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uworld is also including new questions related to drug ad n abstract from 25th july ,which is good for all of us appearing after august 3rd...
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At last!!! i was getting real concerned about these new questions.
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At last!!! i was getting real concerned about these new questions.
yep ,today I saw their notice
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thanks man!!!
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Yay! I was getting worried about how I would prepare for those questions.
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guys, the update is complete and guess what! NO NEW QUESTIONS!!!!!.

I mailed to support@uworld.com and they said that it was a software update and NO NEW QUESTIONS have been added.

don't know what i'll do now!
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Does anyone know how updated the UWorld is over the years? For instance do you think the UWorld online question bank has mostly new or different questions compared to what they had 4 or 5 years ago?
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Does anyone know how updated the UWorld is over the years? For instance do you think the UWorld online question bank has mostly new or different questions compared to what they had 4 or 5 years ago?
yeah, most of the questions i've done (50% remaining) are not older than 2-2.5 years and we can know that because while reviewing the test answers, the date the question was added is shown below. There are many new questions added on 7/11/2011, about 2 weeks ago.
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Does anyone know when they plan on actually adding new research and abstract questions? They just updated the software. I e-mailed them to ask them when they're going to add the new questions and requested them to add them soon if possible so that we'll have some practice before the exam. I would urge you all to do the same. If they find out that a lot of people would like added questions they may add a few in the next couple weeks.
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guys, the update is complete and guess what! NO NEW QUESTIONS!!!!!.

I mailed to support@uworld.com and they said that it was a software update and NO NEW QUESTIONS have been added.

don't know what i'll do now!
do u means there is nooooooooo new q for drug add and the new q that will appear in 3 august 2011 exam ??????????????
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Does anyone know when they plan on actually adding new research and abstract questions? They just updated the software. I e-mailed them to ask them when they're going to add the new questions and requested them to add them soon if possible so that we'll have some practice before the exam. I would urge you all to do the same. If they find out that a lot of people would like added questions they may add a few in the next couple weeks.
i mailed immediately after the update was completed and they said that if new questions are added, they will appear in the qbank but refused to comment when they might be added. don't know what'll happen!
keep mailing people!
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i mailed immediately after the update was completed and they said that if new questions are added, they will appear in the qbank but refused to comment when they might be added. don't know what'll happen!
keep mailing people!
From my experience with UW, that means the "new-format" q's are not coming anytime soon, or else they would have given you an approximate date.
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From my experience with UW, that means the "new-format" q's are not coming anytime soon, or else they would have given you an approximate date.
ya ,don't know where we will get to practice these questions ,when they re uploading software why couldn't they upload few questions for it ?Also they have made the screen smaller .

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emailed them..got the same reply.....didn't give me exact date..they are not sure themselves....
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the best we can hope for is that they will post some questions soon because Kaplan qbank already has those formats and uworld don't wanna lose some customers!!! lol
I have my exam on aug 23, so hope they post it by then.!
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uworld is also including new questions related to drug ad n abstract from 25th july ,which is good for all of us appearing after august 3rd...
did u see some of these qs ..i am on UW now ...nothing new...?!!
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the best we can hope for is that they will post some questions soon because Kaplan qbank already has those formats and uworld don't wanna lose some customers!!! lol
I have my exam on aug 23, so hope they post it by then.!
Really Mine is august 24th lol. I emailed them too but apparently it has to go thru their process before any questions are selected. by the way how's ur prep going?
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Really Mine is august 24th lol. I emailed them too but apparently it has to go thru their process before any questions are selected. by the way how's ur prep going?
hey kaisMD!
looks lyk we r both in the same boat!. I'm doing uworld and MTB 2CK getting scores between 56-86% with avg of 71%. Done with 58% (42% remaining). I will be done by 9/10 august and then will take the UWSA (still not decided whether to take NBME or not) and do all the incorrect uworld questions along with my KLN and Uworld notes revision and go for it.

