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I am currently preparing for step 2 ck and almost done with IM. My block is October, November, December but I haven't chosen a certain date yet. I ve been doing a block of UW after I finish every two systems of IM and I keep on getting low 60s (high seventies rarely) and I only have 10 mins left at the end of each block!

should I be worried about my time and my score??? or is it normal?

I am planning to do an NBME form once I finish IM (which is very soon), what NBME form should I do? and what score should I expect since I only did several blocks of IM and I rarely read the explanations?

I feel very stressed out with this score on UW especially that my target is a 250 :/ any suggestions on what to do??

and how early should I schedule the exact date for the exam?
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I am currently preparing for step 2 ck and almost done with IM. My block is October, November, December but I haven't chosen a certain date yet. I ve been doing a block of UW after I finish every two systems of IM and I keep on getting low 60s (high seventies rarely) and I only have 10 mins left at the end of each block!

should I be worried about my time and my score??? or is it normal?

I am planning to do an NBME form once I finish IM (which is very soon), what NBME form should I do? and what score should I expect since I only did several blocks of IM and I rarely read the explanations?

I feel very stressed out with this score on UW especially that my target is a 250 :/ any suggestions on what to do??

and how early should I schedule the exact date for the exam?
Why aren't you reading the explanations? If you aren't reading the explanations there's no point of doing UW. If you read the explanations then your score will increase. I think you should do an nbme when you have reviewd all the main 5 subjects first. So maybe after finishing 50 % of UW you can take nbme 2. Then after completing all of uw you can do nbme 4. your timing is good.
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You have 10 mins at the end of the block...and you have a problem with that?
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You have 10 mins at the end of the block...and you have a problem with that?
I dont know but wherever I read they are saying that step 2 CK stems are just waaaay too long :P...guess I was having a panic attack xD
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