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Old 11-03-2014
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Hey all, I think I'm borderline pass/fail based on all the stuff I've read here and my statistics.

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.


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

Thoughts? Any insight would be appreciated though I'd prefer pragmatic responses to mere reassurance.

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If you think Uwsa isnt accurate why didnt you do an NBME?
Also can you give some insights into the exam?
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If you think Uwsa isnt accurate why didnt you do an NBME?
Also can you give some insights into the exam?
2 reasons: First I didn't realize UWSA overestimates till I started reading through these forums right after my exam.

Second, UWSA gives exam feedback and NBME does not.


As for the feedback, I have some:
-A lot of cardiology in my exam which I wasn't overly well prepared for. 4-5 heart sound auscultations. 3 EKGs- know difference between A flutter and A fib.
- A lot of pediatrics, heme, electrolytes, and more psych than I expected
- No Antibodies on my exam - I studied a lot of antibodies (Anti Smith, Anti-La, etc) don't even think one was asked. ANA positivity was noted in a few questions though.
-about 10 stats questions, many of which were difficult. I don't think Kaplan and Uworld do a good enough job covering these.
- 1 drug ad - I found it easy


Anyway, hope that helps. If you wouldn't mind - do you have any thoughts about my exam score? Someone else on these boards scored in the 230s and recently found out they failed which scares me.

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Anyone? Hope I didn't scare everyone off
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Ok so thanks for the info.
This is what I would do if after the exam i really wanted some idea of where I was at. Do an NBME now and see where your at. Might give you some piece of mind.
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Ok so thanks for the info.
This is what I would do if after the exam i really wanted some idea of where I was at. Do an NBME now and see where your at. Might give you some piece of mind.
Thanks for the advice, I might just do that.
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