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Old 03-10-2014
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Default 251 on Step 1 but scoring 223 on NBME

I scored 251 on Step 1 but just did NBME. Scored 430/223
Have read Kaplan Step 2 once and UW once (timed,random) with 65% average
I'm obviously aiming to at least maintain my Step 1 score. Was thinkin abiut giving the exam on March 21 but now have decided against it.
Wud appreciate advice on what I need to do from here on to get at least 251 on Step 2 CK?
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Old 03-11-2014
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Well, NBME's are not the most predictive for step 2, unlike for step 1. I would recommend doing the UW assessment test in a week or so, and according to the score delay the exam date if needed, you might just had a bad day with that NBME
(up to 5 days before the exam you only have to pay 50-60$ if you postpone).
I understand your distress it's really atypical, as step 2 is considered easier for some. I would put you in a perspective that your UW average is relatively low for 250+ for step 2, maybe consider studying a bit more.
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