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First UW test, advice needed

Discussion in 'Step I' started by staphaureus, May 13, 2007.

  1. staphaureus

    staphaureus New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    I just took the first 50 questions of UW and got 63% correct. I dont know what the hell that means.. because this would be failing if I'm in class.

    I've just finnished my 2nd year courses, so I should have things fresh in my mind, but there were some questions where i was like ... WTF :smuggrin:

    Most of them are things I've never heard of.. drugs, side effects, weird anatomy questions?

    I have one month to study starting from today, and I haven't started studying yet beside the occasional glance at the BRS physiology book throughout the year. Can someone wise out there give me some advice? thanks..
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  3. peppy

    peppy Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    That's actually a pretty good score for UW (my average is about 48% correct right now, in comparison!). The point is to use it to try to learn (I have been using it in tutor mode) rather than to try to use it to judge where you stand.
  4. staphaureus

    staphaureus New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    thanks for the reply peppy. I took it in examination mode. Frankly, I hate reading though these explanations and only look at the ones I get wrong.

    Do you know what a score of 63% translate to about? This is only my first test and I'm sure as I take more, a more accurate average will show up. thanks.
  5. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

    Mar 31, 2005
    Check out the stickies for some study guides. And don't read too much into one block of 50 questions. Shell out $45 and take an NBME form if you want to know where you stand.
  6. domer621

    domer621 MS4 5+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Just compare your score to the global average % that they show you. If you got a 63% and the average score of other UWorld subscribers is less than 63%, then you're doing really well.
  7. staphaureus

    staphaureus New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    it says the average score was 48%. I find it hard to believe that the average UW score is 48%, considering that everyone talking about their goal being 70%+ is this a mistake?
  8. Medikit

    Medikit Plastic Bag Middle Class Physician 10+ Year Member

    May 21, 2004
    That's decent, keep it up.
  9. staphaureus

    staphaureus New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    thanks, will do. Now, if only i can figure out what the heck a 63% mean.
  10. blz

    blz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    63% over 50 questions means nothing. that's your answer.

    if you can improve that over a meaningful sample - then you're in good shape.
  11. KNightInBlue

    KNightInBlue 5+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    try not to use UW (or any other qbank for that matter) to get a correlate on where u stand. The only way to properly gauge where you stand is an NBME test.

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