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hii everyone..pls help me out here .....i have got exam in 6 days time and i took nbme 4 today n my score was 190....so should i post pone the exam n go for next eligibility peroid ort should i just do uw n give the exams???nbme is supposed to be a good predictor of the real thing but i gave it late at night n was alrady tired plus i too a self paced oiption n ended up closing it down n then sleeping off n getting up again and doing it several times in the night!!!!!!!!!!!!i know that was a mistake but i was so eager to get it done.....on the other side i have been preparing for the past 10 mnths on and off and the thought of extending this torture for possibly 3-4 mnths more is equally depressing!!!!...need advice pls
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i havent taken any step yet,,( mine is on 6th oct) nor have i taken any NBME form....though plan to take it soon, but as far as i know, NBME form is strongly considered a good predictor of the real score... n appropriate suggestion would be delay the exam, because once u r stuck with a 'not very good score' it lasts....
on the other hand if u think that ur performance was not very good because u were tired, or u were just trying to get it over..., my suggestion would be to refresh yourself n take another NBME form....n let it decide...!!!
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I know it's easy to say but hard to do.however , you have 2 options
1 give your self another chance by doing other self assessment exam if you score near this score never go to the exam
2 postpone. the exam never go with this score
I highly. Recommended. The first opting give your self another chance
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hii everyone..pls help me out here .....i have got exam in 6 days time and i took nbme 4 today n my score was 190....so should i post pone the exam n go for next eligibility peroid ort should i just do uw n give the exams???nbme is supposed to be a good predictor of the real thing but i gave it late at night n was alrady tired plus i too a self paced oiption n ended up closing it down n then sleeping off n getting up again and doing it several times in the night!!!!!!!!!!!!i know that was a mistake but i was so eager to get it done.....on the other side i have been preparing for the past 10 mnths on and off and the thought of extending this torture for possibly 3-4 mnths more is equally depressing!!!!...need advice pls
yes i agree ..you still have time to react so take another form and see where you stand if its low postpone ....just go through others experience and see how much and how they made improvement after delaying exam.
if you get good score take another nbme and let it decide.

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