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Old 12-18-2015
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Default What else can I add to my studying?

So...this will be my fourth attempt at Step 2 CK. I failed my 2nd and 3rd attempt by 2 points each time, despite getting 245+ on my NBMEs and UWorld Assessment. I don't know what happened, I felt OK after the exam and didn't feel anything was too off during the exam.

I also know that most people will say to just move in a different direction since it's damn near impossible for someone with 4 attempts to match, but I am going to at least get ECFMG certified and see if I can do well on Step 3 and match for Psych (which is the only thing I want to do anyway).

My method the last two times was study for about 3 months each time with UWorld, MTB2+3 and Step 2 Secrets a week before the exam. I know the material isn't tough and I did work on my test taking abilities in between the failures.

I'm not sure what to do. It's been 2 months since I've touched a book so I'm going back into it from the beginning.

Any advice?
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Maybe it's time to hit Kaplan or take review courses (Kaplan, DIT, etc.). Your basic science foundation maybe a little weak that's why you can't hurdle higher level questions.
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