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I just did uworld self assessment exam and it really astonished me by giving me 199/430 ! I never thought of that.
I have recently done uworld q bank with cumulative score of 59 %.

Now plz tell me what to do ?
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What book did you read?

Keep reading/reviewing and now do kaplan Qbank
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we have same story read it ... ihope it will help u
10 days before CK exam with low UWSA (188) and 59% in UW
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we have same story read it ... ihope it will help u
10 days before CK exam with low UWSA (188) and 59% in UW
thanks for sound strategy !
So i should give detail read to kaplan lecture notes and 2nd revision to uworld, plus mtb2.
i have already extended my eligibility period.
After all this study stuff, i will give nbme 4.
Is this plan okay for 99 ?
How s ur prep going ?
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What book did you read?

Keep reading/reviewing and now do kaplan Qbank
kaplan lecture notes + uworld + mtb2 ?
is it enough ?
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well..dont be flustered..its good thing it has happened before exam ..i also took UWSA..went pretty good for me..
i would suggest u give one more read to UW Q BANK,plus u review kaplan notes once more(after doing uw qbank)..i dont think u need to do a kaplan Q bank,it wont be time friendly..do kaplan Q BOOK instead.i found it very helpful.
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well..dont be flustered..its good thing it has happened before exam ..i also took UWSA..went pretty good for me..
i would suggest u give one more read to UW Q BANK,plus u review kaplan notes once more(after doing uw qbank)..i dont think u need to do a kaplan Q bank,it wont be time friendly..do kaplan Q BOOK instead.i found it very helpful.
same idea in my mind ! thanks.
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thanks for sound strategy !
So i should give detail read to kaplan lecture notes and 2nd revision to uworld, plus mtb2.
i have already extended my eligibility period.
After all this study stuff, i will give nbme 4.
Is this plan okay for 99 ?
How s ur prep going ?
for me
iam reading chapter MTB 2ck with every subject i return to 1ST aid to read it it seems better than kaplan lec notes for me and in the end of chapter i solve uw for that chapter subject and in the night i solve usmle consult q bank that iwin it in the forum ..(44 q) timed with fast read for explanation sometimes less q if i am very tired (sometimes subject wise or for the chapter that i end reading it )
i am waiting to end this plan to take NBME 2 better than 4 ihear
then i will choose a date
iam very tired and in sever stress icant sleep well
ihope ican have my exam in july
but MTB is week in OBG/GYNE & pedis &surgery
be careful and also it is review book only

also iam writing notes for every disease (initial MX as rx or dx )and most accurate test and and screen test for that disease in every chapter so that i will read it in the review b4 exam

idont know if my plan is good but iam with it since 23 may
ihope it will work

in usmle consult my score between (66-73 % ) sometimes less but it is better than my score in uw and the q r nice somtimes similar to uw iam always posting q in this forum that iam doing them wrong see them ok

good luck and wish me luck to end this misery
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for me
iam reading chapter MTB 2ck with every subject i return to 1ST aid to read it it seems better than kaplan lec notes for me and in the end of chapter i solve uw for that chapter subject and in the night i solve usmle consult q bank that iwin it in the forum ..(44 q) timed with fast read for explanation sometimes less q if i am very tired (sometimes subject wise or for the chapter that i end reading it )
i am waiting to end this plan to take NBME 2 better than 4 ihear
then i will choose a date
iam very tired and in sever stress icant sleep well
ihope ican have my exam in july
but MTB is week in OBG/GYNE & pedis &surgery
be careful and also it is review book only

also iam writing notes for every disease (initial MX as rx or dx )and most accurate test and and screen test for that disease in every chapter so that i will read it in the review b4 exam

idont know if my plan is good but iam with it since 23 may
ihope it will work

in usmle consult my score between (66-73 % ) sometimes less but it is better than my score in uw and the q r nice somtimes similar to uw iam always posting q in this forum that iam doing them wrong see them ok

good luck and wish me luck to end this misery
Ur plan seems to be good ! And i have planned to do the same.
Hats off to u ! U r competing since u faced the stressful condition which i m facing now. U have given me the courage to compete. Thanks.
Plz move on, u r near the success.
Be patient and kill the stress !
Do tell me ur experience when u will give nbme 2.
Thanks........
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Hey guys.

I wish you all the best in your exam. I already took an NBME and it didn't go as well as I thought. =(

So keep on it guys, we can defeat this monster...
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well i m confused that what s the fun in doing uworld second time, same questions nothing new ?
to really boost up my performance what should be the better option?
i m studying kaplan lecture notes plus mtb2 , they are keeping me up, but i also need to do questions so what should i do, do the 2nd revision of uworld or start doing kaplan q bank ?
Plz tell me the best option !
thanks.
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you can do online kapln bank ...with uw side by side for completion and revision sake.then go back to mtb+fa+kaplan lecture+your notes if u had made any...i think that helps..
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well i m confused that what s the fun in doing uworld second time, same questions nothing new ?
to really boost up my performance what should be the better option?
i m studying kaplan lecture notes plus mtb2 , they are keeping me up, but i also need to do questions so what should i do, do the 2nd revision of uworld or start doing kaplan q bank ?
Plz tell me the best option !
thanks.
You should do the Kaplan Qbank, it is very good, trust me. Just do a quick review of the questions in UW if you have time.
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well the fun of doing uw second time is that u world is so extensive that u wont remember even 25 percent of it after first read..i guarantee u that when u r doing UW second time,most of the question u will feel like u r doing for the first time..The point of doing a Q bank is not just to practice questions but also to learn new concepts and consolidate already learnt concepts..Kaplan Qbank may be good but since u have already done UW once your best option would be to revise it again,along with kaplanQbook coz thats not as extensive as qbank but still effective as it has few additional concepts...
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so finally i decide to do uworld 2nd revision. i have to buy a new subscription bcoz u can t reset ur previous data ! Is it okay ? i have few days of my previous subscription, after it expires i will buy a one month subscription of u world !
Do tell me how should i do 2nd time revision ?
i m planning that half of day i will study from kaplan lec notes plus mtb 2 and other half day do uworld qbank in random mode . What do u say about this plan ?
plz suggest !
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so finally i decide to do uworld 2nd revision. i have to buy a new subscription bcoz u can t reset ur previous data ! Is it okay ? i have few days of my previous subscription, after it expires i will buy a one month subscription of u world !
Do tell me how should i do 2nd time revision ?
i m planning that half of day i will study from kaplan lec notes plus mtb 2 and other half day do uworld qbank in random mode . What do u say about this plan ?
plz suggest !
Second time revision of UW should take lesser time as compared to first read. u should aim for a score of above 70 percent during ur second read(do it untimed),if u r achieving that it means u r on right track.
About the method of reading,,do it the same way as u did ur first read,that is,read the question,think of ur answer and then read the explanation,regardless whether your answer was correct or incorrect..U may also adopt any other way of doing it that suits you but imp thing is to read the explanations too..however,if u find urself running out of time u may only read "educational objectives",but i would suggest u read full explanations..
Also,i would suggest that u start from subjects other than medicine,like gynae and obs,surgery,paeds,psychiatry,and then devote the remaining time to medicine(but make sure u have still ample time left for medicine).Iam saying that coz medicine has almost 1400 questions..u dont have to do all of them,i would say even if u manage to do around 700,800 questions WITH EXPLANATIONS,that should be enough,however,the more questions,the better it is..especially do complete dermatology ,endocrine,and CVS sections..rest u can do few questions from each topic.
i hope that helps!!
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