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Default Recent Aug-Sept 2015 CK Exam Takers, can you share your preparation & exam experience?

Can anybody please share their step 2ck exam experience if they took the test after August or September 2015?

Like what review books besides uworld helped the most and anything you would spend more or less time on.

Thanks a lot!
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Can anybody please share their step 2ck exam experience if they took the test after August or September 2015?

Like what review books besides uworld helped the most and anything you would spend more or less time on.

Thanks a lot!

I have already posted this on the thread below:

I just received my report today and passed. God did it. Honestly, I wasn't sure what was going to happen based on me leaving the test center shaken. I ran out of time a lot. I was worried but the Lord blessed my effort and sleepless nights with success.

I had done UWorld partially (<45% complete) last year. This year, I started afresh and I did the entire Qbank alongside MTB2 and USMLE Steps 2&3 in your pocket books (with occasional references to Kaplan subject-based books, which I never read separately; and I sometimes looked up missing info from the above resources by doing searches from uptodate and epocrates). I annotated both books with UWorld. Also made my own UWorld notes. Took the test one Monday in September so result came on the 4th Wednesday.

Like everyone who recently took the test have admitted, majority of the exam questions were much much longer than UWorld Qs. My NBMEs were way way underpredictive of my score. My score came quite close to my UWSA score of 221 taken 2 days prior to CK. Good luck to everyone yet to take the test. All glory be unto God.

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I got my test report today. And I passed. Took the step 2ck on sept 14.

uwsa (1month before the test) - 242
NBME7 (2 weeks before) - 229 (gave me panic attacks!! )
NBME6 (3 days before the test) - 246

The real score- 239!!

After coming out of the test centre i was totally clueless. I had few very easy questions and more of the ambiguous ones! But surprisingly, I was pretty calm n managed to complete all the blocks well on time!
There was 1 drug ad with 3 questions, out of which i just cudnt understand one n randomly marked it.
2 of the derma pics were copied from NBMEs.
I got about 4 audio questions, cud understand 2 of them (So better be well equipped with the heart and breath sounds)
There are a lot of ECGs, Xrays and CTs.
Few questions were just similar to UW, but more vague n confusing as the question stems were relatively longer than UW and had plenty of distractors.

I've been reading recent experiences about the new question pool and was petrified! Glad to have recieved my score today. Relieved!
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