I can only afford 1 or 2 NBME tests so which do you recommend I do?

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  1. WalterDandy

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    In reality, I can probably only afford the one so which do you think is the best all round evaluator of progress?

    All thoughts appreciated, ta in advance.
     
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  3. DragonWell

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    Most folks seem to agree that 3 or 4 seem to be most accurate. The UW Assessment test is relatively new and untested, but it is cheaper than the NBMEs.
     
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    Our school already made us take #4, so I think I might go with 3...
     
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    how do you know which one you took at your school? We took a written NBME exam about 2 months ago, but I don't know how to tell which form that was. hmmmmm.... I would prefer not to pay again for a test I already took! :rolleyes:
     
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    That might have been the CBSE because a lot of schools give that as a written exam. It is different from the NBME forms that you can take online. Did you get a two digit score from the one you took at school?
     
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    I would do some combination of 3,4,or 6. I did 3,4,5,6 and thought that 3,4, and 6 were the most challenging in that order.
     
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    oh, wait, I think I took the CBSE #4
     
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    yeah there was a two digit score that corresponded to a "projected" USMLE score. they actually had to send out corrected score reports a few weeks later, I guess NBME miskeyed some questions or something:confused:

    so that test has different questions than the practice tests that available online from NBME right?:oops:

    edit: I just looked at my report, yes, it was the CBSE
     
  10. WalterDandy

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    Cool, I think I might plump for the NBME4 and the UWorld Assessment as the best use of my limited cash. I'll keep you posted how they work out...:)
     

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