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got my score today
m happpy yaay

regarding my prep
prep time 5 mnths
sources..kaplan e videos,mtb2 whole n mtb3 fr minors
n ofcourse uw
uw..first time 82 percent
2nd time 93 percent
nbme 2 253 (1 mnth before exam)
uwsa 265/800 (10 days before exam)
nbme 4 286 ( 3 days before exam)
fred 150.. 96 %

exam day
exam was doable..i found it easier than step 1
qs length was fine just like uw..i had time to review qs
im was major..
biostats was easy
ethics was tricky
drug ads were very easy
abstract qs were crazy..bt its ok they were few

after exam i was not sure hw i did...i marked 10 to 12 qs in each block...i was confused btwn two options in those qs..bt still they were doable

my suggestions..
UW..do it twice..atleast
mtb might not b a very good book..bt it is good for exam..many qs in real exam had same concepts

goodluck to all
any qs.. u r welcome
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Congrats on beastly score! Btw, u dun use other books apart from mtb? When u start uworld? Mixed? After first reading? Along first reading? How? Topicwise? Hw many hours/ques per day for uworld?
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Also how u read mtb? Mtb 2 first n only start mtb3 after it was done? Or u read both corresponding chapters?
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Congrats on beastly score! Btw, u dun use other books apart from mtb? When u start uworld? Mixed? After first reading? Along first reading? How? Topicwise? Hw many hours/ques per day for uworld?
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first i read kaplan along with videos
then i started mtb with uw
i did uw subject wise timed mode
i used to do 60-70 qs /day n read corresponding chaps frm mtb
i did mtb 2 n 3 simultaneously fr minors
fr im i just did mtb2
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congrats, your score is terrifying
what was your step1 score?
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amazing man congrats..................

what mtb?

best wishes 4 u...........
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Congrats dude !!!
good job
did you do all the kaplan videos?
i have to take the exam in 3 months
i have started with kaplan videos and books but i was just
wondering if there are any subjects that i could skip
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That a great score. I know the 2 digit score doesn't count but a 271 became a 89! I guess getting a 95 would be like 280+.
I got an 257 on my step 1 and got an 88 2 digit score, so seems like its converted roughly the same way for both exams.
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congratulation when did you start UW and mtb
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congrats, your score is terrifying
what was your step1 score?
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my step 1 score was 250
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Congrats dude !!!
good job
did you do all the kaplan videos?
i have to take the exam in 3 months
i have started with kaplan videos and books but i was just
wondering if there are any subjects that i could skip
no i did skip some videos..i dun think they r very necessary..bt i didnt had a heart to skip them all
i think im n ob gyn vdos r worth watching
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That a great score. I know the 2 digit score doesn't count but a 271 became a 89! I guess getting a 95 would be like 280+.
I got an 257 on my step 1 and got an 88 2 digit score, so seems like its converted roughly the same way for both exams.
yeah..u r ryt..frm april they wl stop reporting two digits..so dun worry..they dont matter
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congratulation when did you start UW and mtb
i started mtb n uw after completing first read of kaplan..last week of nov i guess
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How many round of reading u did?
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Alhamdollelah. Congrats man! In retrospect, Did you find Kaplan lecture notes were useful? Or just start from MTBs and no need to lecture notes?
I am studying for step 1 now and have background in kaplan lecture notes medicine and OBGYN since I read them in my final year.

The last question, did you do 2nd UW all again or just questions you had false in the first round? How many weeks for each?

NBME 4: 286!!!!! This is amazing
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How many round of reading u did?
kaplan once
uw twice
mtb thrice
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Alhamdollelah. Congrats man! In retrospect, Did you find Kaplan lecture notes were useful? Or just start from MTBs and no need to lecture notes?
I am studying for step 1 now and have background in kaplan lecture notes medicine and OBGYN since I read them in my final year.

The last question, did you do 2nd UW all again or just questions you had false in the first round? How many weeks for each?

