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NMBE exams

Discussion in 'Step I' started by MystikBliss, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. MystikBliss

    MystikBliss 2+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    I've taken NMBE 2 and 4. I'm going to take one more. Which one should it be? I've heard 5 and 3 are ridiculous and 6 overestimates your score. What about 1?
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  3. 2cr8tive

    2cr8tive 2+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    no, form one is no good. take a different one. one is way too simple. unless u just want to see a few more questions. but im pretty sure it doesnt represent the actual exam
  4. -Goose-

    -Goose- 10+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2005
    I'd take 5 or 3. I thought 3 was a touch easier than 5.

    It's all relative to what your strengths and weaknesses are, though.
  5. GynGuy1983

    GynGuy1983 C&A Psychiatry Fellow 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2008
    Rathke's pouch
    What about form 4? I plan on taking that at the end of the week. Is that a good determinant of what you'll do on the actual exam? I already took forms 1 and 2.
  6. doctorFred

    doctorFred intensive carer Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    May 5, 2005
    , location, location!
    the third and fourth blocks of 6 are hard. there's no way it overestimates your score.
  7. overfiend06

    overfiend06 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Why is that? Is there any area which it was heavy on?
  8. MystikBliss

    MystikBliss 2+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    to me it seems at least one block in the other exams got a little ridiculous as far as difficulty goes. maybe i'll do 6. thanks guys
  9. Pontifex Maximus

    Pontifex Maximus Rads-a-palooza Physician 10+ Year Member

    Mar 18, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have one more NBME budgeted in for a week out. I did NBME 1 before studying, UW's assessment a few days ago, and the Consult Scorrelator a few weeks ago. Should I do 4 or 6?
  10. hippocampus

    hippocampus Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    maybe you should do 5. it's not "easy" as everyone says. i wish i had not went on sdn and listened to people
  11. tfom08

    tfom08 2+ Year Member

    May 2, 2008
    I don't remember the 3rd block, but the 4th block to me seemed heavy on neuro. And it did seem tougher than the other blocks, but I'm not sure if either of those perceptions are accurate or if I just happened to get a few neuro questions in a row that I didn't know the answers to.
  12. BrisketAttack

    BrisketAttack 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    I took 3, and thought it was pretty tough. Some real good physio questions that make you think hard. also some good molecular and micro. hardly any anatomy, if I recall. overall, a tough, but good test.

    I also took NBME 6, before I started studying, but it was so long ago that i can't really remember what was on it.

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