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Hi! So as you can tell by the title of this thread, I failed my CK. It just comes as a shock, after spending months and months studying (FA, MTB, and the UW Qbank and notes made on them). More than that, I'm just utterly shocked and feel like I'm dreaming. I don't know if anyone is in the same situation?

I was scoring an average of 70-80% on UW, and my UWSA was in the 230s. I suppose my mistake lies in not getting enough sleep before the exam (I was a bundle of nerves and went in on 0 sleep), and not doing the NBME and relying on UWSA. I felt like I knew my stuff :/

Anyway, I was hoping if anyone could give me any tips? I'm taking this as a 'it's better to fail than pass with an awful mark' but I can't help but feel depressed. Also, I was wondering, do programs look at your failed attempt?

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Man its great that you have these spirits. Now go get yourself a week of rest and some emptiness to forget about this attempt and then start planning again.
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I think it'd be great to hear some comeback stories of people matching despite failing a step.

Thank you for the positivity!
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hey, im really sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation. How was your step 1 score? It's true, some programs have a very specific criteria when it comes to the number of attempts. That said, if you have a decent step 1 score, and score 240 or 250+ on your second attempt of CK you can do some damage control and have a presentable application.

I would also like to know there difference of points between your uwsa assessment and real exam score. I got my results today and my uwsa was off by 9 points. Those 9 points can be attributed to the silly mistakes I made during the exam due to poor time management.

Taking at least a couple of NBME's would be very helpful this time around, before your exam.
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hey, im really sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation. How was your step 1 score? It's true, some programs have a very specific criteria when it comes to the number of attempts. That said, if you have a decent step 1 score, and score 240 or 250+ on your second attempt of CK you can do some damage control and have a presentable application.

I would also like to know there difference of points between your uwsa assessment and real exam score. I got my results today and my uwsa was off by 9 points. Those 9 points can be attributed to the silly mistakes I made during the exam due to poor time management.

Taking at least a couple of NBME's would be very helpful this time around, before your exam.
Thank you for taking the time to reply! I feel like I haven't killed off all my hope. In terms of my steps, I am an IMG who recently graduated and thought I'd do better doing my step 2 first. I felt confident while doing UW, and that's what kept me going. I have yet to do my step 1 but am hoping to do better than what I just did. This just might be my redemption and second chance.

As for the UWSA, my score was a good 25 points off. I had heard not to rely too much on it, but hey, you live and you learn I guess. I'm hoping to take this experience and work on myself. Thank you for the support! Much appreciated!
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These tests do not measure your intelligence-so dont think u are stupid

the test has become much more difficult this year it seems.

my predicted UWSA score was 15 pts higher than my actual

for me NBME 7 was right on the money.

Make an action plan. Try a new bank and work ESP on ur weaknesses.

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Hey guys,

This post is dedicated to those who wished me well, who messaged to say, "Hey, look, I'm in the same boat", or those who were wondering just what to do after failing your CK. You're not a failure, let's get right first of all, and whatever may have happen, it has. We just need to pick up from there, and use this struggle as part of our story and motivation. It's only up from here, right?

For those who did ask, yes, I did do some researching after the big debacle. After failing your CK, 30% of programmes will not consider you. That being said, it means that there are 70% of programmes STILL out there and up for grabs. You just have to spruce up your CV, get some research work and clinical attachments, and the main thing: do well the second time around. You walk in that exam like a warrior, and you need to come out with at least a 240+. You're life isn't over yet - it a hiccup along the way, but it isn't over.

Compared to those who fail their Step 1, 70% of programmes will not give their applications a glance - so that being said, we're better off in a way (not to say that failing is good, it's just a more positive approach in handling our circumstances!).

I hope you find this helpful! It's just me and my two cents on what just happened. This post is generally directly towards those who messaged me wondering what to next. Give yourself a proper week off. Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Pick it up again and go through your weak points and see what went wrong. Life isn't over - and the statistics vouch for it.

