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Hello All,

I am an average medical student who believes in hard work and for any other students on the same boat, hopefully this just motivates you to continue putting in work because it is definitely possible to get a good score.

Devoted study period April 2016-Aug 2016 (roughly 6-8 hours a day)- I do want to add, I did study a lot during my rotations for shelf exams so I cannot stress how important it is to start prep early!

June -UWSA- 230
July -NBME 7- 208
July -NBME 4- 219
Aug -NBME 3- 210

2nd time Uworld cumulative avg- 72% (first time avg was maybe 64%, I honestly cannot remember)- always random and timed.

materials: mainly mtb2/3, uworld, and my own notes I compiled during rotations (came from various sources: kaplan, first aid, blue prints, etc)

Actual score- 234 and I thank God for everything!

Good luck everyone and stay positive!
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Hello All,

I am an average medical student who believes in hard work and for any other students on the same boat, hopefully this just motivates you to continue putting in work because it is definitely possible to get a good score.

Devoted study period April 2016-Aug 2016 (roughly 6-8 hours a day)- I do want to add, I did study a lot during my rotations for shelf exams so I cannot stress how important it is to start prep early!

June -UWSA- 230
July -NBME 7- 208
July -NBME 4- 219
Aug -NBME 3- 210

2nd time Uworld cumulative avg- 72% (first time avg was maybe 64%, I honestly cannot remember)- always random and timed.

materials: mainly mtb2/3, uworld, and my own notes I compiled during rotations (came from various sources: kaplan, first aid, blue prints, etc)

Actual score- 234 and I thank God for everything!

Good luck everyone and stay positive!
Wow!!! Looks like you were very determined on the day of the real exam. I am impressed how well you did keeping in mind your self assessment score . Congrats on fighting so well the real monster And best of luck ahead
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So how did you find the real exam.difficult than any other exam or it was just the time management?? Did you miss any questions and when did you take the exam??
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Thanks! So, honestly my NBME's have never been great compared to uworld assessments (even for step 1). I did the CMS for internal medicine topics and was scoring great on those..so I kind of knew NBME's are just not for me- weird I know.

To manage my time- I did 8 blocks of uworld, timed to simulate exam conditions (probably 2 weeks before my exam). The day of the real exam- I had about 3-5 min left at the end of each block (I never left anything unanswered). I did not feel the exam was super hard, but there were those odd ball questions I knew nothing about. It felt like doing uworld questions to me, in terms of difficulty and question length.

Every exam takers experience will be different and this was my personal experience. I still thank God for my score.
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Congrats! How did u feel after coming out of the exam?
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Well, when I came out of the exam I did not feel as though I failed or anything (I honestly felt like I failed probably a couple days before results were about to post because I read some horror stories on forums- not a great idea).

Mainly, after the exam, I just felt great that the question stems were not super long as earlier versions of the exam were. I also knew I studied my personal best so that should count for something. After that, I just pushed every thought aside and enjoyed my time and worked on residency applications.

So yeah, I know many people feel like they bombed the exam after taking it- no such feeling for me.
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Realized I didn't answer when I took the exam- mid august
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Thanks! So, honestly my NBME's have never been great compared to uworld assessments (even for step 1). I did the CMS for internal medicine topics and was scoring great on those..so I kind of knew NBME's are just not for me- weird I know.

To manage my time- I did 8 blocks of uworld, timed to simulate exam conditions (probably 2 weeks before my exam). The day of the real exam- I had about 3-5 min left at the end of each block (I never left anything unanswered). I did not feel the exam was super hard, but there were those odd ball questions I knew nothing about. It felt like doing uworld questions to me, in terms of difficulty and question length.

Every exam takers experience will be different and this was my personal experience. I still thank God for my score.
Yes. And I really appreciate your honest explanation about everything.. Congrats again
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hi,i got my CK score yesterday.it was 231.all of my NBME were overpredicting bfore my xm.so disappointed.
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hi,i got my CK score yesterday.it was 231.all of my NBME were overpredicting bfore my xm.so disappointed.
What were your nbme and uwsa scores if you don't mind.. Congrats on passing the exam
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hello all,

i am an average medical student who believes in hard work and for any other students on the same boat, hopefully this just motivates you to continue putting in work because it is definitely possible to get a good score.

Devoted study period april 2016-aug 2016 (roughly 6-8 hours a day)- i do want to add, i did study a lot during my rotations for shelf exams so i cannot stress how important it is to start prep early!

June -uwsa- 230
july -nbme 7- 208
july -nbme 4- 219
aug -nbme 3- 210

2nd time uworld cumulative avg- 72% (first time avg was maybe 64%, i honestly cannot remember)- always random and timed.

Materials: Mainly mtb2/3, uworld, and my own notes i compiled during rotations (came from various sources: Kaplan, first aid, blue prints, etc)

actual score- 234 and i thank god for everything!

Good luck everyone and stay positive!
congrats!!!! Thanks for sharing
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Good job!!!!!!!!
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Hello All,

I am an average medical student who believes in hard work and for any other students on the same boat, hopefully this just motivates you to continue putting in work because it is definitely possible to get a good score.

Devoted study period April 2016-Aug 2016 (roughly 6-8 hours a day)- I do want to add, I did study a lot during my rotations for shelf exams so I cannot stress how important it is to start prep early!

June -UWSA- 230
July -NBME 7- 208
July -NBME 4- 219
Aug -NBME 3- 210

2nd time Uworld cumulative avg- 72% (first time avg was maybe 64%, I honestly cannot remember)- always random and timed.

materials: mainly mtb2/3, uworld, and my own notes I compiled during rotations (came from various sources: kaplan, first aid, blue prints, etc)

Actual score- 234 and I thank God for everything!

Good luck everyone and stay positive!
Congrats! when you took the exam? I heard after august they changed the exam block to 40 qs and longer? you had simliar experience?
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