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my exam .15/5 ..... and my target 250 ..... how should i improve my score ?
well you have >20 days time to improve.....just go through your low rating topics in nbme.....and revise uworld
and nbme's arent much reliable as i heard from many....so not to rely on single nbme,give another or uwsa(nearer to exam) to predict your score...goodluck
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my exam .15/5 ..... and my target 250 ..... how should i improve my score ?
hey think big you should focus on your weak areas........
by the way how many mistakes did you make in NBME 2 to score this...
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hey think big you should focus on your weak areas........
by the way how many mistakes did you make in NBME 2 to score this...
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i think he made 37 mistakes...
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its NBME time guys...
planning to do 1 NBME by evening .....
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yaa u r right ... its 37
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my exam .15/5 ..... and my target 250 ..... how should i improve my score ?
start working on your weak points + UW UW UW UW
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guys did...nbme 3 yesterday--------no improvement ---got 212/380

i felt very good while doing it,but dont know where i screwed it(i got angry on myself-----no option to find my mistakes too,no extended feedback)........

only 5 marks improved from last nbme ----> 207 nbme 4--gave on 10th april

shifted my exam date from may 9th to may 22nd....

still a lot to improve...hope i'll improve till my exam........

any suggestion guys.....?

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Don't worry venky u r improving,hopefully you will get your target in next nbme ,
I want to take opinion ,I am doing 2nd time u world,almost 700 q left,I want to give my ist nbme on this Saturday,which one i shd buy 4 or 3 or 1'
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Don't worry venky u r improving,hopefully you will get your target in next nbme ,
I want to take opinion ,I am doing 2nd time u world,almost 700 q left,I want to give my ist nbme on this Saturday,which one i shd buy 4 or 3 or 1'
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okay for 1st time nbme ,form 1 is good(unfortunately it's removed recently)------new version of it form 6 is available with extended feedback.......go for it....goodluck
form 3 don't have extended feedback-----you dont know how many ques you made wrong exactly....

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guys did...nbme 3 yesterday--------no improvement ---got 212/380

i felt very good while doing it,but dont know where i screwed it(i got angry on myself-----no option to find my mistakes too,no extended feedback)........

only 5 marks improved from last nbme ----> 207 nbme 4--gave on 10th april

shifted my exam date from may 9th to may 22nd....

still a lot to improve...hope i'll improve till my exam........

any suggestion guys.....?

thanks
you will definitely improve you have already improved venky ....i did my NBME 2 offline yesterday and i got 44 wrong.....my wrong rates are increasing....exam in may 14 dont know what to do....
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Thanks venky ,all the best to you ,rupesh and those who are going to nail the exam in coming months,stay blessed
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guys did...nbme 3 yesterday--------no improvement ---got 212/380

i felt very good while doing it,but dont know where i screwed it(i got angry on myself-----no option to find my mistakes too,no extended feedback)........

only 5 marks improved from last nbme ----> 207 nbme 4--gave on 10th april

shifted my exam date from may 9th to may 22nd....

still a lot to improve...hope i'll improve till my exam........

any suggestion guys.....?

thanks

hi... dnt worry... u will improve..... try to stay positive and keep studying....
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you will definitely improve you have already improved venky ....i did my NBME 2 offline yesterday and i got 44 wrong.....my wrong rates are increasing....exam in may 14 dont know what to do....
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hi..... keep studying ... u will improve ... stay positive....
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thanks @rupesh @salman @usmle.step ---for bringing positive attitude towards the exam...i totally forgot that i have approx. 1 month to improve now....yup hope i'll do that guys........thanks for motivating...
you guys keep hardworking.....hope let's all rock in may...all the best all

@rupesh----dude my suggestion is give atleast 1 nbme online dude alongwise uwsa1(better nbme-4 due tot their extended feedback)......but ofcourse you're improved from nbme 1 coz it's easier than nbme 2 in comparision.... ..i hope you'll rock this time...goodluck...
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keep working hard guys..i am sure you'll do well..
still stuck at 50-55% range in uworld..and havent started with other subjects yet..am thinking of finishing medicine uworld first..can you tell me which order should i start doing other subjects..can they be done in 15-20 days with one round of uworld for approx 900 questions..i want to take the exam around 15 june..
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today's high yield points----

1. Ganser syndrome aka prison pyschosis------->a dissociative disorder charectarised by provision of approximate answers........
it's associated with amnesia,disorientation and perception problems

