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i've ben studying for two months now, i finished MTB 2 and 50 % kaplan online and usworld and my exam is in two weeks, two months ago i did a nbme and got 188 so i studied again, this morning i did another nbme and got 199 !!!

why? what did i do wrong? i mean im really frustrated, the first thing i did is i postponed the exam one more month (dont know if that even enough) and called a friend hwo told me that MTB 2 is not enough in the peds and obst and preventive medicine? so i got kaplan notes and started opening them, im reading them now, i dont know, i feel there's too much details?

please help me if you know what am i missing and how can i improve my score in this month ... thank you
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i've ben studying for two months now, i finished MTB 2 and 50 % kaplan online and usworld and my exam is in two weeks, two months ago i did a nbme and got 188 so i studied again, this morning i did another nbme and got 199 !!!

why? what did i do wrong? i mean im really frustrated, the first thing i did is i postponed the exam one more month (dont know if that even enough) and called a friend hwo told me that MTB 2 is not enough in the peds and obst and preventive medicine? so i got kaplan notes and started opening them, im reading them now, i dont know, i feel there's too much details?

please help me if you know what am i missing and how can i improve my score in this month ... thank you
Have you finished Uworld thoroughly with explanations? What was your percentage in that?
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Have you finished Uworld thoroughly with explanations? What was your percentage in that?
54 % ...... this is embaressing but i studied the explanation and tried doin one last repeat ... like random - timed and i got 77 % in that test but i gues thats biased since i did these questions before?
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54 % ...... this is embaressing but i studied the explanation and tried doin one last repeat ... like random - timed and i got 77 % in that test but i gues thats biased since i did these questions before?
Try giving UWSA and see what it comes out to be. NBMEs are outdated by now. Only 4 remains to be of somewhat significance. But the best predictor is UWSA. I would suggest you go through your UW notes again and give this test. It would tell you the areas in which you are lagging and you can work on those.

As for MTB 2, it does lack severely in areas other than IM. That's why it is suggested that you do those from MTB 3.
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Try giving UWSA and see what it comes out to be. NBMEs are outdated by now. Only 4 remains to be of somewhat significance. But the best predictor is UWSA. I would suggest you go through your UW notes again and give this test. It would tell you the areas in which you are lagging and you can work on those.

As for MTB 2, it does lack severely in areas other than IM. That's why it is suggested that you do those from MTB 3.

was it is a mistake that i postponed the exam then? because it was in 2 weeks i made now after one and a half month ... 11/12 instead of 6/11

one more thing, do u advice that i would begin kaplan notes or get MTB 3 notes and do what im not very good at from there? (obs, gyn, prevent) ?

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was it is a mistake that i postponed the exam then? because it was in 2 weeks i made now after one and a half month ... 11/12 instead of 6/11

one more thing, do u advice that i would begin kaplan notes or get MTB 3 notes and do what im not very good at from there? (obs, gyn, prevent) ?

thank you ..
No you did good by postponing. Get MTB 3 and go through that. Kaplan would be too much of a burden now and you do not need to go into that much detail if you've already done Uworld.
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No you did good by postponing. Get MTB 3 and go through that. Kaplan would be too much of a burden now and you do not need to go into that much detail if you've already done Uworld.
okay so

1. ill get MTB 3 and study from there too
2. ill renew usworld and do it again since i already got one and a half month
3. its too short to begin kaplan now (no time)

really thank you, u've ben very helpfull ! ill sit down and study again
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okay so

1. ill get MTB 3 and study from there too
2. ill renew usworld and do it again since i already got one and a half month
3. its too short to begin kaplan now (no time)

really thank you, u've ben very helpfull ! ill sit down and study again
Complement whatever you study with Uworld. Because it is important to understand the concepts and not simply memorize them.
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