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Old 03-06-2014
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Hi all,

I just received my step 2 CK score today, having taken the exam on the 14th of February 2014. For those who've been using or are considering whether to use USMLE Consult as a study tool for the exam, here's my experience with it:

- My study aids were (1) USMLE Consult for step 2 CK; (2) First Aid for USMLE step 2 CK; (3) Case Files (Med/Surg/Psych/Neuro/Peds/O&G)

- I had no dedicated study time (e.g., taking a week off to study full-time) for the exam, but studied for a few hours on most evenings during my clinical postings, and finally sat the exam during a clinical posting; I started studying for the exam about 3 months before the date

- I read through First Aid once in its entirety, and subsequently added notes to it following each practice exam on USMLE Consult

- I took 3 practice exams from NBME, with the following results:

1) CCSSA form 4: 300 (= 196) ; taken on 1st of Jan 2014
2) CCSSA form 6: 380 (= 212); taken on 26th of Jan 2014
3) CCSSA form 3: 410 (= 219); taken on the 8th of Feb 2014

- I used >95% of the questions from USMLE Consult, taking 50-question practice exams under timed conditions. My results for all of these practice exams are shown on the chart below. I didn’t plot the absolute percentages for each test, but instead plotted the difference between my score and the average score for each practice test based on the values provided by USMLE Consult for each practice test (usually based on the average score of about 800 other users). The scale for the X-axis is in days, with my final practice exam taken the day before the actual exam. The trend line is a simple linear regression line. The Y-axis mid-point of 0% equates to a score equal to the mean of other USMLE Consult users, while a value of -8% equates to 8% less than the average, and so on. My logic was that, not being a super high-flyer, I was simply aiming to safely pass the exam and figured that if I could score somewhere in the middle of other users, I’d be in safe territory.

So my final score for the actual exam was:

238

- The average score for recent exams according to my score report was 238, with a SD of 19.

So I scored right in the middle, which, if you look at my USMLE Consult performance chart, was pretty much what I should have expected based on the trend line.

So for users or potential users of USMLE Consult, I think it’s a very useful study aid that appears in my case to have been right on the money in terms of score prediction. Surprisingly, the “official” CCSSA practice exams from NBME were quite a ways off of my final score.

I hope you find this post useful. Cheers.
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congratulations!!!thanks for your advice. I am planning to do a new q bank as i did usmle world already.
But i am confused between usmle consult and usmle rx.
can you tell me which one i should subscribe?i have my exam on next month so need to practice in timed mode bcoz i used uw as study material.
thanks again.
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Hi
Congratulation on your score..

I am done with 25% of USMLE Consult. My average scre is 58%. My exam is in 2 weeks.

Please tell me if that is a good score.. what is the score correlation?

Thanks
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Hi
Congratulation on your score..

I am done with 25% of USMLE Consult. My average scre is 58%. My exam is in 2 weeks.

Please tell me if that is a good score.. what is the score correlation?

Thanks
hi have you done any nbme? based on nbme and uwsa score go for the exam.good luck on your exam.
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Hmmmm….sounds like an advert for usmleconsult
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I did USMLE CK practice test and I got 70%
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I did USMLE CK practice test and I got 70%
try nbme4 or uwsa and then if scores are ok then go for the EXAM
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