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Stop Enough with the CK is getting harder stuff!

Enough with the CK is getting harder stuff! Share what you would have differently or what could have helped.

Congratulations to everyone who is done with this huge exam and I hope all of you get your dream scores!

Lately there has been pretty scary updates on the exam and so I am starting this thread hoping that these recent exam takers can help all those are about to face the exam in preparing better and coping with the exam more efficiently.

I urge all the recent exam takers and also those who gave their exam some time back and already have shared their experiences to contribute and address these queries.
  • What would you have done differently if you had a chance to go back and start all over?
  • Any source that would have helped you or anything that you think was a waste of time.
  • If you felt that the traditional sources were not sufficient for the exam then what would you suggest others to refer to.
  • If you feel that you could have taken a different and better approach towards this exam, do share it with us.
  • If there were some concepts or certain areas which were heavily tested on your exam, do share with us and the best way to go about them in your opinion.
  • Lastly, please share with us any mistakes to avoid which you think hampered your performance or of anyone else's that you know of and any important advice to those who are going to face the real deal soon.


Please share with us ANYTHING that would help us on the exam or in prepping for the Exam. This forum is experiencing an overload of formidable posts and threads and seriously demoralizing stuff lately! There is nothing that can be done to change the exam even if it is getting difficult but what can be done is to be better equipped at dealing with it. Even a few words of motivation and encouragement can help! Any input in this regard would be deeply appreciated!
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Dont worry about those ppls , they are just trolling , prolly to scare other ppl just because they didnt study enough for their exams.
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Dont worry about those ppls , they are just trolling , prolly to scare other ppl just because they didnt study enough for their exams.

Thanx for your reply! I am not worrying about the trolls (have learnt a lot after step1) but I created this thread so that anyone who is worried might get a ray of hope and also to get some valuable tips
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Nice thread! I'll be updating it after my test!
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Basically if a person has 1 post on the forum or even 20 and they poor dirt on some recourse or a teacher or say that some recourse was super great is that because they are just promoting their product.

they gotta sell their stuf
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IMG's and AMG's are studying for the same exam from same books, so if exam is that hard and just freaking unfair and crazy as these recent trolls say - that means that both AMG's and IMG's gonna do reeeeeeeel bad and scoring system will still have to assign scores to majority of ppl who took the test...
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Basically if a person has 1 post on the forum or even 20 and they poor dirt on some recourse or a teacher or say that some recourse was super great is that because they are just promoting their product.

they gotta sell their stuf
Then how should we make out if the person is saying truth???

most of us,including me,follow such people...
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Then how should we make out if the person is saying truth???

most of us,including me,follow such people...
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i gave ck few days back.. had 44 45 44 45 45 43 45 36 in the blocks .. the last block had longer ques than usual it took me same time to complete it.. the ques were 50 % based on uworld ques directly...30% u had to think a lil bit more.. but doable... 20% were a lil confusing for me.. i.e. ul find 2 similar options.. drug adds n abstracts were easier than uworld or free ques...i dont knw how i did but.. dont do simple ques wrong...good luck
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While it did appear to me as if they have cranked up the difficulty in CK from my own experience, there is no way for me to know that for sure. Especially since there is a long tradition of people whining about how hard the exam was afterwards. Most of them ended up doing fine as well. So I like this approach of gathering experiences from people who thought it was hard and learning from them. If the exam is infact getting more difficult it won't take long for people to get wise to that fact and raise their level accordingly.

From my own experience, I felt I would have done well to brush up on ethics topics . Maybe with Conrad Fischer's 100 cases book or whatever other material I could get my hands on. I had banked on Uworld to point out my weak areas and it failed miserably in this area. The Uworld ethics questions are common sense questions basically with only one right answer, whereas the one on the exam were real ethical and moral dilemmas . Some of which I definitely thought I could get right if I had just gone over the 100 Cases book. To add to the frustration I had plenty of time as well to go over the book but Uworld cajoled me into thinking it would be a waste of time My performance in Normal Growth and Development and Principles of Care is almost in the lower zone, which is the only category in the score sheet where I think ethics questions fit into.

OK what else.... Doing Uworld twice would have helped I guess. 1 or 2 difficult Uworld concepts were tested which had faded from my memory and I am not sure if I got them right. Gynae and Obs was also a weak area in my score report. But that has been a weak area for me since med school. Uworld had papered over the cracks I guess, and percentage was good in these areas in QBanks but the weakness showed again in the exam. So work harder on areas where you feel you were weaker in med school.

