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Exam-Results Adamentium CK Score - 253/85

First of all Thanx to God and my family for all possible support they could give me and thanx to all forum mates here esp forum giants like drnrpatel, sonu aggrawal ,sabio , miss patho and step taker.

Well as for my experience of exam, I didn’t expect much from myself as I was not much prepared for the exam. My step 1 prep was far better than this and also much satisfying. Agreed that it all depends on us whether to prepare good or bad. But my step 2ck journey was quite bumpy. Much for the excuse and now moooving onto the real experience at the prometric.

In 1 Statement if I have to summarize the experience, I‘l say “Better Than Expected”.

I felt exam equivalent to UWorld and NBME in terms of difficulty level.

TiME MaNAGeMeNT:
Folks the biggest problem I faced was Time management not between the blocks but during the blocks. During Step 1 exam I used to have on an avg 10 mins after I have finished all the Q of the block and twas utilized for revising marked ones and also unmarked ones. But this time in Step 2, I was left with max 5-6 mins in which revising even marked q was tough.

Q are undoubtedly lengthy so the Prime Advice from my side is to Practice UWorld in timed mode only and dat to wid speed as Qs are lengthier than Uworld. If you can save 10 mins in Uworld blocks than you will be able to save enough time in the exam.

ExAM CoNTeNT:
Much like UWorld. UW has covered good variety of topics. It did have topics outside UW but there numbers were not significant. One problem that I faced was the depth of the Qs. Suppose UW has gone to depth ‘X’ than Exam went little deeper to level ‘Y’. What I mean by this is that exam created confusion in 2 options which were never presented together in UW. So I was left with confusion between 2 options which I never faced. Solution for this will be going a little deeper into the subject and to keep every minute detail in mind. For me must be my lack of good preparation.

Medicine- as expected was spread over entire exam. Every other q was from medicine and may be more. Lot from Pulmonology & Cardio. Sorry can’t disclose much of the details.

Pediatrics- 2nd highest tested subject. Many Qs. Prepare well. Kaplan is enough

ObGy- Kaplan Enough. Equal coverage for OB and Gyn. Not very hard. Doable.

Behav Science/Psychiatry- Good and tuff Qs. Reqd little thinking. Advice- Be clear on certain topics like adjustment disorders, major depressive disorder, stress disorders and personality disorders. Pharmacology should also be done nicely.

Surgery- Frankly, I don’t remember much Qs from this zone except 3 or 4.


PREPARATiON:
Kaplan CK Lecture Notes- twice thoroughly then only hard topics

Uworld- solved once in 26-28 days (2-3 blocks per day). Revised marked Qs twice after that.

Irfan Mir notes – Nobel Winning compilation by Irfan Mir

Uworld: 76% (92 percentile)

UWSA: 256/710 (I am not sure of this 710 thing) (8 days be4 exam)

NBME 4 online: 258/620 (7 days be4 exam)

Exam Date: 26/Dec/2011

Ck Score: 253/85
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congratulations on a wonderful score!!!
can you pls tell about irfan mir notes??i have never heard about them...
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I got irfan Mir notes via 1 forum during my step 1 preps. It has proved to be a boon. It is a review of Kaplan notes, u world and passing step 2. It's actually collection of facts we need to Crame for exam. The only problem is that notes are exhaustive I mean unable to finish all. But still it's gud.
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Congrats! Could you please email me the irfan mir notes?
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alhamd llah for your result
can y plz send me ifran notes
i have my step2 exam in 4 days
thank you very much
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Hey!! Congratulations!!!!! Awesome score....

Can you please email me irfan mir notes on drnrpatel@hotmail.com
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Please upload the irfan notes as an attachment to this thread, it will be really useful

Thank you and congratulations for the great score.
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hi adamentium!!
congrats on ur awesum score!!
so wat i gather from ur experince is that UW+ Kaplan LN was all that u did to get there! im starting my step2 ck prep. ppl are advising on MTB 2 and 3. some say FA is good too! so im all confused. can u plz help here..
also plz elaborate, how much time u took to finish each resource? n wat was the sequence.
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hi adamentium!!
congrats on ur awesum score!!
so wat i gather from ur experince is that UW+ Kaplan LN was all that u did to get there! im starting my step2 ck prep. ppl are advising on MTB 2 and 3. some say FA is good too! so im all confused. can u plz help here..
also plz elaborate, how much time u took to finish each resource? n wat was the sequence.
thanx in advance
Hi Shyangel,
Kaplan + UW is enough for preparation. I haven't seen 2011 Fa for Ck but the earlier versions of FA are useless as per my opinion. I would rather advice you to use Irfan Mir for revision.

My total Prep time was 3-3.5 months but the earlier 1-1.5 months were very bumpy. Very less prep in that time. Last 2 months were better.

Medicine is above rest all the subjects put together. Give max time to it.
Surgery was the coolest subject to read. I started with Surgery then did few sections of Medicine followed by OBGY followed by Medicine's 2-3 sections again. Likewise I finished medicine in pieces. Did Kaplan Notes twice and Third time I only did my weakest areas.

Prime Advice for all: once you start Uworld keep a habit of doing Q & A regularly. Dont give a break of even a single day. It keeps your tempo.

Once I finished Uworld, I had 10 days be4 NBME in which I did Kaplan Qbook, although not so useful, just for being in a habit of MCQs.
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