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I took exam yesterday. It was so scary. So hard....!
I even think i cannot become doctor in USA after first block....lol
Guys , I am not making to depress you. I just sharing my experience.
I cannot understand why USMLE make nowadays' exam so difficult. Before exam i decided to have over 230+. Now, I am in dilemma whether i can pass or not..lol..
U world.....only 3%
MTB .........only 20%
NBME.....useless
Fredv2... 0%
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What do you mean U world only 3% and MTB only 20%??
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Could you give your UWolrd %, NBME scores and UWSA score...thanks....give your study plan as well!
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What do you mean U world only 3% and MTB only 20%??
I assume he means that he saw those % of those sources in the real exam! Weird right?
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Could you give your UWolrd %, NBME scores and UWSA score...thanks....give your study plan as well!
UW = 71% random timed , mixed
UWSA = 245
NBME 4 = 249
USMLE step1 score = 240

the exam was unfair..

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yes , i mean my exam contain only 3% of uworld...
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guys , the exam becomes more and more harder and memorizing u world or MTB or NBME is useless nowadays.
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It must have felt that way..I agree with your feelings!
Having said that..I am not buying into the thing that its out of world concept Qs on the test. Resources you have mentioned have proved again and again as a success, and I really wish that you get 240+ Congrats on being done, and please come back to share your success story with us in couple of weeks. You will do great!!!

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guys , the exam becomes more and more harder and memorizing u world or MTB or NBME is useless nowadays.
So where do you think the concepts come from? where should one study from?
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Well relax. Step 1 score is a very good predictor of step 2 score. I would be willing to bet you did very well.

Everyone walks out of the exam feeling like it was really hard.
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Hey, if you don't mind, can you list one or two out of the blue topics that they asked ! I just want to get an idea if they are asking about minute details in already known topics or just random ones not mentioned in MTB or UW like management of varicose veins or treatment of uterine prolapse for example ?
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Well relax. Step 1 score is a very good predictor of step 2 score. I would be willing to bet you did very well.

Everyone walks out of the exam feeling like it was really hard.
So if i didn't do good in step 1 I'm f*** in step 2? :O
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So if i didn't do good in step 1 I'm f*** in step 2? :O
Well, if you didn't take Step 1 seriously, you're not likely to take Step 2 anymore seriously.
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Well, if you didn't take Step 1 seriously, you're not likely to take Step 2 anymore seriously.
Trust me, i learned from my mistakes and i think im doing good this time around...in u world and the only name i have taken....but if things are like he says....then that worries me! you know?
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Trust me, i learned from my mistakes and i think im doing good this time around...in u world and the only name i have taken....but if things are like he says....then that worries me! you know?
I understand, but he is one of the few who thinks that. Don't let his experience deter you. Majority on this forum who have done UWorld, NBME, and Kaplan found them to be invaluable to prepare for this exam.
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Trust me, i learned from my mistakes and i think im doing good this time around...in u world and the only name i have taken....but if things are like he says....then that worries me! you know?
sorry dude, if my words scare u . I just sharing my experience. Don't rely on uworld too much. But exam questions are different from individual to individual. May be u will have questions similar to u world in your exam . But mine is not.
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I understand, but he is one of the few who thinks that. Don't let his experience deter you. Majority on this forum who have done UWorld, NBME, and Kaplan found them to be invaluable to prepare for this exam.
I can understand your concern. Although the concepts of medicine will never change, the way the questions asking is so much different now. If u face with unfamiliar questions, u have to spend more time on that question . As u know , ck exam has very limited time. So , the exam is harder nowadays . My goal is wanna tell u this concept. So sorry if i deter u ...
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I can understand your concern. Although the concepts of medicine will never change, the way the questions asking is so much different now. If u face with unfamiliar questions, u have to spend more time on that question . As u know , ck exam has very limited time. So , the exam is harder nowadays . My goal is wanna tell u this concept. So sorry if i deter u ...
Could you tell us what surprised you? Questions asking the basics ( step 1 ) or the vignettes are longer than in UW and Kaplan Qbank or the clinical questions were peculiar and didn't resemble the normal format such as; the best initial test, next best step in management...etc or too many multimedia questions.
Why was your exam out of the norm???
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Could you tell us what surprised you? Questions asking the basics ( step 1 ) or the vignettes are longer than in UW and Kaplan Qbank or the clinical questions were peculiar and didn't resemble the normal format such as; the best initial test, next best step in management...etc or too many multimedia questions.
Why was your exam out of the norm???
format is ok. But the way they asking and answer stems are weird. And they ask uncommon things instead of common things. The way they construct and present the question is different from earlier days.
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format is ok. But the way they asking and answer stems are weird. And they ask uncommon things instead of common things. The way they construct and present the question is different from earlier days.
HAve you ever tried to use in your prep MKSAP? Is harder than that?
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a friend of mine barely passed step one but came back with a bang and got 255 on step 2. Dont you worry. Just keep going. Since there are no other more reliable sources I think we have to do with Uworld for now!

