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just did UWSA...248...i have exam in a few days (august 15th)...any suggestions?? should i go for exam? need some advice...NBME 6 was 210 couple weeks ago...hoping to get >250 on real deal...idk if that is possible now...
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Go for it, mate. I think you're ready. I've seen most people score close to their uwsa score. Can't say with surety that you will exceed the 250 mark, but its a very likely that you may.
If you still have doubts, take nbme 4 (online).
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What if you have already taken all the NBMEs and still need to take another assessment? Is it OK to redo a previous NBME?
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Go for it, mate. I think you're ready. I've seen most people score close to their uwsa score. Can't say with surety that you will exceed the 250 mark, but its a very likely that you may.
If you still have doubts, take nbme 4 (online).
you are taking it on 14th!!! how are your assessments?? and nbme 4 was 237...
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Go for it buddy - I don't think couple of points lower than your target should deter you.

And hey - 248 is a great score!

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just did UWSA...248...i have exam in a few days (august 15th)...any suggestions?? should i go for exam? need some advice...NBME 6 was 210 couple weeks ago...hoping to get >250 on real deal...idk if that is possible now...
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you are taking it on 14th!!! how are your assessments?? and nbme 4 was 237...
I actually did it today. nbme 4 was 265, uwsa was 255, and Fee questions 89% (not that they are of any indication imo).
Anyways... made some silly mistakes in the latter halves of the last 2 blocks that are going through my mind right now driving me crazy... They were mostly due to rushing, as I noticed I was running a bit low on the time. So I naturally assume I'll be scoring lower than my assessments; therefore, anything within the 240 range would suffice at this point.
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I actually did it today. nbme 4 was 265, uwsa was 255, and Fee questions 89% (not that they are of any indication imo).
Anyways... made some silly mistakes in the latter halves of the last 2 blocks that are going through my mind right now driving me crazy... They were mostly due to rushing, as I noticed I was running a bit low on the time. So I naturally assume I'll be scoring lower than my assessments; therefore, anything within the 240 range would suffice at this point.
I was also running low on time....i hope on exam day i can manage time...how to improve time management? any suggestions?
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I was also running low on time....i hope on exam day i can manage time...how to improve time management? any suggestions?
lol, its simple... Read fast from the get go. Every time you click the button saying "start next block"... you have read fast from that very 1st question and maintain that pace till the 44th or what have you for that particular block. Don't linger on one question reading the options over and over again... mark it, pick one option that you're leaning towards the most and move on. Don't look back until you've solved all questions, and then come back to marked. Change the answer only if you have a really strong indication that the current answer is wrong, or the other option is right.
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exam in an hour!! emotions all over the place....
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you will do fine Exudate hopefully

After you come out of the exam, I would like to know what you did in the time between taking your NBME 6 and taking the UWSA

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Yes, how did u make such a big improvement? That's a big achievement on its own and I am sure you will do well!
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i read my uworld notes again and did parts of MTB again....so the exam was very different....it had very vague and long questions...it was hard to pick an answer between 2 choices...i just pray that i get a passing score now ...good luck to all studying.
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