USMLE Official 2017 Step 1 Experiences and Scores Thread

Discussion in 'Step I' started by WeedForLunch, Aug 8, 2016.

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  1. Mikracaz

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    Not yet (June 22 here)
     
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  3. Spodermin

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  4. turkeytomato

    turkeytomato 2+ Year Member

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    Negative. I took it on June 19th.
     
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  5. jenb5000

    jenb5000 7+ Year Member

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    how difficult were the biostats questions on your step 1?? Im asking because some of the Uworld biostats questions def cannot be completed in 90 seconds (IMO)...and im starting to feel like im spending too many days in a row on biostat concepts if all the test will ask is for PPV or ARR or something of that nature.

    (sorry if this has been previously asked)
     
  6. jwalker21

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    On my step 1, which I took in May, I did not have a single bio-stats calculation. It was all interpreting data or identifying what kind of study was use. kind of suck since the first 8-10 minutes of my tutorial review, i spent writing all the equations I remembered the week before :(.
     
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  7. JD_waynestudent

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    Real Step 1: 265

    CBSE two months out: 262
    NBME 13: 252
    NBME 15: 269
    NBME 16: 255
    NBME 19: 269
    NBME 17: 263
    NBME 18: 255

    Was absolutely shocked that I broke 260. Thought of a ton that I missed walking out and felt horrible. People are right when they say to trust your NBME's.
     
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  8. medschoolmyname

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    Ok might as well share my experience, and pay it forward. Hope this helps

    Anyways I'm going to be honest with you all and tell you I only used 4 resources for everything. First aid 2017, Uworld (all of it, all questions & UWSA's and I literally went over every question, whether I got it right or wrong), Pathoma, and medbullets.com whenever I wanted to quiz myself on stuff I felt I was forgetting/not strong enough in.

    First Aid on its own I felt was mostly sufficient for anatomy, there are some uworld questions that go into anatomy stuff not covered in FA which is good as well. Now First aid is pretty good for physiology in terms of letting you know what you needed to know, but understanding that stuff requires you to crack open either your old notes or look online for some videos of people who explain the concepts really well. I would say similar things about path, but pathoma is gold for pathology (mostly studied pathoma for pathology and I felt it was more than what was needed to be honest). The important caveat for FA is that is great for giving you an idea of what you need to know as well as give you a superficial understanding of most topics, but you need to make sure that you actually understand the overall concepts as well. So if you see in FA some of the volume pressure curves, it will show you what happens to the curves when a variable like preload or afterload changes, you need to be sure you know how the curves reflect that change, but also what scenarios that could actually represent.

    I am not going to share a schedule, because I didn't really have one. Specifically, I decided to just study things I hadn't gone over yet and actually felt like reading about. I simply broke down the time I had for step studying and saw how many pages of text I wanted to get through and simply did "x" number of pages of whatever topic in whatever book/qbank to ensure completion before the test.

    As for NBME scores:
    3 months out, school CBSE (no studying at this point): 200
    1.5 months out, nbme 16: 224
    1 month out, nbme 17: 232
    3 weeks out, UWSA1: 249
    2 weeks out, nbme 18: 238
    1 week out, UWSA2: 245
    Actual Score: 240

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. Karasu

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    NBME 13 - 178 (7wks out)
    NBME 16 - 188 (7wks out)
    NBME 15 - 205 (4wks out)
    NBME 17 - 209 (3wks out)
    NBME 18 - 207 (2wks out)
    UWSA1 - 243 (1wk out)
    NBME 19 - 213 (4 days)
    UWSA2 - 228 (2 days out).
    Free 120 - 80% (2 days out).

    USMLE STEP 1: 221
     
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  10. Deejay Khaled

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    Purely speculation, obviously, but how many wrong questions on a 280 q exam do you think you could miss and still eke out a 240? It's interesting seeing people from these past months state they knew they missed 10-20 and still do well...
     
  11. Green55

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    Got my score back last week. I ended up on the boarder of 3rd/4th quartile in the first two years.. honestly could not have felt worse about test day performance. I certainly did not outperform, but hopefully my score will keep most doors open.

    NBME 13 (7wks before): 197
    NBME 15 (5wks before): 232
    NBME 16 (4wks before): 236
    NBME 17 (3wks before): 232
    UW1 (2wks before): 254
    NBME 18 (1wk before): 242
    UW2 (3days before): 245

    Actual Score: 239
     
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  12. KingD

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    I scored 252 and I don't see how I could've possibly gotten more than 80% correct. Every block I'd say I had 20 I knew cold 10 I was somewhat certain, and 10 I had no friggin' clue on.
     
  13. LLCoolK

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    I felt the same and scored around that as well. You can miss more on the actual step 1 exam than the NBMEs. I feel like they're scored on a curve similar to the UWSA's.
     
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  14. