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Exam-Results December 19th, 2012; Step 2 CK Exam Results Thread

Who is waiting like me for step 2 CK result soon?
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Good Luck! How was your exam? Was it similar to UW, kaplan Qbanks, NBMEs, UWSA?
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Was more difficult than UW, it was exhausting exam, lets wait and see.
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hi me too...took my exam on 30thnov expecting the result this wednesday
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I m also expecting result......
All the very best to all of you.
wish me luck too
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Good luck to all of you guys! Pls. share your experiences!
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No score report yet?????
anyone??
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My scheduling permit hasn't changed yet!
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still waiting:sorry:
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when did u give your exam??isn't it 3rd Wednesday Tayeb?
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I did it on November 26, so this is 4th Wednesday! and I can't wait longer
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so if it does not come today call Ecfmg .As far i know your schedule permit link should not be there..can u open it??
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did anyone get the results. gt my step one at 7:15 Indian time , but its already 8 pm nw
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No I can't open it!, however I did my step 2 CS and still can access it's permit. I called ECFMG last week and they told me the result will be today!
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So just wait tayeb.
Cause i got my step 1 result on exact 3rd Wednesday but few mins before midnight (eastern time) .
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i got my step 1 results at 8.51pm Indian time...so i guess we will have to wait for some more time
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just got my results 238. shud i be happy or sad
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I am shocked, 202 !!!!
Ay advice what to do? Do I still have any chance of getting a residency in any speciality in US?
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just got my results 238. shud i be happy or sad
Can you pls. share your exam experience? NBMEs/UWSA scores and UW %?
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I am shocked, 202 !!!!
Ay advice what to do? Do I still have any chance of getting a residency in any speciality in US?
How was your performance in NBMEs/UWSA and UW qbank? was your exam much harder than UW and self assessments?
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the exam was much harder, I didn't take NBME, UW was 72 overall. and UWSA was 222 !!! I am torn apart!!
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the exam was much harder, I didn't take NBME, UW was 72 overall. and UWSA was 222 !!! I am torn apart!!
how did you manage your time? did you have any time left in the end of the blocks? did you practice uw in timed mode? is there any subject you thought was much harder than others?
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just got my results 238. shud i be happy or sad
Be happy u r done and that is a solid score...congrats!!!
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Ay advice what to do? Do I still have any chance of getting a residency in any speciality in US?
There is always a way, don't ever give up your dreams!!! You may have to do an observership or something depending on Step 1 scores etc, but it is never over. I have a few friends who did poorly on CK and matched last year so don't sweat it.
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just got it 243/84
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just got it 243/84
can you pls. share your exam day experience? UWSA/NBMEs, scores, UW%?
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can you pls. share your exam day experience? UWSA/NBMEs, scores, UW%?
Congrats!!!!
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There is always a way, don't ever give up your dreams!!! You may have to do an observership or something depending on Step 1 scores etc, but it is never over. I have a few friends who did poorly on CK and matched last year so don't sweat it.
I hope so, I am currently working in clinic and doing a research in the hospital. Any advice for step 1?
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how did you manage your time? did you have any time left in the end of the blocks? did you practice uw in timed mode? is there any subject you thought was much harder than others?
I didn't do too much time mode, and every block had 3-4 questions left! I guess I rushed into the exam.
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my UW score was 74
UWA score was 247
my real CK result is 237
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I hope so, I am currently working in clinic and doing a research in the hospital. Any advice for step 1?
#1 is don't rush the exam, if you haven't taken it yet you can def get a great score. Get the new color first aid and know the book inside and out, study it a ton. After that when you really know the book then utilize Uworld, timed, random and focus on timing. I used Kaplan Q bank before I attempted U world just to make sure my knowledge was up to par, so you may wanna do that as well. I also did DIT. My girlfriend used something called Pathoma, she swears by it and she made a 250+ and is a lot smarter than me so I believe her, she recommended it over Goljian. The main thing is don't take the test until you get an NBME score back that you are happy with. I am sure others on this forum will be more than happy to help you and let you know how they studied. Best of luck, don't freak out, you will be fine. Just take the time to do well on Step 1.
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my UW score was 74
UWA score was 247
my real CK result is 237
Amazing!!!! Congrats. Thanks for sharing.
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Exam was far more difficult than uworld and and nbmes.
I am saying this Cause in step1 i got questions with concepts resembling those in uworld and moreover i got pictures, sacns, and graphs that i saw in nbmes so i had some idea what the question is expecting from me.whereas the scenario was totally different here.
frankly i thought m gona fail on this
But i dint give up..what i was trying to go for best possible guess and moving on to the next question.so i didnot skip a single question.
UWSA: 246
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hi ppl got 242/84 in step 2 ck!! glad its over..hope it compensates for my low step 1 score of 225
uwsa;236
nbme 4;236
uw percentage;68
THE REAL EXAM HAD A LOT OF PICTURES AND GRAPHS...WAS QUITE A DIFF EXAM COMPARED TO NBME AND UW...

