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Experiences My ck experience and testimony

To God be the glory for this happy ending.I got alot of inspiration and motivation from this forum and i hope my experience will help someone
preparation
I started prep may and took exam in sept 16,study hrs 2-5hrs because i work full time but i made sure not a day pass without studying even if it was for 30mins
materials;mtb 2&3,uw(fa and crush step 2 occasionally)
nbme 6......219 <2wks
uwsa.........221 2 days
free 150....80%
uw avg......67%
I went ahead to confirm my exam trusting in God even though d uwsa score wasnt strong but i knew if i postponed it,i wouldnt improve cause i was exhausted
Exam
I went in with confidence,trusting and praying but to my surprise,the exam was exactly like everyone has been saying,long ques,expected ans not in option,i felt beaten up and defeated and almost broke down during the exam,sometimes i had no clue as i picked an option,i just went with the first ans i felt was right and and told myself i was not going to change it even though i marked upto 20 ques/block.
Drug ads was terrible,i didnt understand any of them,got about 15 of them,i left them for last,guessed and moved on.
Time for some reason was not a problem,had about 5mins left after each block,i think that was because i didnt waste time picking an ans option
Post exam
i left exam with no doubt i failed,i knew there was nothing i could do except to pray,this past 3wks has be hard,i blamed myself for not postponing,studying kaplan or taking more nbme................prayers helped me through this waiting period
oct 9
Got the mail at 8.34am
To my greatest surprise................239
I am so grateful to God,family and friends and ofcourse this forum.
Those still prep, understand uw,& mtb concept and those awaiting result have faith and pray.God did it for me,he will do much more for you
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Congrats!!! Nice score.
I have one question about drug ads. Although i found a post related to drug ads in these forum(9 Hours of Paid Torture - Done!), I saw completely differnt questions in uworld. There wasn't any information in mentioned topics which can help to solve uw questions. What did you do with drug ads and abstracts, I mean, any additional source, etc.. Thank you.
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thanks
I used only uw and i thought i understood the concept but like i said,the ones i got for my exam were weird so i guessed
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Hi,
first of all thats such a great victory..
I have the exact same scores as yours uwsa which I took yesterday,
I took the date for 23rd of this month..
My only question is, after your uwsa, what did you do and how?
And if you didnt do anything significant, How did you approach the exam questions? I mean your attitude and the question format,

I really wanna score good in this and exact same condition like yours , I dont want to postpone because I am exhausted!

I really congratulate you once again.. your scores are motivation towards preparing harder in these last days.
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Thank you one destiny
I went into the exam with confidence,i didnt allow my uwsa drag me down,instead i learnt from it and tried not to repeat mistakes.
Also,during the exam,i remained calm but very alert,i started each block like it was the first,its hard especially if you screwed up the previous block but it helps alot.
Very important,go with your first instinct except you are very sure,i noticed during uw,i always changed right to wrong ans.
Please get enough rest b4 exam and break after each block even when you feel you dont need to... 5mins,you dont need to sign out.
Hope these helps.........All the best
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Thank you one destiny
I went into the exam with confidence,i didnt allow my uwsa drag me down,instead i learnt from it and tried not to repeat mistakes.
Also,during the exam,i remained calm but very alert,i started each block like it was the first,its hard especially if you screwed up the previous block but it helps alot.
Very important,go with your first instinct except you are very sure,i noticed during uw,i always changed right to wrong ans.
Please get enough rest b4 exam and break after each block even when you feel you dont need to... 5mins,you dont need to sign out.
Hope these helps.........All the best
Hi Ufot! I'd like to know---which of the resources would you say helped you the most and which ones can be done without? I have my exam in 2 weeks and I'm getting flustered.
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Nino,i read mtb 2 which had my uw notes.I concentrated on my weak area then reviewed statistics formula's in step 1 fa.....pls dont underestimate statistics
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