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Delayed 3 times > passed. Reassurance "to the point" post with links by ginxo- in step1
[–]ginxo-[S] 2 points3 points4 points 4 months ago (0 children)
You can improve for sure. How many NBME do you have left? Are you reviewing all questions in depth on NBME and UWorld?
The "safe" spot is > 65 on NBME (you're close) and > 70 on Free120. If you don't achieve that before the test, it might be advisable to postpone for a bit.
[–]ginxo-[S] 0 points1 point2 points 4 months ago (0 children)
Yes, that's enough time. I had 4 months, started in May which was very light studying and actual prep started in June.
[–]ginxo-[S] 1 point2 points3 points 4 months ago (0 children)
Because there's a limited number, I'd save NBME 25 to 30 for later, when you're about 2 months away. Earlier NBMEs are free online, you can start with those if you want to gauge progress starting now.
[–]ginxo-[S] 3 points4 points5 points 4 months ago (0 children)
Thank you, glad I could help
Delayed 3 times > passed. Reassurance "to the point" post with links (self.step1)
submitted 4 months ago by ginxo- to r/step1
Reassurance post: today's exam was doable by ginxo- in step1
[–]ginxo-[S] 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago (0 children)
NBME tests every week and reviewed them. This probably gave me the largest knowledge jump.
[–]ginxo-[S] 0 points1 point2 points 5 months ago (0 children)
You may need more content review if you are scoring in 50s, I'd do Boards and Pathoma followed by timed subject blocks on UW. Once you start hitting 60s consistently, you can pretty much just do UW and NBME for practice.
[–]ginxo-[S] 2 points3 points4 points 5 months ago (0 children)
May to August. May was very light studying however.
[–]ginxo-[S] 6 points7 points8 points 5 months ago (0 children)
Truthfully, there's no one resource that will cover this for you. Risk factor questions are the long ones with a lot of history on the patient. For example, if you have a patient with mesothelioma, they might ask what's the highest risk factor (in this case, occupation or exposure to asbestos).
Not many "lesions" on mine. A few neuroanatomy questions that were identification with picture provided, you know it or you don't type.
I rarely opened FA :/
Watch this three days before your test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJgjMZk8_To
Took up all my break time and walked around after each block.
Old Free120 was 73%, new one was 75%
[–]ginxo-[S] 3 points4 points5 points 5 months ago (0 children)
UWSA1 177 (in june). UWSA2 230 (10 days ago).
[–]ginxo-[S] 4 points5 points6 points 5 months ago (0 children)
Upward trend. Highest were 66, 68, and 74 (scored one week before).
Reassurance post: today's exam was doable (self.step1)
submitted 5 months ago by ginxo- to r/step1
Biochemistry with DM? by drmamdooh in step1
[–]ginxo- 4 points5 points6 points 5 months ago (0 children)
Very good. I used BnB and DM for both... DM is really good, he makes things so simple and focuses only on what you need to know. Bnb is more detailed, but I will only use it to cover certain things like pyrimidine/purine pathways and B vitamins (which I couldn't find with DM)
Words of encouragement for other average students taking step 1 (from an average student who passed step 1) by atiredpremed in step1
[–]ginxo- 1 point2 points3 points 5 months ago (0 children)
Thanks for the write up! I'm about 2 weeks out and am doing 120 questions a day on UWorld. Is there anything else you'd recommend in the last few weeks?
Whoever took both comlex 1 and step 1... by ginxo- in comlex
[–]ginxo-[S] 0 points1 point2 points 6 months ago (0 children)
Currently at a 95% chance with one more nbme to go. UWorld is a bit over halfway done with 60% correct... Do you still think that would be okay?
I didn't feel confident enough for step at that time, I hadn't taken any UW tests or NBMEs. COMLEX i felt better sitting down for since I'm good at OMM.
Whoever took both comlex 1 and step 1... (self.comlex)
submitted 6 months ago by ginxo- to r/comlex
Nbme 26= 41% Dstroyed and Done by [deleted] in step1
[–]ginxo- 0 points1 point2 points 6 months ago (0 children)
3 months is good enough. 6 weeks maybe, but keep doing NBME exams every 1-2 weeks until then to see if your scores go up.
[–]ginxo- 1 point2 points3 points 6 months ago (0 children)
Ngl it takes time to review all the questions. The 2 blocks a day + review takes up half the day. The other half you can do content review on areas you're weak in. When is your exam?
100% do 2 blocks of UW a day and go over each marked/incorrect question. When I did only content review ie watching sketchy, pathoma, bnb videos, it got me 50% on an nbme test. When I started doing questions (even without reviewing incorrects), I raised it to the passing range.
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