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NBME 7 prediction accurate?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Vanquish, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Vanquish

    Vanquish Soldier of Fortune
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    Hi guys. I just did nbme 7 with extended feedback online and got 610-247. I was just wondering how accurate nbme 7 is compared to how the real exam is nowadays. Is it fairly representative or are NBME 11/12 better predictors since the latest changes in the question pool. Anyone who just gave the beast please give me some advice on this issue. Also any advice from the veterans...Mcgillgrad, vicihinill, or kryptik.:idea:
     
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  3. SteelCity2013

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    under predicted my score by 3 points 5 days away....
     
  4. chiz2kul

    chiz2kul t.roll.ed for Banning
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    every exam is different
     
  5. UTMB2013

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    I took the test two months ago and my NBME 7 score was just 1 point lower than the real deal. I also know a bunch of my classmates had similar results. The real test will feel much harder though, but don't panic. It's normal, you're more stressed and the test is much longer than NBME's. don't forget it's curved, so you'll probably end up doing more or less the same.
     
  6. medking

    medking The time will come...
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    Don't think one test is a better predictor than another. Depending on test content, ones test score can vary, so think more about ranges. Take a couple practice tests and get a feel for your range (if knowing your range is so important to you)

    People worry way too much about what practice test is the best predictor. It's a waste of time just thinking about it. Just do your best, study hard, and things will work out.
     
  7. MeatTornado

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    this is what you should get out of the NBME self assessment:
    1. you're in very good shape score-wise
    2. which topics were you weak or performed poorest in? work on those!

    the point isn't to try and accurately predict your score
     
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    Same NBME 7 score

    Step 1 = 243
     
  9. Hithere07

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    Hey Guys,
    Need a quick opinion. So took NBME and got a 440=207 and I'm signed up to take the step this week. Should I postpone or just take my chances and take it?
     
  10. Transposony

    Transposony Do or do not, There is no try
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    The answer lies within you...........and only you can answer this question.
    Consider these:
    1. You can never be 100% prepared.
    2. It all depends on your preparation and confidence level.
    If you did your best in preparations & feel confident, go for it

    As Yoda said.......Feel the force.........young skywalker...........
     

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