I wish you all the best!
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What do you suppose went wrong? Did your test ask questions that required knowledge you didn't come across in usmle world or MTB? Or did you just have a really bad day
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Hey i too failed woth score of 205 ..nice too see ppl motivating speech i was v low bf reading ...ane 1 can give tips how to score 240 n abv thnx
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What do you suppose went wrong? Did your test ask questions that required knowledge you didn't come across in usmle world or MTB? Or did you just have a really bad day
Honestly, it was a bit of both. I'd say 50-60% of the questions were fairly okay; the rest seemed... Terrible. UW did help solidify the high yield facts, but it was stuff you couldn't prepare for that took me for a spin: the drug adverts, the exhaustion and mental drain, as well as time constraints. I don't know - maybe it was just a bad day or a combination of the both. Just sucks :/
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Well, you have my sympathy. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone with over 230 for UWSA failing step 2. I'm sitting for mine in a few days and your post is worrying.
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Hey Bluescrub...sorry to hear that...iv failed also...iv kept doing world (80's %) and reading FA. Don't know what else to do. When are u planning on taking it again? and how are u studying now?
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Hello everyone. Thought I should give back to this forum. I would first like to start out by saying, excuse my language, F*** ALL THE HATERS. There I go, I said it. First things first, do not let anyone steer you from achieving your dreams. So I began studying for Step 2 CK 10 months ago, yes 10 months ago. I was told I couldn't do it, and its a very tough exam. Yes, it is tough, but very doable. My target score was a minimum of a 220, so this is what I did. I shunned out all of the negative people out of my life and stopped caring what others had to say. I did my own thing. Here is my story.

I began with Kaplan lecture notes. I read them twice, and mind you, I don't think I retained anything from it. I took my first NBME after two reads of them, and my score? 175. I was demolished. Didn't even break 203. Okay fine. I told myself let me try it again. I read MTB 4x, then took another NBME. 193. Okay, fine, improvement, still didn't pass. I told myself to keep going.

I began with UW. I was getting 30% in the beginning. Yeah, you heard it right 30%. I told myself I'm getting smoked by questions but it's okay, its a learning experience. I finished the Qbank first pass with a 50%. Then I decided to change my study tactic. So what did I do?

I went back from the first block and began to type up every explanation word for word, sentence for sentence, letter by letter. My final document was 800+ pages. Yes you heard that right. I compiled a book out of UW, an 800+ page book that was better than any other book that I read. I then switched from Kaplan MTB to a program called Doctors in Training. By far, it was the most epic program I have ever used. So continuing on...I reset my qbank and the questions a second time, my average a 74%. I then took another NBME, and I got a 213. I was happy that I made progress and I made the 209 passing mark. After that I reread my document a third time and then a fourth time. Took the UWSA 2 days before my exam, and I got a 230. The night before my exam I got a very nasty sinus infection and ended up going to the ER because I couldn't breathe through my nose. I told the ER doc the next step to give me some sudafed and he said you seem to have extensive medical knowledge and I told him I have step 2 CK tomorrow. He gave me the sudafed and then I went home. I woke up the day of my exam without any air coming into my nostrils. I was about to call prometric and cancel the exam out of anger but my mother told me to take the test, you are ready, after 10 months of hibernation. I went into my exam with 2 red bulls and 2 sudafed pills, had no nose, and took the entire monster with a sinus infection. I waited 3 weeks for the result, and finally, I opened it up and I got a 220, the same exact score as my step 1. All in all, the moral of the story, FORGET what everyone says, stop worrying about matching and focus on your studies. THESE ARE CALLED STEPS, take them one STEP at a time. I am glad that I am alive, and I have my health and my family and friends. I was at the point where I told myself, F*** residency, F*** everything, I need to be happy. Money doesn't buy happiness, and the fact that I was not in a good financial situation made me work harder than ever before. I now look back at it, and I have to say thank god I am alive. For all you future doctors out there, my two cents is this, there are people who get 1 interview and match, and there are people with 10 interviews who do not match. You cannot shoot yourself in the foot and wallow in self-pity if you don't match. If becoming a doctor doesn't work out, there is always something else to do with your life. Be real with yourself, be rational, and never give up. And this is a special message to all you people who tell others they have bad chances of matching, you all need to get laid and have some sex. Sounds like a case sexual hypertension. I was told by my school councilor I wouldn't break 200 with my NBME scores, and well, he definitely felt like a retard after seeing my score report.

