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Old 05-21-2011
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Calculator ClinicalReview.com USMLE Calculator does not seem accurate!

I'm about half finished with USMLEworld, and plan on going through all of Kaplan's Qbank before I take my exam in late June. My current cumulative percent correct on Uworld is 85%. A friend sent me a link to this calculator app, which is supposedly based on a large sample population, and predicts a score higher than I was aware one could get on the exam. Is that even the slightest bit accurate? How have other people with a high cumulative% performed on the exam?
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I'm about half finished with USMLEworld, and plan on going through all of Kaplan's Qbank before I take my exam in late June. My current cumulative percent correct on Uworld is 85%. A friend sent me a link to this calculator app, which is supposedly based on a large sample population, and predicts a score higher than I was aware one could get on the exam. Is that even the slightest bit accurate? How have other people with a high cumulative% performed on the exam?
Dont worry about what your UW % is, focus on using the Qbanks to learn. Use the NBMEs to see if you are ready for the exam. Forget about what the calculator predicts, not worth it in my opinion.
Seen people with 50% on UW who actually ended up with a 240 and seen folks with 65% who failed!!
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yeah have heard the same thing from many people who've given the exam. to use the uworld like a learning tool. lena is right. am trying to give exam next month and am only averaging 50s... but here is a link which may help. though ive been told that they under predict it keeps things real for me. best of luck!
http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.com/
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