NBME 4: 286!!!!! This is amazing
i really cant say if one can skip kaplan..
uw..after finishing first round i took new subscription n did it whole
first round took 50 days ..n secnd about 25 days

n thnku i was also astonished to see that score in nbme 4
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congrats crushing the CK! i would like to ask you is it worth reading kaplan notes several times or just once to stick to MTB 2 and 3 + UW all the way? eagerly waiting for your reply! thanks.
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When you took 50 days for the uworld firt round and 25 days for the second, how many hours a day were you studying? Thanks in advance.
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mashallah your NBME4 score is a killer , also your final score
you truly aced it ,,, really inspiring
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got my score today
m happpy yaay

regarding my prep
prep time 5 mnths
sources..kaplan e videos,mtb2 whole n mtb3 fr minors
n ofcourse uw
uw..first time 82 percent
2nd time 93 percent
nbme 2 253 (1 mnth before exam)
uwsa 265/800 (10 days before exam)
nbme 4 286 ( 3 days before exam)
fred 150.. 96 %

exam day
exam was doable..i found it easier than step 1
qs length was fine just like uw..i had time to review qs
im was major..
biostats was easy
ethics was tricky
drug ads were very easy
abstract qs were crazy..bt its ok they were few

after exam i was not sure hw i did...i marked 10 to 12 qs in each block...i was confused btwn two options in those qs..bt still they were doable

my suggestions..
UW..do it twice..atleast
mtb might not b a very good book..bt it is good for exam..many qs in real exam had same concepts

goodluck to all
any qs.. u r welcome

wht z UWSA???
kindly tell in detail....
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congrats crushing the CK! i would like to ask you is it worth reading kaplan notes several times or just once to stick to MTB 2 and 3 + UW all the way? eagerly waiting for your reply! thanks.
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i think reading once is more than enough
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When you took 50 days for the uworld firt round and 25 days for the second, how many hours a day were you studying? Thanks in advance.
it was variable fr frst round
bt during second round 8 to 10 hrs
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wht z UWSA???
kindly tell in detail....
uwsa is uworld self assessment test
its just like nbme..u can purchase it with uworld
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Cogrtulations for your massive score and thanx for sharing.
one more question,did you sudy with study group/partener or not?
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hey ! i have a question if u can ans .doing kaplan q bank of any worth in step2 ck ? thanks in advance
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Cogrtulations for your massive score and thanx for sharing.
one more question,did you sudy with study group/partener or not?
yes i always prefer to study with sp
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Congrats on that great score! I have a question, in what order should i read KLN? thanks
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Congrats on that great score! I have a question, in what order should i read KLN? thanks
it entirely depends on u..bt i first did im then peds ob gyn surg n psy
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Thanks alot. This experience thread and your responses were very helpful. You did amazing
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i read it once n found it helpful
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congratulations again ....one question how many mistake u did while attempting the NBME 4 ???
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i got 4 qs wrong
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Which is harder NBME 2 Or 4 ?
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didnt you do FA fr step 2 ck at all?can we skip that?

n did u find extra stuff in videos ,i mean more than notes of kaplan.?like fr step 1 the videos are really helpful n provide infrmation extra than the notes?
what videos fr step 2 ck are must watch?
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i really liked step 1 fa..n i was so tempted to read step 2 fa..bt i just read mtb 2 n 3...
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Which is harder NBME 2 Or 4 ?
thnku m flattered
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didnt you do FA fr step 2 ck at all?can we skip that?

n did u find extra stuff in videos ,i mean more than notes of kaplan.?like fr step 1 the videos are really helpful n provide infrmation extra than the notes?
what videos fr step 2 ck are must watch?
yes i skipped fa..i just did mtb 2 n 3
i dont think there is any extra stuff in videos...bt i like watching videos as it is easier to memorize stuff ...i did most of them
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Great score !!
I need some advise !
My Hx:
I read MTB 2 & 3 2x
I did UW by subject, tutor mode
I read UW notes from my previous UW
I am doing UW second time : timing, mixed
I will take UWSA in a week
Exam in 15 days

1) I am scoring between 55 - 60% in each block ( 13 block so far)
I am worried because I think is too low
2) Problem with timing, usually I am finishing my blocks with 5-7 questions left. How to improve that ?
3) Do you think is good idea to watch the videos at least of IM. Because as you said it is easy to recall when you watch the videos.
4) How to improve my UW score. Do I need to read MTB 2& 3 again or read my UW notes ?

