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Default Need advice about prep in the last month.

Hi. Guys, who recently passed CK please advice.

I was studying for 7,5 months part-time (3-4 hours/day) by now.
I did:
-watched all Kaplan vids,
-read KLN's (IM and peds x 3, all the rest x 2),
-MTB 2 x2,
-MTB 3 x1,
-Secrets x1,
-Kaplan Qbank - mixed, timed - cumulative - 63%,
- UW qbank - mixed, timed - cumulative - 77%,
-NBME 2 - 600 (253).

I still have a month till my exam. But I don't really have much of idea what to do now. What do you guys suggest? To do UW for the second time? To go through MTB's one more time? To do all NBME's, UWSA's, Kaplan diagnostic exams just to get exposed to another 1000+ questions? Do you think this another month of study can exhaust me and negatively affect my score and I should take my test sooner, or should I stick to my schedule and try to give myself another boost?

Recent "high-scorers" your advice is so much needed. Please don't go by.
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Hi. Guys, who recently passed CK please advice.

I was studying for 7,5 months part-time (3-4 hours/day) by now.
I did:
-watched all Kaplan vids,
-read KLN's (IM and peds x 3, all the rest x 2),
-MTB 2 x2,
-MTB 3 x1,
-Secrets x1,
-Kaplan Qbank - mixed, timed - cumulative - 63%,
- UW qbank - mixed, timed - cumulative - 77%,
-NBME 2 - 600 (253).

I still have a month till my exam. But I don't really have much of idea what to do now. What do you guys suggest? To do UW for the second time? To go through MTB's one more time? To do all NBME's, UWSA's, Kaplan diagnostic exams just to get exposed to another 1000+ questions? Do you think this another month of study can exhaust me and negatively affect my score and I should take my test sooner, or should I stick to my schedule and try to give myself another boost?

Recent "high-scorers" your advice is so much needed. Please don't go by.
well different people willl give you different opinion , you have to make decision yourself and do what suits your circumstances.

Seems like you are already well prepared. Let the NBME guide you. I would suggest you to take NBME form4 now. if you score upto your goal then revise UW notes and take UWSA IF YOU SCORE again in your goal range then dont delay more then 1 week after it.

In case you score lower then your goal then work on the weak areas as told by the bars in assessment.

Do UW again or atleast do your UW notes again before taking UWSA. It is important.

In case you feel exhausted, take a day off and do what you enjoy most and then restart. You are very close to the real deal you just can't let the exhaustion overhaul you. Keep the morale high you have worked hard and time to get paid is near. All the best .
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Thanx for your response Syndrome X. It's very encouraging
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