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Hello everyone,

I gave the NBME form 4 today and got a low score 440 which relates to 216. A week ago, I gave UWSA and got 610 which relates to 242. My overall UW Q bank is 67% correct.

I am very confused by this. I don't know what to do right now or what to expect in the real exam which is only a week away on 9th August. I am seriously considering delaying the exam and I don't know if that is possible on such a short notice.
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whats the correct percenatge in both (uwsa and nbme).
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i guess then do nbme 2 asap as if you want to extend it in the last 5 days it costs 250 $ i guess ...... and from nbme 2 you can know where you stand .. i have read nbme 4 is the most difficult one so you can add 10 to 15 point and have also read that uwsa over predicts so you can safely say you are around 230s .... but again the real deal is very unpredictable and you may do very well than any of your practice tests but its always good to go for it when you have a good score in an nbme ......

my seniors recommended me to go for any step only after i have a nbme score of 235 ...... but what i find is that most of us take the nbme at the last moment to see where we fall and we are just not ready for the type of qs they have and our score comes very low and we are shocked ....... that why its sometime necessary to take nbme early .... or doing offline nbme that gives you any idea about it ........

so the choice is yours do another nbme and decide ......

goodluck ........
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hey similar thing happened to me! i did the UWSA n got 230 3 days ago and ten did NBME form 4 n got 221! the thing is i had very stupid mistakes in both n i wasnt really focusing well on the NBME as i did on the UWSA...what i heard is that UWSA under-predicts n NBME is accurate...its so weird! my UWORLD qbank % was around 61%
im taking the step 2 on 13 of aug...im just gonna read n read master the boards n maybe take NBME form 2....im aiming for 230+
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Just delay it, I did on short notice myself.
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Thank you for your replies guys. But I am not delaying the test. I got the offline form 4 and went over the answers and realised that I have made silly mistakes with some answers and had problem with recall. I am just going to revise everything thoroughly before giving the exam. I have got 6 days and I should make up for that. I don't want to give up and I really do want to get a good score. So here's wishing myself luck. Thanks again!
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hey similar thing happened to me! i did the UWSA n got 230 3 days ago and ten did NBME form 4 n got 221! the thing is i had very stupid mistakes in both n i wasnt really focusing well on the NBME as i did on the UWSA...what i heard is that UWSA under-predicts n NBME is accurate...its so weird! my UWORLD qbank % was around 61%
im taking the step 2 on 13 of aug...im just gonna read n read master the boards n maybe take NBME form 2....im aiming for 230+
Apparently Form 4 underpredicts and UWSA is good for prediction aswell.

I'd say go for the exam!

I have similar UW score aggregate as you and hoping im in the same position.

Whatever you do, dont take NBME 3 (horrible prediction & difficult form for no reason)
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^ Thanks for the reply. I am not thinking much about what score I am going to get. Just that 5 months of hard labour shouldn't amount to nothing. My parents cheered me up and also a big thank you to you guys. Just go for it. And don't think about the self assessments. They might dampen your spirits and no one wants that happening one week before the exam. All the best guys! Give it your best!
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