2. cotard syndrome------>nilhistic delusion of something wrong with his own body ,thinking of loss of some inner organs------->seen in schizophrenia

3. clang association-----------> disorders of thought in which use association of words are similar in sound but not in meaning....words are not connected but rhythmical meaning are ued by the pt.


todays' schedule-----> not much

morning----> wasted around half a day browsing , completed uworld of biostats

evening-----> infectious disease mtb 2,uworld and kaplan qbank 1 block


@aaru20----> lot of time to improve buddy......well, in my opinion after medicine better to go by paeds/psych followed by gynec n obs and surgery----->regarding finishing off in 20 days----yup nothing is impossible,but getting everything into mind is important than doing it in certain time....
if you manage the time properly in those 20 days ,you can complete it----but be clear with explanations
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Venky thanks for the high yield points,what about kaplan q book?i did few tests from it but not all the tests,,is it important to solve it ?
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Venky thanks for the high yield points,what about kaplan q book?i did few tests from it but not all the tests,,is it important to solve it ?
do you mean qbook or qbank?
i dont know about qbook,but i did few blocks from qbank those are worth doing if time wont be a prob.
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It's ok,I am talking about kaplan q book,not bank,it's different,like subject wise tests,but you r right depends upon how much time do you have
Ok thanks again carry on,
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thanks a lot venky..sure there are almost 50 days left but am kinda scared..hoping to apply this year and am thinking of taking cs by july 10th..one thing is certain though..we have to stay motivated and work hard no matter what..
for today am revising hemat from mtb 2& 3 and will do a block of questions in the evening..
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good morning guys;;
yesterday was my last day of revision for Medicine but couldnt finish half.....again as usual time management problem....
this is really freakin me out......
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today's high yield :

1. dichotomous thinking(all-or-none)----> charectarised by perception of every situation as resting in 1 of only 2 categories----->ex-i made some mistakes,i made some accomplishments too

2. catastrophizing(fortune telling)-----> cognitive distortion in which a pt. talks abt future negatively

3. mind reading-----> cognitive distortion that occur when individual believes he know what others are thinking abt him

4. personalization----> cognitive distortion where in individual attributes negative behaviors of others onto himself


today's schedule---> morning- completed infectious disease mtb 2(minorly-mtb3 and kaplan) with uworld
evening------started gynec obs-------should finish in 2 days with kaplan,mtb2,3 and uworld


@rupesh----dude you scheduled whole medicine revision in one day----gr8 ,but who can complete it in one day...?
@aaru20-----yup,we should motivate to move on till our exam...goodluck
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hi guys......couldnt study for last 3 days....waiting for my CS results...passed....... now back to the ck schedule.... neuro mtb + uw... didnot do liver...will do later....
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hi guys......couldnt study for last 3 days....waiting for my CS results...passed....... now back to the ck schedule.... neuro mtb + uw... didnot do liver...will do later....
congratulations........can you share your experience with us....thanks
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hi... i did it in houston... all the SPs were cooperative....they opened up easily..... i didnot have time for entire physical exam... so kindaa compromised on physical exam in some patients....closed all cases.... came out early in like 12-13 min.... to write the PN.... cos of the increase in ICE component..and my typing was slow...
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hi... i did it in houston... all the SPs were cooperative....they opened up easily..... i didnot have time for entire physical exam... so kindaa compromised on physical exam in some patients....closed all cases.... came out early in like 12-13 min.... to write the PN.... cos of the increase in ICE component..and my typing was slow...
thank you buddy.....
all that doesnt matter buddy(slow typing,not doing entire physical exam)......point is you passed that's all needed right?....party atleast a day or two...

i'm also thinking to give it in houston in june end.....so, any suggestion(like where did you stay in houston etc) and precautions from you are greatly accepted for me......thanks
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thank you buddy.....
all that doesnt matter buddy(slow typing,not doing entire physical exam)......point is you passed that's all needed right?....party atleast a day or two...

