the wait.....its over

7/29/2014 10:54:48 AM
Finally done with all my steps... Glad... Jus waitin for the positive result of ck now...
Guys if anyone needs anytype of help do mgs ne...
N yah original exam is a completely balancd exam unlik the hype people put up here..
Its a bit of luck a bit of tricks on what thy r askin n of course lots of hard work n u r there
But sure as hell its lenghty... In uworld on an avg i was left with mini 10 mins each tim in ti.ed.. Thr by the tim u reach ur 5th 6th block u wear out... My 7th n 8th block i hav only half the idea what they were askin n what i was givin thm.... Ur brain shuts off.. So in practice try to actually sit n study for 9 hours straight with jus one hour break so u actually knw what stress u will b in...

So thats it folks as i said before.. Need anythn ..text me...
Wish me luck for my results n a very gd luck for ur preps guys..tc


7/29/2014 6:59:02 PM
you better start studying for step3. CK and step3 are so extremely close. You might as well knock it out.


8/3/2014 4:03:04 AM
what Im wondering is, how similar it is to the Qbank I'm solving here.

I heard most of the questions inn the real exam are comparatively longer.


8/4/2014 3:50:35 PM
Which qbank r u using... Yes tge ques r long but honestly not too long..its jus that if ur doin a practice test on qbanks u may not think too much n may jus pick an ans whereas in the real time u may think more... N thats y tim is short...or else ques r standard.

I mean i had 6-7 min left in first 2 blocks whereas in 7n 8th blocks i had to finsh 4 q in 2 min...so depends on ur brains fatigue as well... Hope this helps.. If u hav further doubts post ut n will try to ans asap.


8/4/2014 9:19:14 PM
First honest and decent post I have seen in a while.

Thanks to the OP!


8/4/2014 9:19:16 PM
First honest and decent post I have seen in a while.

Thanks to the OP!


8/5/2014 12:04:20 AM
Hi Urmil

Would you say Uworld covered all the material needed for your test?

Thanks


8/5/2014 2:15:04 AM
I am using the UWorld Qbank, it seems to have material alien to MTB.

What I have heard is the questions are much longer in the actual exam, as compared to the Qbank and are more tricky.

again, whats your take on it.


8/5/2014 4:02:13 PM
What was ur scores on UWorld before the test? I am averaging 60% ( unused, timed and multiple)...what you think?


8/6/2014 1:07:05 PM
sorry guys for such a late reply ,i didnt log in these days so one by one...

1) thecz - thnks

2) KaAr66666010- as u know nothing covers evrything in usmle.. no matter how much u read n prep there is always gonna b stuff u never ever heard of or read... but does help a lot.. majority is covered or atleast u have an idea which direction to think in n apply ur knowledge..

3) aliharoon- yes uworld has more than half the things mtb doesnt even mention,,, i personally felt betrayed by public opinion about mtb being better than FA. so for last 2-3 systems i went back to FA. i also posted this online .... reageding ur ques about length n stuff,i answered in this post on the top...

4) ah43201- 65% so wont say too gd, was actually planning for the test in august but due to the change in the date for results i had to prepone it... when is ur exam?


8/6/2014 5:27:28 PM
urmil wrote:
sorry guys for such a late reply ,i didnt log in these days so one by one...

1) thecz - thnks

2) KaAr66666010- as u know nothing covers evrything in usmle.. no matter how much u read n prep there is always gonna b stuff u never ever heard of or read... but does help a lot.. majority is covered or atleast u have an idea which direction to think in n apply ur knowledge..

3) aliharoon- yes uworld has more than half the things mtb doesnt even mention,,, i personally felt betrayed by public opinion about mtb being better than FA. so for last 2-3 systems i went back to FA. i also posted this online .... reageding ur ques about length n stuff,i answered in this post on the top...

4) ah43201- 65% so wont say too gd, was actually planning for the test in august but due to the change in the date for results i had to prepone it... when is ur exam?


Thank you for ur reply and time...
I still have around 40 days...I am IMG ( international medical graduate)...I have 2 problems:
1- I have issues with the time...always not finishing the blocks on time...with UW being shorter questions...I think the real test will be problem???
2- I just feel that my performace is getting less with time, not improving...dont know why?
Any suggestions or advices are apreciated...Thanks


8/6/2014 10:08:15 PM
THanks

are antibiotics high yield? I always get them wrong and just cant seem to get better at this. Should i be really concerned about this?


8/7/2014 12:15:23 AM
i dont think i was asked a single antibiotic ques, not that i m sayin they dont ask,, jus that i wasnt...


8/7/2014 5:53:59 PM
Thank you for ur reply and time...
I still have around 40 days...I am IMG ( international medical graduate)...I have 2 problems:
1- I have issues with the time...always not finishing the blocks on time...with UW being shorter questions...I think the real test will be problem???
2- I just feel that my performace is getting less with time, not improving...dont know why?
Any suggestions or advices are apreciated...Thanks


8/7/2014 9:50:47 PM
well one thing i have observed over the 2 exams i tuk is there is only a certain amount of time till which ur brain will b ready to grasp new things,,,after that phase it wont matter whether u study for 1 month more or one year more... u wont gain anything but over the time u will lose more.. that is my experience dont know about others... so if u feel u cant gain more its a sign that u sud give ur test asap


8/8/2014 5:23:01 PM
urmil wrote:
well one thing i have observed over the 2 exams i tuk is there is only a certain amount of time till which ur brain will b ready to grasp new things,,,after that phase it wont matter whether u study for 1 month more or one year more... u wont gain anything but over the time u will lose more.. that is my experience dont know about others... so if u feel u cant gain more its a sign that u sud give ur test asap


Thanks...Sort of agree with that...any ideas or suggestions about managing the time ...I am always behind 2 questions in each block..


8/11/2014 12:29:40 PM
well its something that needs time but still if its any help i alwas start ques by readin last line so that my brain has an idea of what its lookin for in the ques stem.. sometimes they giv u 10 lines of ques n then the only ues they may ask is how does drug X work..so that saves the entire time of reading the ques n u can ans in 10 sec... plus everytim it gives u an idea of what ur searching for in the ques , a drug, pathogenesis, MOA of resistance etc etc.. in short ur oriented..
next- try to skim over the ques instead of readin line to line. lik u know bp n temp n all so skip those WORDS jus read NUMBERS n u will know 120/80 cant b temp. but u save time not readin " temperature was... blood pressure was..."

evry sec u save counts...
these r all the tricks i used.. n while ur skimming thru the ques highlight the numbers n imp symp quickly.. not start of the word to end as those things take time.. u can jus highlight 3-4 letters n u will know the word is imp so incase u cant figure out what they asked by the time u reach the end of the ques u dont need to go thru it again, u cant jus check the highlights..


8/11/2014 12:30:39 PM
i hope this was helpful.. if u have any specific doubts abt where u r losin tim or anything ,,let me know


8/11/2014 4:09:54 PM
urmil wrote:
i hope this was helpful.. if u have any specific doubts abt where u r losin tim or anything ,,let me know

Yes That was very helpful...Thanks
Which NBME assessment tests you did? what were ur scores and who much approximate to reality ( I mean ur step 2 ck score)?
Thanks again for your time


8/11/2014 4:19:05 PM
4/6= 222/220
lik i said i was planning for august n had to give it in july but u will do gd dw


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