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I did NBME 4 2 weeks ago got 214
I did UWSA today got 206.

Should I take the exam (in 2 weeks) or apply next year?

please guys I really don't know what to do..

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Take NBME 6.
If you don't improve do not take it.
UWSA is very accurate +- 10 points. So it will be 196 or 216.
Up to you and what you want.
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don't risk the scores in the want to just apply this year.
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I did NBME 4 2 weeks ago got 214
I did UWSA today got 206.

Should I take the exam (in 2 weeks) or apply next year?

please guys I really don't know what to do..

Thanks
study for 1 week on your HY than take NBME 6 after decide, or if you think that you have many gaps in your knowledge than postpone the exam.
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I'd advise to study till the end of August, lets say take NBME 3 at the 29th and give exam on 30ies.

Because NBME 6 is just NBME 1 with updated info - which is one of the oldest nbme's for CK.
NBME 3 is the hardest and will give you the most candid answer
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Thanks guys I really dont think I can approve my score by much in 2 weeks. Might just apply for next year..
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I was scheduled for August 15.
I did UWSA 2-3 weeks ago and got 216.
Then I recently did NBME 4 and got 202.

It's pretty obvious what we have to do man. Postpone!

You might be able to still make it with one last final push until the end of August or early September.

P.S. I postponed it to September 10. I don't care about the match anymore, all we should care about is a good score.
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I was scheduled for August 15.
I did UWSA 2-3 weeks ago and got 216.
Then I recently did NBME 4 and got 202.

It's pretty obvious what we have to do man. Postpone!

You might be able to still make it with one last final push until the end of August or early September.

P.S. I postponed it to September 10. I don't care about the match anymore, all we should care about is a good score.
Also take free 150 b4 your test - thats what Im doing right now, this might be very high yeild
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I was scheduled for August 15.
I did UWSA 2-3 weeks ago and got 216.
Then I recently did NBME 4 and got 202.

It's pretty obvious what we have to do man. Postpone!

You might be able to still make it with one last final push until the end of August or early September.

P.S. I postponed it to September 10. I don't care about the match anymore, all we should care about is a good score.
so weird that some ppl do good in UWSA and some in NBME.. I srsly gave up on studying the whole day today .. so disappointed.. actually cried (lol im a girl)
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Nothing wrong with taking a mental break for a day! I took a mental break for a couple of days before my exam! (even tho it was due to a stress ulcer). Sometimes just taking those few days to relax and collect your thoughts is the best thing one can do! Those few days of mental rest actually made me fall asleep properly before my exam and slept about 7 hours. I was actually able to stay awake for the whole entire exam and felt slightly tired in block 8, a little bit in 6 but thank god for red bull.

I made tons of stupid mistakes on the exam... But everyone does! A person who said they didn't is lying or are not aware of it.

I would just give yourself a few days and create a plan. Are you going to write this or are you going to delay. If you delay, how long will you delay for? If you delay, how much more higher do you expect your score to be.

Try the free 150 and see how you do! Most of all! Try to relax! When you are in a panic, your thinking less clearly and it can only serve to lower your score.
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The last few days , particularly the last week can really make a big difference
so just keep revising and studying really hard, and the assessment depends on lot of other factors too... like i get more anxious while doing nbmes than the real exam itself.
Dont let that be a mental block for yr performance.
anyway so best of luck
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