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Exam was far more difficult than uworld and and nbmes.
I am saying this Cause in step1 i got questions with concepts resembling those in uworld and moreover i got pictures, sacns, and graphs that i saw in nbmes so i had some idea what the question is expecting from me.whereas the scenario was totally different here.
frankly i thought m gona fail on this
But i dint give up..what i was trying to go for best possible guess and moving on to the next question.so i didnot skip a single question.
UWSA: 246
NBME 4:246
CK score:243
Congrats!!!
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hi ppl got 242/84 in step 2 ck!! glad its over..hope it compensates for my low step 1 score of 225
Congrats!!! U mind sharing ur uworld assessment score?
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gt 235 in step 1 and 238 in ck
just gave UWSA gt 245 and free 150 89%
Was working as PG 3 and as senior resident during preparation of 1 and 2nd step respctively.
still think i cud have scored >240 in step 2
Am done with MD anesthesia recently in india and have 11 articles and 3 research papers published/goin to get published.
Bt is this score nuff to get ANESTHESIA IN THE USA.
BUT THE BOTTOMLINE IS that what i got i owe some part of it to this forum and its members especially tyagee,novobioci,cingulate gyrus and xapazex for their awesome and high yielding threads.
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hi ppl got 242/84 in step 2 ck!! glad its over..hope it compensates for my low step 1 score of 225
uwsa;236
nbme 4;236
uw percentage;68
THE REAL EXAM HAD A LOT OF PICTURES AND GRAPHS...WAS QUITE A DIFF EXAM COMPARED TO NBME AND UW...
Thats an awesome score. Can u pl share your exam preperaration,duration and exam experience?
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Exam was far more difficult than uworld and and nbmes.
I am saying this Cause in step1 i got questions with concepts resembling those in uworld and moreover i got pictures, sacns, and graphs that i saw in nbmes so i had some idea what the question is expecting from me.whereas the scenario was totally different here.
frankly i thought m gona fail on this
But i dint give up..what i was trying to go for best possible guess and moving on to the next question.so i didnot skip a single question.
UWSA: 246
NBME 4:246
CK score:243
Can u share your preperation pl ?
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#1 is don't rush the exam, if you haven't taken it yet you can def get a great score. Get the new color first aid and know the book inside and out, study it a ton. After that when you really know the book then utilize Uworld, timed, random and focus on timing. I used Kaplan Q bank before I attempted U world just to make sure my knowledge was up to par, so you may wanna do that as well. I also did DIT. My girlfriend used something called Pathoma, she swears by it and she made a 250+ and is a lot smarter than me so I believe her, she recommended it over Goljian. The main thing is don't take the test until you get an NBME score back that you are happy with. I am sure others on this forum will be more than happy to help you and let you know how they studied. Best of luck, don't freak out, you will be fine. Just take the time to do well on Step 1.
Thank you Kas123 for your support and advice.
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hi guys got my result for ck it is 215 ..I m very disheartened and don't know about my chances with this score . My step1 score was 230 .. I wana know has step 2ck score dipped in past 2-3 months ???