Results
Total Study prep: 10 months

Materials used:
Step up to medicine: 4x
Doctors in training: 4x
Kaplan lecture notes: 2x
MTB: 4x
USMLE step 2 secrets: 4x
USMLEWORLD:
1st time pass: 50%
2nd time pass: 74%
3rd time pass: 80%
4th time pass: 82%


NBME 2:4 months out 175
NBME 4: 3 months out 193
NBME 6: 2 months out 213
UWSA: 2 days out 230
Real deal: 220

There are people I know who had attempts and matched, so do not be scared, the best thing you can do is give it your best shot. Even if it takes 10 years to get a damn residency spot, stick at it, don't wallow in self pity, whatever you do, you only have one life to live, its not worth destroying yourselves inside out. It's just a test, and life doesn't always go the way we expect it. Look at me, I'm broke and I'm probably one of the happiest people you'll ever meet. Remember, you are your first patient. On that note, stay grinding everyone, and if you run into anyone with sexual hypertension and those who havent gotten laid in awhile, avoid them. I hated working with a lot of doctors in the hospital because it sounded like they have something up their a**. Our society breeds us like machines, to have no compassion, to sympathy or empathy for others. I am here to tell you, to keep trying. Fools give up, fighters still continue on. Just be grateful you all have a pulse and are AAOx3. I wouldn't trade that for the world. On that note, continue the quest to slay the dragon!
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Listen mate, do not give up. Pick yourself back up again and do what I did, read the UW explanations, it will work wonders!
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Hello everyone. Thought I should give back to this forum. I would first like to start out by saying, excuse my language, F*** ALL THE HATERS. There I go, I said it. First things first, do not let anyone steer you from achieving your dreams. So I began studying for Step 2 CK 10 months ago, yes 10 months ago. I was told I couldn't do it, and its a very tough exam. Yes, it is tough, but very doable. My target score was a minimum of a 220, so this is what I did. I shunned out all of the negative people out of my life and stopped caring what others had to say. I did my own thing. Here is my story.

I began with Kaplan lecture notes. I read them twice, and mind you, I don't think I retained anything from it. I took my first NBME after two reads of them, and my score? 175. I was demolished. Didn't even break 203. Okay fine. I told myself let me try it again. I read MTB 4x, then took another NBME. 193. Okay, fine, improvement, still didn't pass. I told myself to keep going.

I began with UW. I was getting 30% in the beginning. Yeah, you heard it right 30%. I told myself I'm getting smoked by questions but it's okay, its a learning experience. I finished the Qbank first pass with a 50%. Then I decided to change my study tactic. So what did I do?

I went back from the first block and began to type up every explanation word for word, sentence for sentence, letter by letter. My final document was 800+ pages. Yes you heard that right. I compiled a book out of UW, an 800+ page book that was better than any other book that I read. I then switched from Kaplan MTB to a program called Doctors in Training. By far, it was the most epic program I have ever used. So continuing on...I reset my qbank and the questions a second time, my average a 74%. I then took another NBME, and I got a 213. I was happy that I made progress and I made the 209 passing mark. After that I reread my document a third time and then a fourth time. Took the UWSA 2 days before my exam, and I got a 230. The night before my exam I got a very nasty sinus infection and ended up going to the ER because I couldn't breathe through my nose. I told the ER doc the next step to give me some sudafed and he said you seem to have extensive medical knowledge and I told him I have step 2 CK tomorrow. He gave me the sudafed and then I went home. I woke up the day of my exam without any air coming into my nostrils. I was about to call prometric and cancel the exam out of anger but my mother told me to take the test, you are ready, after 10 months of hibernation. I went into my exam with 2 red bulls and 2 sudafed pills, had no nose, and took the entire monster with a sinus infection. I waited 3 weeks for the result, and finally, I opened it up and I got a 220, the same exact score as my step 1. All in all, the moral of the story, FORGET what everyone says, stop worrying about matching and focus on your studies. THESE ARE CALLED STEPS, take them one STEP at a time. I am glad that I am alive, and I have my health and my family and friends. I was at the point where I told myself, F*** residency, F*** everything, I need to be happy. Money doesn't buy happiness, and the fact that I was not in a good financial situation made me work harder than ever before. I now look back at it, and I have to say thank god I am alive. For all you future doctors out there, my two cents is this, there are people who get 1 interview and match, and there are people with 10 interviews who do not match. You cannot shoot yourself in the foot and wallow in self-pity if you don't match. If becoming a doctor doesn't work out, there is always something else to do with your life. Be real with yourself, be rational, and never give up. And this is a special message to all you people who tell others they have bad chances of matching, you all need to get laid and have some sex. Sounds like a case sexual hypertension. I was told by my school councilor I wouldn't break 200 with my NBME scores, and well, he definitely felt like a retard after seeing my score report.