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I took exam yesterday. It was so scary. So hard....!
I even think i cannot become doctor in USA after first block....lol
Guys , I am not making to depress you. I just sharing my experience.
I cannot understand why USMLE make nowadays' exam so difficult. Before exam i decided to have over 230+. Now, I am in dilemma whether i can pass or not..lol..
U world.....only 3%
MTB .........only 20%
NBME.....useless
Fredv2... 0%

Can you pls tell me how many blocks & how many hours is in step 2ck exam!
Congrats on finishing....
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This post is really strange!

Most of the people I talk to, reliable and close ones, told me that UW covers something like 75% of the concepts.. Also, you don't have any history of posts besides that one you're scaring the sh*t out of everyone.

C'mon, this is not cool, even if it's your real impression, most of the people get out of this exam feeling down and afraid of not passing. But spreading this shenanigans before you get your results based on nothing is just cruel and it's not constructive at all!
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format is ok. But the way they asking and answer stems are weird. And they ask uncommon things instead of common things. The way they construct and present the question is different from earlier days.
can you tell us about your preparation and study material and length of preparation .. and was time a problem for you in the exam ??
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3% from uworld? Did you go under a state of delirium after doing your exam. Maybe you will be ok after a few days..everyone feels like they messed up after the exam. But seriously comprehend what you write before you write it...medicine hasn't changed 97% in the last few months..so the other 97% of the stuff in uworld is useless?

Take home message>>>only use these forums to learn useful information such as questions or read about positive experiences. There will always be people trying to scare you to death even before you attempt your exam. I know so many people that dont study properly only because they are so scared from hearing stories from other people. Ignore threads like someone failing after getting a 240 in nbme or not matching after 250/250/250. Give it your best and if you still do bad then it is what it is..its a standardized test and you just weren't with the average
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3% from uworld? Did you go under a state of delirium after doing your exam. Maybe you will be ok after a few days..everyone feels like they messed up after the exam. But seriously comprehend what you write before you write it...medicine hasn't changed 97% in the last few months..so the other 97% of the stuff in uworld is useless?

Take home message>>>only use these forums to learn useful information such as questions or read about positive experiences. There will always be people trying to scare you to death even before you attempt your exam. I know so many people that dont study properly only because they are so scared from hearing stories from other people. Ignore threads like someone failing after getting a 240 in nbme or not matching after 250/250/250. Give it your best and if you still do bad then it is what it is..its a standardized test and you just weren't with the average
my thoughts exactly! They cant radically change the exam because every exam must test the fundamentals. I think its just people get worried and think they failed after every usmle exam.
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3% from uworld? Did you go under a state of delirium after doing your exam. Maybe you will be ok after a few days..everyone feels like they messed up after the exam. But seriously comprehend what you write before you write it...medicine hasn't changed 97% in the last few months..so the other 97% of the stuff in uworld is useless?

Take home message>>>only use these forums to learn useful information such as questions or read about positive experiences. There will always be people trying to scare you to death even before you attempt your exam. I know so many people that dont study properly only because they are so scared from hearing stories from other people. Ignore threads like someone failing after getting a 240 in nbme or not matching after 250/250/250. Give it your best and if you still do bad then it is what it is..its a standardized test and you just weren't with the average
Well said. That's why I don't come to these forums much anymore. Lots of people just scare the **** out of others for no apparent reason

Only 3% of uworld was on the exam? Yeah okay buddy.
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This post is really strange!

Most of the people I talk to, reliable and close ones, told me that UW covers something like 75% of the concepts.. Also, you don't have any history of posts besides that one you're scaring the sh*t out of everyone.

C'mon, this is not cool, even if it's your real impression, most of the people get out of this exam feeling down and afraid of not passing. But spreading this shenanigans before you get your results based on nothing is just cruel and it's not constructive at all!
I have seen people posting this even since I started studying for step 1! (that is 2 years ago).

You are right cereamor. THE thread opener is essentially lying, there is no way you can come up with those percentages, probably that's why he did so bad, focused of complaining instead of answering the questions.

Uworld and MTB useless? Sure..

I would blame a nervous breakdown, diarrhea or external factors BEFORE the resources you used.

It is just illogical that the proved resources just out of nowhere stop working, is not like we travel through time 100 years from now and suddenly everything we know is wrong.