Also a word of caution. I felt none of the practice tests were truly representative of the actual exam. I felt the style (and length) of questions in NBMEs (2,3,4 atleast) was very different from the real exam, even though the concepts tested might still be relevant, so the score might still be somewhat predictive. UWSA was a little better but it used to underpredict scores in most cases a year back. Now, In my case and a few other recent cases it over predicted it by 5-15 points. Also no drug-ad, abstract questions. The two Kaplan Simulated Exams are good for testing your endurance and timing but not much else. The really representative test, I realized after my exam, was the free 150. It's question length is very similar to the actual exam and it even has Drug Ads and Abstract questions, very similar to the ones that show up on the exam. I really regret not using the free 150, thinking it would be a bunch of retired old questions, which would tell me nothing about my final score. I have never been more wrong. Give the free 150 test towards the end of your prep and if you score more than 90% you are in phenomenal shape. Still good shape if you score more than 85%.
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While it did appear to me as if they have cranked up the difficulty in CK from my own experience, there is no way for me to know that for sure. Especially since there is a long tradition of people whining about how hard the exam was afterwards. Most of them ended up doing fine as well. So I like this approach of gathering experiences from people who thought it was hard and learning from them. If the exam is infact getting more difficult it won't take long for people to get wise to that fact and raise their level accordingly.

From my own experience, I felt I would have done well to brush up on ethics topics . Maybe with Conrad Fischer's 100 cases book or whatever other material I could get my hands on. I had banked on Uworld to point out my weak areas and it failed miserably in this area. The Uworld ethics questions are common sense questions basically with only one right answer, whereas the one on the exam were real ethical and moral dilemmas . Some of which I definitely thought I could get right if I had just gone over the 100 Cases book. To add to the frustration I had plenty of time as well to go over the book but Uworld cajoled me into thinking it would be a waste of time My performance in Normal Growth and Development and Principles of Care is almost in the lower zone, which is the only category in the score sheet where I think ethics questions fit into.

OK what else.... Doing Uworld twice would have helped I guess. 1 or 2 difficult Uworld concepts were tested which had faded from my memory and I am not sure if I got them right. Gynae and Obs was also a weak area in my score report. But that has been a weak area for me since med school. Uworld had papered over the cracks I guess, and percentage was good in these areas in QBanks but the weakness showed again in the exam. So work harder on areas where you feel you were weaker in med school.

Also a word of caution. I felt none of the practice tests were truly representative of the actual exam. I felt the style (and length) of questions in NBMEs (2,3,4 atleast) was very different from the real exam, even though the concepts tested might still be relevant, so the score might still be somewhat predictive. UWSA was a little better but it used to underpredict scores in most cases a year back. Now, In my case and a few other recent cases it over predicted it by 5-15 points. Also no drug-ad, abstract questions. The two Kaplan Simulated Exams are good for testing your endurance and timing but not much else. The really representative test, I realized after my exam, was the free 150. It's question length is very similar to the actual exam and it even has Drug Ads and Abstract questions, very similar to the ones that show up on the exam. I really regret not using the free 150, thinking it would be a bunch of retired old questions, which would tell me nothing about my final score. I have never been more wrong. Give the free 150 test towards the end of your prep and if you score more than 90% you are in phenomenal shape. Still good shape if you score more than 85%.
Thank you for sharing this! You gave us pretty helpful advises there.

I am doing OB/GYN from both kaplan lecture notes and mtb3. Will they be enough or do I need to refer anything else in your opinion?
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Enough with the CK is getting harder stuff! Share what you would have differently or what could have helped.

Congratulations to everyone who is done with this huge exam and I hope all of you get your dream scores!

Lately there has been pretty scary updates on the exam and so I am starting this thread hoping that these recent exam takers can help all those are about to face the exam in preparing better and coping with the exam more efficiently.

I urge all the recent exam takers and also those who gave their exam some time back and already have shared their experiences to contribute and address these queries.
  • What would you have done differently if you had a chance to go back and start all over?
  • Any source that would have helped you or anything that you think was a waste of time.
  • If you felt that the traditional sources were not sufficient for the exam then what would you suggest others to refer to.
  • If you feel that you could have taken a different and better approach towards this exam, do share it with us.
  • If there were some concepts or certain areas which were heavily tested on your exam, do share with us and the best way to go about them in your opinion.
  • Lastly, please share with us any mistakes to avoid which you think hampered your performance or of anyone else's that you know of and any important advice to those who are going to face the real deal soon.


