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Old 06-06-2012
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Default A 208 on Step 1 followeb by a 214..(sigh)

Hey everyone!

I don't know if I write this to gain sympathy or simply to share my feelings. Well, long story cut short - I took about 4 months to prepare for the CK (4-5 hours daily on average). I only used MTB-2 and Uworld for the preparation. KLN was used for Surgery. I did Uworld twice with a cumulative average of 63%. I did UWSA a few days before the exam and scored 236. I was unable to take any NBME forms.

On the day of the exam, I was quite confident and I thought I had seriously done well ( a lot better than my first exam). Therefore, the score report has left me shocked.

LESSON LEARNED: Study very hard. Do Uworld twice. Do NBME forms to assess yourself. Do not rely on UWSA.

I don't know how much good a 208 and 214 could do to me. Let me know if you have any suggestions of any kind.(And above all, have NO visa yet)

Best of Luck people! Study hard...
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hi, thanks for sharing your experience.
i dont have much experience in these matters but would like to say that nothing is impossible that is with regards your matching.
i hope someone who really knows about these things will reply your post.
all the best
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Look at the bright side. You passed both steps in first attempt.
Scores are only part of the process and I agree that we all expect more/better score. However, you have to move on. You are better placed than some people I know. The problem is that people with lower score hardly ever post and reading these forums makes you feel that everyone is getting 240+ but the reality is entirely different.
Thank you for posting and Good luck.
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