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#1
08-03-2013
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Easiest and Hardest NBME for CK!

Took UWSA 2 weeks ago and got a 216. Planning on doing an NBME in a few days. Any recommendations on which one? (most predictive, "easiest", "hardest", etc)
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#2
08-06-2013
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Nbme 3 is kinda tricky.
#3
08-06-2013
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Dont do NBME 3, is tricky, makes you want to kill someone and it is not predictive of anything.

The best "prediction" you can have for step 2 is an average of your NBME's + UWSA +- 10 points, that formula worked for me and for several people i know.
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#4
08-06-2013
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Hey?

How does UWSA work?
Is it similar interface to UW?
Can you pause while doing it and does it give you % after every single block?
And how many questions is in there?
Im thinking to take it while at work, so I might need to pause
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#5
08-06-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by XpaezX Dont do NBME 3, is tricky, makes you want to kill someone and it is not predictive of anything. The best "prediction" you can have for step 2 is an average of your NBME's + UWSA +- 10 points, that formula worked for me and for several people i know.
Guess its any NBME other then 3 then
#6
08-06-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by DocSikorski Hey? How does UWSA work? Is it similar interface to UW? Can you pause while doing it and does it give you % after every single block? And how many questions is in there? Im thinking to take it while at work, so I might need to pause
Yeah you can pause and is the same as the typical UW. Percentages of each block are given after you've finished all 4 blocks.

Considering its the best predictor, I would say taking it at work would not be the best idea. Save it for a weekend or something and give it the time and concentration it deserves.
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#7
08-06-2013
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Heard that NBME 3 is the hardest, so decided to at least do it offline and learn from it...
Holly Molly - just did a first block and got 8 questions incorrect!!!
82% for the first bloock
some of these questions are really piss-poor easy, but some are really hard!
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#8
08-06-2013
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by DocSikorski Heard that NBME 3 is the hardest, so decided to at least do it offline and learn from it... Holly Molly - just did a first block and got 8 questions incorrect!!! 82% for the first bloock some of these questions are really piss-poor easy, but some are really hard!
Hey, are you doing the UWSA? how did it go?
#9
08-07-2013
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A lot of people say that NBME 4 is the best predictor of your score followed by NBME 2

There is a poll on this site
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