NMBE exams

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

  1. MystikBliss

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    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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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    the third and fourth blocks of 6 are hard. there's no way it overestimates your score.
     
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    Why is that? Is there any area which it was heavy on?
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    maybe you should do 5. it's not "easy" as everyone says. i wish i had not went on sdn and listened to people
     
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    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.
     
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    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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