Go and look into other forums if you want (except usmleforum, that one is full of people like the thread opener) and you will see A LOT of successful stories from DISCIPLINED HONEST people.

GUYS THE EXAM HASNT CHANGED IN THE LAST 2 YEARS!
The only thing they have done is either increase the passing score (now is something around 204) and have added the drug abstracts.

For every people that complain I find 10 people that have success stories and think that the resources we have been using work.

Remember not everyone is the same and not because 2 people use the same resources both have to do exactly the same, one can have a superb result and the other one fail, is that because of the resources? NO it is because the person that failed either had outside issues or he just doesnt have what it is required.

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Well said. That's why I don't come to these forums much anymore. Lots of people just scare the **** out of others for no apparent reason

Only 3% of uworld was on the exam? Yeah okay buddy.
If there is something that puts this forum apart from others is because the majority of people here are honest, intelligent individuals that like to help people and like to support each other.

This forum also has a human side; with this I mean people are warming and are almost always there for you.

Obviously you will find maladjusted people that just like to create chaos, are selfish, just care for themselves and are comparable in a way to leeches, thankfully those people are STILL THE MINORITY.

I would advice you ignore these kind of people and try to take the best of what these forums have to offer.
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"I cannot become doctor in USA...lol" "I am not making depressed"

This post cracked me up man haha
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uhmm,
To people that are freaking out: Look at this person's posts history . It seems he made this account to freak everybody out. And this is his only thread.
Oh and @Renaissance, I had to laugh after reading those sentences too.
I am not sure what people gain from making people anxious. I promise this is not going to revert the hard work people put in. Anxiety will actually make them more cautious and give them a better score. So to OP, your goal of freaking people out, is not working. Really, try harder.Good try though
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UW = 71% random timed , mixed
UWSA = 245
NBME 4 = 249
USMLE step1 score = 240

the exam was unfair..
Congratulations!!
I don't understand the reason for your disappointment. OK, it was not similar to UW and Kaplan, I agree with you, I took it more than a year ago. But even in that case, you eventually received score on Step 1 to what UW self assessment and NBME show similar results now, so no matter how tests are designed, the knowledge is the same no matter what are the sources that you used to prepare. I mean, according to self assessment test results and step 1 score, you will receive similar score from CK. They say step 1 and step 2 results correlate to each other.

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I took exam yesterday. It was so scary. So hard....!
I even think i cannot become doctor in USA after first block....lol
Guys , I am not making to depress you. I just sharing my experience.
I cannot understand why USMLE make nowadays' exam so difficult. Before exam i decided to have over 230+. Now, I am in dilemma whether i can pass or not..lol..
U world.....only 3%
MTB .........only 20%
NBME.....useless
Fredv2... 0%
bro just keep calm,sometimes some ppl get really hard set of questions and these ppl are so happy on the result day with Gods help..so dont ruin the fun,in two three days ur brain will rehabilitate itself n once again u ll start dreaming for a good 240 markthis is the beauty..harder the questions easier to reach ur desired score(thou the trauma is severe)but just relax now,become a moutaineer for a few days,goodluck for result
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man i hope the people taking this exam in the near future do not read this thread! I understand ckpppp that you felt really bad after the exam,the majority exam takers experience the same but the threads like these discourage people. Constructive thread like 'Do this instead of that' or 'do not delay the exam' would have helped instead of inducing insomnia like this one.

Anyway best of luck for your result and do tell us your score I am positive that you will get a good one!
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man i hope the people taking this exam in the near future do not read this thread! I understand ckpppp that you felt really bad after the exam,the majority exam takers experience the same but the threads like these discourage people. Constructive thread like 'Do this instead of that' or 'do not delay the exam' would have helped instead of inducing insomnia like this one.

Anyway best of luck for your result and do tell us your score I am positive that you will get a good one!
People that read this thread should not worry, the exam IS NOT like this guy as pointed out, and should feel confident in their abilities in order to succeed.
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People that read this thread should not worry, the exam IS NOT like this guy as pointed out, and should feel confident in their abilities in order to succeed.
I took the exam on 27th Last month,awaiting scores.

I would Frankly Disagree, exam felt significantly harder then Uworld . Mtb felt useless.

If I have to give a cut down ,around 26 Questions per block were almost twice the length of Uw questions ,14 as same length of Uw and 4 less then Uw.

I used to finish Uw blocks in around 48 min each ...In the real deal though I had my foot on accelerator ,Still finished every block in around 10 sec to finish line.

as far as concepts are concerned 7-8 questions per block were from Uw and Believe me It did not took more then say 30-40 sec to nail them down.