i'm also thinking to give it in houston in june end.....so, any suggestion(like where did you stay in houston etc) and precautions from you are greatly accepted for me......thanks
yes... u are true... pass is all that matters.... i stayed at greenway inn... hmmm ... precautions .... everytime u pratice...do it like a real case.... while practising with ur friends/SP... intro..gloves/handwash...footrest...steth....closure..typing ...everything... practice as many times as u can...try to finish the cases early while practising.. so that time wont be a prob and u will be good even if SP ( in actual exam) takes time to answer ur qqs ....also tell ur SP to answer after a while during practise... its all about the time management... so practice is the only thing ...
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high yield point for today is d xylose is absorbed in proximal small intestine hence any disease in proximal intesttine will decrease its absorption ie .celiac disease and small bowel bacterial over growth.
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finally Nephrology;emergency and sub speciatlities left....hope to finish by tomorrow lets see....
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today's high yield points-----> LOW BACK PAIN
1) low back pain with paravertebral spasm after history of lifting heavy object----> lumbosacral strain

2) low back pain with extension and relief with flexion-------> spinal canal narrowing(lumbar canal stenosis)

3) low back pain in elderly which is exacerbates on minor exertion or touch-----> vertebral body fracture(due to osteoporosis)

4) low back pain with paravertebral spasm and @ with fever----> epidural abscess

5) low back pain in elderly(h/o tumor) which is continuous even in night(unable to sleep)-----> cord compression(due to metastatic tumor)

6) low back pain with saddle anesthesia ,sphincter problems, loss of DTR's---------> cauda equina syndrome(surgical emergency)

i think every one knew abt spondylolisthesis

7) low back pain in adolescent with 'slip off or step off'(buzzword) in spine examination------>due to displacement of spinous process--->spondylolisthesis

8) low back pain in pregnancy----->due to lumbar lordosis(relaxation of pelvic muscles)

can anyone share vertebral osteomyelitis case here too for me
.........thanks ........do correct if anything is wrong in it




today's schedule----> morning and evening----->finished OBG from mtb 2 and 3 and did uworld 2 blocks(too slow.........should increase my speed)
wasted half a day ....browsing for observership availability but no fruitful result has been achieved
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sorry, missed one -----9) low back pain with loss of DTR's ,severe exertional pain , straight leg raise test + ve-------->lumbar disc herniation
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the basic difference between dementia and pseudodementia is that in pseudodementia is that in pseudodementia the patient is aware of memory loss....
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Male pt,with low back pain,hip,buttock,thigh claudication,
Accompanied by impotence and atrophy of lower extremities
Weak femoral pulses
Bruit heard over femoral area
VERTEBRAL OSTEOMYELITIS
Presentation like epidural abscess but course will be more chronic,fever present but not high grade ,presents with low back pain
Especially in I V drug abusers
Tenderness on gentle percussion is an imp clue
Raised esr
Go for MRI
If I am wrong plz help
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lacunar infarct:
involves posterior limb of internal capsule without involving sensory cortex>>>>>>hence pure motor dysfunction

mc cause of acute delirium in elderly hospitalized patient is UROSEPSIS.
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today's high yield ---> abnormal pap smear follow
i was getting so confused since long with this topic.so,i found a solution for it.
guys,i'm attaching the latest algorithm tables from their original website ,so there wont be any wrong in it.....

p.s------>do read only useful data for our exam from it(management of ASCUS,LSIL,HSIL,ASC-H,pregnancy)...otherwise you will get confused,as there is huge data in it

today's schedule---> morning and evening---gynec mtb2 and 3 ,kaplan,uworld

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Great venky thanks a lot I was just going to revise the same topic and got ur post
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hey guys ......if anyone have first aid 8th edition pdf...do PM me....thanks..
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hi guys.... finished mtb neuro..and 2 blocks of uw neuro... i more block left.... will start ID after the remaining block... mtb + uw
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today's schedule---> started surgery mtb2,mtb3,few clinical vignettes from kaplan and uworld ---->for 2 days
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pickwikian syndrome:

obesity>>>>hypoventillation>>>>respiratory acidosis....

MPGN type 2:

damage to kidney is via c3 coz there is no c3 convertase...

Deep tendon reflexes increases with low calcium and Mg 2+

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Only cephalosporin that is effective against MRSA is Ceftaroline


For hep c
80% resolution with 3 drugs
Interferon and ribavirin
Plus either telaprevir or boceprevir


Most common culture negative cause of infective endocarditis
Is coxiella burnetti
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Facts :

the basic difference between Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome and TEN is that SSSS involves only the superficial layer where as TEN involves the deep layer(FULL THICKNESS) and associated H/O drug intake in TEN..

