USMLE Anyone start out below 200 and end up with 230+? NEED ADVICE!!!

Discussion in 'Step I' started by FemaleWoman, May 18, 2014.

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  1. FemaleWoman

    FemaleWoman 7+ Year Member

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    I would love advice from people who started out scoring in the low 200's, and were able to progress to 230+!

    I've done 5 weeks of studying and I scored 210 on NBME 15. I'm so sad that after weeks of hard work (12 hour days), I'm at a score that a large number of people would consider "baseline." I have 5 more solid weeks of studying left.

    In case anyone wants to know what I did:

    UWorld 1.5: First time through scored 57% total. Went back and redid all the questions I got wrong.
    DIT: Finished in 14 days
    First Aid: First time through with DIT, then did it a second time through
    Pathoma: about 60% through

    PLEASE HELP!!! I'm feeling a bit discouraged that I won't be able to get up to 230+, especially since I spent FIVE WEEKS doing everything I was "supposed" to do, and STILL only scored 210 :(

    I would be INEXPLICABLY GRATEFUL for any advice from people who were in a similar situation.
     
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  3. J ROD

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    Look at what you are missing.....what was your baseline before studying?
     
  4. addy

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    You're only 60% done with pathoma..what do you expect?
     
  5. FemaleWoman

    FemaleWoman 7+ Year Member

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    Do you think that would make the difference between 210 and 230+? My baseline was 198 on the Uworld Assessment #1.
     
  6. addy

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    I'm not in dedicated so I can't say, but I'd like to think that depending what the 40% is that you're missing out, that could definitely be the reason why you're 10-20 pts below where you want to be.
     
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    I would expect a bigger jump from 200 to 210.......
     
  8. dyspareunia

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    FWIW I know someone who went from 219 -> ~260. They had a 6.5 week study period, took an NBME 2.5 weeks in (219) and real thing was 260 +/- 3.
     

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