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...Was Step 2 CK always this hard?

I was always told Step 2 CK was easier than step 1. I am not to sure anymore. People studying for only a few months and get 250s.
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No it was alot easier. everyone I know kept saying that but ofcourse they did the exam before all the changes. its just harder now than ever
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by the way
another guy in another forum got 254 in uwsa and in the real exam he failed and got 73...so anything is possible
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Oh man. Now I am super scared. I got a 236 on UWAS and thats how I gauged that I was ready for this exam. I don't think I could have done anymore than I did for this exam. It was hard. I just hope I pass too. I don't want to take this exam again.
I don't know why its gotten this hard though. It wasn't even testing our knowledge. It was trying to decode latin half of the time.
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Was it seriously this hard? or you guys plus K1600 got an extremely badass version? :S
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Was it seriously this hard? or you guys plus K1600 got an extremely badass version? :S
I went in a bit confident because I felt I prepared well by postponing it for months after reading other post about their experiences. But after 1st and 2nd block it was bad. Got worse 6th block. I just wanted to cry. I was annoyed, sad, angry, confused. All these mixed emotions. I don't even know if I passed. I am lucky if I passed. It was nothing like the practice tests. Nothing. I don't know how 4 weeks are gonna pass. I guess I should just re-study just in case. But I don't know how to study confusing vignettes, picking stupid answer choices or decode latin.
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I went in a bit confident because I felt I prepared well by postponing it for months after reading other post about their experiences. But after 1st and 2nd block it was bad. Got worse 6th block. I just wanted to cry. I was annoyed, sad, angry, confused. All these mixed emotions. I don't even know if I passed. I am lucky if I passed. It was nothing like the practice tests. Nothing. I don't know how 4 weeks are gonna pass. I guess I should just re-study just in case. But I don't know how to study confusing vignettes, picking stupid answer choices or decode latin.
mmm I understand how you feel, but look at other posts, everybody since the new change have felt exactly the same way... Sonu.agarwall, Shaizab, Mbbs and so on and they have got amazing scores, I think you guys all of you are being to hard on yourselves, I do understand and believe this exam is way harder to what it used to be a couple of years ago, but after these series of exam experiences you are making it feel like it is the next Kilimanjaro or something like that.. And i dont like that because Ill take it next week
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The problem is we walk into this test thinking that it will be a tennis match but only to find out that it is actually a boxing match. You won't look pretty at the end of 8 rounds after taking all those punches but you will win as long as you kept on throwing punches back till the end of round 8.
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Thanks. Looks like I am gonna need a lot of it.
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just remember guys that this exam was designed to make u fail and not pass
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Haha that last statement of you add is reassuring If you get more than 230 ima gonna smack you down in the good way of course..

Lets just hope you guys get close to or at least get your desired score.. Same with me and My man Novobiocin, as ill take the exam next week and he will take it soon as well.

Now please guys relax and get laid + drink... let destiny take its course
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Are there any experimental questions on ck or is it just step 1?
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Are there any experimental questions on ck or is it just step 1?
There are experimental things in every USMLE series; including CS, in which 2 cases are experimental and only 10 count for your actual score.. soo yeah dont worry about it.
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another guy in another forum got 254 in uwsa and in the real exam he failed and got 73...so anything is possible
OMG, i got more scared .
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There are experimental things in every USMLE series; including CS, in which 2 cases are experimental and only 10 count for your actual score.. soo yeah dont worry about it.
i wish my whole 8th block be experimental.


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guys u only messed up in a couple of blocks
but i marked 12 questions in every block
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I think we should create a support group till the next 3rd wed until the results come out for whoever has done the exam and is waitingfor the results lol
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Can anyone pls say how many questions they marked in every block
I marked around 12 questions in every block
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Can anyone pls say how many questions they marked in every block
I marked around 12 questions in every block
i marked more than 12 in block 1, more than 50% in block 8,. @5-6-7 in rest of the blocks. so we r in the same boat dude....
man , i have CS in less than a month, how can i cope up???????
let's start a support thread for those waiting results on 14th 21st and 28th of this month...I'm starting it....
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Man. failing would mean going through this ordeal all over again
it was terrible enough the first time
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Was it seriously this hard? or you guys plus K1600 got an extremely badass version? :S
Man...What I did during the exam was I read the question ,tried to understand it and based on my understanding ,I picked a choice....but the problem is that there r 2 choices so close that its difficult to pick one of them and thus,just to get better picture, u will read the question 2nd time,3rd time to get right choice picked...this results in time wastage and thus panic and situation worses...AND THUS EXAM TURNS BADASS.......!!!!!!
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but i marked 12 questions in every block
I did too. I had 12 questions marked. Other questions I took a guess because I didn't know the answer. It was answers that a PhD would know and not a doctor because of study designs and experiments. It was tough.