Porphyria cutanea tarda(VAMPIRES)
-do Hep c test(also with cryoglobulinemia)

Pityriasis rosea/Alopecia areata:
do VDRL

Psoriasis:
Associated with Depression


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X-rays useless for 1st few weeks in which bone lesions/fractures-->
1) hematogenous osteomyelitis
2) scaphoid fracture
3) stress fracture of metatarsals
4) meniscal tears
5) posterior dislocation of shoulder(need axillary or scapular view)

X-rays are extremely useful in bone lesion---> multiple myeloma(bone scan is useless)

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x rays are useless for first week of osteomyelitis.....it is evident in second week ...
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guys can anyone tell me when to use tetanus immunoglobulin(TIG) specifically ?
i'm screwing all question when it's involved in the options
i know Td booster vaccine given every 10 yrs(except for dirty wound given when last dose taken is >5yrs)
TdaP---given 1 dose anytime regardless of age if not received in childhood
TIG---- given when unimmunized or unknown vaccination history is injured
and also in dirty wound cases if last Td dose greater than 10 yrs(is this true..?).....
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TIG is used if patient has never been vaccinated/<3 dose with tetanus.wound must be dirty.
it is also used in symptomatic tetanus to remove unbound toxin...

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TIG is used if patient has never been vaccinated/<3 dose with tetanus.wound must be dirty.
it is also used in symptomatic tetanus to remove unbound toxin...

GL ..
dude..thanks

but isnt it also used in dirty wound cases if last Td dose greater than 10 yrs along with Td booster?(is this true..?)

coz i've written it from uworld online when i did--there was a table for it in uworld (now i'm out of online subscription and i cant find it in offline one............so if anyone doing online one correct me...)
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hi guys....done with neuro...did not do ID.... started surgery... finished mtb2 + 3... doing uw surgery... will start peds after that...
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but isnt it also used in dirty wound cases if last Td dose greater than 10 yrs along with Td booster?(is this true..?)

coz i've written it from uworld online when i did--there was a table for it in uworld (now i'm out of online subscription and i cant find it in offline one............so if anyone doing online one correct me...)
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ya its correct... TIG is given with Td... in severe or dirty wounds ....in case oi unimmunised and >= 10 yrs of lates Td booster...
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i was confused from step 1; the fact that the lateral knee injury causes damage to medial meniscus ;MCL AND ACL....but in MTB2 they say lateral meniscus??? and rest same..

so guys what r you planning to answer about this fact..
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i was confused from step 1; the fact that the lateral knee injury causes damage to medial meniscus ;MCL AND ACL....but in MTB2 they say lateral meniscus??? and rest same..

so guys what r you planning to answer about this fact..
pg. number pls...

i think you are asking abt unhappy triad of knee injury------>it's changed in 2012 edition buddy it's either medial meniscus or lateral meniscus (any one of them can be seen---no specifications)-------------actually it's a controversy check google if you have more doubts

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ya its correct... TIG is given with Td... in severe or dirty wounds ....in case oi unimmunised and >= 10 yrs of lates Td booster...
thanks buddy for the clarification

but i think uworld messed up with this thing....because i searched cdc ,medscape and uptodate------everywhere TIG is not given

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mtb2 first edition pg no 398
dude they changed in mtb 2nd edition to both medial and lateral meniscus.....

dude it's better to refer new edition coz there are few minimal changes----if you dont have it....i'll share the link download the pdf(if you want) and refer it..
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Is this ur 2nd reading?
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but isnt it also used in dirty wound cases if last Td dose greater than 10 yrs along with Td booster?(is this true..?)

coz i've written it from uworld online when i did--there was a table for it in uworld (now i'm out of online subscription and i cant find it in offline one............so if anyone doing online one correct me...)
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Prophylatic in dirty injury :
For patients with...
-3 previous immunization : none(tetanus toxoid only if > 5 yrs since last toxoid
-2 previous immunizations : tetanus toxoid
-one previous imm : ttanus immunoglobulin IM and ttnus toxoid IM(at different sites!!)
- no previous imm : ttnus immunoglobulin IM and ttnus toxoid IM (at diff sites!)
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but i think uworld messed up with this thing....because i searched cdc ,medscape and uptodate------everywhere TIG is not given

check this post buddy
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just checked the links.... thank u venky...
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CBD stone>>>>intrahepatic duct dilatation with charcots triad or raynauds pentad>>>>next step is ERCP...
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dude correct me-----charcot's triad and raynauds pentad are seen with cholangitis or CBD stones(choledocholithiasis)..?
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isnt cbd stones resulting in infection of biliary tree results in cholangitis....
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yes, but that becomes extrahepatic dilatation...but how come intrahepatic dilatation lead to reynold's pentad
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yes, but that becomes extrahepatic dilatation...but how come intrahepatic dilatation lead to reynold's pentad
thanks man ...
that should be extrahepatic dilatation...

