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Old 08-14-2013
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Experiences oraiby CK Exam Experience


took the exam early August ...actually it wasn't a very good experience

I went feeling like im prepared ,even compromised my last days of revision because of overconfidence and time restraints >>>>shocked in the exam hall ,

a little background :

average medstudent when i was in college ...YOG 2011
started step 2 prep without attempting step 1
in 2011 studied for 5 monts (kaplan books + usmleworld once - without the biostatistics epidimiology part ) for a similar exam that was required to get me into internship in my home country ,stopped studying after that and focused on my internship .
In Jan 2013 i restarted my step 2 prep ....with Kaplan bank (it was difficult to get back to kaplan books so decided to do the Q bank instead ) finished it in 50 days approx (at the same times i was preparing for residency IVs at my home country )

after doing the kalan Q bank did the UWORLD mostly timed tutor finished about 92% of it ( didnt do heme ,ID and endocrine )

I booked my exam in end of May after taking an NBME 4 but it was cancelled due to Visa issues .. so joined my residency program and forgot about the exam.
In late July one of my colleagues encouraged me to do it so that i can start preparing for step 1 .... the only suitable date was in early August about 2 weaks a head (i couldnt schedule it afterward due to residency program obligations ) did a UWSA to now where am i and how much i forgot ...then subscribed in UWORLD did around 25 % .

I didn't took a leave for the exam it was only 2 days in between working days

exam was cancelled because of center and security related issues but i was able to find another date the day after

Exam day experience :my blocks were 4 * 44 , 2*43 and 2*42
The question lenght and difficulty werent as i expected ,i felt that i wasn't prepared for such questions , it is true that UWORLD prepares u good for dealing with all types of questions ,well in my case i didn't feel that was totally true ( maybe 50-60 % )

questions length was a little bit similar to Kaplans q bank (but the quality wasn't )
maybe i was in shock thats why i felt that it was distinct from the U WORLD but im now praying that i didn't screw it :sorry: ( but really clueless )

my stats :
-my step 2 ck equivalent exam (2011 ) predicted 260 + i think i should've taken the exam by that time
-UWORLD first time (2011) 71-72% untimed tutor

-Kaplan q bank (jan)timed subject wise finished with a cumulative of around 78-79%

-UWORLD second time finished 92% with 92-93%

-NBME4 ( may ) 267

UWSA 261 (July before restarting my studying )

UWORLD 3rd time finished 26 % timed tutor 95-96% average

sincere advices :
-don't freak out exam is doable as many say but prepare well for it
-timing is a crucial thing ( i felt that there were questions that if i had enough time i would've solve them )
- UWORLD is still the best resource out there and it's still the closest thing to the real thing so know it inside outside so that u can atleast answer the questions with similar concepts .

- have a very good night sleep the day before the exam ,beleive me revising at that day may hurt u more that beig of benifit to you .
- do what u can and leave the rest to allah :sorry:



now pray for me :sorry: now will start preparing for step 1
anyone waiting foe his result can join my anxious waiting
best of luck for next examinees
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Hey... Ur assessment scores r really good... U must hv done well on ur exam... Many ppl feel dey dint do well after ck but end up wid scores close to SA exams... Lets wait for d result now... I also took my exam y'day.. Waiting for 25th sept... In d meantime hv to do application work... Dint do anything cuz of ck prep.. Lets hope we get good scores...
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Done with CK. Well its an exam of your staying alert for 9 hours. Uworld and MTB covers almost 80-90 percent of the exam. But most of the questions are vague and it becomes difficult to choose the right answer and you are not 100 percent confident of that answer. Question lengths are just like UW qbank. Abstract questions were very tough and I had to quickly select the answer blindly due to shortage of time at the end of the block. Multimedia questions very easy. Drug adds were easy too. I am just back to my home and not feeling satisfied though. Having a feel that I had a bad exam day as compared to my self assessment performances Just hoping that I achieve my target score of 250+.

My self assessments:-

UW random timed 77 percent
NBME2 246/540
NBME4 246/540
UWSA 260/740
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So it's 261 alhamdulillah
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Congratulations
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congrats for getting a dream score... my self assessment scores were similar to yours and exam day experience also the same. Now I am anxious about my marks. I felt like I was tricked by the exam...hope to get marks like you.All the best for step 1.
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congrats for getting a dream score... my self assessment scores were similar to yours and exam day experience also the same. Now I am anxious about my marks. I felt like I was tricked by the exam...hope to get marks like you.All the best for step 1.
u will get a better one inshallah
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