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Listening CK Prep; 82% in UW and 74% in Kaplan

Friends, please have a look at my results, what do you think ?

I read Kaplan lectures, watched some kaplan step 2 CK videos, did UW first then kaplan Qbank....... total study time 4 months.

Do you think I should go on and do NBME, or do another read then go on to NBME.

Aiming at a score like 250's, do you think I'm ready to take the exam

Waiting your advice.....
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Dude, 250 maybe nothing for you after this performance... maybe u should go for a 270 instead, your uworld says 96th percentile!
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Ya man ...damn..just go and take the exam already...U should have no problem killing it.... by the way i am taking an NBME soon...any preference over which one
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thank cool atomic & Kais MD, but didn't you noticed that my performance was better on UW than Kaplan (by the way i did UW first).
Isn't UW supposed to be more difficult than Kaplan?, actually I think kaplan is more difficult and covers a wide range of topics that may be asked on USMLE. One thing bad about kaplan is: only few questions on bio-statistics so. while doing UW on the other hand, i felt that they were asking the same points over and over again but in different questions. Anyway, I think Kaplan is a better indicator of my real performance......

so do you think 74% in Kaplan is a good score ?

and Kais MD: i really have no idea about NBME forms but i think there was a thread discussing this:

Best NBME Form for USMLE Step 2 CK
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thank cool atomic & Kais MD, but didn't you noticed that my performance was better on UW than kaplan( by the way i did UW first).
isn't UW supposed to be more difficult than kaplan?, actually i think kaplan is more difficult and covers a wide range of topics that may be asked on USMLE.One thing bad about kaplan is: only few questions on bio-statistics so. while doing UW on the other hand, i felt that they were asking the same points over and over again but in different questions.Anyway, I think kaplan is a better indicator of my real performance......

so do you think 74% in kaplan is a good score ?

and Kais MD: i really have no idea about NBME forms but i think there was a thread discussing this:

Best NBME Form for USMLE Step 2 CK
ya i actually found that....well i am gonna 2 and 4 hopefully i can take mine in 3 weeks other wise i am gonna postpone another 2 weeks......aaaaaaaarg when will this end lol..>Good luck on urs...
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plz friends have a look at my results, what do you think ?

i read kaplan lectures, watched some kaplan step 2CK videos, did UW first then kaplan Qbank....... total study time 4 months.

do you think i should go on and do NBME, or do another read then go on to NBME.

aiming at a score like 250's, do you think i'm ready to take the exam

waiting your advice.....
WOW...when're you planning to take?
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but didn't you noticed that my performance was better on UW than Kaplan (by the way i did UW first).
Isn't UW supposed to be more difficult than Kaplan?, actually I think kaplan is more difficult and covers a wide range of topics that may be asked on USMLE. One thing bad about kaplan is: only few questions on bio-statistics so. while doing UW on the other hand, i felt that they were asking the same points over and over again but in different questions. Anyway, I think Kaplan is a better indicator of my real performance......

so do you think 74% in Kaplan is a good score ?
Yes, you are absolutely right. Kaplan CK Qbank is becoming more difficult than UW and more predictive of the real thing.
Please go vote for it here
What is the best USMLE step 2 CK online Qbank?
You will see in that thread that some people are saying the same what you said.

Best of luck to you
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Friends, please have a look at my results, what do you think ?

I read Kaplan lectures, watched some kaplan step 2 CK videos, did UW first then kaplan Qbank....... total study time 4 months.

Do you think I should go on and do NBME, or do another read then go on to NBME.

Aiming at a score like 250's, do you think I'm ready to take the exam

Waiting your advice.....
gr8 going man,,,did u use first aid or MTB...what do u suggest are any of these books important or u can do without them too
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ur score is awsum in uworld bt id suggest dat u take nbme n then decide if u need another revision or not..my uworld score was 89% in step 1 bt i got 241 so it can at tymes overestimate...bt im hopeful in ur case it will correlate wid ur actual score more bcz ck uworld is more representative ov d actual exam.
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I absolutely agree with you that Kaplan Qbank is harder than USMLE world but I believe that a good qbank is not determined by its level of difficulty but on how representative its questions to the real exam. Kaplan may throw lots of weird questions, longer and complicated questions to make it harder and of course you can expect a lower score than UW. I like UW explanation much better than Kaplan, I learn the concepts not just pure facts. For step 1, I got 81% on UW but only 72% on Kaplan Qbank and my actual score is over 260.

I am still preparing for step 2 CK now and I am working on Kaplan qbank first then will switch to UW one month before my exam. I think your UW score is very good and I really suggest you to take NBME because after all, NBME is more predictive than any qbanks. Good luck mate.
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ur score is awsum in uworld bt id suggest dat u take nbme n then decide if u need another revision or not..my uworld score was 89% in step 1 bt i got 241 so it can at tymes overestimate...bt im hopeful in ur case it will correlate wid ur actual score more bcz ck uworld is more representative ov d actual exam.
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