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BlackAces

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Has anybody done the NBMEs for step 2 ck? Useful as for step 1? Did you find any score correlation?
 

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Useful for timing but that is about it. Some of the topics were similar, but I thought there was less crossover between NBMEs and Step 2 than Step 1.

I did NBME 3 and 4. They both underestimated my score, but 4 was much closer.

Edit: The general consensus on this board is that UWSA is the best estimator. Quite a few people claim it comes within a few points of your actual score. For me it came much closer than NBME 3 but not as close as 4.
 
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b-real

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I did one (can't remember which) two weeks before my actual test date. It severely underestimated my score (by like 40 points). I would say don't bother with them.
 

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It's a pretty good test, +5 pts for me. do the one that gives you the answers afterwards. they're pretty good at preparing you mentally.
 

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My school recently had us do one of the Clinical Science forms. It seemed rather formal as they simulated real testing situation and didnt give us our results for 3 weeks.

All in all it was not very hard if you've gone through some study sources (namely Kaplan, First Aid, Step Up) and done a few questions. I'm afraid to say it may not be indicative of the real test! (Though I have no real basis for this answer)
 

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my wife, who took her test on Dec 28, had a score almost identical to her avg NBME test-scores (all tests were clustered +/- 10 points).
 
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