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Default Very very low score on the first NBME I took. what to do?

hi,
i took nbme 11 today (first nbme i took) n scored too low tht it's depressing to even mention it.

i finshed uworld once, pathoma once, kaplan once, FA 3 times and still score low.

i got 209/410. so depresssed (((((((((

my goal is >240 n exam in oct. wht can I do?

i will start uworld review frm tmrrw n do FA for weak areas again. I thnk I will redo pathoma n even do qmax q bank. can u suggest wht else I can do? DIT? Goljan?

my weak topics r immuno, musculoskeletal n resp. system.

can I achieve my goal by oct if I follow these resources?

please help n thnk u in advance!
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anybody? plzz, I really need ur help.
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hi,
i took nbme 11 today (first nbme i took) n scored too low tht it's depressing to even mention it.

i finshed uworld once, pathoma once, kaplan once, FA 3 times and still score low.

i got 209/410. so depresssed (((((((((

my goal is >240 n exam in oct. wht can I do?

i will start uworld review frm tmrrw n do FA for weak areas again. I thnk I will redo pathoma n even do qmax q bank. can u suggest wht else I can do? DIT? Goljan?

my weak topics r immuno, musculoskeletal n resp. system.

can I achieve my goal by oct if I follow these resources?

please help n thnk u in advance!
hi , dont freak out... you can do it.. exam is in october, so you have time,.. you need to read your uw notes ( hope you've made them) and FA again and again,.. read pathoma ( I would have advised goljan, but since you haven't done it from the beginnning of your prep, so dont do it now),
you need to find out where your prep is lacking, is it a recall prob, or recognizing the disease... and yes, you need to do the wrong nbme question, dont leave them.. you might see them in your exam
i had 221 in nbme 12, and then 245 in nbme 7 in just 1.5 months, my problem was recall, so i read fa and my uw notes again and again.. i read FA 9 times before i sat for step 1..
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wow wht a gr8 score jump!! bt ur starting score was so good, mine horrible

thnk u, i guess i'll do pathoma again. i'm starting uworld review frm tmrrw n will do my weak topics frm FA simultaneously..

I thnk I might start using Firecracker coz I read a lot of good thngs abt it..
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wow wht a gr8 score jump!! bt ur starting score was so good, mine horrible

thnk u, i guess i'll do pathoma again. i'm starting uworld review frm tmrrw n will do my weak topics frm FA simultaneously..

I thnk I might start using Firecracker coz I read a lot of good thngs abt it..

thanks,.. that jump was only with FA and UW.. in the last 3 months i didnt do anything else,.. and i had 3 notebooks of my uw notes,.. UW is like a book.. when you'll sit for your exam, you will feel like its another uw block.. for step 1 , everything comes from uw and fa.. i donno about firecracker or DIT .. but if they help you , you can do it..
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Hey
well if it helps. I did my exam in october. And when i took 1st NBME in May 30 i got ONLY 198. june i almost didn't study i was busy with school stuff. And i started studying hardcore from july to october and got 249 in the end.

you can see my study plan and what i did day by day

Mishka's Guide to USMLE Step 1

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wow, thnks, i'll read it now.
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