Results
Total Study prep: 10 months

Materials used:
Step up to medicine: 4x
Doctors in training: 4x
Kaplan lecture notes: 2x
MTB: 4x
USMLE step 2 secrets: 4x
USMLEWORLD:
1st time pass: 50%
2nd time pass: 74%
3rd time pass: 80%
4th time pass: 82%


NBME 2:4 months out 175
NBME 4: 3 months out 193
NBME 6: 2 months out 213
UWSA: 2 days out 230
Real deal: 220

There are people I know who had attempts and matched, so do not be scared, the best thing you can do is give it your best shot. Even if it takes 10 years to get a damn residency spot, stick at it, don't wallow in self pity, whatever you do, you only have one life to live, its not worth destroying yourselves inside out. It's just a test, and life doesn't always go the way we expect it. Look at me, I'm broke and I'm probably one of the happiest people you'll ever meet. Remember, you are your first patient. On that note, stay grinding everyone, and if you run into anyone with sexual hypertension and those who havent gotten laid in awhile, avoid them. I hated working with a lot of doctors in the hospital because it sounded like they have something up their a**. Our society breeds us like machines, to have no compassion, to sympathy or empathy for others. I am here to tell you, to keep trying. Fools give up, fighters still continue on. Just be grateful you all have a pulse and are AAOx3. I wouldn't trade that for the world. On that note, continue the quest to slay the dragon!

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what a post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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All in all, the moral of the story, FORGET what everyone says, stop worrying about matching and focus on your studies. THESE ARE CALLED STEPS, take them one STEP at a time. I am glad that I am alive, and I have my health and my family and friends. I was at the point where I told myself, F*** residency, F*** everything, I need to be happy. Money doesn't buy happiness, and the fact that I was not in a good financial situation made me work harder than ever before. I now look back at it, and I have to say thank god I am alive. For all you future doctors out there, my two cents is this, there are people who get 1 interview and match, and there are people with 10 interviews who do not match. You cannot shoot yourself in the foot and wallow in self-pity if you don't match. If becoming a doctor doesn't work out, there is always something else to do with your life. Be real with yourself, be rational, and never give up. And this is a special message to all you people who tell others they have bad chances of matching, you all need to get laid and have some sex. Sounds like a case sexual hypertension. I was told by my school councilor I wouldn't break 200 with my NBME scores, and well, he definitely felt like a retard after seeing my score report.


There are people I know who had attempts and matched, so do not be scared, the best thing you can do is give it your best shot. Even if it takes 10 years to get a damn residency spot, stick at it, don't wallow in self pity, whatever you do, you only have one life to live, its not worth destroying yourselves inside out. It's just a test, and life doesn't always go the way we expect it. Look at me, I'm broke and I'm probably one of the happiest people you'll ever meet. Remember, you are your first patient. On that note, stay grinding everyone, and if you run into anyone with sexual hypertension and those who havent gotten laid in awhile, avoid them. I hated working with a lot of doctors in the hospital because it sounded like they have something up their a**. Our society breeds us like machines, to have no compassion, to sympathy or empathy for others. I am here to tell you, to keep trying. Fools give up, fighters still continue on. Just be grateful you all have a pulse and are AAOx3. I wouldn't trade that for the world. On that note, continue the quest to slay the dragon!
Respect yo. Immense respect. Can't thank you enough!
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I know how you feel, I failed too and it is devastating especially when you're preparing for the match and receive this bad news . I'm sure you'll do great next time son't ever give up

I had a computer error during the 8th block of my test, I called the proctor and it took her about 5 minutes to fix it.
It didn't worry me much because she assured me that the computer saved everything, but after I received my score and found out that I failed, I became worried..what if the remaining 30 questions weren't included? Also, I didn't get the survey that I got after completing step 1! did this happen to any of you?
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Okay I'm worried now too...
I scored 228 on UWSA just a few days before the exam. Here is the full breakdown.

