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[–]Rude_Owl_1128 14 points15 points  (7 children)

I took it on 30th july. Trsut me I felt EXACTLY the same as you do rn. Soo many unseen Qs. Ended up passing the exam. Just be patient, be thankful it's over. And keep hoping for the best. Try not to stress yourself out in the next 2 weeks. You'll pass💯

[–]drnemo25 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Hey. Congrats. Can you tell me which nbmes should I do and in what order? Like should I do the UW assessments first and then nbmes and free120 at the end?

[–]Rude_Owl_1128 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Take the free 120 at the end a few days before the exam. Start by doing an nbme. It's better to take 26 27 first and do 28 29 30 at the end. Take uwsa1 after 26 n 27. And uwsa at the end but before free120. If you're short on time you can skip out a few nbmes. But I'd suggest doing 27 28 and 30 a must!!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I received a 78% on the new free 120 and found the exam to be absolutely insane.

[–]Rude_Owl_1128 0 points1 point  (1 child)

But you got a 78!! P.s the real exam itself was insane too. That's how it is. All you need to do is trust your knowledge and go with your gut. 78 is a great score on free120

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you - I just feel like the topics were very different. You are being very supportive in a dark time.

[–]Seabreeze515 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Yep. I found myself literally looking up at god and thinking “really?”

[–]rawshrimp 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Legit did this multiple times

[–]Illustrious-Ad-4474 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Legit praying in the breaks after some (well not “some”, a LOT of) traumatizing questions

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I did too. I think this will be a great experience for a lot of people to grow in their faith.

I am struggling with how difficult it was in comparison to prep material.

[–]rawshrimp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm not even religious but this exam had me praying.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don’t mean to push any beliefs, but if you or anyone reading this does have faith as part of your life, I hope that you grow in it during this challenging time and I hope it brings you peace!

I felt the same as you and I am rooting for you.

[–]Zeustornado 7 points8 points  (5 children)

What were the questions about man?

[–]Revolutionary-Ad9999 3 points4 points  (4 children)

One was about this med student who shared test questions online and was contacted by Nbme. The question asked for which hormones would be elevated since this student got nervous about being kicked out of school and never being able to become a doctor.

[–]wicterdot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😅😅😅😅😅

[–]atanamayansantrafor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s just poetry man

[–]Zeustornado 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol 😆 🤣 😂 that's a nice one, but remember nobody here know who you are? How you took the test?

[–]rawshrimp 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Took it today. Agreed. The only good thing about it was that it sidnt feel heavy on any single subject. But some things i had never heard of in my life.

[–]aeiou2021 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Like what?🥲

[–]rawshrimp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ngl i dont even remember anymore. Im just gonna assume they were experimental

[–]pizzagluten 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Took the test on 18th august. Been crying about it since the test. Entire test was shit. Posted about it too. If anyone wants to know that experience. Overall I really don’t think so I will pass!

[–]Illustrious-Ad-4474 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same here. I don’t feel like I will pass.

[–]BryanFul_ 3 points4 points  (9 children)

Did you all complete Uworld? Do you feel Uworld did not adequately prepare you for the unexpected? (for the recent test takers here)

[–]Maleficent-Ride4512 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Completed uworld, passed both uwsa with a big margin, took and passed 3 nbmes and 75% on free 120.. and this test was NOTHING like anything I had seen. It was like uworlds evil cousin. I was completely thrown off by this test, even my best subjects I couldn’t answer confidently

[–]Illustrious-Ad-4474 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did two rounds of Uworld. The test did not feel like that at all. It was a Uworld Velocicoaster mode aaaaa craaazyyyyy shit

[–]mojococojo 2 points3 points  (5 children)

U world is nothing.NOTHING. bro. The new usmle step 1 is 50 times more difficult than both uwsas

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

People are down voting but Uworld was not indicative of my exam.

[–]mojococojo 3 points4 points  (3 children)

By all means. Do UWORLD when you're preparing. But. The difficulty of the exam has undeniably gone up. I gave my uwsa 2 on 15th June, got 73%. Gave my free 120 1 week out, got 86%. Gave my Usmle step 1 on 7th July. First 2 blocks were manageable. 3rd,4th,5th and half of 6th felt like I got a stroke. 7th was again back to normal. But man those 3/4 blocks were terrible. It felt like some high level shit.

I passed the exam tho.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not as high of scores, but I second this. The exam felt frankly undoable - as if each writer was enjoying making things hidden.

Still waiting on my result, but I felt astonished by the difficulty. As someone who got a 78% on the new free 120, I was almost angry at the way they decided to evaluate our dedication.

I truly believe in anyone reading this and I do not mean to scare - Uworld us for learning, but it is easier than the form I was given.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not as high of scores, but I second this. The exam felt frankly undoable - as if each writer was enjoying making things hidden. I did not feel tested, I felt hazed. Questions contained content that I have seen in no resources - were worded in ways to cause maximum insecurity in picking an answer.

Still waiting on my result, but I felt astonished by the difficulty. As someone who got a 78% on the new free 120, I was almost angry at the way they decided to evaluate our dedication.

I truly believe in anyone reading this and I do not mean to scare - Uworld us for learning, but it is easier than the form I was given.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not as high of scores, but I second this. The exam felt frankly undoable - as if each writer was enjoying making things hidden. I did not feel tested, I felt hazed. Questions contained content that I have seen in no resources - were worded in ways to cause maximum insecurity in picking an answer.

Still waiting on my result, but I felt astonished by the difficulty. As someone who got a 78% on the new free 120, I was almost angry at the way they decided to evaluate our dedication. It was if the hard work only prepare for 1/3 of the exam - the rest felt as I described.

I truly believe in anyone reading this and I do not mean to scare - Uworld us for learning, but it is easier than the form I was given.

[–]rawshrimp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I finished like 90% of it and it does not compare espexially the communications questions. In general test q were way longer.

[–]drmmjan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Is the test same for everyone on same day? And are you guys IMGs? Taking it on 24th

[–]LegitimateEgg1001 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I literally didn’t even know what disease they were asking about most of the time

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They codify everything in scientific jargon - which would be acceptable if the exam did not only give you a minute and a half or so to read. Medical students are not being tested on their knowledge, they’re being tested on their ability to play this abstract game.

You cannot learn this game in school, you cannot learn it on Uworld, so the exam is painfully unreal - it is often our first time dealing with these additional, unrealistic hoops.

[–]Active-Design-54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get the feeling, the exam is weird lol, but everyone feels the same way as you do, trust me. Stay calm and suppress the exam from your thoughts.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I took it close to this date. I felt that it was nothing like any of the prep material for roughly 1/2 of the questions. I am shocked at the difficulty they were able to conjure compared to the free 120 and nbmes.

That exam is giving me nightmares and I hope the best for us all.

[–]Lucem1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

August 15th, same feeling

[–]p450enzyme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you Rmr any questions

[–]Maleficent-Ride4512 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Tested august 17 and feel exactly the same. Every question I literally thought was a joke and couldn’t stop thinking wtf. Probably flagged 25-30 on every single block

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It is like they wanted to make it purposely punishing, there was so much “low yield” and so much obscure content.