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Old 05-25-2013
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First of all i want to give special thanks to aknz, and Novobiocin who helped me a lot through my ck journey, and also thanks to XpaezX, anomali, step_enhancer, tyagee, sonu.agarwall, Ayman Qasrawi and K06100 for their help.

My experiance is not greatly different from others forum experiences (http://www.usmle-forums.com/tags/Ste...nce-page2.html); i used the same study sources (KLN, MTB2&3, Kaplan Qbank, and UW) and i did NBME2 and UWSA (NBME, UWSA, Qbanks Averages, Correlation with Real Step 2 CK Exam Score) , but i write it down because i would like to share it with you to answer any questions, or to give help to any one.

Regarding the exam day:

Questions/ block: my blocks were alternating between 45 and 44, except the last block was 28 Qs.

Contents:
I had 2 drug add..1 abstract..4 CXR..5 ECG..2 murmurs..1 MRI..>5 Derma pictures. Most Qs were Internal Medicine, least Qs from surgery.

Time:
i finished about 4-6 mins in advance in each block, except the last block i finished 20 mins early (in all blocks i started from the bottom and it help me a lot to manage the time)

Marked Qs:
I marked about 8-10 Qs in every block except the last block i marked 15 Q.

Qs length:
is nearly similar to free 150 Q

Exam difficulty:
yes exam was difficult, and tricky but no Qs from Mars, except abstract Q which i didn't understand

Break:
I took break after every block (effects of Red Bull)

Step 2 CK score:
al7mdo llah got 243.

Study tips:
study well, discussion, practice Qs, UW online+random+timed+at least 2 times+notes, assessment banks start it at least 1 month befor the real exam and strength the weakness areas.

Exam tips:
sleep well for at least week before the exam, visit the exam center before the exam and check everything you will need it in the exam day, sit in chair correctly in the entire exam, don't continue to the next block if you feel tired or nervous so take break and not start the next block until you feel relax, never think about the previous block/s, read the Q carefully and don't be hurry in answer, leave the abstract Q for the end of the block, use the breaks appropriately, do the best till the last second, and smile at the end.

Again if any one have any Qs or needs any help i will be so happy to give the assistance.

Good luck Guys

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Is it safe to just do uw qbank ? Or should we do Kaplan and u world?
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hii,,how long was u r preparation...?
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hii,,how long was u r preparation...?
about 9-10 months
started on May-2012, stopped study on June till the mid of July then started from the beginning and took the exam on the first week of April 2013

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Is it safe to just do uw qbank ? Or should we do Kaplan and u world?
I did about 85% of kaplan Qbank (off line), so in my opinion you can use it in case of:

*You decided to prepare for more than 6 mths, and decided to practice Qs (subject wise) while you study KLN/MTB for the first time, and it is better to do it online if money isn't a problem , but if you start UW (contains high yield concepts) you should forget about Kaplan Qbank (contain a lot off low yield concepts) cuz it will not add an important things.

* By the way Kaplan Qbank is not so bad but i believe that it is better to stick to UW and to repeat it as many times as you can is much better than to take kaplan Qbank cuz every single moment you spend it in UW will improve your score.

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how can i get kaplan q bank offline...
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how can i get kaplan q bank offline...
sorry i don't no any link
I got it from my friend
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