Kaplan Q bank - 1 time ~ All questions : 52% - completed 1 month before exam
Kaplan Simulation Exam (I just did one) - 66% - 1 month before exam
USMLE World ~ Didn't do all questions, just 60% of questions: 67% - completed 1 week before exam
UWSA: 228 - 3 days before exam
Free 150: 70% - 2 days before exam


**All Q bank questions were done timed and random.

I just took the exam yesterday and don't feel that great - especially after reading this thread.


I might be cutting it close to the 209 pass/fail cutoff (UWSA is notorious for overestimating if these forums have any validity and some cases have it overestimating at 15-20 which has me nervous). For reference, I got 210 on Step 1
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Okay I'm worried now too...
I scored 228 on UWSA just a few days before the exam. Here is the full breakdown.

Kaplan Q bank - 1 time ~ All questions : 52% - completed 1 month before exam
Kaplan Simulation Exam (I just did one) - 66% - 1 month before exam
USMLE World ~ Didn't do all questions, just 60% of questions: 67% - completed 1 week before exam
UWSA: 228 - 3 days before exam
Free 150: 70% - 2 days before exam


**All Q bank questions were done timed and random.

I just took the exam yesterday and don't feel that great - especially after reading this thread.


I might be cutting it close to the 209 pass/fail cutoff (UWSA is notorious for overestimating if these forums have any validity and some cases have it overestimating at 15-20 which has me nervous). For reference, I got 210 on Step 1
All you can do now is wait. I know that stinks. I took UWSA and it overpredicted me by 10 points i believe. NBME 7 was right on the money for me. Are you applying to the match this year?
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All you can do now is wait. I know that stinks. I took UWSA and it overpredicted me by 10 points i believe. NBME 7 was right on the money for me. Are you applying to the match this year?
I am. It's pediatrics so Step scores aren't too much an issue for the non-competitive programs, as long as I pass.

if you don't mind me asking, what was your UWSA, and what was your UW%age? Also- how close to the exam did you take UWSA? Thanks in advance.
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Okay I'm worried now too...
I scored 228 on UWSA just a few days before the exam. Here is the full breakdown.

Kaplan Q bank - 1 time ~ All questions : 52% - completed 1 month before exam
Kaplan Simulation Exam (I just did one) - 66% - 1 month before exam
USMLE World ~ Didn't do all questions, just 60% of questions: 67% - completed 1 week before exam
UWSA: 228 - 3 days before exam
Free 150: 70% - 2 days before exam


**All Q bank questions were done timed and random.

I just took the exam yesterday and don't feel that great - especially after reading this thread.


I might be cutting it close to the 209 pass/fail cutoff (UWSA is notorious for overestimating if these forums have any validity and some cases have it overestimating at 15-20 which has me nervous). For reference, I got 210 on Step 1
Just saw this! Hope you did well!

The UWSA truly is notorious for overestimating scores - and my advice to everyone would be to do at least one NBME (7 apparently is on point) - or several, and just track your progress throughout.
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Hello everyone. Thought I should give back to this forum. I would first like to start out by saying, excuse my language, F*** ALL THE HATERS. There I go, I said it. First things first, do not let anyone steer you from achieving your dreams. So I began studying for Step 2 CK 10 months ago, yes 10 months ago. I was told I couldn't do it, and its a very tough exam. Yes, it is tough, but very doable. My target score was a minimum of a 220, so this is what I did. I shunned out all of the negative people out of my life and stopped caring what others had to say. I did my own thing. Here is my story.

I began with Kaplan lecture notes. I read them twice, and mind you, I don't think I retained anything from it. I took my first NBME after two reads of them, and my score? 175. I was demolished. Didn't even break 203. Okay fine. I told myself let me try it again. I read MTB 4x, then took another NBME. 193. Okay, fine, improvement, still didn't pass. I told myself to keep going.

I began with UW. I was getting 30% in the beginning. Yeah, you heard it right 30%. I told myself I'm getting smoked by questions but it's okay, its a learning experience. I finished the Qbank first pass with a 50%. Then I decided to change my study tactic. So what did I do?