looks like venky has eaten Surgery word by word...
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hypertension from Hypothyroidism is diastolic and due to increased vascular resistance
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hypertension from hyperthyroidism is systolic and results from hyperdyanamic circulation
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i think everybody's preparation is going good.
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i think everybody's preparation is going good.
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@jose123-----this is my account.....also there are several files in the account which might be needed as well...thanks :-)
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totally shocked from tomorrow its MAY....felt like time has been moving too fast....
my plan for today is to revise MTB2 OBS/GYNAE....NBME 3 offline
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yup days are moving fast...and i'm feeling like i'm not reading well since 3 days(demotivated)...

today's schedule :

morning---did kaplan qbank 1block(but only half explanations) and uworld peds wrong ques. 4 blocks with explanations 2 blocks

evening---peds remaining blocks with explanations and kaplan qbank explanations(remaining half)
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during the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm if there is excessive blood loss there is decreased blood supply to artery of adamkawicz which supplies the blood to the anterior portion of the spinal cord,this is like a watershed areas of spinal cord.this results in spastic paraplegia;urinary incontinence but preservation of vibratory sense...
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hi guys.... did NBME 6 yesterday.... again 47 wrong..... everybody says its the easiest of all forms.... i still got 47 wrong......
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dude everyone did it when it's form 1....i think they would have changed few questions and nbme's arent reliable too.....so dont get worried and just strengthen your weakness.......you're almost near to your goal......goodluck
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dude everyone did it when it's form 1....i think they would have changed few questions and nbme's arent reliable too.....so dont get worried and just strengthen your weakness.......you're almost near to your goal......goodluck

thank u venky.... few qqs were new... just checked from form 1.... will work on my weak areas... thank u for the support....
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today's high yield :

1) aortic rupture---> common injury in severe deceleration (MWA)
symptoms may present as pseudocoarctation at times(hypertension in upper extremities) CXR -show widened mediastinum

2) only monovalent and pentavalent rotavirus vaccines are available now......teravalent vaccines were used remotely,but banned due to the cause of intussussception

3) influenza vaccine is recommended in all pts(children) who are receiving aspirin life long therapy (in kawasaki disease too).

4) diamond blackfan syndrome----> normocytic anemia(only RBC decrease) with macrocytosis with triphalangeal thumbs (presented in early childhood--within months)
fanconi anemia-----> pancytopenia(RBC,WBC,platelets decrease) with macrocytosis and absent thumbs(presented at 3-6yrs)
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these 47 mistakes are equivalent to how much on the three digits score system plz?
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these 47 mistakes are equivalent to how much on the three digits score system plz?
as no one is scoring yet...i'm answering

45 mistakes is 207 ,then 47 makes 204 or 205 i guess....
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it was 310 = 198...
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today's schedule----->morning-completed GIT(excluding liver) mtb2,kaplan(few),uworld
evening----endocrine mtb with uworld


today's high yield points---->from uworld

1) dementia+ myoclonus+ supranuclear ophthalmoplegia + diarrhea(malabsorption)+pigmentation ======whipple's --> PAS positive in small intestinal mucosal biopsy....treatment--ceftriaxone followed by TMP-SMX

2) elevated BUN with normal creatinine-----> upper GI bleed , steroid administration

3) elevated creatinine with normal BUN-----> due to drugs that decrease creatinine excretion--->ex--TMP-SMX,cimetidine etc....

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Hey guys, Nice thread. Nice to see all fella's adrenaline rush.
About me-
Exam coming, Me crying
Don't know what 260-270 scorers eat.
Study status- Comfortable with MTBs and UW but don't know why NBME have such a weird way of asking question.
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Hey guys, Nice thread. Nice to see all fella's adrenaline rush.
About me-
Exam coming, Me crying
Don't know what 260-270 scorers eat.
Study status- Comfortable with MTBs and UW but don't know why NBME have such a weird way of asking question.
But what to do. Lets keep work and will be on Mt Everest one day (I know lame quote, but that all a exhausted mind can think. hehe)
hey kool killers welcome man....
when is your exam man....
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hey kool killers welcome man....
when is your exam man....
15th may :sorry:
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so guys in order to get at least 230 in NBME, how many mistakes maximum?
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NIce...Lets keep the heat up

PAS +ve but resist digestion by diastase????? tip- present with lung and liver problem.

