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Default How I scored low 260s on Step2CK [in Detail]

Hello fellow members of the forum,

I have been a silent reader on this forum for the last 2 years and learned alot for everyone here and thought I should give back. I passed Step2CK in 2015 with a score in the low 260s.

* I took 3.5 months to prepare for it
* Material Used:
  • MTB 2 (Complete)
  • MTB 3 (All except Internal Medicine)
  • UWorld
  • Conrad Fischer comprehensive cases
  • NBME clinical mastery series assessment exams
* Assessment Scores:
  • NBME 4 (offline)
  • NBME 7 (online)
  • UWSA – 259
  • FRED 150

I participated in last years match and matched at my dream program as an IMG.

When I was on my residency match journey I wished there was one central information source this long and complicated process. So I started a blog to give back to everyone here detailing my entire journey including Step2CK: http://www.blog.myresidencylist.com/how-i-scored-in-the-260s-on-step-2-ck/

The blog goes into much more detail on how I scored so well, if you have any questions please ask in the comments section of the specific blog posts and I will answer there!

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Congratulations
How was the subjective feeling after the exam ?? I felt like crap :/ my self assessment scores were decent but the exam felt wayyy harder ! Plus I can count 7-8 mistakes (silly ones ) already !
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It was nerve racking, as was the case with Step 1. I was on edge until I got the results back!
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thank you for sharing your experience.does mtb 2 complete means u read all im ,peds obgyn...from mtb 2 ?
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thanks for sharing! and congrats on the amazing score
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thank you for sharing your experience.does mtb 2 complete means u read all im ,peds obgyn...from mtb 2 ?
Yes, I read all the subjects from MTB 2
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Default mtb 2 or 3 ?

hi.. thank your very much for sharıng experıence..
ı m an IMG too and preparıng for step 2 ck... ı have mtb 3 , uworld, secrets and plannıg to have nbme s before the exam.

do ı need to have mtb 2 for ınternal medıcıne ? ıs ıt really dıfferent and better from mtb 3 ?

thank you...
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hi.. thank your very much for sharıng experıence..
ı m an IMG too and preparıng for step 2 ck... ı have mtb 3 , uworld, secrets and plannıg to have nbme s before the exam.

do ı need to have mtb 2 for ınternal medıcıne ? ıs ıt really dıfferent and better from mtb 3 ?

thank you...
I don't think its necessary to get MTB 2 if you already have MTB 3 + UWorld
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