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My Step2 Experience: Scored 262
Exam study: a little less than 6 months

First thing did UW offline one round over 2 months. doing both right and wrong answers

Then UW online + MTB2 and MTB3 for OBS GYNE and Psychiatry for for the rest of the time with the last month only doing UW finished UW incompletely only reviewing the wrong questions by the end of preparation. So I would say 2nd round of UW did only 85 per cent of it. total average score in UW was 77%.

1 month before exam did NBME 4 and got 253 my weakness was in Obs Gyne and Psychiatry so went through them again in kaplan videos, FA, MTB2, 3 and UW in 2 weeks then did the UWSA and got 263.

BELOW IS WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN BEFORE I GET MY RESULTS:

First I never thought Step2 would be that difficult. though it is easier than Step1 which I did 6 moths before CK.


BUT DOABLE

I slept at 10 o’clock because I woke up at 5 the night before it. Then I woke up at 6 in the morning of the exam alhamdullah had a good night sleep. Had a warm bath prepared my scheduling permit, email confirmation and passport and arrived there at 7:30 I was the first to arrive in the center there were no body in the whole center even security did not arrive yet loool

The exam was at 9 but as soon as the prometric guys came I asked if I could start earlier and they allowed my to start at 8:20. But before I went to the Bath room emptied all my reservoirs to avoid any interruption during the exam and prepared for the Duhhr pray so that in the break I just need time for praying. I got in sat on my chair (don’t write ur candidate ID until u r ready to start exam. U will have ear plugs, headphones and a paper and a marker test them all. In step 1 my marker made me lose 2 questions.

As I have done the FRED V2 tutorial sample 150 Qs. I skipped the tutorial after checking my headphones. So I added 15 minutes to the total 45 minutes break So I had 60 minutes break to use in 8 breaks. Started the first block was very slow It toke me 20 Qs to acclimatize and feel comfortable Qs were mixed of all subject and mixed of all difficulty levels. Anyway did the first 2 blocks ( 44 Qs each) then toke a 5 minute break,
3rd block (42) ---- 5 min break----4th block( 45) ---- 10 min break for pray---5th block (45) ----7 min break----6th block(45) ---13 min break---7th block(44)---15min break ---8th block(28) FREEDOM

I barely finished questions in time could not review any! However this was also the case in NBME and UWSA so guess my problem.

During breaks I had small bites of chocolate and an apple plus small sips of water, There was a bazar in the center So I enjoyed it in the breaks beautiful cultural handmade home utensils and confetes helped me relive stress of exam in the breaks.
About the Questions like UW but vague answers the Qs really need clear concepts in ur mind guidelines and criteria for Dx and intervention is a must in this exam had 4 ECGs one of then I did not know. 2 murmurs pediatric and adult. Only two derma pictures. I did not confidently answer most of the drug add and abstract questions because of time issues I barely finished the block and two question I answered without reading them.

The first 5 blocks are much harder than the the last 3 blocks.

UW is a must for the exam don’t waste ur time in anything else at least until u master it. Then after u learn it by heart go to MTB 2 and 3. They were only helpful in 2 or 3 questions I did not feel they were crucial. Saw no nada yolk any question from Kaplan Q bank so waste of time. Also need and good control of English.

Do a lot of questions. I had around 10 Step1 concept questions.
Preventive medicine ohh a lot oh my god a lot. 2 were very vague but the others were just a quest of memorizing guidelines.

During the exam u will feel exhausted, not going in the right way, stressed, tired SO remember they want to test u on that too so stay kempt and don’t give up.
God then UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW UW
Hope this helps u guys feel free to ask any questions

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Congratulation.. awesome score
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Congratulations Awesome score
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Please post your STEP 1 score.What all changes you made in your Step 2 preparation when compared to Step1.Thanks in advance.
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Well done!!! and thanks for the advise
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Congratulations!! that's an awesome score!!!!!!!

My question to you is how did you prepare for the preventative medicine part of the exam? does UW have everything you need or did you use another resource that you thought was better?

Thank you and Best Wishes
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Congratulations !!! thats an awesome score
what did you read for preventive medicine?
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Please post your STEP 1 score.What all changes you made in your Step 2 preparation when compared to Step1.Thanks in advance.
STEP1 251

I diverted completely to UW

I gave most of my prep time for UW
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Congratulations!! that's an awesome score!!!!!!!

My question to you is how did you prepare for the preventative medicine part of the exam? does UW have everything you need or did you use another resource that you thought was better?

Thank you and Best Wishes
the worst band was the preventive band so cant help u did UW and MTB and USPTF rules
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Congratulation.. awesome score
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gazak allah kaar reminding me THANK GOD
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