Any advise will be appreciated

Thanks in advance
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Great score !!
I need some advise !
My Hx:
I read MTB 2 & 3 2x
I did UW by subject, tutor mode
I read UW notes from my previous UW
I am doing UW second time : timing, mixed
I will take UWSA in a week
Exam in 15 days

1) I am scoring between 55 - 60% in each block ( 13 block so far)
I am worried because I think is too low
2) Problem with timing, usually I am finishing my blocks with 5-7 questions left. How to improve that ?
3) Do you think is good idea to watch the videos at least of IM. Because as you said it is easy to recall when you watch the videos.
4) How to improve my UW score. Do I need to read MTB 2& 3 again or read my UW notes ?

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Great score !!
I need some advise !
My Hx:
I read MTB 2 & 3 2x
I did UW by subject, tutor mode
I read UW notes from my previous UW
I am doing UW second time : timing, mixed
I will take UWSA in a week
Exam in 15 days

1) I am scoring between 55 - 60% in each block ( 13 block so far)
I am worried because I think is too low
2) Problem with timing, usually I am finishing my blocks with 5-7 questions left. How to improve that ?
3) Do you think is good idea to watch the videos at least of IM. Because as you said it is easy to recall when you watch the videos.
4) How to improve my UW score. Do I need to read MTB 2& 3 again or read my UW notes ?

Any advise will be appreciated

Thanks in advance
well i wud suggest u to take n nbme or uwsa to assess ur performance..try to take extending feedback so that u know where's problem
as far as timing is concerned,i never had such problem so really dont know..y do u think it is taking time??like ur not able to focus or have to read again n again..i used to highlight qs in order to remain focussed that really helped
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Wow would love to get a score like that! congratulations!

How long were the kaplan videos in total hours?

Did MTB 2+3 have similar information from the LN's and videos? I wanted to get an idea of what to expect but I will do the LN and videos first. Already doing UW and thinking of doing qbank online also.
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Wow would love to get a score like that! congratulations!

How long were the kaplan videos in total hours?

Did MTB 2+3 have similar information from the LN's and videos? I wanted to get an idea of what to expect but I will do the LN and videos first. Already doing UW and thinking of doing qbank online also.
i dont remember exactly..bt videos r very time consuming
yea ryt just read kaplan n do videos for base line knowledge n then stick to uw n mtb it wud b more than enough
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please advice. Do you think that actually doing UW for the second time was really useful? Some people advice that simply going through explanations and own UW notes has same eficcasy, but is much less time consuming.
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please advice. Do you think that actually doing UW for the second time was really useful? Some people advice that simply going through explanations and own UW notes has same eficcasy, but is much less time consuming.
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yes dear..i think it was really useful fr me..i went through whole explanations again.
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got my score today
m happpy yaay

regarding my prep
prep time 5 mnths
sources..kaplan e videos,mtb2 whole n mtb3 fr minors
n ofcourse uw
uw..first time 82 percent
2nd time 93 percent
nbme 2 253 (1 mnth before exam)
uwsa 265/800 (10 days before exam)
nbme 4 286 ( 3 days before exam)
fred 150.. 96 %


exam day
exam was doable..i found it easier than step 1
qs length was fine just like uw..i had time to review qs
im was major..
biostats was easy
ethics was tricky
drug ads were very easy
abstract qs were crazy..bt its ok they were few

after exam i was not sure hw i did...i marked 10 to 12 qs in each block...i was confused btwn two options in those qs..bt still they were doable

my suggestions..
UW..do it twice..atleast
mtb might not b a very good book..bt it is good for exam..many qs in real exam had same concepts

goodluck to all
any qs.. u r welcome

hi buddy,
thanks for sharing your experience..
u have got a great score,,congratulations,..
i need some advice from you,.
i hav finished kaplan notes twice and doing uworld now,
i am confused whether to concentrate on first aid or mtb 2 and 3..
a few of my friends here hav just read first aid and it seems to be so much better book than mtb as it has so much detailed explanation and it seems to cover a lot more than mtb, and i read first aid for step 1 too, so i am very tempted to read first aid, after seeing in this forum , i am confused, almost everyone here seems to recommend mtb 2 and 3...
what do you feel, first aid is of no use at all?

