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Hi guys, I wrote my journal in this forum when I prepared for step 1 and I find it very useful to keep me motivated and at the same time gaining feedback from the readers. I am going to do the same thing for my CK prep. I've been preparing for step 2 CK for 2.5 months and my exam is within 4 weeks (Sept 15th) so I dont have much time left. This is what I have done so far :

Kaplan Diagnostic Exam 80% (before reviewing the notes and videos)
Kaplan Lecture Notes + Videos (spent 4 weeks to review it)
Kaplan MTB for step 2 CK during Kaplan Live Lecture (except Peds and Obgyn)
Kaplan Qbank during live lecture (done 50% of the questions, averaging 72%, subject-wise, timed mode)

I did NMBE 3 yesterday to self evaluate my progress and I am quite satisfied that I scored 600 (253). Hopefully in the next 4 weeks I can boost my performance higher than this. Now I am about to start USMLE World, and I plan to finish it in 3 weeks (depend on how fast I review the explanation) and final week will be for reviewing my UW notes. I will also do one simulation exam(UWSA and NBME4) one week before exam.

Basically that's my plan for the next 4 weeks, I will try to update any major progress that I've done. I am open to any suggestion as well.

Happy studying !!!
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I am done with 60% of USMLE World and averaging 81%, all under timed-mixed-unused question mode. I am not sure if I can finish the qbank since my exam is in 10 days. I will try to finish as many as I can in the remaining time. I am planning to take NBME 4 and UWSA one week before exam for final prediction. From there I will determine if I need to review MTB CK one more time or keep on doing questions and finishing the qbank. Hopefully everything runs as planned (I am lil bit worried becoz the US Open keep distracting my study plan LOL).

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Question Need your input guys

As planned before, today I did online NBME 4 and UWSA back to back. The results are pretty reassuring.

NBME 4 : 265 (14 wrong answers, 92% correct) --> too bad I didnt write the questions that I got wrong , I thought I could review it later
UWSA : 262 (average 82.5% correct)

Both exams are tough, NBME 4 far exceeds form 3 in term of difficulty and the questions are lengthy. Based on the feedback, I need to brush up my peds. I am not sure if reading my Peds lecture note will be a right decision now considering I only have 5 effective days left and I just finished 70% of UW.

I need your input guys, should I finish my UW or just focus now on my weak subject and review my UW notes ? I am running out of time
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It's two days to my exam. I dont think I will finish my UW Qbanks, I am done with 90% of it and my average score is 82%, all in timed-mixed-unused questions mode. Today I did the free USMLE Step 2CK sample questions. It was tough man !!! I didn't expect the questions will be that hard. The abstract and drugs ads questions are harder than UW questions. The third block is the hardest, I think it's harder than typical UW questions . Good thing they give us the answers so we can learn from our mistakes.

This is the statistics of my performance on that test :
Block 1 : 41/44 (93%)
Block 2 : 37/42 (88%)
Block 3 : 32/42 (81%)
Multimedia block : 5/5 (100%)
Average : 88%

I have several blocks left in my UW to be reviewed in less than 48 hours. I was planning not to study one day before exam but this time, I will study half day and then relax for the remaining time. Hopefully everything will be just fine.
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Kaplan MTB for step 2 CK during Kaplan Live Lecture (except Peds and Obgyn)
What did you use for Peds and Obgyn
Thanks & congrats on your awesome score.
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Can you guys actually post something that is helpful instead of just bragging about your scores. This is useless
Waste of my time!
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