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Got done with my step 3 by the grace of God. This will be most probably be my last post. I took one month to prepare for this step but I must admit this step was probably harder than the rest of them. You lose your motivation to take step 3 especially if you have already matched. And there is no particular book that would help you learn all the recent guidelines. Uworld qbank does help you with this but I think it's pretty limited in quantity. I couldn't find any introductory tutorial for CCS on my website. I looked at YouTube and I found one video that helped but I really think we need more guidance on it. And unlike step 1 and 2 where your qbank percentage improves tremendously with time, there wasn't much of a satisfying improvement with step 3. There was always a new question a new clinical guideline so it left me not really completely satisfied with my preparation. I did a quick read of mtb 2 and 3. I did two blocks of qbank daily and an additional block of incorrect ones every third day. I prepared ccs from uworld ccs software that was pretty good. The exam itself was very exhausting because it's the longest one. Especially when you reach CCS on the second half of second day, your mind stops working efficiently. But all in all it is doable still. I scored 218 on the real deal. On my uwsa I had scored 210. Not a great score but a passing score nevertheless. Best of luck to everyone on their journey. You all can do it! You just need hard work and loads of prayers.
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Congratulations! All the best in your residency training.
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congrats !!!
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were the test questions harder than uw ?
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Thank you everyone. The questions were just as hard as uworld.
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