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Help My scores are dropping a wk before my test

I'm an IMG hoping to get around 230 in step 2 CK.

My test is scheduled for next Wednesday but suddenly since Tuesday my scores started dropping in my UWorld q bank.
Since I started this qbank a month ago I never got below 60%. Last week I was getting btw 66-73% suddenly since Tuesday, from the 7 blocks I've done, 5 of them have been below 60%
I took UW test 2 weeks ago and got 230.
NBME on the last week of august was 360
My average in Uworld till Monday had been 65% never below that. Now is 63%.... I still have over 800Qs
I did kaplan's Qbank before this, and I've read MTB 3 times.
I also have a notebook filled with notes from qbank
Should I just change my test date now? If I am going to change it I can't wait too long cause the availability in Boston is really low. My last month in my availability period is October....

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Whats happening with you is very normal .scores do drop in uworld its normal ,it shows u r weak in that area(everybody is weak in some area)
U should complete these 800 Qs ,then do the wrong ones again or if u have time do the whole uworld again .Then take a nbme .If u do not trust NBME ,do free150 in the website ,if u get more than 80%-85% ,u r good to go, take the exam .
UWSA is the best predictor of your exam ,but u have already used it .
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@patonow: Did you read your kaplan qbank notes before going to UW?

Maybe if you read your weak areas in MTB and kaplan qbank notes while doing UW, it might help.
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Whats happening with you is very normal .scores do drop in uworld its normal ,it shows u r weak in that area(everybody is weak in some area)
U should complete these 800 Qs ,then do the wrong ones again or if u have time do the whole uworld again .Then take a nbme .If u do not trust NBME ,do free150 in the website ,if u get more than 80%-85% ,u r good to go, take the exam .
UWSA is the best predictor of your exam ,but u have already used it .
UWSA?!
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UWSA?!
Usmle world self assessment for step 2 CK
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Usmle world self assessment for step 2 CK
well yes, I mean - its better than nbme?
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well yes, I mean - its better than nbme?
Here you go http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=939891

Since many people (majority of AMGs) just give UWSA and no nbme for step 2 CK ,the UWSA accuracy has increased ,just because of the sheer no. of students taking just UWSA .
I still have to find out for myself though.
Also, from recent experiences I have read ,the UWSA was closest and nbme has a disparity in prediction .

NBME are too old for CK (>4-5 year old) ,not like step 1 where we have new NBME every year
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