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Default Failed CK September 2015, retaking in 4 week strategy help

Hey everybody, I don't know if anybody who passed CK is still reading this forum because I asked in the ERAS residency section because am applying this year in case but figure to get help from anybody because of this tough situation I am in.

I'm applying for ERAS 2016 residency right now and have 3 interviews (2 psych, 1 family med) right now pending but scheduled in December but unfortunately failed my Step 2ck. Got results last week and searching for ways to study to get my results back in December again.

I can't go to those interviews without a pass, or at least a try to pass. I applied to over 170 residency programs and I can't throw all that money down the drain right now. 38 rejections so far.

These are my stats and background :

Carib student, not the greatest med school, graduated June 2015.

Step 1 : 204, passed 1st attempt - March 2013
Step 2 cs : passed 1st attempt - June 2015
step 2 ck : 192 failed - September 2015

I studied with 2 months with MTB CK + Uworld. My previous NBME 6 = 214, UWSA = 216, UW Total Avg : 53%. Free USMLE Questions = 63% when I took it in the middle.

I know most will say to delay and posptpone until later but I don't think I will get a chance with more interviews this year which I already have to go to and can't imagine waiting another whole year at this point and time.

What would you suggest I do during these 4 weeks? Should I do DIT or reread MTB 2ck again? I didn't use MTB step 3 or Step up to medicine or first aid but not sure how they will help right now unless that was the issue.

Anyways, my mind is spinning out of stressed out panic. I hope nobody has to go through this because it's not a good feeling at all. I'm happy I got this far but hopefully I can give the programs a success story in December with at least a damn pass.

Ok everyone, thanks a million for any advice on what to do if you have taken the test or can shed a strategy. I just repurchased uworld again too.
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first of all see where your weaknesses are on your performance sheet and start to review from those topics
try to analyse uw questions which u got wrong (was it lack of knowledge ?)
and start filling the gaps
try to do self assessment before retaking ur exam

actually mtb2 is good for medicine but is deficient on the rest (for which MTB3 is the better choice)
if u do those too with uworld must suffice
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first of all see where your weaknesses are on your performance sheet and start to review from those topics
try to analyse uw questions which u got wrong (was it lack of knowledge ?)
and start filling the gaps
try to do self assessment before retaking ur exam

actually mtb2 is good for medicine but is deficient on the rest (for which MTB3 is the better choice)
if u do those too with uworld must suffice
Performance sheet was all in the middle and low middle, no one major subject was higher or lower, so deficient across the board or just half knowledge.

Do you mean read all the chapters again from MTB 2 and all chapters from MTB 3?

I read MTB 2ck 1x already and worried on how I should rely on that MTB series again.

Am open to everybody's suggestions to come with a scheduled plan.
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This helped me get through…Finally… This current PGY-V fellow -helped me get through (LOL- made it at last...feels great- put “Best of the BEST Tutor” into subject header at enycity at gmail to reach me)
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