My step 3 experience

4/13/2018 4:21:11 AM
Hello,

I would like to share my step 3 experience because I feel there's not much of it in the forums.

I'm an IMG PGY-1 Internal Medicine resident, which made studying a little bit more difficult but somehow feasible.

My step 1 and 2 scores are average and below average, respectively. I took step 2CK a year and a half ago and I felt like I had forgotten absolutely everything.

Because of crazy hours at work I was only did 75% of uworld (once), and this is all I did. I took the first UWSA about a 5 weeks before the test and I got a 196. Then, 10 days before the test I took the second UWSA and I got a 194 (even a lower score!!). My goal was just to pass the test, and I wasn't even doing that on the assessment. I was freaking out and almost changed my exam date, but I asked for advice to people that had taken it recently and they told me to go for it, so I did. I was very nervous because the time and effort I dedicated to step 3 was minimal and not comparable to the previous tests. The UWSA underpredicted my score by far. My final score was 216 and I was so relieved when I opened that email.

There are just a few posts like this in the forum, and I just hope telling you my numbers make you feel better and more confident before taking the test.

Best of luck!


4/15/2018 7:45:33 PM
Thank you for sharing your experience and congrats for passing. Would you mind sharing your experience with CCS. Did your cases end early? How was it overall?


marlyrodriguez wrote:
Hello,

I would like to share my step 3 experience because I feel there's not much of it in the forums.

I'm an IMG PGY-1 Internal Medicine resident, which made studying a little bit more difficult but somehow feasible.

My step 1 and 2 scores are average and below average, respectively. I took step 2CK a year and a half ago and I felt like I had forgotten absolutely everything.

Because of crazy hours at work I was only did 75% of uworld (once), and this is all I did. I took the first UWSA about a 5 weeks before the test and I got a 196. Then, 10 days before the test I took the second UWSA and I got a 194 (even a lower score!!). My goal was just to pass the test, and I wasn't even doing that on the assessment. I was freaking out and almost changed my exam date, but I asked for advice to people that had taken it recently and they told me to go for it, so I did. I was very nervous because the time and effort I dedicated to step 3 was minimal and not comparable to the previous tests. The UWSA underpredicted my score by far. My final score was 216 and I was so relieved when I opened that email.

There are just a few posts like this in the forum, and I just hope telling you my numbers make you feel better and more confident before taking the test.

Best of luck!

edited by on 4/15/2018


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