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I am taking exam tomorrow

Thanks to all of you, u guys have been very helpful whenever I had a doubt.

Step 2 Ck here I come ..............

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Good luck.
You are well prepared, just keep your cool since this is not only going to be test of your knowledge but also stamina and mental toughness.
Remember. one question is just that --one question, So, don't let any question affect you to the next question. In the end, if you are stuck, go with your gut.
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Best of luck buddy........

just stay cool....

U will do great.....!!!
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I 'm waiting the great news tomorrow
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God bless you dude!! Go for it!! You'll do great!!

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Thanks to all of you ,u guys have been very helpful whenever I had a doubt.

Step 2 Ck here I come ..............

Wish me luck
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WOW didnt know you were gonna take it this soon.. anyways good luck!
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Good luck.
You are well prepared, just keep your cool since this is not only going to be test of your knowledge but also stamina and mental toughness.
Remember. one question is just that --one question, So, don't let any question affect you to the next question. In the end, if you are stuck, go with your gut.
Thanks ,your explanations for questions have been just awesome ,it really helped in my prep .Thank you so much .People like u are a gem to this forum.
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Good luck, bud!! I'm sure you'll do great! All the best!
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WOW didnt know you were gonna take it this soon.. anyways good luck!
Yeah ,I had set a goal of 230 for this exam and once I got it in my UWSA ,I am going with the exam .
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Yeah ,I had set a goal of 230 for this exam and once I got it in my UWSA ,I am going with the exam .
Youll get even more, go with everything you've got, kick the sh.it out of this exam, make him suffer!
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Yeah ,I had set a goal of 230 for this exam and once I got it in my UWSA ,I am going with the exam .
Good luck brother, Hardwork and perseverance will pay off.
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All the best wishes and luck for the exam. we pray you score more then your expectations and preparation.
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Dear step enhancer thank you for every single advice or concept you are give it to us, i am happy to meat u in z fourm
Good luck honey tomorrow i am sure you will do best coz u r the best, just be cool, and try to concentrate all z time and you will ace z score definitely
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You will definitely ace it..and luck will be your BITCH...
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Hai step_enhancer...

All the Best for exam...

we will miss u in futhur step 2 CK discussion.....

U will really crack the exam...Go ahead..
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I am taking exam tomorrow

Thanks to all of you ,u guys have been very helpful whenever I had a doubt.

Step 2 Ck here I come ..............

Wish me luck
Best of luck dude
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Youll get even more, go with everything you've got, kick the sh.it out of this exam, make him suffer!
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So anxious to see how you did and how you felt.. update us as soon as you see this post
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Done with the exam ,It was fine

I will post the complete experience once I get my score .

Its a very very long exam ,last blocks I got severe brain fatigue ,the Qs required thinking and in the last 3 blocks ,brain got tired and I was unable to think.But since its a standardized test ,it happens to everyone so now wories ,what else to expect from a 9 hour exam .Only we who give USMLE knows what it feels ,nobody else can understand

Content wise-UWORLD alone covered 99% of the material tested on my exam except OBSGYN which was extensive in the last 2-3 blocks of my exam.
But as you all know the Qs are not word to word same ,dont ever expect that . what I mean is if u master the concepts of uworld alone you will get everything in step 2 ck.Yes I mean everything.
Though I found nbme tested many things not in uworld ,nbme are outdated for CK
The style of asking was very very similar to uworld .
some concepts came straight from UWSA and free 150 (on the official website) so do these really well .
I found very few Questions from the facts that MTB emphasize upon .but again everybody's exam is different.
Almost every Question required you to think ,but there isnt any time on the exam ,so things shld be on the tips ,also U should have a great speed of reading .There were very few WTF Qs ,but just that there was very less time and lot of questions.
I had 44 45 45 44 45 45 45 44 Qs in my block

Every Qs averaged 8-10 lines ,I found each Qs slightly bigger than uworld .
The drug ad Questions on my exam was very tough .however I have read some people get very easy ones too .

Master uworld and Keep reading some bits n peices from first aid step 1 . though not very obscure facts were tested from step 1 ,just common stuff from step 1.

There was one block in which I left 4 Questions straight in the end ,it was my 6th block .The Qs were big and I forgot to keep a pace with time ,my bad .

There was one milestone Question ,concept was straight from uworld .
I strongly feel people who are quick readers will benefit a lot ,because it was bug thing on CK .The ability to read quickly.

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Thanks for the post !

Happy to read it , good luck ........
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My friend You'll do extremely fine, remember the average increased and remember all the people who felt like crap ended with good scores.. Sonu agarwall is a good example.

I do agree with the outdated NBME's but well is good to have fresh and good questions so one can continue to be prepared.

You did a pretty good job preparing yourself for the exam and im sure youll get at least the 230 UWSA predicted, hopefully more!

Now chill out, relax and enjoy life before starting your prep for CS, be proud because you faced the beast and im sure as hell you are gonna rape it.
Youll score will prob be out on November the 7th, we will wait and pray for you.

It is time now to get laid and get wasted Thanks for your posts and explanations , you've been helpful to everyone in this forum and we will surely miss you God bless!
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XpaezX said all what i would like to say, again thanks step enhancer for sharing your experience hope to u all best, and i believe that u deserve 250+:sorry::sorry:
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Congratulations on being done!
One of the best exam experience post I have seen recently.
I am sure you will get much much more than your desired 230 score.

Just two questions-which topics do you recommend reading from Step 1 FA?
How much was scary stats in each bock on an average?
I read from other forum that immunology and addiction medicine are being over-represented.
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Thanks for sharing your experience..Please updated your status....
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Congratulations on being done!
One of the best exam experience post I have seen recently.
I am sure you will get much much more than your desired 230 score.

Just two questions-which topics do you recommend reading from Step 1 FA?
How much was scary stats in each bock on an average?
I read from other forum that immunology and addiction medicine are being over-represented.
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Topics from First Aid step 1 - the collagen disease pathophysiology -Osteogenic imperfecta ,Ehler danlos etc,Lysosomal storage diseases and some hormone deff diseases of biochemistry ,Downs syndrome , Aids drugs side effects , Immunodeficiency diseases, Autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases (Pg 212 FA 2011), Psychiatry.
I think thats pretty much it .

For Stats First 6 pages of biostat of first aid ,should be on your tips .
know how to find out ppv,npv,sensitivity and specificity.They may give you in text that a study was designed to compare test finding to biopsy (gold standard) ,then u have to find sensitivity ,So you have to read carefully and chock out the values into the formula ,its just time taking ,which you dont have in exam. So its better to already write the fromula of sensitivity etc on the board they give u while you get your 1st break or before beginning the exam.
know that confidence interval of 0 means there is no significant difference and null hyptothesis is not rejected .
know about the power of a study and how sample size affects it .

The people who have not taken Step 1 ,practice with usmle world stats questions is a must .you will get 4-5 Questions correct.

I totally agree immunology and addiction medicine was overtested ,but usmle world is enough for this ,if u master each concept of uworld ,I dont think u need an extra resource .
btw in my exam pregnant lady was snorting cocaine ,so u can guess to what extent question makers can go to ask a point
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Hi step enhancer
What about preventive Qs, and # of drug add Qs in your test?
What is z best material 4 mastering cardiovascular system?
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Hi..we both took the exam same day...so wat do u think ...whn will we get our results--oct 31 st/nov 7th???
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