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hi guys

ı am planning take the exam 20 days later.ı have read kaplan lecturer notes 3 times,and also first aid 3 times.ı completed kaplan q bank ,q book and 50% of uw ..my uw qumulatıve performance is 61%.and now can anyone please give me some advice about my plan?
 

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yes nbme is a must!!! complete uworld and revise it twice atleast... best of luck!!!

i personally feel you should complete, revise and learn uworld thoughroughly and learn all nbme ques as well before appearing in da exam...
 

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thank you for your advise.ı did nbme 5 mounths ago my score is 83(two dıgıt) so ı am a bit nervous about nbme:)
 

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5 months z kind a far away... ppl complete there prep in 5 mnths... cant rely on that score... u must be a lot better now.... bt 83 in nbme z nt gud on nbme my frnd was getting in 80s in nbme around 205- 210... and he failed in da real test bkz the ques were very difficult:(
 

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ı didn't watch and ı think it is too late for videos..and doctorF ı am planning the take nbme 10 day latter after complete uw and read first aid..what does my qumulative performance (61%) mean?how does reflect my score in step1?
 

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ı didn't watch and ı think it is too late for videos..and doctorF ı am planning the take nbme 10 day latter after complete uw and read first aid..what does my qumulative performance (61%) mean?how does reflect my score in step1?
It's better that you look at your recent performance only as it reflects to what level you have reached. A UW score of over 65% correlate strongly with a score of over 95 in the exam.
See this thread for details
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-s...eads/78-usmle-world-step-1-score-formula.html
 

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yes so keep reading FA and doing more UW till u get a score of >65%. then u're all set for the exam. almost there bahar. a little bit more.

u can do it!!:)
 

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in my opinion these days 65% is not enough.... you should be touching around 68- 69 % to be secure... usmles these days are very tough!!!
 

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good question

ok but how..this is the last difficult question.
bahar my good friend. read a thread a submitted recently (inspiring note). take 2 hrs to read the two chapters by Jack Canfield and focus on yr goal. u will get the HOW answered yrself.:) to know HOW all depends on yr focus upon yr goals.

good luck Bahar. do not skip on reading those 2 short chapters. read it then ponder upon it. u will know the answer to yr question and u WILL get YOUR score!:)
 

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Hi Bahar
this is ONLY advice you don't have to do it if you don't want to... my recommendation is that you try and reschedule the exam if that is not possible and you want to take the exam go ahead and do that but from what i have heard if you leave before the last block starts there is no reported score so if you feel that stuff is flying over your head during the exam and your not up to par with the material DO NOT START THE LAST BLOCK... if you choose to postpone or walk out of the exam go home and get your hands on the kaplan live lecture dvd or sign up for a center prep course i think after a month and a half of doing the videos and the whole of u world you'll be fine
then again you have been working on getting your basics down for the last 5 months take a couple of nbme exams they might show an improvement if they don't then my recommendation is re schedule the exam
 

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Bahar my friend I have some advice for you, is up to you if you take it or not, this is what I personally think.

Right now, I think you should keep on studying FA and doing UW, revise the questions from UW with the FA, that is going to help you to correlate FA with questions.
Take NBME form 7 10 days before the exam, if you score high enough to pass the exam with 95 of more, just to be safe, go and take it.
If you score low, don´t do it. Extend your period for 3 more months, that will cost you 50 dollars, if you have done that already think in reapply for the exam, I now it sounds crazy but is better to loose 740 dollars than to take the chance of failling the exam.
I say 95 because right now there´s so many people scoring 99, that we sholud go for the best we can, we should have in mind to score as high as possible on the 3 digit score.
I hope this helps, I wish you the best of luck.
 

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There is alot of advice going on here, and Bahar it's for you to decide what's best for you. Here are my 2 cents.
1) Don't think about rescheduling your exam. You have obviously done a lot of work already, and twenty days is plenty time to polish off things for that 99. If you start thinking about rescheduling now, your prep from now on will be subpar. Focus on that 99 coming in 20 days, work towards that, and believe you can do it.
2) 61% is a good average on UWorld; in the next 10 days, try to complete the rest of UW doing random timed questions. Your average on these over the next 10 days will give you a good idea of where you are. Read the corresponding sections of FA as you go over the explanations of UW questions. I don't know how long you study each day, but these next 20 days are some of the most important ones in your life. Push yourself, put in as much time as possible to make sure you get through all the material completely. Don't worry about Kaplan videos or even the LN's, focus on UW and FA.
3) Another thing you can do to assess yourself with UW is take a day 8 blocks of 46 questions random and timed to simulate test day, that will also be a good predictor.
4) When you are done with that in 10 days, take NBME 7. That will be the best predictor, and you can keep going from there.
Bahar you can do it, just be confident in yourself, we believe in you!
 
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