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I used first aid for step 3, done with UW questions twice, UW cumulative performance was 53% correct, got all the UW CCS cases right. UW simulation test got 440/203/83.USMLE practice test got 73% correct. NBME self assessment (form 2) got (110) !!!???. I was shocked when I saw it, I called the NBME to let them review my test and to check whether or not there is something wrong with it. They were very professional and told me that nothing is wrong with it and all answers were submitted properly. this is my first trial of step 3, all I need is a passing score. I cancelled my scheduled appointment to do step 3. I am very confused and do not know what to do further. I really need a good advice at this point.......anyone has a good idea ?
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Why dont u try with MTB3 and Kaplan Qbank?..I'm using them both right now, and I think Kaplan is tougher than UW.
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Thank you bebix and peewee, I really appreciate your suggestion. this is exactly what I am thinking about. may be I will give it another shot with MTB3 and then take the other form.
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you know the first thing I thought about after I saw the 110 score of the NBME. it what could be my mistake probably, I think that I am answering the step 3 questions the same way with the CK exam. May be I need to change my way of thinking, but I couldn't find the right directions for that. furthermore, I am pretty sure that I got more than 50% of questions in the NBME form 2 correct because they were so straight forward without doubt about them. they are just simple for someone who took step 1 and the CK with scores above 90 like me. but what can I say???
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Hi ,
Just relax and take the exam , NBME or UWSA are not accurate tools of evaluation , they lack ccs cases , which is abt 25% of the exam , every ccs case = 18 Mcqs .
I took my exam on 17th of January ( did UWORLD + MTB 3) first time Uworld score = 65% overall .

So my exam day one was Horrible , bad time management completely missed 50 questions. But day 2 was good , Luckily I Passed , got 203 .

So go ahead and kill this exam .
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Thanks DrAJCH. It was very kind to give me that piece of advice. I really thought to do that, just do the exam without going through those simulations. may be after all it is the right thing to do.
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Thanks DrAJCH. It was very kind to give me that piece of advice. I really thought to do that, just do the exam without going through those simulations. may be after all it is the right thing to do.
Do kaplan ... its better than UW ....
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Thank you FSUSTC. to post your reply. This is exactly what I thought to do after I read master the board. I think you are right.
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Thank you FSUSTC. to post your reply. This is exactly what I thought to do after I read master the board. I think you are right.
People who appeared step 3 , told me .... exam ques are more likely kaplan ....
U welcome ....
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After I cancelled my exam appt. I studied MTB3 once and went through Kaplan Qbank (timed-mixed ) and got on Kaplan 59% cumulative. and did NBME form 1 to see how much I have been improved.............And the big surprise again( 160 ). I am really tired and don't know what to do. I cancelled my exam appt. again. All I want is to pass, I will begin residency in July, so I just want to push it away from my path.
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