They need to update the review books and Uworld for this new format. If I had known CK was suppose to get harder I would have done it before I thought rotations were more important to finish.
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Man. failing would mean going through this ordeal all over again
it was terrible enough the first time
I hear ya. I do NOT want to go through this $H!t again. No way. BUT if I have to, its like taking a kick in the nads again.
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Contrary to what people say, I got A LOT of OBGYN and yes of course PSYCH. SO KNOW OBGYN. Actually know EVERYTHING. Anything is game.
I felt I was writing an OBGYN board exam.
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Guys,
I am slowing becoming aware of all the mistakes I made on the Step 2 and on top of the questions I didn't know. How much do I need to pass? I remember 3 blocks of 45 and one block of 28 and rest were 44.
I know I am mixing up alot of questions because they were so similar and then I can't remember what they asked me and what the answer choices were.
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i think 60-70% to pass
and about the whole phd thing, agreed. I think if they give u more time to answer then u might be able to do better but then again theres
always those questions tht make u think wt are they talking about exactly?
(those questions make up half the exam lol)
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don't worry man. We will find a way to get through this. Stay hopeful
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Man...What I did during the exam was I read the question ,tried to understand it and based on my understanding ,I picked a choice....but the problem is that there r 2 choices so close that its difficult to pick one of them and thus,just to get better picture, u will read the question 2nd time,3rd time to get right choice picked...this results in time wastage and thus panic and situation worses...AND THUS EXAM TURNS BADASS.......!!!!!!
It seems like we all had the same type of questions....it turned really BADASS...
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Is it sad that I can't find answers to some of the questions I had on my exam? The ones that I remember at least cause I am mixing everything in my head.
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hi people! i totally understand what you are saying. sorry to barge in over your convo. one of my friend's had a block with 42 questions but somehow he couldnt manage to finish the last two due to re reading the questions. hopefully should be fine for everyone else.
Any input is welcomed and I hope we all get a good score cause we all feel like cr@p after this exam. It really kicked my a$$.
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Kicked mine too! lol....
if u do the exam on a monday can u expect to get the result on the third wednesday?
because thats what happened for me in step1
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took it yesterday . i had the same experience . too much shortage of time . you just cant read a question twice , hell u cant even look for a clue once u have read the q once ... u ll just waste time and risk leaving a q oor 2 at the end . i had trouble finishing 3 blocks .
my nbme 4 one week before exam was 235 , and now im thinking even a 220 on this will be a relief .
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and i ve been reading the posts above . seems like some of u had a block of 39/38 . it wasnt like that for me . the shortest block for me was of 43 .
strange !
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took it yesterday . i had the same experience . too much shortage of time . you just cant read a question twice , hell u cant even look for a clue once u have read the q once ... u ll just waste time and risk leaving a q oor 2 at the end . i had trouble finishing 3 blocks .
my nbme 4 one week before exam was 235 , and now im thinking even a 220 on this will be a relief .
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I am still having nightmares about the exam. Like stated above, there was no time re reread a question. All we could do was click and move on otherwise we miss the rest of the block!
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i gave the exam after the changes and it was not hard at all..trust me easier than nbmes n uwsa....i dont know how it was earlier but still
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i gave the exam after the changes and it was not hard at all..trust me easier than nbmes n uwsa....i dont know how it was earlier but still
Ohh my.. I have exam next week and I dont know what to think anymore
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Ohh my.. I have exam next week and I dont know what to think anymore
I am not the smartest person taking Step 2 CK. I know I worked hard and studied my a$$ off and I found the exam harder compared to the UWSA and NBME. The questions were not comparable. I didn't get any questions from the Fred software. I agree some blocks I was able to finish on time but there were still some hard questions especially questions or answer choices I have never seen before.

All we can do is do our best on this exam. Others may not have found the exam as hard as I did. They are probably those smart people that I can never be. Congrats to them on their amazing score. I just know some questions were beyond my Medical school knowledge and I still can't find answers to some of those questions.

Just believe in yourself and your knowledge. Time is a major factor like everyone says. You can't dwell on one question but also you can't not read questions carefully either.

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I am not the smartest person taking Step 2 CK. I know I worked hard and studied my a$$ off and I found the exam harder compared to the UWSA and NBME. The questions were not comparable. I didn't get any questions from the Fred software. I agree some blocks I was able to finish on time but there were still some hard questions especially questions or answer choices I have never seen before.

All we can do is do our best on this exam. Others may not have found the exam as hard as I did. They are probably those smart people that I can never be. Congrats to them on their amazing score. I just know some questions were beyond my Medical school knowledge and I still can't find answers to some of those questions.

Just believe in yourself and your knowledge. Time is a major factor like everyone says. You can't dwell on one question but also you can't not read questions carefully either.

