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Star Anyone who went from 200 --> 230+? Need a study plan!

I would love advice from people who started out scoring in the low 200's, and were able to progress to 230+!

I've done 5 weeks of studying and I scored 210 on NBME 15. I'm so sad that after weeks of hard work (12 hour days), I'm at a score that a large number of people would consider "baseline." I have 5 more solid weeks of studying left.

In case anyone wants to know what I did:
UWorld 1.5: First time through scored 57% total. Went back and redid all the questions I got wrong.
DIT: Finished in 14 days
First Aid: First time through with DIT, then did it a second time through
Pathoma: about 60% through

PLEASE HELP!!! I'm feeling a bit discouraged that I won't be able to get up to 230+, especially since I spent FIVE WEEKS doing everything I was "supposed" to do, and STILL only scored 210 I would be INEXPLICABLY GRATEFUL for any advice from people who were in a similar situation.
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Getting 210 after 5 eeks of study is pretty great. Ppl rad for months n get that score. U can try rereading uworld n fa. Pathoma too. If it doesn't improve u shud do kaplan again.
Btw, you should review ALL the questions. Not only the ones you got wrong. Thats a huge mistake.
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I had a similar situation as to yours, then I did Kaplan videos with lecture notes and had a dramatic improvement to 240s. I haven't done First aid and Pathoma yet...

hopefully this helps
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I had a similar situation as to yours, then I did Kaplan videos with lecture notes and had a dramatic improvement to 240s. I haven't done First aid and Pathoma yet...

hopefully this helps
Thanks! Did you do it in 4 weeks?
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Did it in 4 weeks. But that is playing the videos at 1.5x speed and skipping all Conrad Fischer lectures. I don't like his style of teaching.
Kaplan videos are strong in Immuno, Physio, Pharm, Biochem and Molecular Bio.
Probably you can share at what areas are you weak.
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Did it in 4 weeks. But that is playing the videos at 1.5x speed and skipping all Conrad Fischer lectures. I don't like his style of teaching.
Kaplan videos are strong in Immuno, Physio, Pharm, Biochem and Molecular Bio.
Probably you can share at what areas are you weak.
Reproduction and respiratory. Did you use flashcards or anything? 200-240 seems like a huge jump!
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Just Kaplan. I was surprised as well with the huge jump. I am doing First Aid now, and I plan on doing Uworld and Pathoma in the next.
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