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Default UWSA way tough than NBME4!

i jus did UWSA, found it extremely tough! but still managed to get 242..i did NBME4, 2 weeks back got 223.. my exams in 5 days. heres whats bothering me.

In step1, i always scored way higher in my UWSAz than NBMEz. like my UWSA1 was 244 and my Nbme6 around the same time was 217! and my actual step1 score is 233/84
so now i wana kno for CK, which score should i rely on.. i want to stay postive about my UWSA score from today. but my step1 exp hallucinates me!

Also , should i review all explanations from UWSA and makes notes like we do frm the real UW? or can i jus read thru it superficially??

Finally , should i do NBME2 aswell? how good a score predictor is it? Im really not planning to delay my exam as of now, wud it do any good to me?

PLz any advice appreciated!

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i jus did UWSA, found it extremely tough! but still managed to get 242..i did NBME4, 2 weeks back got 223.. my exams in 5 days. heres whats bothering me.

In step1, i always scored way higher in my UWSAz than NBMEz. like my UWSA1 was 244 and my Nbme6 around the same time was 217! and my actual step1 score is 233/84
so now i wana kno for CK, which score should i rely on.. i want to stay postive about my UWSA score from today. but my step1 exp hallucinates me!

Also , should i review all explanations from UWSA and makes notes like we do frm the real UW? or can i jus read thru it superficially??

Finally , should i do NBME2 aswell? how good a score predictor is it? Im really not planning to delay my exam as of now, wud it do any good to me?

PLz any advice appreciated!

Thanx
you can safely rely on uwsa as it is the best predictor in step 2 ..... read here AMgs feel the same

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/show...228830&page=73

goodluck ........
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UWSA for step 2 is tougher than step1 and more predictive.well i heard nothing is predictive for step 2.if u r done with your study go for the exam.and yes study the UWSA explanations nicely .

your uwsa score is good .how much was your uw cummulative ?
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only single assessment test doesn't matter,(come on i have said it many times you haven't learnt anything from me)
what's your score in previous nbme's even offline . .that will give you idea . .2nd thing in UWSA you have to correct less questions to get better score than nbme (so generally it overpredicts to nbme,i m not saying real exam but to nbme yes). .in CK nbme and UWSA both vary too much i have seen many friends,whose scores vary to nbme and UWSA . .
seeing your situation i will suggest you rely on these things,,
1- do you have time to think about delaying the exam and just getting confidence . .
2- do you feel comfortable with your preparation . .if yes go to exam center . .
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you can safely rely on uwsa as it is the best predictor in step 2 ..... read here AMgs feel the same

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/show...228830&page=73

goodluck ........
o i remember kal tumhara exam ha,don't think about this crap go and nail the exam . .
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UWSA for step 2 is tougher than step1 and more predictive.well i heard nothing is predictive for step 2.if u r done with your study go for the exam.and yes study the UWSA explanations nicely .

your uwsa score is good .how much was your uw cummulative ?
Thanx..yes i think im ready to nail this exam! Inshallah.
my first time UW cumulative random timed mode was 65%
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only single assessment test doesn't matter,(come on i have said it many times you haven't learnt anything from me)
what's your score in previous nbme's even offline . .that will give you idea . .2nd thing in UWSA you have to correct less questions to get better score than nbme (so generally it overpredicts to nbme,i m not saying real exam but to nbme yes). .in CK nbme and UWSA both vary too much i have seen many friends,whose scores vary to nbme and UWSA . .
seeing your situation i will suggest you rely on these things,,
1- do you have time to think about delaying the exam and just getting confidence . .
2- do you feel comfortable with your preparation . .if yes go to exam center . .
okay zohaib that didnt really help! i hate how come i always score better in UWSAz but yes i feel comfortable with my prep. i hav been on this thing for 5months now! but i dont know abt my 'confidence' level.
m gona let free 150z decide that!
and my exams in 4 days! need prayerz!
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you can safely rely on uwsa as it is the best predictor in step 2 ..... read here AMgs feel the same

http://forums.studentdoctor.net/show...228830&page=73

goodluck ........
I second Hitman .UWSA is way tougher than nbme 4 (what i've heard)

UWSA for step 2 is unlike for step 1 ,it does overshoot much .i have seen many scoring more than UWSA in step 2 .but nobody can be sure as it depends on your test day .having said that forget about uwsa of step 1 ,dont let it bother you its a new exam ,a new day for u.
Almost everyone score 10 or 20+ than there step 1 score .u r no different u've been studying for 5 months ,period ! have faith .hold your chin up and keep going on .step 2 has a more lenient curve of scoring ,everyone gets benefit of that ,u will too .Good luck
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I found nbme 4 to be much more straight forward than uwsa, especially with the wording of questions. I did much better too.
uwsa I took maybe 10 days out, got 204, nbme 4 took about 4 days out and got a 221. Either way, could care less cause its exam day score that matters...
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I second Hitman .UWSA is way tougher than nbme 4 (what i've heard)

UWSA for step 2 is unlike for step 1 ,it does overshoot much .i have seen many scoring more than UWSA in step 2 .but nobody can be sure as it depends on your test day .having said that forget about uwsa of step 1 ,dont let it bother you its a new exam ,a new day for u.
Almost everyone score 10 or 20+ than there step 1 score .u r no different u've been studying for 5 months ,period ! have faith .hold your chin up and keep going on .step 2 has a more lenient curve of scoring ,everyone gets benefit of that ,u will too .Good luck
Thanx buddy! that definietly 'Enhanced' my confidence! lol
yes u r right no time to fret now. n yes 5 months , more like 4 months ,considering the observerships in bw and other distractions. but yea m ready to hit the bullseye, Inshallah!
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I found nbme 4 to be much more straight forward than uwsa, especially with the wording of questions. I did much better too.
uwsa I took maybe 10 days out, got 204, nbme 4 took about 4 days out and got a 221. Either way, could care less cause its exam day score that matters...
Thanx for the input Lena! yes the exam day performance matters. irember step1, highest NBME predicted 5 days before my exam was 226, but i still managed to score more. so this time im hoping i atleast score same,if not mroe. fingers crossed. anywho i'v been following ur posts.. goodluck with ur result!
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