my UWSA score was 230 one month b4 the exam
uw aggregate was 69%
gave nbme 4 10 days b4 exam scored 215
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Although i gt a mediocre score but...THE MOST IMP THING TO REMEMBER (STRESSED MANY TIMES IN INNUMERABLE THREADS)
REMEMBER THE BASICS AND KNOW EVERYTHING BOUT BASIC DISEASES (CHD, MI, PNEUMONIA,TB etc).

BOUT THE EXAM:

1. EXAM ques exactly same like Uworld...although i havent seen kaplan qbank . Revise U World, Qbank thoroughly they are enuff to get 290. They test basics (same goes for step1) thoroughly. Diffficulty level is also same.

2. Drug ads/ Abstracts pretty easy in exam just like in free 150 and Uworld. Devise our own method of dealing with them shrewdly. These along with stats are pretty easy and straight forward in exam (read step 1 first aid for stats only)

3. I used to read the last line of ques first before reading the whole ques and believe me it helps..coz at the end of some long stems they ask pretty simple basic ques.

4. Ques in exams were straightforward (70%), tricky(20%) no ****ing clue(10%) and its that 10% ques in every stem that plays tricks on your mind and makes most of us uneasy at the end.

PREP:
TIME TAKEN 3 MONTHS (TOOK 1 MONTH LEAVE FROM WORK IN THE END)
BOOKS : THE USUAL ..MTB2/3, KAPLAN
1. READ MTB 2 THEN 2. BROWSED KAPLAN AND ADDED SOME EXTRA BITS...THEN 3. SECOND READ OF MTB2 f/b 4. quick browsing of MTB 3 (DID THIS FOR EVERY SYSTEM..AFTER STEPS 1,2,3 IT WILL TAKE JUST 30 MINUTES TO BROWSE EACH SYSTEM FROM MTB3 AND ADD EXTRA FUNDS TO UR MTB2.

2. THEN DO UWORLD IN TUTOR UNTIMED MODE (I USED IT AS STUDY TOOL RATHER THAN ASSESSMENT TOOL)

3. MADE one line notes i.e DISEASE NAME :- BIT (BEST INITIAL TEST)...MAT (MOST ACCURATE TEST) f/b TREATMENT FLOWCHARTS OR DRUG NAMES..MADE REVISING PRETTY EASY ESPECIALLY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY, BLOOD CHAPTERS.

4 USED TO BROWSE THROUGH SYSTEM SPECIFIC THREADS/QUES ON THIS FORUM.. HELPED TO IMPROVISE, IMPROVE THEY WAY I APPROACHED THE SUBJECT/ QUES. Once u discuss something i sticks with you for a longer period ( i guess).

STUPIDITIES DONE (ABSOLUTE SINS ):

1. Getting influenced by threads that gave me the impression that since june 2012 changes have been made to make exam more difficult which lead me to Repeat foolishness of step 1 prep by doing high yield and harrison mcqs instead of JUST revising Uworld/ QBANK thoroughly (MORE THAN NUFF TO GET YOU 290). "DO NO SUCH THING"

2. Did UWSA a day before exams . and did no NBMEs or any other assessment. Point is to take assessment atleast 1/2 weeks before exams to work on your weaknesses. Did free 150 2 days after exams coz I was getting psyched bout failing the exam.

3. NO SLEEP/ DISTURDED DIURNAL RYTHM BEFORE EXAM LED ME TO MAKE SOME BASIC BLUNDERS (e.g immunization admn in chronic HEP B pat. is HEP A injection..i marked sumthing else).

MY THOUGHTS BOUT THE RESULT I GOT f/b f/b f/b
and since last 2 hours

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Although i gt a mediocre score but...THE MOST IMP THING TO REMEMBER (STRESSED MANY TIMES IN INNUMERABLE THREADS)
REMEMBER THE BASICS AND KNOW EVERYTHING BOUT BASIC DISEASES (CHD, MI, PNEUMONIA,TB etc).

