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Unhappy I can't pass an NBME!

Hello all. I've been studying since April of this year non-stop. I may have only taken 2 weeks off adding up all the breaks. These are my practice test scores right now:
5/18/15 NBME 6:350
6/9/15 NBME 7: 350
6/15/15 UWSA: 228(estimated score) YAY! It's working
6/19/15 NBME 4:340 ????
8/26/15 NBME 3: 320 :'( I don't understand!
8/28/15 Free 150: 80% correct

I've read MTB 2 and 3 almost 4 times. I did U-world almost 2 times already 78% 2nd time, timed unused mixed. I started kaplan q bank a long time ago and stopped using it after 2 weeks when i felt like it was taking me to the wrong direction. MY EXAM IS SCHEDULED FOR September 9th! IDK what to do I feel like I'm going insane!

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I've seen many posts of people saying they didn't even take an NBME and just the UWSA and u world. Should I just go for it or is this for sure a failure??
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NBME is very hard. you don't get to learn why mistakes and correct answers are there. best assessment is usmleworld if you get over 230 on it then go for it.
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NBME is very hard. you don't get to learn why mistakes and correct answers are there. best assessment is usmleworld if you get over 230 on it then go for it.
So last time I took UWSA was in June and got 228. Do you think it's wise to do it again and assess myself before i reschedule? Or are you saying the UWORLD question bank? Also, from what I read, the actual exam is harder than NBME.
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i would take uworld again. make sure u have done qbank at least 2-3x completely. scores will go up each time which means u r keeping the material and not losing it. name is very tough and discouraged me long time. if assessment is 230 and higher i say be finished before u lose more bits of information
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i would take uworld again. make sure u have done qbank at least 2-3x completely. scores will go up each time which means u r keeping the material and not losing it. name is very tough and discouraged me long time. if assessment is 230 and higher i say be finished before u lose more bits of information
Do you think to redo UWSA again is a reason?
YOu know somebody will say that you yet know most answers...
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after lot of qbank questions its not about knowing the answer...its more of can u get to the answer in a logical pathway i think. it is definitelyy usefull to do it once more and read thoroughly the explanations and understand WHY u made the mistake or WHY u made the right answer because on test they will present a different way and u need to logically come to the answer
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after lot of qbank questions its not about knowing the answer...its more of can u get to the answer in a logical pathway i think. it is definitelyy usefull to do it once more and read thoroughly the explanations and understand WHY u made the mistake or WHY u made the right answer because on test they will present a different way and u need to logically come to the answer
Thanks for your advice...
Could you please give me your contact, like skype preferable, or email/, send me in private...
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yeah sure.. my mail id is arvinpatel1988@gmail.com

i am very busy in rotations and studying for steps but i like to give back to forum community where i got so much free advice. good luck to all!!
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Is anyone else finding NBME step 3 to be very hard ??
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