Originally Posted by johndoe3344
You didn't fail.
With an NBME average of ~240, I can guarentee you didn't fail. There are plenty of people who walked out thinking like they failed, and ended up scoring 250+ (just go read through past years' score experiences thread). It all depends on the curve. Granted, having a lot of sections on your weak area might mean you did relatively worse compared to if the test was hard, but concentrated in your strong areas, but still, the lowest you'd get is like a high 220. AT WORST. Please rest assured, and enjoy your next six weeks, and you can feel free to track me down and scream at me if you do fail (which you won't, so I'm pretty confident in giving you permission to scream at me if you do).
Well...my NBME average wasn't 240. I think I got a 235, 238 and 242 my last 2 weeks on practice exams. These were also taken in the library, where I was relaxed and I had 20-30 minutes to check each section and re-do each problem (even if I hadn't marked it).
I just really slipped up on easy questions on the exam...like just went blank about a lot of things (even questions I thought were relatively fair). I also went back and remembered about 30-40 of the questions I was unsure about and almost all of them I got wrong after looking them up. My guess is 15-20 questions/block wrong...which even at a liberal measurement is a score in the 60%'s on the exam (which, from what I can tell, is barely passing). I was literally marking 20 questions on most blocks. And unsure of a lot of other ones.
I also feel like the people on here over-exaggerate difficulty. (to them, marking 10 questions/block means they think they failed because they were used to getting 90% on NBMEs).
Anyway, I do appreciate the encouragement though.