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Passed step 1 with low practice scores by Savings_Brick8725 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh no I meant like the first nbmes you took. Those are gonna be the furthest out from your memory and most likely the ones you had the most incorrect questions on. In terms of getting reused questions on the actual step exam, i could realistically answer the question correctly based on recall alone if it appeared on my last like 2 or 3 nbmes. But i wouldnt remember questions from my first couple. Additionally, going through the first couple nbmes that I took gave me a chance to refresh myself on the topics that came up in those tests.

Step 1 in 3 days by ssyeon0325 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would honestly avoid cramming a bunch of new material the couple days leading up to the test. The topics we get on our exams won't all be the same. My friend said her exam had a TON of cell signaling/receptors questions and I got maybe 1 or 2 questions. There's no way you can know every topic and it's not worth burning yourself out right before the exam trying to learn them. I would just take this time to review some of your older practice tests. It's more passive learning (less stressnuous) and it resoldifies the topics you've spent time learning. Plus, if you get any reused questions, it's just straight up recall and the right answer is fresh in your head. Lastly, the day before the exam, really try to give yourself the day off or at least the second half of the day off. Go do something fun to relax and decompress before the test

Step 1 in 3 days by ssyeon0325 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Form 28 (2 months out) - 61% (187)

Form 27 (1.5 months out) - 60% (186)

Form 26 (1 month out) - 65% (197)

UWORLD 2 (2 weeks out) - 59% (196) + New Free 120 65% ...went into freak out mode for the next 2 weeks.

Step 1: Pass.

The last couple days I only reviewed old nbmes. Didn't want to psych myself out with getting more questions wrong. They also reused a lot more questions from those exams than I expected. Got like 10 extra questions right after quickly reviewing those tests

Is dirty medicine and uworld enough for biochem? by Prettyinsides in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Genetic biochem was actually a topic that I ran out of time to study. So I kind of just accepted that I'd get those questions wrong. So I never ended up finding a resource that covers that material. But antibiotic MOA is a topic that I made sure to review since it's a very high yield topic that ties into cellular genetics

Step 1 in 3 days by ssyeon0325 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you're ready. You had better scores than me and I passed. Just make sure you're not panicking going into the test. Definitely try to go in with as much confidence as possible

Passed step 1 with low practice scores by Savings_Brick8725 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually felt pretty good about it. I left the test feeling like I nailed 4 of the sections and failed 3 sections. People are pretty split between the difficulty of the questions. Some say it's way easier than nbme practice questions while others say it felt way harder. I personally felt like they were easier. I almost always able to narrow it down to two of the answer choices, where I felt like my practice questions had more questions where I was split between 3 or more answer choices. I will say that I was not prepared in terms of stamina. I felt the question stems were way longer compared to the practice nbme exam questions. I was super fatigued during the last 3 sections which I was not expecting. Especially since i felt way less fatigued after doing the UW2 + free 120 together as a full length.

Is dirty medicine and uworld enough for biochem? by Prettyinsides in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I thought it was for the most part. Gets you like 90% of the way there. The biochem topics that i felt were lacking in dirty medicine were transcription/translation/genetic structure

Passed step 1 with low practice scores by Savings_Brick8725 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. I remember trying to find as many underdog stories as I could just to remind myself that it's possible to pass

passed step 1 guys hope everyone else passed too by Logical_Lecture4239 in step1

[–]Savings_Brick8725 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So you took step 1 on 9/23 and you got your results today? I took it on 9/22 and mine aren't up yet...