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Old 10-20-2013
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Experiences Step 3 Experience; Dont know what to expect

Hey Everyone,

I am dead worried about my exam, It has been 2 days since I took the exam and I cannot sleep, eat.

The first day was horrible- Did not have time for last 3 to 4 questions in each block, just picked an answer and went with it. Finished all the blocks but at the end of it, just wanted to run away from the test site and never come back. At the remaining 10 minutes left, I usually had 12 questions left, and at the end of 3 minutes usually had 5 or 6 left, at the end of 1 minute had like 3 left. For which sometimes I picked an answer, sometime the block just ended. If only I had 5 more minutes for each block, would have been okay. The drug adverts- pointless, just picked a random answer and went with it.

Day 2- Was easy compared to day 1, went through most of the blocks with occasional guessing on the last two questions on 3 of the 4 blocks.

CCS-Finished early , all the cases expect one finshed within 6 minutes. Was unable to enter the final dx on two cases.

I would have felt much better, if only I could have answered the questions at the end of each block on Day 1, but I did not get a chance to even read them, I randomly assigned C to them, as I had to time.

Has anyone recieved the scores- earlier than 3 weeks???

I took mine on a thursday and friday-17th and 18th of this month. The earlier, I get it the easier this painful process is for me.

Has anyone who skimmed through the last few questions in each block and just picked an answer passed the exam??.

In residency right now and this is affecting my job.
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hi.. did u pass ?
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Old 08-31-2016
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It's very natural to feel this way after step 3, every one is crying after day 1 exam as they are giving more biostats and basic science stuff,CCS are ending early for everyone,if you did it well,does not matter if it ends early,writing diagnosis is not scored,if you manage it properly that also shows that you know it, plus you wrote it for all your cases except will get your result on third wednesday on FSMB WEBSITE but one tuesday night if you login your ecfmg account ,even before you will get your e-mail that your result is available.Hope you will do well.I am tutoring Step 3 and I know experience of lot of my students,so relax and wait for your result.

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