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Old 04-06-2015
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Default Uworld good--> NBME bad

Hi all,

at this point i am very concerned. In the second pass of uwrold, i am getting very high percentages around 85% and 15 minutes remaining at the end of each block.

However, when i do an nbme, the questions seem easy but i got a very low number nbme 4 210. I feel that the questions on the NBME are poorly written compared to uworld and although i feel they are easy i might be choosing the distractor most of the time.

What can I do to better target the nbme questions?

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Old 04-25-2015
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I feel the same way...i got a 198 on nbme 4 - which really made me feel desperate- and I'm just finish the uw qbank (6% left to be done tomorrow) scoring high 60's-low 70's. I have a little bit more than 2 weeks to go and I don't know what to do. I should not have taken nbme 4, I made a lot of stupid mistakes on thing I know and I felt the questions were so poorly framed...
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