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Please share your experience and preparation material .
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mtb 2/3 and uworld for now...
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-MTB Step 2 CK (Contains only very basic stuff. Good in IM. lacks all other subjects)

-Step Up to Step 2 (Lot of errors, didn't read it completely. Good for Peds, Ob/gyn, Surgery, Emergency medicine,
Biostatistics)

-Kaplan Qbank (Didn't like it)

-Uworld Qbank (Some say most important resource. I agree)

-NBME 4 and 6

-UW self assesment

Didn't use KLN. I used them for Step 1 and there's a lot of low yield content. But if time is not an issue, i recomend to read them once + MTB Step 2 + Uworld

Im about 2 weeks away from my test. Wish me luck!

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I never anticipated CK to be this much complicated. The content is so scattered, i will never know when i am prepared, done with MTB2 and UW, and watched KLN videos, Now reviewing UW and MTB2, and reading MTB3 at the same time, exam in 1st week of July, NBME 4 on 06/15, lets hope I do well.
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can you guys post your nbme scores and which one you would recommend to do first?

- also can you post your uworld average 1st time and 2nd time?
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can you guys post your nbme scores and which one you would recommend to do first?

- also can you post your uworld average 1st time and 2nd time?
NBME 4: 290

NBME 6: 410

Uworld score (1st time, 85% completed): 70%

The Nbme says that all nbme content is equal, but i suggest to start with
the lower ones (form 3)

I dont remember the kaplan's qbank average (like 58%)

I feel that the increase in the nbme score was after i red Step Up to Step 2. I felt that all the topics missing in MTB2 increased the score

Right now im planning to finish Uworld, repeat the incorrect ones, do the self assesment and review my weaknesses

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Exam in 3 weeks exactly.

NBME 3 (3/15/14) : 450 (227)

NBME 2 (4/14/14) : 590 (256)

NBME 4 (5/14/14) : 540 (246)

1st run UWORLD 73%
Kaplan qbank 70% Disliked it at first but great for tiny details that help differentials.

Will revise uworld incorrect and thats it!

Kaplan Notes 1 read.
Use First Aid here every now and then.
Hated MTB after first month of use. I think its the style of presentation that I dislike about it so much.

Best sources= QBANKS

Study time 4 months.

Goal break 260s
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for me

MTB2 twice

Kaplan Qbank finished 85% (67%)
then
NBME 4 231
then started UW (6 blocks finished)
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Mtb2 for IM, EM and MTB3 for the rest of them. Psychiatry and biostat revising from first aid. And reading Kaplan surgery cases. Uworld 60% completed average score 70-72%. Hoping to take exam end of June, let's see.
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