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Old 02-06-2012
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Help 3 Weeks before the CK exam!

gave nbme 4 n got 188 such a bad score...n dnt know wt to do made really stupid mistakes too
im confused shud i do uworld cos ive got half of it left...or shud i do MTB??
come on every1 need lots of encouragement...
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ok started really fresh from today and so ive done neurology from mtb n two blocks from u world
did pulmonology from mtb
doing uworld q bank for ophthalmology
trying to work on some common sense in q i believe some common sense can really help
need support ...
anybody any advice!!
n please those who re giving exam start posting experiences..
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ok your exam in 3 wk so first wish to you the best and second go back to your mistake and see if they related to pathophysiology so focus on understand the mechanism in your review and if they more about diagnosis ( and that larg area of exam ) go back and say to your self while reading when to say this from this dx and if about rx and next step then your next step is mtb
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thanx for reply...i got confused with next best step thing...i picked up treatment first in some q tht was a wrong approach..i guess its imp to go for diagnostic test first though ur clear on it...
also some really stupid mistakes of over analysing the things...
im focusing a lot on the misconcept i dnt y i made tht....i plan to give nbme 3 next week i hope there is improvement.
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i did nephrology from mtb2 n three blocks from uworld
i did endo from mtb
did a lot today!!!!
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i did nephrology from mtb2 n three blocks from uworld
i did endo from mtb
did a lot today!!!!
I just finished with Uworld. haven't done any NBMEs or UWSA as yet..and have exam in 3 weeks as well. Will be doing UWSA tomorrow. Did u do UWSA?
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oh yes i did tht one month back n scored 186....
tht was bad...im ving some confusion here the percentage of wrong q were high in u world n got 186 n for nbme i got 188 for 54 wrong
i did nbme 3 today..n managed to score 197...thankGOD
the relief is cos my performance graph shows high performances in some areas but i ve done poor in ethics n psychiatry...
so quite hopeful to get work better from now on
i dont know how many q should be wrong for 197???
does nbme really underestimates the score???
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oh yes i did tht one month back n scored 186....
tht was bad...im ving some confusion here the percentage of wrong q were high in u world n got 186 n for nbme i got 188 for 54 wrong
i did nbme 3 today..n managed to score 197...thankGOD
the relief is cos my performance graph shows high performances in some areas but i ve done poor in ethics n psychiatry...
so quite hopeful to get work better from now on
i dont know how many q should be wrong for 197???
does nbme really underestimates the score???
happy for you ... that good sign ... yes most of student said that nbme underestimate especially form 3

may GOD help us to finish this nightmare ... all the best
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ok did peads n ob
going on to medicine now along with review on u world
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hi there i am 4 weeks away from ur exam n am sailing the same boat as u.

i stopped studying for a mth due to family issues n was jst lost after that. didnt know where to pick up from.

did half of UW online but the subscription expired. need to renew tht. still have my kaplan qbank but the questions are really hard n i keep getting a 55% average n tht throws me off literally. kaplan qbank is also half done. i dun think i can finish all the questions in 4 weeks. i have classes to attend everyday from 8am till 1pm. during this time i read my FA or UW notes. sometimes when i get the chance i log on to the computer n attempt 44 kaplan qbank questions. then when i get back home another 44 plus the explanation on all the wrong questions.

its been a week since i scored 190 on UWSA. i need a passing score for the step 2ck n i dunno if this 190 guarantees it.

..im so scared....
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well i would say try to cpmplete q bank first cos tht can help u most
n 190 is good but my experience i got same score in nbme as in uwsa but with more incorrect q in uswa
so try giving nbme 4 in next week
n all the best
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did online FRED n got 72% dnt know how good is this score???? anyone???
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im getting stressed out again just did surgery today
shall try to do ob gyn at nite
i dnt knw if i should start u world review
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im getting stressed out again just did surgery today
shall try to do ob gyn at nite
i dnt knw if i should start u world review
u shud start UW review but not now. start when u r fresh perhaps in the morning. if u do it after a long day of studying ure not gonna score that well n that'll mk u even stressed.

about ur 72% on fred. i used a score correlator and apparently its 187. here's the website for testing ur 3 digit scores based on 2 digit scores:

http://www.medfriends.org/step2_estimator/

keep updating us on ur progress. im still doing my kaplan qbanks. gone over my UWSA mistakes. will be doing NBME 3 this sunday n then kaplan stimulated exams then after. and a week before the actual exam ill do another NBME. ive read kaplan twice, done half of UW offline, half UW online, less than half kaplan qbank, UWSA (190) 2 weeks ago, read FA once, MTB for step 3 once and some UW notes (by girl interrupted).

now im jst gonna concentrate on doing questions n questions (kaplan qbank n UW online) and read up on my own UW notes n some of girl interrupted's UW notes. anything else i should add to this?

pls advice.. thx..
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Seetal i feel that u should concentrate solely on Uworld as of now as it explains things in a much better way and the earlier u finish it more time u will have to review it again and do other stuff as we all know there's nothing like Uworld though kaplan is close 2nd but again its of no match so u should try utilising ur time in a productive way!!
its just my opinion..
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u shud start UW review but not now. start when u r fresh perhaps in the morning. if u do it after a long day of studying ure not gonna score that well n that'll mk u even stressed.

about ur 72% on fred. i used a score correlator and apparently its 187. here's the website for testing ur 3 digit scores based on 2 digit scores:

http://www.medfriends.org/step2_estimator/

keep updating us on ur progress. im still doing my kaplan qbanks. gone over my UWSA mistakes. will be doing NBME 3 this sunday n then kaplan stimulated exams then after. and a week before the actual exam ill do another NBME. ive read kaplan twice, done half of UW offline, half UW online, less than half kaplan qbank, UWSA (190) 2 weeks ago, read FA once, MTB for step 3 once and some UW notes (by girl interrupted).

now im jst gonna concentrate on doing questions n questions (kaplan qbank n UW online) and read up on my own UW notes n some of girl interrupted's UW notes. anything else i should add to this?

pls advice.. thx..
hey thanx for ur comment...im thinking of focusing more on MTB cos when i do question i do really well n when it comes to giving online test i forget things i know where in the book the ans is but cnt remember it so i just want to ve a good grip on wts given in the text...after doing 80% u world n more than half of kaplan q bank i realize everything is there in MTB so why not go over it again n again..in next 4 days ill let u know where i stand...plus im doing a test daily with usmle consult scoring really good...so il let u know how i go in these next few days...n im going to review only marked question of medicine(mainly) peads n surgey(may be)
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