Please share with us ANYTHING that would help us on the exam or in prepping for the Exam. This forum is experiencing an overload of formidable posts and threads and seriously demoralizing stuff lately! There is nothing that can be done to change the exam even if it is getting difficult but what can be done is to be better equipped at dealing with it. Even a few words of motivation and encouragement can help! Any input in this regard would be deeply appreciated!
d.ahmed, something is very suspicious about you. Always the same usernames respond to your posts and always the same usernames thank you. And one more thing, it happens for a period of several years. Are you stuck with your exams? Or are you that kind of narcissistic person?
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Thank you for sharing this! You gave us pretty helpful advises there.

I am doing OB/GYN from both kaplan lecture notes and mtb3. Will they be enough or do I need to refer anything else in your opinion?
No that is good enough in my opinion. You just need to master that material well, a trick that i missed. The Gynae/Obs videos are really good, if you have time to listen to them. They explain the lecture notes really well, but are not very "high yield" if that is what you are looking for. But that is something which is totally subjective, I mean... who knows someone gets asked some of those things in his exam and then it becomes high yield for him. But there is no denying the professor goes into too much unnecessary detail. Otherwise I think , leaving aside ethics, you can let Uworld point out your weak areas and then work on them. Have you started any question bank yet? how are you faring?
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d.ahmed, something is very suspicious about you. Always the same usernames respond to your posts and always the same usernames thank you. And one more thing, it happens for a period of several years. Are you stuck with your exams? Or are you that kind of narcissistic person?
Man you have got some serious issues! Every post you do makes it more evident and so I am trying my best to ignore you but I will admit the level of your paranoia is amazing! Around 30 people have thanked me so far and according to you, they all are allegedly fake.

This is what you said to XpaezX, one the oldest and most helpful users out there and since then you have been convincing people he is a fake.

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So, you took the exam last November and you are still here on this website/post/thread. So, you failed it. The fact that you failed your step 2 CK does not mean it was not easy at that time. Because it was easier comparing to now. In your case, it means you were not prepared enough and that's why you failed it. So don't come here to unleash your anger onto other people.
even after finding out that he had aced the test and you had made a fool of yourself, you insisted he was faking it.

This is what you were implying to the guy who got 264 last week.
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But the website says "Information current as of: 16 Jul 2013". How comes you got your result?
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How can I check his result? By seeing his transcript?
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Dude, some people post lies here. They can post what they want. So, I don't trust those. I only will believe such people if I actually see the original (not online) of their score transcript. Even though I believe the majority of people here are honest and tell the truth about their scores, there are still some who are trolling here and post lies about their "cosmic" scores. Dude.
you went so overboard with the idea that everyone is faking here that you created a whole thread expressing your concerns but you found out that very few people actually shared your delusions on this forum!

and i dont even wanna start on your obsession with people failing or getting stuck and the deep insecurities that you project. I never saw someone pointing at someone calling him/her a failure before you arrived at this forum!


Having joined just 20 days back, you have effectively named 40 people as fake and suspicious already, you are on fire man! Not only that, but you think the forum moderators are on it too!

[QUOTE Some of them are real test takers (who may failed their exam)and some are forum moderators who may truncate your posts to make this forum look better. Cheers.[/QUOTE]

With just 20 or so posts, you have blamed the ECFMG as being inept,you accused everyone who disagrees with you as telling lies, the moderators plotting against you and this one definitely cracked me up-

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Are you kidding? BE HAPPY! Congratulations!!!
They changed this exam, and now it is very difficult to even pass it. And that all because previous canditates who took this step in the past, when it was really easier than now, bragged about it, said "it was a peace of cake". So, NBME people read all that posts on forums, and then they said:"Really? A piece of cake? OK. We will show you "Apiece of cake" and made it very difficult now. And it affected us, those who are taking it now, and not them., who took it in the past.
So, be happy! again, Congrats!!!
Seriously I mean seriously??? What's next? People from mars trying to communicate with you and the voices in your head telling you that the neighbours are trying to harm you??

