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Smile The USMLE Step 2 & me...I'm done!!!

Preparation time = 1.5 months
(I took Step 1 in mid Sept and CS in early Nov)
Exam date Dec 29th

Materials:
- Kaplan videos (all except for surgery and Emergency Medicine) = I watched them once
- MTB for Step 2 CK read it once
- Kaplan LN for IM, Dermatology and ObGyn

UW (timed unused random) = 79% one time
Kaplan Step 2 Qbank (completed less than 20%...only surgery/Psychiatry/EM) 72%

USWA = 260 (10 days before my exam)
NBME 4 = 570/246 (2 days before my exam)

Test:
I had 5 blocks - 44 qs each and 3 blocks - 42 qs each.
The question stems were pretty long!…A lot of orthopedics, psychiatry and biostatistics.

Well, good luck to all and happy new year!
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Congrats Bebix!! Sounds like you rocked it
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Wow!! u did it really quick!! CS and now CK done as well (m still stuck at CK ) Anyway m sure you will have another greatttt score. Good luck with the result and Residency ahead. And Happy New year to you too
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waw.......Congrats......am sure u gonna rock it again.......happy new year nd wish ya all de best
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u r a genius.. i took step1 before you, and still m halfway through my ck prep , and cs is undone.... we r all waiting for your another 270+ score... all d best..
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hi congrts for d exam. ur so quick, i have to ask somthn abt exam hard level. how was it. tougher den uw. many ppl say its tougher. u said q-stem was long , but wat abt compare to kaplan n uw.. i took 4 months for ck. dates in mid feb. finishd kaplan qbank wid 72, doin uw now n timed/ mixed. need ur advise. how to improve biostats . i feel m weak in it..
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How about drugs Ad questions?? did u get lots of them ?? i m doing UW now and came across few of them, but getting them all wrong so far Any suggestions/advice??? Thanks!
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Congrates. . . .best of luck
Really speedy. .
You will rock
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@suarez18. I think it was tougher (and longer) than UW and Kaplan. I had step 1 "like" qs too.

@pass7. Yes I had 3 ad questions (3 blocks with 42 qs each)…suggestions? you need to understand the concepts of randomization, bias and confounders.
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great...im still on prep for ck n ur done... well done...wt do u say wts the key points to focus while preparing for ck..n is question stem really long i heard somebody missed some q...n can u help doing abstracts..
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great...im still on prep for ck n ur done... well done...wt do u say wts the key points to focus while preparing for ck..n is question stem really long i heard somebody missed some q...n can u help doing abstracts..
the qs are long, but you will have enough time to answer all the qs...so, dont worry about that.
key points? ... do all the psychiatry, ethics and biostatistics from UW and Kaplan!!!!
"n can u help doing abstracts"...the abstracts are not that bad...and the answers are pretty straight forward.

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i need some serious help...i took NBME 4 LAST MONTH,on dec 10...i got exactly 200...my UWORLD %was around mid-60...like 65 to 70%...bt i dint perform well in NBME(my biggest nightmare)now im doin KAPLAN QBANK...bt i feel,my %is nt v.well.......its nt improving upto 60%...i did MTB-3 + KLN for all the subjests.....twice...
now i plan to do another NBME inshallah....n im really scared....my exam is rite 2 wks away....which nbme should i go for?wat shall i do?screwed up...
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i need some serious help...i took NBME 4 LAST MONTH,on dec 10...i got exactly 200...my UWORLD %was around mid-60...like 65 to 70%...bt i dint perform well in NBME(my biggest nightmare)now im doin KAPLAN QBANK...bt i feel,my %is nt v.well.......its nt improving upto 60%...i did MTB-3 + KLN for all the subjests.....twice...
now i plan to do another NBME inshallah....n im really scared....my exam is rite 2 wks away....which nbme should i go for?wat shall i do?screwed up...
If you feel that you are not ready, change it!!!...my exam was a little bit tougher than UW & NBME (I only took form #4)...
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Wishing you all the best for your score!

