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Old 02-16-2015
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Hi guys, I need an expert advice. I scored 233 2 days ago in nbme4 (30 wrong answers). My scheduling permit is going to expire within 10 days. The next available date is february 26. I have to pay again if I want to take the exam (already extended the elegibility period )...feel so guilty about it... Anyway, Is nbme4 predictive enough?I want to pass with a score above 230. What should I do?
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I don't think nmbes are all that predictive for step 2CK. Do UWSA today and if you score over 235 I think you should go for it.

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UWSA is the best predictor for step 2.

You are doing pretty well on the NBME.

As volkmann said, do UWSA and then decide.

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hopefedina- Don't give your exam if you are not in a confident state of mind. That matters a lot! It is your choice in the end. Also, to keep postponing these exams does not make much sense. Be firm and take the test. Your NBME score is above your target, which is a good sign.

NBME 4 was more predictive for me. Scored few points more than it. UWSA under-predicted mine. But then, to each his/her own! Good Luck!
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Today I took uwsa and surprisingly for me I scored 247. I don't know what do do. I am still not confident...if I don't take step 2 ck now I lose the fee. So last week I scored appriximate 3 digit score 233 in nbme4 and now 247. Could I pass the exam?should I go?The real exam would be within 3-4 days.. so scared.......
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You've got 247...give the exam immediately.
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You are all set hopefedina! I think 247 is an awesome score and you sound very prepared! postponing sometimes is counterproductive, your scores say your prep and I think you are more than ready, take a breath, relax and review your forgettables or weak areas and go take that test!

I think youre just having cold feet which is normal on last high anxiety/stress days! you need to relax and rest.
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