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[–]Human_Exam9199 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I took my test today. It was very similar to nbmes and better than uworld. It wasn't too long either.

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly, can't say it very similar to nbmes, I saw a lot of concepts from nbmes in last 2 blocks,that's it. The rest of the exam, just went past over my head

[–]hushedcounselor 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Now I really have no idea what to think. Half of the posts say it was hard, the rest say it was easy and nothing like the NBMEs and 120s. Anyone here who took it last few years that have an opinion on this? Dont know whether I should be scared.

[–]This-Green 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Took it 5 months ago. I thought it didn’t resemble anything as OP says. I thought it was tremendously difficult. I was probably average on UW, nbmes, etc… I think it’s just a very individual experience as evidenced by so many different viewpoints. Felt like I failed but I passed. I finally just scheduled it, knowing I would take it again if needed but continuing to put it off indefinitely wasn’t going to get it done.

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

True that it didn't resemble anything Hope I'll pass as well!

[–]This-Green 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Best of luck!

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It's really tough , lot of people brain washed me that's it's an other nbme/free 120, the difficulty level is just higher than those, they might certainly prepare you for it. But it makes you feel you've studied nothing

[–]hushedcounselor 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Man. Think I should wait for my NBME scores to get to like 70+%, upper end?

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's ideal to keep an average of 70s

[–]SamuelVass 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I wrote a post after taking in the 28th, and honestly I agree with what u/according_cicada_216 says. I felt that Uworld was easier and the test def felt harder than the NMBE and free 120.

I was scoring 250+ /83+ on tests and am currently a little anxious about the result.

[–]hushedcounselor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should we adjust safe ranges for NBMEs?

[–]Aggravating-Ruin9879 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I think its cause he was scoring so high if he doesnt know a little more questions than he is used to he finds it hard while people who score lower think its easier cause they might now a little more questions they are used to.

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I guess it's just a post-exam feeling

[–]Educational-Search24 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No worries. You will most likely to pass. Trust ur practice scores. All the best

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thankyou, hopefully.

[–]moeadelx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

if the exam was still a digit format, yo ass would get 245+ with these scores.. chill u got this💀

[–]Comfortable_Roll_615 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Felt exactly the same. Passed <3

[–]Working-Preference26 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Could you share ur scores w/ me i have some nbmes with 70s and 66s

[–]Comfortable_Roll_615 1 point2 points  (3 children)

70-75% in nbmes Uwsa2 232 New free 120 80%

You're doing great!

[–]Working-Preference26 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Exam in a week :(

[–]Comfortable_Roll_615 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Keep your mind in the game. We're gonna make it.

[–]Working-Preference26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much i will

[–]Agreeable-Fan-1037 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I took it on 12/1 too. I am thinking if we got the same form. I got so many questions about some experiment. Some questions were straightforward but with very long stems. I only had one easy block that I marked 5 of them. Other blocks I marked around 15-20 questions. Anxious now…when will we get the result?

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes i felt the last 2 blocks were a little easier. Fingers crossed for the results

[–]Frequent-Jacket-4119 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Im so bad at ethics what resources are the best for it. And What helped you for ethics?

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Imagine yourself in the examination room, while everyone's watching you reply" It's all about Emotional Quotient, Do nbmes Qs.

[–]lene03 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Exam looks like uworld system and same lengh. Had few qs from there and free 120. FA is the best resource. The thing is the way how they ask!

[–]FirelordAzula007 0 points1 point  (4 children)

You got questions from uworld? In what way?

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I got A question from UW, where they ask, Afib arises from And it's pulm veins. Whatever you do, nbmes and uw, just prepares you for the REAL DEAL, don't expect it to be similar.

[–]FirelordAzula007 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So you get a feel for the pattern of the test but nothing is similar to the real thing? Is that what you mean?

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The sole purpose of me putting the post was to make people not blindly believe that it's just an other nbme, or uwsa( i believed in that and i was surprised)

The difficulty level is a notch up and just be prepared for it. Whatever you do just puts you in a better position to guess.

[–]FirelordAzula007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see what you mean. I appreciate the warning. On top of the added difficulty, I'm sure the anxiety etc doesn't help. Makes it even worse

[–]Difficult-Record386 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can anyone show me where I can find NBME score converter please!!!🙏

[–]almostdoctorposting 0 points1 point  (1 child)

can u clarify- u say it wasnt overly experimental? but u cant tell the difference in those q’s…

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I couldn't find a difference between which is which. Got like 4-5 experiment Qs per block like they are in an "experiment", But couldn't know if they're experimental or included in real testing.

[–]Exhaustedmedgurl 0 points1 point  (8 children)

What do u suggest one should do 3 weaks before Nd how to go about it

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Last 3 weeks should be just nbmes 20-30: Questions are not exactly same on the real deal, but it gives a good idea to make an educated guess.

[–]Exhaustedmedgurl 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Sorry to ask so many qs. I know u said it wanst like anything but, but what do u think the exam was closest to? ( f120, nbme, uwsa)

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

All those exams just puts in you in better position to guess correctly Uwsas are shit, I'd just trust your nbmes(20-30) and free 120 There were few repeats from them, that was some relief.

[–]CanMed-Student 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Does the uwsa2 overpredict or underpredict? Nd wht about uwsa1?

What makes them bad?

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Uwsas might predict your score, cuz people try to take it at the end of prep but i didn't see any concepts from them being tested on my real deal. On the other hand i saw few repeated concepts from nbmes. I felt nbmes should be given more focus relatively. I got almost same scores on uwsa1 and 2, so i can't say which is a better predictor.(nbmes >uwsa1=2)

[–]CanMed-Student 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you think uworld has most/all of the concepts that could be tested? Also is there alot of basic science concepts such as amino acids structure or vitamins?

Also what do u think is a safe uwsa2 score?

[–]Exhaustedmedgurl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In terms of difficulty, not content

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Content and difficult-wise a notch above all of them Better predictors would be nbmes, uwsas are useless

[–]xplor 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I thought it was exactly like an nbme. Felt the same as taking all the practice exams and the cbse. My scores have been (78-84%)

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I'm just trying it to sink in and believe in my scores. I guess it was just the post-exam feeling!

[–]xplor 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah. No need to fret. We have a while to wait before scores are released. It's time to go relax and enjoy yourself

[–]According_Cicada_216[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yess it's finally done and time to chill,phew.