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im happy to announce that i finished CK today. and boy was it hard. seriously felt like i failed the thing. very difficult requires 100% concentration or else u might miss things. Also pls focus on time management because i barely had time to finish the blocks and the question stems were long. I'd say I had a good mix of im, obgyn and lots of peds some biostatistics and psych and little surgery. Also u will have a big headache after it so remember to take tylenol 2 tablets
I feel like I need to give back to this forum since all of u hv posted ur study materials so ill tell u wht worked for me:

During my rotations I read Step Up to Medicine, used High Yield and Case Files OB for obgyn, used Pretest and Case files Peds for Peds. For surgery I used Surgical Recall. Psych just used secrets for it.

Now what I used for ck prep:
Secrets + Uworld
I found secrets pretty high yield. Decided to keep it simple.

My cum. uworld qbank: 75%
NBME4: 253
USMLE cd questions: 80%
UWSA:250

I did not use FA! didnt like it
btw the new ck exam is nothing like nbme and uworld so just do ur best and thats all

will post my score when i get it
pls dont hesitate to ask if u hv questions
good luck!!

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I too had similar experience ...time management was the problem......questions stems were like UWSA.....I got long stems only in the last 10 questions of the block......lets see what happens....best of luck to u ......
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did they go deep in neuro ???
i wanna an advise about neuro i 'm facing difficulty
in spinal tract , umnl ,lmnl & detecting the lesion
so how can i solve this ??

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yes they did
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You had a solid background and very good scores on NBME & UWSA.

I won't be surprised at all if you get a score of 250+/-10 (95% CI 5-15)

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felt like i failed + 250s on USWA & NBMEs = 250+ Real score
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can u plz tell us how many questions u had in each block on an average, if not precise.?

questions are way longer than step 1 in uworld.....i finish a block with just few seconds to spare........i think managing time during real exam is the key to unlock high score.....
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Ohhh my.. now im getting the goose bumps :S my exam is next week and Im getting scared , all these experiences are frightening
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just wondering
do the results come out on the 3rd wed after u do the exam?
lets say todays monday so tues wed and then another wed and then another one?
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Ohhh my.. now im getting the goose bumps :S my exam is next week and Im getting scared , all these experiences are frightening
dont be scared
trust me there were alot of weir questions that made me think wht??
i marked alot of questions in each block
answers are not clearcut
just do ur best
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just wondering
do the results come out on the 3rd wed after u do the exam?
lets say todays monday so tues wed and then another wed and then another one?
thanks
Inf your case if you did it today youll receive it in the 4th Wednesday; if you do the exam on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday youll get your score on the 4th Wednesday and if you take your exam on a thursday or friday youll get your score on the 3rd wednesday
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I want to take the exam by Dec end. I finished kaplanLN, videos, did MTB2 for IM, did Kaplan Qbank for IM and peads. Will start Uworld today.

Reading the post really did freak me out. I have a lot riding on step2 and well people lately have been saying that it is really difficult.

So, I wanted to know what more can I do to do well on this? Any tips, or advice you would like to share?
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Some blocks were 45 ques's
some blocks were 44 questions
and 1 block was around 36 questions
keep an eye around for that
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I want to take the exam by Dec end. I finished kaplanLN, videos, did MTB2 for IM, did Kaplan Qbank for IM and peads. Will start Uworld today.

Reading the post really did freak me out. I have a lot riding on step2 and well people lately have been saying that it is really difficult.

So, I wanted to know what more can I do to do well on this? Any tips, or advice you would like to share?
my advice is to do lots of questions instead of reading texts
they ask very detailed things
that u wont find in books like secrets
do Case Files series for all specialties
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my advice is to do lots of questions instead of reading texts
they ask very detailed things
that u wont find in books like secrets
do Case Files series for all specialties
Thank you for the help. pardon my ignorance but I have no idea what the case file series are. Also, can you tell me the easiest way to get them. Thank you!
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Thank you for the help. pardon my ignorance but I have no idea what the case file series are. Also, can you tell me the easiest way to get them. Thank you!
do u have an iphone or android?
because thats wht i did
i downloaded all of them on my iphone
u can find them in the apps store just type in case files but ofcourse theyre not free
u dont have to buy the hardcopies!
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guys is it normal to feel worried about this exam
i seriously think i marked over 10 ques's in every block
anyone had similar experiences and got a decent/good score?:worried:
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