Most of the Uw questions had a single definitive answer and I have done well in Uw .In the real exam I was struggling in 30% questions,where two or more options felt correct.

I feel the exam has more to do with making educated guesses.
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Another Possibility which I Feel is Since some folks were saying every set of 350+ exam questions is graded on a Normal bell shaped curve.

People who had a harder exam will have to do less number of questions correct as compared to ones who had it easy.

This could Partially explain the high scores by people who thought they completely screwed the exam , but ended up doing really well on the results.
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Obviously you will find maladjusted people that just like to create chaos, are selfish, just care for themselves and are comparable in a way to leeches, thankfully those people are STILL THE MINORITY.
This is frankly Uncalled for , The guy is Just giving an opinion.lets not be Judgmental Folks. Chillax ...
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[QUOTE=juggernaut97;204365]I took the exam on 27th Last month,awaiting scores.

I would Frankly Disagree, exam felt significantly harder then Uworld . Mtb felt useless.

If I have to give a cut down ,around 26 Questions per block were almost twice the length of Uw questions ,14 as same length of Uw and 4 less then Uw.

I used to finish Uw blocks in around 48 min each ...In the real deal though I had my foot on accelerator ,Still finished every block in around 10 sec to finish line.

as far as concepts are concerned 7-8 questions per block were from Uw and Believe me It did not took more then say 30-40 sec to nail them down.

Most of the Uw questions had a single definitive answer and I have done well in Uw .In the real exam I was struggling in 30% questions,where two or more options felt correct.

I feel the exam has more to do with making educated guesses.[/QUOT/]

You are absolutely right. Everyone who took that exam knows that. But believe me results correlate with what UW self assessment shows, maybe a little bit lower, some 10 points. but generally comparably.
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I took the exam on 27th Last month,awaiting scores.

I would Frankly Disagree, exam felt significantly harder then Uworld . Mtb felt useless.

If I have to give a cut down ,around 26 Questions per block were almost twice the length of Uw questions ,14 as same length of Uw and 4 less then Uw.

I used to finish Uw blocks in around 48 min each ...In the real deal though I had my foot on accelerator ,Still finished every block in around 10 sec to finish line.

as far as concepts are concerned 7-8 questions per block were from Uw and Believe me It did not took more then say 30-40 sec to nail them down.

Most of the Uw questions had a single definitive answer and I have done well in Uw .In the real exam I was struggling in 30% questions,where two or more options felt correct.

I feel the exam has more to do with making educated guesses.
Length of questions doesnt correlate with an exam difficulty, this exam is fair and it is not designed to screw you over.
My exam had a lot of long questions, bizarre concepts and weird things, but i didnt came and started to freak everybody and started to tell lies and startedto say that everything you have used is wrong, what is the point of create chaos? He didnt give an opinion, he complained and wined.

Also what do you guys expect, do you expect an exam to be the exact same copy of the resources we use to study? If that was the case why would people fail or have bad scores? Everybody would be getting >260.

Uworld and kaplan are not here to give you the exact same question, you use them to train and to learn CONCEPTS. It is not this forum or the materials or everyone else's fault if someone doesnt have the logic and endurance to answer these kind of exams.

I felt horribly after my exam but confident in what i studied, ended with an awesome score, so again... Dont believe these lies.

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This is frankly Uncalled for , The guy is Just giving an opinion.lets not be Judgmental Folks. Chillax ...
I didnt say this particular guy was what I said, If he feels like that then probably it is because he is.

What I said is not a lie, some people around here are selfish, but as I said they are the minority.

Im relaxed, saying the truth doesnt mean im not relaxed, but people dont need to cope or tolerate the kind of attitude some people have.

Also.. Remember we are Physicians, we handle things in 1 month that are horrible and that the average people cant even think of, We must know how to handle and give bad information to others.. Not just start being immature and start to spread chaos and fear.
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Another Possibility which I Feel is Since some folks were saying every set of 350+ exam questions is graded on a Normal bell shaped curve.

People who had a harder exam will have to do less number of questions correct as compared to ones who had it easy.

This could Partially explain the high scores by people who thought they completely screwed the exam , but ended up doing really well on the results.
You are right on this, but bear in mind we dont know how they grade these exams.. Everything you read or have heard of are rumors.

If you study well, give your best, follow a strict but reliable plan and have discipline you HAVE to do fine. My parents have always tell me: If you work hard, put your heart in what you do and give your best THINGS have to turn out well... why? pure logic.

If you dont do well is because YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG, not because the system or GOD or whatever is screwing with you.