BOUT THE EXAM:

1. EXAM ques exactly same like Uworld...although i havent seen kaplan qbank . Revise U World, Qbank thoroughly they are enuff to get 290. They test basics (same goes for step1) thoroughly. Diffficulty level is also same.

2. Drug ads/ Abstracts pretty easy in exam just like in free 150 and Uworld. Devise our own method of dealing with them shrewdly. These along with stats are pretty easy and straight forward in exam (read step 1 first aid for stats only)

3. I used to read the last line of ques first before reading the whole ques and believe me it helps..coz at the end of some long stems they ask pretty simple basic ques.

4. Ques in exams were straightforward (70%), tricky(20%) no ****ing clue(10%) and its that 10% ques in every stem that plays tricks on your mind and makes most of us uneasy at the end.

PREP:
TIME TAKEN 3 MONTHS (TOOK 1 MONTH LEAVE FROM WORK IN THE END)
BOOKS : THE USUAL ..MTB2/3, KAPLAN
1. READ MTB 2 THEN 2. BROWSED KAPLAN AND ADDED SOME EXTRA BITS...THEN 3. SECOND READ OF MTB2 f/b 4. quick browsing of MTB 3 (DID THIS FOR EVERY SYSTEM..AFTER STEPS 1,2,3 IT WILL TAKE JUST 30 MINUTES TO BROWSE EACH SYSTEM FROM MTB3 AND ADD EXTRA FUNDS TO UR MTB2.

2. THEN DO UWORLD IN TUTOR UNTIMED MODE (I USED IT AS STUDY TOOL RATHER THAN ASSESSMENT TOOL)

3. MADE one line notes i.e DISEASE NAME :- BIT (BEST INITIAL TEST)...MAT (MOST ACCURATE TEST) f/b TREATMENT FLOWCHARTS OR DRUG NAMES..MADE REVISING PRETTY EASY ESPECIALLY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY, BLOOD CHAPTERS.

4 USED TO BROWSE THROUGH SYSTEM SPECIFIC THREADS/QUES ON THIS FORUM.. HELPED TO IMPROVISE, IMPROVE THEY WAY I APPROACHED THE SUBJECT/ QUES. Once u discuss something i sticks with you for a longer period ( i guess).

STUPIDITIES DONE (ABSOLUTE SINS ):

1. Getting influenced by threads that gave me the impression that since june 2012 changes have been made to make exam more difficult which lead me to Repeat foolishness of step 1 prep by doing high yield and harrison mcqs instead of JUST revising Uworld/ QBANK thoroughly (MORE THAN NUFF TO GET YOU 290). "DO NO SUCH THING"

2. Did UWSA a day before exams . and did no NBMEs or any other assessment. Point is to take assessment atleast 1/2 weeks before exams to work on your weaknesses. Did free 150 2 days after exams coz I was getting psyched bout failing the exam.

3. NO SLEEP/ DISTURDED DIURNAL RYTHM BEFORE EXAM LED ME TO MAKE SOME BASIC BLUNDERS (e.g immunization admn in chronic HEP B pat. is HEP A injection..i marked sumthing else).

MY THOUGHTS BOUT THE RESULT I GOT f/b f/b f/b
and since last 2 hours

Thanks for the feedback, so appreciated. I am taking exam next week so it's good to hear what u thought. I have been revising u world this week, ill be done with 2nd run through on Saturday. Then just gonna review notes and MTB, hoping that is enough. I got a 252 on UWSA, hoping that is enough, just wanna break a 235+!!

Congrats again and thanks for the truly awesome feedback. Best of luck in the future.
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Although i gt a mediocre score but...THE MOST IMP THING TO REMEMBER (STRESSED MANY TIMES IN INNUMERABLE THREADS)
REMEMBER THE BASICS AND KNOW EVERYTHING BOUT BASIC DISEASES (CHD, MI, PNEUMONIA,TB etc).