GOOD LUCK!
Thanks man, im also been studying like a freak for 4 months now, and Right now im in hardcore review and I know there is nothing else I can do... I started seeing all these horror stories and my confidence began to shatter because I have never seen a lot of horror stories within a short period of time.. Ill just give my best in this test and will throw some punches and uppercuts to this bastard. He wont go home clean
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Thanks man, im also been studying like a freak for 4 months now, and Right now im in hardcore review and I know there is nothing else I can do... I started seeing all these horror stories and my confidence began to shatter because I have never seen a lot of horror stories within a short period of time.. Ill just give my best in this test and will throw some punches and uppercuts to this bastard. He wont go home clean
Yeah buddy. I think you are good. There is nothing much we can do. Not once I thought after my exam that I should have studied more or I should have done this more. I really did the best I could and studied what was possibly high yield. Beyond all that, its not in our control anymore.

Good luck. Just get a good nights sleep. It will take a while to recover after this exam. It will be a long day.
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dr pepper and add ...when are u ppl expecting result ?
28th november ?
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28th november ?
Not soon enough man. Not soon enough. I think 4 weeks from this past Tuesday I took the exam. So first week of December.
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28th november ?
i'm expecting on 21st and may be add1 too. what bout you?
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i took it on 7th nov( wednesday) . i was expecting mine to be on 28th nov . makes it the 3rd wednesday from exam date . or am i wrong ?
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i took it on 7th nov( wednesday) . i was expecting mine to be on 28th nov . makes it the 3rd wednesday from exam date . or am i wrong ?
On usmle.org, they said 4 weeks. I am not sure when people get it. I just know that when you wake up and check your email and if it says your score is available, that when I am going to start sweating bullets
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...Was Step 2 CK always this hard?

I was always told Step 2 CK was easier than step 1. I am not to sure anymore. People studying for only a few months and get 250s.
Hello
Would you please tell what were your:
-step 1 score;
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-results of all your self-assessments before CK;
Thank you very much!!!
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Would you please tell what were your:
-step 1 score;
-UW or Kaplan Qbank for CK;
-results of all your self-assessments before CK;
Thank you very much!!!
Step 1 score: 228
Step 2 CS: Pass
NBME 2: 216 (one month before my exam)
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UWSA: 236 (5 days before my exam)

I used Kaplan, MTB 2, DIT Step 2 and Uworld (twice)
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Step 1 score: 228
Step 2 CS: Pass
NBME 2: 216 (one month before my exam)
NBME 4: 236 (3 days before my exam)
UWSA: 236 (5 days before my exam)

I used Kaplan, MTB 2, DIT Step 2 and Uworld (twice)
Thank you!
What was % in the Uworld after first circle?
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Thank you!
What was % in the Uworld after first circle?
Around high 60s I believe. I think 67%
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Around high 60s I believe. I think 67%
Thank you.
You should be ok, 67% is good.
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You should be ok, 67% is good.
Thanks buddy. I hope so.
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Wow. Just wow.
I am at a loss for words for my exam today. 1st block i was like why was everybody complaining , this isnt soo bad.
2nd block onwards . BAD ASS. i mean these where not u world concept questions these questions were bad, there were mean and they were taking no prisoners . I prepared fairly well , did nbmes , uwsa's , the new 'special nbmes -subject focused ' but this exam blew everything right out of the water.
I am still in shock . I don't even remember any questions . The exam is a blur.
I literally had no time to read questions more than once .
My advice , know everything and know it well. Everything is important.
I was hoping up until the last block expired for u world style questions but there were none.
I had good scores in my nbmes , step 1 but after this im not so sure.
Im just glad it wasnt only me that is complaining . Because i left that exam feeling like a retard.
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Jesus christ ok ill reach a conclusion... IM ****ed XD!
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Wow. Just wow.
I am at a loss for words for my exam today. 1st block i was like why was everybody complaining , this isnt soo bad.
2nd block onwards . BAD ASS. i mean these where not u world concept questions these questions were bad, there were mean and they were taking no prisoners . I prepared fairly well , did nbmes , uwsa's , the new 'special nbmes -subject focused ' but this exam blew everything right out of the water.
I am still in shock . I don't even remember any questions . The exam is a blur.
I literally had no time to read questions more than once .
My advice , know everything and know it well. Everything is important.
I was hoping up until the last block expired for u world style questions but there were none.
I had good scores in my nbmes , step 1 but after this im not so sure.
Im just glad it wasnt only me that is complaining . Because i left that exam feeling like a retard.
I feel for you buddy. I had one good block too. Rest was FML. All we can do is hope for the best.

