Great,preparing for and taking such high standard xams s also an achievement!Took mine recently. Overall my opiniom about the exam is that the questions are very vague compared to nbme or uworld. Basically every concept that has been tested in commercial review books/ qbanks, the exam setters at nbme will try to ask you a concept that hasnt been tested that way in any commercial review. The concept will be the same but they will present the question in a totally different way. Another thing, the questions are way too long compared to nbme atleast, some were even longer than uworld. Every question is presented in a clinical way. Many questions have extra stuff that you dont even have to know to answer the questions, basically they take up your time. Personally i never had any problem in time management in uworld or nbme but in the exam i used to finish the block only 2-3 mins before max. Marked alot of questions, had to guess alot. Do atleast 2 qbanks, that way you will be able to handle the same concept presented in 2 different ways.
Goodluck! How many days before exam did you take nbme 13 and 15?My prep as follow.
Kaplan Q bank(offline)
All online nbmes
Nbme 15 --250
Nbme 16 --258
UWSA 1 264
UWS 2 265
let c how the real deal goes..hope ll be fine!
nbme 13 taken 6 weeks befor..then i revised Physio,pharma,Anatomy,frm Kaplan and Biochem/genetics and micro frm FA..and did patho from Uworld offline...took 15 ,4 weeks before and then subscribed for online Uworld..did 16,1 week before exam..Goodluck! How many days before exam did you take nbme 13 and 15?
Thanks. I only used uworld, first offline subject-wise then did another read of KLN and did the online uworld again random/timed/mixed. But i feel like i should've done atleast one more qbank. Maybe kaplan qbank.Hassan8,
Thanks for sharing the exam experience. Which question banks did you use? Any other than UWorld?
Good luck with your score!
Good scores on nbmes...ll rock! good luck.Nice scores kmc.
My nbmes/uwsa scores were:
Nbme 11: 241
Nbme 12: 249
Nbme 13: 256
Nbme 15: 247
Nbme 16: 258 (took this one day before exam)
Nbme 17: 249
Although it overpredicts your score but I found UWSA very close to the real thing rather than nbmes. Should've taken the second one too but didn't have time.
Like many people are saying, there were
2 blocks in the exam that were chaos. Unfortunately for me they were the first two! It totally kicked me off balance. Marked alot on those 2. Wasnt sure about the choices i picked, just went with my first hunch. Rest of the blocks were quite doable. Did'nt get a good feeling comming out of the exam centre.