and for the revision of the uworld, is it better to retake the subscription and solve it again or just review the already solved questions and uworld notes once..?

waiting for your response,..
and all the best for you future
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hi buddy,
thanks for sharing your experience..
u have got a great score,,congratulations,..
i need some advice from you,.
i hav finished kaplan notes twice and doing uworld now,
i am confused whether to concentrate on first aid or mtb 2 and 3..
a few of my friends here hav just read first aid and it seems to be so much better book than mtb as it has so much detailed explanation and it seems to cover a lot more than mtb, and i read first aid for step 1 too, so i am very tempted to read first aid, after seeing in this forum , i am confused, almost everyone here seems to recommend mtb 2 and 3...
what do you feel, first aid is of no use at all?

and for the revision of the uworld, is it better to retake the subscription and solve it again or just review the already solved questions and uworld notes once..?

waiting for your response,..
and all the best for you future
thnku
i didnt read fa fr ck..i was also tempted to read it as it is such a good book..
bt after giving my exam i must say mtb is better for exam..so go for it..

n i wud suggest u to retake uw subscription
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i didnt read fa fr ck..i was also tempted to read it as it is such a good book..
bt after giving my exam i must say mtb is better for exam..so go for it..

n i wud suggest u to retake uw subscription


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..and all the very best for your future...
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congrats ......for awesome score
i received my step 1 result last wednesday.....
now i want to prepare for step 2 ....
plz guide me here.........
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Hi biyaa... Congrats on such a WOW score.. I hv just started my prep for step 2 ck.. M planning to take it in August 1st week.. Since der s time crunch I hv skipped Kaplan lecture notes though I refer it for few topics here & der.. M currently doing retrospective study as in m solving UW ques and reading d corresponding topic from MTB 2 & 3.. I hv given my step 1 1.5 months back.. Do u think m on d right track ? I hv finished 3 blocks in UW n currently I hv 66%.. Do u think my study plan is ok? If u can help me I ll be obliged... Thanx
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got my score today
m happpy yaay

regarding my prep
prep time 5 mnths
sources..kaplan e videos,mtb2 whole n mtb3 fr minors
n ofcourse uw
uw..first time 82 percent
2nd time 93 percent
nbme 2 253 (1 mnth before exam)
uwsa 265/800 (10 days before exam)
nbme 4 286 ( 3 days before exam)
fred 150.. 96 %

exam day
exam was doable..i found it easier than step 1
qs length was fine just like uw..i had time to review qs
im was major..
biostats was easy
ethics was tricky
drug ads were very easy
abstract qs were crazy..bt its ok they were few

after exam i was not sure hw i did...i marked 10 to 12 qs in each block...i was confused btwn two options in those qs..bt still they were doable

my suggestions..
UW..do it twice..atleast
mtb might not b a very good book..bt it is good for exam..many qs in real exam had same concepts

goodluck to all
any qs.. u r welcome
Hello,
How did you study drugs ads? Please I need your advice
Thank you
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COngratulations for your astonishing score!!!.
DId u use MKSAP from ACP? I got UWSA 265/800. My exam is in 2 weeks.
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COngratulations for your astonishing score!!!.
DId u use MKSAP from ACP? I got UWSA 265/800. My exam is in 2 weeks.
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i dunno wt is MKSAP
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i just did uw
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if u can spare time right now can u briefly write ur step 1 experience how u prepared >?
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if u can spare time right now can u briefly write ur step 1 experience how u prepared >?
u can see that link if u r interested
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it stands for Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program form the American College of Physicians. the current edition is 16. I heard it was a good way to increase your chances of getting high scores in step2ck.

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