Man I have no clue what you are trying to do on this forum but here we try to help each other and you bviously have no clue what that means! You can go on doing what you want to I am sure you will stalk and troll me till the day I leave this forum, but I will request you to please leave us fake people alone and let us fool the world! Thank you and best of luck for your result!
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No that is good enough in my opinion. You just need to master that material well, a trick that i missed. The Gynae/Obs videos are really good, if you have time to listen to them. They explain the lecture notes really well, but are not very "high yield" if that is what you are looking for. But that is something which is totally subjective, I mean... who knows someone gets asked some of those things in his exam and then it becomes high yield for him. But there is no denying the professor goes into too much unnecessary detail. Otherwise I think , leaving aside ethics, you can let Uworld point out your weak areas and then work on them. Have you started any question bank yet? how are you faring?
Thanks for replying! I will try to go through the Gynae/Obs videos as quickly as possible! Yup I just started kaplan Qbank online and will try to get done with it in the next 20 days! I am 8% done and averaging 56% which is low but I am not worried about it and I m finding it good actually! Any suggestions on how to make the most out of it?
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Just wrote CK a few hours ago, I felt pretty similar to UWSA, even some questions were very very alike to UWSA and NBMEs, the problem of course are the stems a little bit longer so time management is an important issue, but there are a lot of straightforward questions, I'd say 20-25%.. Also, a lot of concepts from MTB2CK and MTB3 and UW, would say that they would cover about 80%, 10% they don't cover but it's step1 stuff like adverse drug reactions you might find on First aid for Step 1, 5% they don't cover but you could find on Kaplan LN for Step2 and about 5% (maybe a little bit more) consists of crazy stuff and dafuq questions.. I'll write a more detailed review later, I'm very tired so I'll just hang out with my friends.. However, i think I'm definitely on the right track to pass, I'm not worried about it at all..

But again, this was my experience, so it may vary.. Also, I worked my ass off watching kaplan videos for GYN/OB, PEDs and Psych which are my weaknesses, did UW 2x, did Kaplan qbank for the minors (about 40% but it was worthless).. And did IM entirely from MTB, also watched about 40% of DIT for CK (2011 version), it was good but it was definitely not necessary!! So my advise would be to firstly focus on your weaknesses and what a couple of Kaplan Videos along with the notes (don't need to do it all, just your weaknesses to understand better the concepts), them UW 2x, first, subjective-wise along with MTB2 (all) and MTB3 (for the minors peds, OB/GYN, surgery).. Them do it again random timed.. I hate taking notes, so I read genxraver UW notes that put the explanations for UW in a pdf file organized by subjects - this is for the lazy bastards like me who don't like to take notes), them do the NBMEs (2 and 4 are the best -on line) and UWSA and study their questions, since they tend to repeat.. Well that's a summary, afterwards I'll put a more detailed preparation..
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If the test is becoming harder one would expect the average test taker score to go below 237, but it didn't. So ignore all this BS advice and proceed with your preparation.
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Just wrote CK a few hours ago, I felt pretty similar to UWSA, even some questions were very very alike to UWSA and NBMEs, the problem of course are the stems a little bit longer so time management is an important issue, but there are a lot of straightforward questions, I'd say 20-25%.. Also, a lot of concepts from MTB2CK and MTB3 and UW, would say that they would cover about 80%, 10% they don't cover but it's step1 stuff like adverse drug reactions you might find on First aid for Step 1, 5% they don't cover but you could find on Kaplan LN for Step2 and about 5% (maybe a little bit more) consists of crazy stuff and dafuq questions.. I'll write a more detailed review later, I'm very tired so I'll just hang out with my friends.. However, i think I'm definitely on the right track to pass, I'm not worried about it at all..

But again, this was my experience, so it may vary.. Also, I worked my ass off watching kaplan videos for GYN/OB, PEDs and Psych which are my weaknesses, did UW 2x, did Kaplan qbank for the minors (about 40% but it was worthless).. And did IM entirely from MTB, also watched about 40% of DIT for CK (2011 version), it was good but it was definitely not necessary!! So my advise would be to firstly focus on your weaknesses and what a couple of Kaplan Videos along with the notes (don't need to do it all, just your weaknesses to understand better the concepts), them UW 2x, first, subjective-wise along with MTB2 (all) and MTB3 (for the minors peds, OB/GYN, surgery).. Them do it again random timed.. I hate taking notes, so I read genxraver UW notes that put the explanations for UW in a pdf file organized by subjects - this is for the lazy bastards like me who don't like to take notes), them do the NBMEs (2 and 4 are the best -on line) and UWSA and study their questions, since they tend to repeat.. Well that's a summary, afterwards I'll put a more detailed preparation..

Thank you for sharing! I hope that you get your dream score!
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If the test is becoming harder one would expect the average test taker score to go below 237, but it didn't. So ignore all this BS advice and proceed with your preparation.
Totally makes sense! thank you!
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Be Positive! Medical concepts are hardly changed over the past 5 years, except the drugs and most preferred treatments. It's true that the questions are getting longer, but medical concepts are still the same. Just study hard and harder and do more questions, and Be familiarize the different ways of phrasing the questions and answers. If you have time, start with Kaplan sources (qbank and MTB), and then go for UWorld and review UW concepts until your exam. I hope this will help.
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I agree. Taking a positive approach is the best action to take. I'm not going to stress over other people's frightened perspectives and opinions.
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