We did our best.
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Wow. Just wow.
I am at a loss for words for my exam today. 1st block i was like why was everybody complaining , this isnt soo bad.
2nd block onwards . BAD ASS. i mean these where not u world concept questions these questions were bad, there were mean and they were taking no prisoners . I prepared fairly well , did nbmes , uwsa's , the new 'special nbmes -subject focused ' but this exam blew everything right out of the water.
I am still in shock . I don't even remember any questions . The exam is a blur.
I literally had no time to read questions more than once .
My advice , know everything and know it well. Everything is important.
I was hoping up until the last block expired for u world style questions but there were none.
I had good scores in my nbmes , step 1 but after this im not so sure.
Im just glad it wasnt only me that is complaining . Because i left that exam feeling like a retard.
Could you tell what were results of your uworld and nbme?
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In the blocks, it wasn't the IM or Psych (although it was hard) or stats that got to me.

The amount of OBGYN and Peds I got, I felt I was writing a Obgynpediatrics exam. Lol.

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Jesus christ ok ill reach a conclusion... IM ****ed XD!
Just have faith. There is no way to know the stuff they pull out on the exam. No way. Unless maybe read all of Harrison's, OBGYN books and Peds books. Oh and read research papers and all the genes related to the disease... the list goes on and on.
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Just have faith. There is no way to know the stuff they pull out on the exam. No way. Unless maybe read all of Harrison's, OBGYN books and Peds books. Oh and read research papers and all the genes related to the disease... the list goes on and on.
What genes did they ask?
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What genes did they ask?
I can't remember. It was all research related. I didn't know it, I didn't recognize it and so I clicked something and moved on cause I had 7 minutes to finish my remaining questions.
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I can't remember. It was all research related. I didn't know it, I didn't recognize it and so I clicked something and moved on cause I had 7 minutes to finish my remaining questions.
Were they like oncogenes from step 1?
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expecting mine 21st
if it doesn't come out 21st then 28th probably
but im hoping 21st
good luck guys
exam is tough
life is tough
life is hard
only the toughest survive it
u r strong for taking these exams
im sure u will all pass with good scores
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but even at this point
a PASS is fine by me
so lets c what happens......
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How many questions did u guys mark per block approx?
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How many questions did u guys mark per block approx?
I marked at least 12 but I remember some I don't even know if I read the question properly. I clicked and moved on. I really ran out of the time. I had more time on the last block and I think 4th block
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Friends, how was with time when you were doing uworld?
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expecting mine 21st
if it doesn't come out 21st then 28th probably
but im hoping 21st
good luck guys
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life is tough
life is hard
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im sure u will all pass with good scores
I hope we will get by 21st. and pass with a good score...
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really my advice is to try to do well on the exam day by not making stupid mistakes and focusing
time is limited so there is no doubt that u will always make these mistakes also tension of exam
im saying this because doing practice exams at home i did not have a problem with this
so watch out....gl
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i really feel like Igot a very hard exam
not sure what to feel...really worried about score
good luck to all
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i really feel like Igot a very hard exam
not sure what to feel...really worried about score
good luck to all
10 days more...have patience...
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i don't think it will be out on 21st
i think 28th
just checked for step 1
because 21st would mean less than 3 weeks
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I can completely understand how u guys are feeling...all i can say is good luck and just hang in there a couple more weeks and u guys are done!
I do have a couple of questions though; Everybody says u can narrow down the questions to two choices, but now that uve experienced it what do u feel wouldv helped u in getting to the answer right away?
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i really feel like Igot a very hard exam
not sure what to feel...really worried about score
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My exam was rough too. Don't know what to expect. I still have nightmares
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Alright, SO I have my exam on Tuesday the 13th. Reading this thread has gotten me so paranoid. I'm just gonna relax, watch some TV tomorrow and head for the test.

NBME 2: 228
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I am now just hoping for a 210-220. Will post here when the exam is done. All the best to whoever is giving it soon too
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Alright, SO I have my exam on Tuesday the 13th. Reading this thread has gotten me so paranoid. I'm just gonna relax, watch some TV tomorrow and head for the test.

NBME 2: 228
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I am now just hoping for a 210-220. Will post here when the exam is done. All the best to whoever is giving it soon too
Good luck Nik...
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Alright, SO I have my exam on Tuesday the 13th. Reading this thread has gotten me so paranoid. I'm just gonna relax, watch some TV tomorrow and head for the test.

NBME 2: 228
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I am now just hoping for a 210-220. Will post here when the exam is done. All the best to whoever is giving it soon too
What was your Uworld score?
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alright, so i have my exam on tuesday the 13th. Reading this thread has gotten me so paranoid. I'm just gonna relax, watch some tv tomorrow and head for the test.

Nbme 2: 228
nbme 4: 232
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i am now just hoping for a 210-220. Will post here when the exam is done. All the best to whoever is giving it soon too
GOOD LUCK!!! Take that B@$tard down on Tuesday!
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good luck....u will surely need it
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