You will do fine in your exam and I wish you good luck
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You are right on this, but bear in mind we dont know how they grade these exams.. Everything you read or have heard of are rumors.

If you study well, give your best, follow a strict but reliable plan and have discipline you HAVE to do fine. My parents have always tell me: If you work hard, put your heart in what you do and give your best THINGS have to turn out well... why? pure logic.

If you dont do well is because YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG, not because the system or GOD or whatever is screwing with you.

You will do fine in your exam and I wish you good luck
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XpaezX summed it precisely..exam questions are to test your basics..believe me both in step 1 and step 2 prep i thought of going beyond uworls , fa and mtb resources and wasted my time on harrison mcq , high yield mcq rather then revising uworld thoroughly. Always remember there are a no. of questions in exam for research purposes which are unmarked i.e dont make any contribution to your score if u answer them correctly or not..and i guess they are the ques with wierd and trivial facts..and these are the ones that most of the times makes the candidate feel like looney after the exam..i had the same feeling that i failed but guess what .. i got the same marks as i scored in UWSA..so dont worry and just mug up MTB2/3 ..and U WORLD.. In exam they will only ask u basics like TB, PNEUMONIA, PE etc.. but they will ask u in such a way that u will feel like answering all of the above, so once again basics rule..know ur donkey then sighting a zebra in faraway bushes..
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You are right on this, but bear in mind we dont know how they grade these exams.. Everything you read or have heard of are rumors.

If you study well, give your best, follow a strict but reliable plan and have discipline you HAVE to do fine. My parents have always tell me: If you work hard, put your heart in what you do and give your best THINGS have to turn out well... why? pure logic.

If you dont do well is because YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG, not because the system or GOD or whatever is screwing with you.

You will do fine in your exam and I wish you good luck
what is the approx % of people failing step 2 ck .. any increase in failure in recent times ..
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You are right on this, but bear in mind we dont know how they grade these exams.. Everything you read or have heard of are rumors.

If you study well, give your best, follow a strict but reliable plan and have discipline you HAVE to do fine. My parents have always tell me: If you work hard, put your heart in what you do and give your best THINGS have to turn out well... why? pure logic.

If you dont do well is because YOU DID SOMETHING WRONG, not because the system or GOD or whatever is screwing with you.

You will do fine in your exam and I wish you good luck
Wow! This thread is truly demoralizing. I know better than not to pay attention to any negative talk at this point, regardless it has an effect on you when you see it. Like you said if you give it your best and are disciplined, you will be fine. But I think I am going to take a break from this forum for a good bit, a good part of this exam requires you to have your nerves in control.....threads like this definitely don't help.
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man..!! the title of the thread really scared me..it is due to these kinds of posts that many of my friends advised me to stay away from forums..they are helpful in many ways no doubt but posts like these and the ones that say 'i scored just 240 something in both steps and am confused whether i'll match or not'..pheww..i dont know what to say to such people..
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man..!! the title of the thread really scared me..it is due to these kinds of posts that many of my friends advised me to stay away from forums..they are helpful in many ways no doubt but posts like these and the ones that say 'i scored just 240 something in both steps and am confused whether i'll match or not'..pheww..i dont know what to say to such people..
Hate those insecure and paranoid people that spread those apocalyptic rumors about the process.

Particularly, I envision those guys not that differently from those preppers we often see on american TV shows that build bomb shelters afraid of some Nostradamus or Mayan prophecy, scaring the sh*t out of my pants and making me think about the possibility of going to a grocery store to buy some supplies. :sorry:



But guess what?! On the morning after the doomsday, nothing happens and they look like morons.

Well, to me it was the same with step1 and CS, I delayed my tests a couple of months because of those morons and in the end, although it was tough, it was not that bad!

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So sorry if my post demoralized you. Just study common study materials like UW, NBME, MTB because they are no other reliable sources for USMLE. Don't try to change them , just keep studying them because u cannot find the concepts tested in real exam in any books. Just study hard and pray before exam . GOod luck all !...so sorry about my post.. Is just my opinion...
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Took my exam about a week ago. My exam was very similar to NBMEs. Nothing like what the OP describes.

Lots of concepts were similar to UWorld but if you memorize uworld instead of understanding it, you're gonna have a bad time!

Exam probably had 4-5 WTF ?s. The rest of the exam had few hard questions, few easy questions, and rest of 'em were about medium in difficulty. Use MTB for things like best inital step, next best step, best initial tx, etc.

Drug-ads weren't as hard as UWorld. They were somewhat similar to those on Free 150.
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well the only thing i can make out of this post is that MTB concept's are tested more than UW. i don't care about the rest. poingt taken!.... peace!!!!!
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