BOUT THE EXAM:

1. EXAM ques exactly same like Uworld...although i havent seen kaplan qbank . Revise U World, Qbank thoroughly they are enuff to get 290. They test basics (same goes for step1) thoroughly. Diffficulty level is also same.

2. Drug ads/ Abstracts pretty easy in exam just like in free 150 and Uworld. Devise our own method of dealing with them shrewdly. These along with stats are pretty easy and straight forward in exam (read step 1 first aid for stats only)

3. I used to read the last line of ques first before reading the whole ques and believe me it helps..coz at the end of some long stems they ask pretty simple basic ques.

4. Ques in exams were straightforward (70%), tricky(20%) no ****ing clue(10%) and its that 10% ques in every stem that plays tricks on your mind and makes most of us uneasy at the end.

PREP:
TIME TAKEN 3 MONTHS (TOOK 1 MONTH LEAVE FROM WORK IN THE END)
BOOKS : THE USUAL ..MTB2/3, KAPLAN
1. READ MTB 2 THEN 2. BROWSED KAPLAN AND ADDED SOME EXTRA BITS...THEN 3. SECOND READ OF MTB2 f/b 4. quick browsing of MTB 3 (DID THIS FOR EVERY SYSTEM..AFTER STEPS 1,2,3 IT WILL TAKE JUST 30 MINUTES TO BROWSE EACH SYSTEM FROM MTB3 AND ADD EXTRA FUNDS TO UR MTB2.

2. THEN DO UWORLD IN TUTOR UNTIMED MODE (I USED IT AS STUDY TOOL RATHER THAN ASSESSMENT TOOL)

3. MADE one line notes i.e DISEASE NAME :- BIT (BEST INITIAL TEST)...MAT (MOST ACCURATE TEST) f/b TREATMENT FLOWCHARTS OR DRUG NAMES..MADE REVISING PRETTY EASY ESPECIALLY FOR RHEUMATOLOGY, BLOOD CHAPTERS.

4 USED TO BROWSE THROUGH SYSTEM SPECIFIC THREADS/QUES ON THIS FORUM.. HELPED TO IMPROVISE, IMPROVE THEY WAY I APPROACHED THE SUBJECT/ QUES. Once u discuss something i sticks with you for a longer period ( i guess).

STUPIDITIES DONE (ABSOLUTE SINS ):

1. Getting influenced by threads that gave me the impression that since june 2012 changes have been made to make exam more difficult which lead me to Repeat foolishness of step 1 prep by doing high yield and harrison mcqs instead of JUST revising Uworld/ QBANK thoroughly (MORE THAN NUFF TO GET YOU 290). "DO NO SUCH THING"

2. Did UWSA a day before exams . and did no NBMEs or any other assessment. Point is to take assessment atleast 1/2 weeks before exams to work on your weaknesses. Did free 150 2 days after exams coz I was getting psyched bout failing the exam.

3. NO SLEEP/ DISTURDED DIURNAL RYTHM BEFORE EXAM LED ME TO MAKE SOME BASIC BLUNDERS (e.g immunization admn in chronic HEP B pat. is HEP A injection..i marked sumthing else).

MY THOUGHTS BOUT THE RESULT I GOT f/b f/b f/b
and since last 2 hours
Many thanks for your post! A positive one for a change. Good luck!
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Many thanks for your post! A positive one for a change. Good luck!
Seriously! would love to hear some more!
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Thanks for the feedback, so appreciated. I am taking exam next week so it's good to hear what u thought. I have been revising u world this week, ill be done with 2nd run through on Saturday. Then just gonna review notes and MTB, hoping that is enough. I got a 252 on UWSA, hoping that is enough, just wanna break a 235+!!

Congrats again and thanks for the truly awesome feedback. Best of luck in the future.
Dude keep on revising u will get more than 250
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