apply. I agree $1000 seems like alot right now but you don't want to regret it in the future when applying to residencies. Think about it in the long run and decide. Good luck and hope it all works out
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Listening thank you, thank you, thank you

Guys,let's me start this quote saying a BIG THANK YOU to Nicki,particularly,i ll say why later.thanks to heigts,mondoshawan,jajeek,and to mary.

i did the change in the eligibility period thank to the information that nichi gave me,it's only US 65.now i have until june to take the test.

i was so scare because i didn't know what to do.i was getting almost crazy.
now i have a second chance to get what i want.
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Excellent! $65 is so little to pay for the extra time, if you need it. Happy studying!
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Listening Study plan

thank you Mondoshawan.
this is exactly what i said when i saw the amout.

now,i need help in something else.
my study plan was:study one book completely and after start the next,(anatomy then physiology then pathology ....).but i think that by the time i finish the 2d or 3d or 4th book,i forget important things in the first one.

do anyone have a better plan because i feel that my plan is not functioning.
thank you.
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Hey drdor! I'm so glad its all sorted out for you now
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thank you nicki.
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thank you Mondoshawan.
this is exactly what i said when i saw the amout.

now,i need help in something else.
my study plan was:study one book completely and after start the next,(anatomy then physiology then pathology ....).but i think that by the time i finish the 2d or 3d or 4th book,i forget important things in the first one.

do anyone have a better plan because i feel that my plan is not functioning.
thank you.
CAN ANYONE PLease give some advice on this?? I'm studying the same way so far... Thank you.
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I agree new plan

hey triquetrum
since yesterday,i was thinking in what to do with my study plan since i didn't see any advice.
my new plan is:
study in 3 diferentes books every day,even a chapter of FA,BRS,GOLJAN.(repetition)
still doing 100 questions.UW

i find some interesting flashcards of patho,micro,pharma.(if you want to check them,look for Seetal's thead).she did a very good job.

i heard about goljan audio,but i did not know where to find them,with luck,i find a thead with information where you can download them free but it will take you a little time,because you can download one file every 30 minutes.if you want to go faster than that you can suscribe for a month,it's not expensive,just US 9.
LOOK FOR THE THREAD OF dr koriesh.the site name is freemedicalbooks.webs.com/goljan.htm

tell me what you think?
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I find doing questions the most useful - I'm glad to see the 100 Uworld/ day on your plan! And when you get one wrong, make sure that you go learn that topic that day, so that any related question will elicit the whole concept in your mind...

Good luck!
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