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hi guys,

i m very much worried at this time, my exam is in march 2nd week,
i hav completed 70% UW with a cumulative of 76 till now, i gave NBME 5 today and the result was very bad for me......

its 560/236


my behav science and histology is very weak which is same as expected by UW,
but guys i was expecting high 250 in this exam......


what shud i do? shud i further delay the exam??? nething more to give an extra edge? plz suggest........ :scared::scared::scared::toosad::toosad::toosad:
 

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ummmmm. a 236/99 is still an amazing score?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Just write the exam and get it over with... The longer you take, the more it makes you look bad.

I would suggest doing another nbme exam to see whether or not a mark of 236 is consistent with your actual score... For all you kno, your nbme 5 may of been just a bad exam for you... Try another one and see how well you do in that.
 

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i just checked my answers of NBME 5 , i got 74 % correct...... still the score was 236 ???? is this normal?????
 

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It sounds right

But the problem is that the nbme never releases the type of scoring system that the examiners use to correctly correlate the percent score to usmle score.

I only did nbme 1,2,3 and there percentiles for a 480-500 were usually in the 75-78 range. NBME 5 is a much more harder exam than the first nbme's, so a lower percentile grade is more reflective of the current usmle.
 

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How?

Hi, I was wondering so what did you do? You first took the NBME 5 online and got score of 560/236 from it and then to review you looked at the offline version and see how many questions you actually got right? (and by doing that your figured out that you got 74% correct...I am assuming you used the answer key that came with the offline NBME 5?)

So, if that is what you did...according to the chart I have a 74% correct should equal somewhere around 480 (as someone mentioned above)...so should be like a 217. So, I am not sure what happened here (but the online score must be correct...but, so does that mean the the offline answer key for NBME 5 is VERY wrong?)

Also, did you take any other NBMEs before this? If so, which ones and did you take them online or offline? So, compared to these other NBMEs would you say that you thought NBME 5 was harder or easier?

Please do let me know your input as I am planning on taking NBME 5 soon...thanks! :D
 

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yes i gave NBME 5 online and i used that offline answer key and at last comparing two or more keys i came up to that i got more than 77% correct answers in my online NBME 5...............


and its was my first NBME and i havnt given ne one before,
about the difficulty level, i must say that the q's that were easy were very very easy but those those tricky ones were out of this world.... i dont knw what to say but my UW score is 76 cumulative, i thnk scoring system of NBME is very different...........


at last my advice to u that, dnt go thru anwer key and explanation of NBME 5, just see ur score and move on, NBME's are NOT a good source of knowledege but they are good predictors.......
 
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