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Hello to everyone!

Could you pls kindly advise me on this:

I have read once the Kaplan lectures notes,
I did twice UW ( first time, unused, time mode: approxim. 60%)
and after 3 months of studying I only scored 440/202 in UWSA.
I just started Kaplan qbank but my performance is still low (55-60%)

What do u think? Is it possible to achieve a step 2 CK score >95 only in 2 months time??
I have already scored 93 in the 1st step and I want so badly to score higher in this one...
I am planning to take step 2 CS in July....so I don't have more time for CK...at least for the next one match... Or, maybe should I apply with a definite better score and probable with more clinical experience, better LORs, in the match of 2013??

I would appreciate any kind advice!
Thank u!
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Hello lepidoptera!

You're on the right track. Keep practicing questions - ideally unused. Remediate errors so you can break any pattern/trends. When your score increases a bit more, try taking an NBME self-assessment exam:

http://www.nbme.org/students/sas/sas.html

Do not take the exam until you are confident you will score as high as you you can.

You're also wise to have your CS planned for July, as it's advisable to get that out of the way earlier in the year, both for diminishing test date options and any anxiety about passing!
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Thank you very much for your precious advice!

I think you are right.. What really counts is to get a great score...
I'll do my best, but If I don't make it in 2 months time- I will definately take the CS- and continue my prep for CK until I feel ready achieving a great nbme score...
Even if this means that I have to apply for the next match

I really appreciate your kind words!
Thank you very much
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