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Old 12-31-2012
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Hello all,

I took my exam on 27th Dec. I don't think I'm going to say anything different from what others said, but I guess every little bit of info helps. So, here I go.

My background - graduated med school in 2008, finished my residency in home country, now in US post-marriage.
Step in July - 82/223
Preparing on n off since August.
Studied KLNs for any topic I thought I needed to in a bit detail, but primary tools were MTB2-3, and UWorld.
I could complete UWorld just once, and that too before I could read all the subjects.. first pass score 67% random, timed. I used to have 10-15 mins to spare in every test.
USWA - 1 week before test - 245

I had my exam at 8 am, and I'm not a morning person.
I tried to change my sleep schedule for a couple of weeks before exam, but never managed to stick to it for more than 2 days
The night before exam, I slept at 11 somehow, and woke up at 6. Fresh enough, but too anxious.

I took a break after my first block (still anxious), then I took two consecutive blocks (just a 3-4 minute break, while on my seat); took a break after my 3rd block, then 2 more blocks.. then my lunch break, almost 25 mins; then block 6 - 5mins break - block 7 - 1 mins, and the last block!

I had 2 blocks of 45, one block of 43, last block of 36 and all others 44 questions.

I had 2 drug ads, and 2 abstracts in the entire exam, and they were pretty easy to handle.

I started to phase out from my fourth block onwards, hence started taking longer breaks after that. But my last couple of blocks seemed relatively easy, and went quickly.

I don't remember lot of questions, but the majority, obviously, were IM, then paeds, gynaec, sugery, and some psych/ethics/biostats..

I hope I get my score by 3rd Wednesday, as I'm taking my CS soon too!
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And, oh, I would like to thank all the folks in the forum, for all the discussion, tips.. it really helped!
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Outside UW,MTB2 & 3....is there anything you think you should have done better or avoided?
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Outside UW,MTB2 & 3....is there anything you think you should have done better or avoided?
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I think doing UW, MTB2 -3 thoroughly is good enough, and necessary. The questions were pretty much like in UW, not too lengthy.

That said, I was able to solve even the UW questions without having read all the books completely - I focused on UW as I was running out of my subscription.

What I should've done - not start UW before finishing the first read, and focused on UW completely when doing it. Also, I wish I could've solved more questions during my preparations.

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