The moment of writing this post is probably one of the most enjoyable
Started preparing in September 2013, thought to do all the prep in 4 months, cause I had a booked travel to the US for March 2014 with a scheduled CS exam, and was supposed to prepare in Jan-Feb for it.
In November 2013 tryed NBME 4, got 250 (185), and understood, that it's not a good idea to take the exam in two months, and paused my preparation.
In May 2014, actually, the main part of the preparation began:
End of July - 1st time UW, timed, by subject - 70%
September 14 - UWSA1 - 236
October 15 - NBME 7 - 480 (233)
by October 20 I have finished UW for the 2nd time - 86%.
October 29 - free 150 - 89%
November 1 - 253
In my opinion, the latest NBME is always the best one. The only thing you need to discover is the correlation. If you walk carefully through this thread, you'll find, that NBME 7 underestimated the real score by 10-30 points, with my case not being an exception.
Good luck to everyone, and don't forget to post your correlation after you pass - it helps a lot!
Thanks God, and glory to Ukraine!