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (cause emphysema in young and non-smokers)

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Today's high yield--->

1) Malaria prophylaxis-------->a) chloroquine
b) mefloquine----- in endemic countries (where chloroquine is resistant like sub-saharan africa/asia
c) Doxycycline------where chloroquine is resistant and mefloquine is contraindicated like neuropsychiatric conditions(schizophrenia,multiple sclerosis),cardiovascular problems(M.I) ,and seizures

2) Pneumocystis carinii prophylaxis---->a)TMP/SMX
b) dapsone ---where SMX C/I due to drug reaction
c) Atovaquone---->where both TMP/SMX and dapsone are C/I (G6PD deficiency)

3) Bordetella pertussis prophylaxis---->erythromycin (nevertheless those who already took vaccine)


my schedule--------> neuro uworld wrong ones with neuro and psychiatry from mtb
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so guys in order to get at least 230 in NBME, how many mistakes maximum?
just a guess........around 33-34 max
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@venky2600-thanks for the help venky but am unable to find the document...
if u dont mind can u pleaseeeee send mtb2ck document in skype...
my skype id is josemle123
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[QUOTE=jose123;188628]@venky2600-thanks for the help venky but am unable to find the document...
if u dont mind can u pleaseeeee send mtb2ck document in skype...
my skype id is josemle123[

ya you have to take an account for it......i'll send it
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my schedule for today is

do PAED .....then do UW questions...
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my schedule today----> neuro and psych for first aid and mtb

pls motivate me guys.....i'm unable to study well these days...
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Guys, can anybody tell me about the time taken from sending in your CK application till getting one's scheduling permit? And after you get a scheduling permit, can you immediately get a date from Prometric in the next day or so or do you have to wait for that too?
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Guys, can anybody tell me about the time taken from sending in your CK application till getting one's scheduling permit? And after you get a scheduling permit, can you immediately get a date from Prometric in the next day or so or do you have to wait for that too?
i'm saying according to my application details :

first when i applied ---i received mail stating they received my online part(feb5)----->later after a week(actually late i guess) i went into my oasis account to check for my status-------stating 'waiting for verification from med school'

later ,i got 1 mail stating processing completion of my step 2 ck(feb22)... (after verification done by my medical school within a day)

then 5 days later i got my permit mail

you can schedule as soon as you get permit if dates are available( as for me..i scheduled for step 1 without getting my permit itself)

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Thanks, Venky. I've already taken Step 1 and have my credentials verified. Hope I get the permit soon so I can get this darned thing over with already. Can't really study anymore even though there are so many things I feel I'm weak in. Need a date now for the final push.
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Thanks, Venky. I've already taken Step 1 and have my credentials verified. Hope I get the permit soon so I can get this darned thing over with already. Can't really study anymore even though there are so many things I feel I'm weak in. Need a date now for the final push.
dude...i also gave step 1long back and also got result too when i applied for ck and my form 186 got verified and accepted too..but even though my status showed need verification from medical school....but my credentials arent verified yet.(so may be it wont be same with you)
but check your oasis account daily once to make sure it wont be like my case...

goodluck..you will certainly do well....yup this long process sucks..
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Hmm...your credentials don't get verified until your med school attests and sends the degree photocopy back to ecfmg along with transcripts. So even though you can take Steps without credential verification, you do need it when finally applying for residency.
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Hmm...your credentials don't get verified until your med school attests and sends the degree photocopy back to ecfmg along with transcripts. So even though you can take Steps without credential verification, you do need it when finally applying for residency.
yeah, thanks for your info..

my medical school finally received letter from ECFMG (after a long 1 yr and 3-4 requests) and recently attested and sent them 20 days back to ECFMG...
i contacted ECFMG recently--they told me they received my documents but it'll take time for verification-----hoping to get verified soon....


how long did it take for verification for you after ECFMG received your documents..?...thanks

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I don't remember exactly but I think it took maybe a month. In any case, don't worry as long as ECFMG have finally received your documents. Just focus on CK for now - that's hard enough as it is, specially if you're a mega slacker like me.
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