Could you please help me out here... I am studying for the CK for the past 2 weeks and have done Surgery, ObGYN, and Psychiatry so far but only from Uworld (did Trauma section from KLN and used Conrad for ethics). My plan is to do Uworld and use it as a learning tool. I am annotating my MtB-CK heavily with the uworld notes. I plan to do Kaplan Qbank as much as I can accomodate in 15 days (after my first Uworld read). I plan to do Uworld a second time as well. My exam is scheduled for April's first week. Do you think this sounds reasonable to you as you already are done with your CK?

Do you have some suggestions that I can accomodate with this plan? I do plan to watch IM and biostat videos only. How helpful did you think the videos were for you? Did you find KLN a must or will uworld + MTB-CK suffice?

Sorry for bombarding you with all these questions but your reply will be greatly appreciated! :sorry:
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Wishing you all the best for your score!

Could you please help me out here... I am studying for the CK for the past 2 weeks and have done Surgery, ObGYN, and Psychiatry so far but only from Uworld (did Trauma section from KLN and used Conrad for ethics). My plan is to do Uworld and use it as a learning tool. I am annotating my MtB-CK heavily with the uworld notes. I plan to do Kaplan Qbank as much as I can accomodate in 15 days (after my first Uworld read). I plan to do Uworld a second time as well. My exam is scheduled for April's first week. Do you think this sounds reasonable to you as you already are done with your CK?

Do you have some suggestions that I can accomodate with this plan? I do plan to watch IM and biostat videos only. How helpful did you think the videos were for you? Did you find KLN a must or will uworld + MTB-CK suffice?

Sorry for bombarding you with all these questions but your reply will be greatly appreciated! :sorry:
Well, I didn't use UW as a "learning tool"...and based on my expirence, I think you should read KLN at least once - my exam was tougher than UW.
Now, about the videos...if you dont have enough time, at least watch ObGyn and Psych....they were very helpful to me!
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bebix well done, can u tell some about biostatics question, from where we can handle them easily?
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bebix well done, can u tell some about biostatics question, from where we can handle them easily?
From where? i really dont know, cause I didnt study biostat for this test (didnt use kaplan notes/videos nor MTB for this)...sorry
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Congrats Bebix.. U r a rockstar!! Happy 2012 to u too!!
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WOW...just bought MTB-3 on amazon (I read this on Twitter:
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Please do NOT use OLD master boards step THREE books bought BEFORE 2011. Book was UPDATED Jan ONE 2011. even if copyright says 2009. NEW NOW)

...really good for CK!!!!...this is NOT the pdf version that you can download "for free" (illegal)...

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Congrats bebix, i know for sure you are gonna get 250+ No doubt about it! =)

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psst: Damn that was fast... CS/CK... and step 3 coming soon!
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Preparation time = 1.5 months
(I took Step 1 in mid Sept and CS in early Nov)
Exam date Dec 29th

Materials:
- Kaplan videos (all except for surgery and Emergency Medicine) = I watched them once
- MTB for Step 2 CK read it once
- Kaplan LN for IM, Dermatology and ObGyn

UW (timed unused random) = 79% one time
Kaplan Step 2 Qbank (completed less than 20%...only surgery/Psychiatry/EM) 72%

USWA = 260 (10 days before my exam)
NBME 4 = 570/246 (2 days before my exam)

Test:
I had 5 blocks - 44 qs each and 3 blocks - 42 qs each.
The question stems were pretty long!…A lot of orthopedics, psychiatry and biostatistics.

Well, good luck to all and happy new year!
THis is not so quickly, he lie, because only KLN reading take around 1.5 month, one time video 1 month, UW subscription at least for 1 month MTB one read at least 15 days
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Some people say taking step 2 ck before step 1 is not appropriate cauz step 2 ck have some basic questions of step 1 ..what's your views about it??
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THis is not so quickly, he lie, because only KLN reading take around 1.5 month, one time video 1 month, UW subscription at least for 1 month MTB one read at least 15 days
Hey, I don't think somebody lies here. If you're watching videos like I'm at speed x2 or x2.5 everything seems possible. And from personal exp - MTB can be readed in 4 days.
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