I went back from the first block and began to type up every explanation word for word, sentence for sentence, letter by letter. My final document was 800+ pages. Yes you heard that right. I compiled a book out of UW, an 800+ page book that was better than any other book that I read. I then switched from Kaplan MTB to a program called Doctors in Training. By far, it was the most epic program I have ever used. So continuing on...I reset my qbank and the questions a second time, my average a 74%. I then took another NBME, and I got a 213. I was happy that I made progress and I made the 209 passing mark. After that I reread my document a third time and then a fourth time. Took the UWSA 2 days before my exam, and I got a 230. The night before my exam I got a very nasty sinus infection and ended up going to the ER because I couldn't breathe through my nose. I told the ER doc the next step to give me some sudafed and he said you seem to have extensive medical knowledge and I told him I have step 2 CK tomorrow. He gave me the sudafed and then I went home. I woke up the day of my exam without any air coming into my nostrils. I was about to call prometric and cancel the exam out of anger but my mother told me to take the test, you are ready, after 10 months of hibernation. I went into my exam with 2 red bulls and 2 sudafed pills, had no nose, and took the entire monster with a sinus infection. I waited 3 weeks for the result, and finally, I opened it up and I got a 220, the same exact score as my step 1. All in all, the moral of the story, FORGET what everyone says, stop worrying about matching and focus on your studies. THESE ARE CALLED STEPS, take them one STEP at a time. I am glad that I am alive, and I have my health and my family and friends. I was at the point where I told myself, F*** residency, F*** everything, I need to be happy. Money doesn't buy happiness, and the fact that I was not in a good financial situation made me work harder than ever before. I now look back at it, and I have to say thank god I am alive. For all you future doctors out there, my two cents is this, there are people who get 1 interview and match, and there are people with 10 interviews who do not match. You cannot shoot yourself in the foot and wallow in self-pity if you don't match. If becoming a doctor doesn't work out, there is always something else to do with your life. Be real with yourself, be rational, and never give up. And this is a special message to all you people who tell others they have bad chances of matching, you all need to get laid and have some sex. Sounds like a case sexual hypertension. I was told by my school councilor I wouldn't break 200 with my NBME scores, and well, he definitely felt like a retard after seeing my score report.

Results
Total Study prep: 10 months

Materials used:
Step up to medicine: 4x
Doctors in training: 4x
Kaplan lecture notes: 2x
MTB: 4x
USMLE step 2 secrets: 4x
USMLEWORLD:
1st time pass: 50%
2nd time pass: 74%
3rd time pass: 80%
4th time pass: 82%


NBME 2:4 months out 175
NBME 4: 3 months out 193
NBME 6: 2 months out 213
UWSA: 2 days out 230
Real deal: 220

There are people I know who had attempts and matched, so do not be scared, the best thing you can do is give it your best shot. Even if it takes 10 years to get a damn residency spot, stick at it, don't wallow in self pity, whatever you do, you only have one life to live, its not worth destroying yourselves inside out. It's just a test, and life doesn't always go the way we expect it. Look at me, I'm broke and I'm probably one of the happiest people you'll ever meet. Remember, you are your first patient. On that note, stay grinding everyone, and if you run into anyone with sexual hypertension and those who havent gotten laid in awhile, avoid them. I hated working with a lot of doctors in the hospital because it sounded like they have something up their a**. Our society breeds us like machines, to have no compassion, to sympathy or empathy for others. I am here to tell you, to keep trying. Fools give up, fighters still continue on. Just be grateful you all have a pulse and are AAOx3. I wouldn't trade that for the world. On that note, continue the quest to slay the dragon!
everybody post their so called perfect story,but the real deal is to breakthrough the issues you have,
what you posted here is worth respecting.....and worth admiring....proud of you brother
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Hi! So as you can tell by the title of this thread, I failed my CK. It just comes as a shock, after spending months and months studying (FA, MTB, and the UW Qbank and notes made on them). More than that, I'm just utterly shocked and feel like I'm dreaming. I don't know if anyone is in the same situation?

I was scoring an average of 70-80% on UW, and my UWSA was in the 230s. I suppose my mistake lies in not getting enough sleep before the exam (I was a bundle of nerves and went in on 0 sleep), and not doing the NBME and relying on UWSA. I felt like I knew my stuff :/

Anyway, I was hoping if anyone could give me any tips? I'm taking this as a 'it's better to fail than pass with an awful mark' but I can't help but feel depressed. Also, I was wondering, do programs look at your failed attempt?

Thanks in advance!
Hello my friend, I am sorry for that, that is bad of course, but you have learned the material, did everything you need and the only problem was not to sleep enough to store the information in their shelfs. You have chances, go ahead !!!
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