Where are you in the prep process? what about NBME, taking it or not cuz every1 says NBME is underestimating scores and i jus dnt wanna get depressed just before the exam with a low score there, and the worst thing is i can't postpone my test date.
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hey kaisMD!
looks lyk we r both in the same boat!. I'm doing uworld and MTB 2CK getting scores between 56-86% with avg of 71%. Done with 58% (42% remaining). I will be done by 9/10 august and then will take the UWSA (still not decided whether to take NBME or not) and do all the incorrect uworld questions along with my KLN and Uworld notes revision and go for it.

Where are you in the prep process? what about NBME, taking it or not cuz every1 says NBME is underestimating scores and i jus dnt wanna get depressed just before the exam with a low score there, and the worst thing is i can't postpone my test date.
Well i have finished Uworld once and i am redoing it now..I was averaging mid 60's with a couple 70's towards the end...I took the UWSA when i only did 40% of the Uworld and it estimated a 210 at that time which was a good 7 weeks ago.
u might be right about the nbme i was suppose to take it aug 3 but after 2 weeks of UWSA i took nbme2 and it predicted a 200.... so i freaked and extended it. I think i blame that bad score on the fact that i was putting in a min of 12 - 14 hours a day for those two weeks....But since then i have been redoing all of Uworld gettin mid 80's to 90's while reviewing MTB everyday with a different book every 3 days....but mainly focusing on internal Med since its 50% of CK...as for nbme's i am gonna take the 4th one which apparently is more reliable so if u get a chance u should do that one atleast.....I hope i dont chicken out again i am mentally exhausted...
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do u have any idea hw many drug ad questions will b in exam??? any clue because in usmle fred2v software they is only 1 drug ad question???
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They added some questions! I came across 2 in a test I just did.
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do u have any idea hw many drug ad questions will b in exam??? any clue because in usmle fred2v software they is only 1 drug ad question???
10 to 15 q in whole exam
5 set and every set contain either 2 or 3 q per set
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They added some questions! I came across 2 in a test I just did.
can u share ur notes about them if u write notes ????
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They added some questions! I came across 2 in a test I just did.
really? under what subject and section are they classified? please tell me the question id if possible too.
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plz note down the questions and answers for us. i ve completed UW online and my subscription expired i can't start over again . anyone who's doin UW online right nw plz share questions or atleast basic concepts. thanks!!
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They added some questions! I came across 2 in a test I just did.
If u can plz..WRite down the questions and the answers in a new thread. it'll help tremendously. Thanks
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Well guys, I got two question in UW about these new topics.

Since USMLE Forums extrictly has prohibited posting the questions as the appear in the Qbanks due copyright issues, I will share with you some of the points that I watched in these questions.

The format of the question has two components: you will have an article on your right which will have a little abstract and some tables and diagrams. In the abstract you will find the description of the article, the type of study. In your left is the question. In my case the first question was about a patient and how you can use the information of that article in this patient, it was not too difficult, however you have to read it fast... I suggest you should read the question first, then check the article.

The second question was about the design of the study... so I didn't have any idea of it. The point here is that you must be able to recognize the design of a study just reading the article. So guys, I think is time to review more about types of designs. I'll will keep posting new information as I find it.
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I agree with Sadalssud it's good to read the question first. You know what even if we can't figure out how to conquer these questions before the exam, we can always guess.

@miss patho: I didn't write any notes on them but they're basically about finding relevant information in a research abstract for your patient and identifying research study designs.

@cool_atomic: It's under Internal Medicine in the Epidemiology section where all the usual biostats questions are...I'm sure you'll come across the questions eventually. I just came across them quickly because I'm almost done with the Qbank.

@DrKais_MD and DrAa: We can't post these questions here or anywhere because the questions and their answers are protected by copyright but Sadalssud gave a pretty basic idea of what they're like. You can try the 150 free USMLE questions on the USMLE website which has a few of the newer questions in it. Plus that's probably even better because it's straight from the source! If you've ever practiced evidence based medicine or had any experience doing research, you should be find for the research abstract questions.
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