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Default When to take the first NBME and which one to start with?

I will be finishing UWorld pretty soon (in another 6 days) and I'm torn between taking an NBME right away or doing a quick skim through FA for a week before taking one. What would you guys suggest?

Also since this is my first NBME, which one would you recommend?

Either way, after the NBME, I will be doing FA review anyways. Initially I thought of coupling it with DIT but then I realized, it might be more useful if I do FA 4th review with DIT.

Pretty excited to finish UWorld but pretty freaked out to take an NBME at the same time :$
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What is your uworld cumulative? Did you do it random and timed?

If your cumulative is more than 70 then go for the hardest one which is either Nbme 15 or Nbme 16. You will most likely not get less than these in real one.
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Same here .....craving for an answer to this dilemma
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What is your uworld cumulative? Did you do it random and timed?

If your cumulative is more than 70 then go for the hardest one which is either Nbme 15 or Nbme 16. You will most likely not get less than these in real one.
I did about 13 blocks subject wise and the rest random. At the moment my cumulative is 73%. But I still have a few more blocks to finish (I should finish in 6-7 days)

But I do want to start with an easy block nevertheless, just to gain some confidence first. So what is considered to be the easiest or best to start with?
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I did about 13 blocks subject wise and the rest random. At the moment my cumulative is 73%. But I still have a few more blocks to finish (I should finish in 6-7 days)

But I do want to start with an easy block nevertheless, just to gain some confidence first. So what is considered to be the easiest or best to start with?
Hi, you have a great uworld score!! congrats,
i cannot speak for much of the nbmes but i took first nbme 11, which i found fairly easy to start with, i started with this one cause my friends who already took step 1 recommended it, good luck
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Thanks I guess I shall start with NBME 11 then

Also would you recommend going through a quick FA review before taking the NBME?

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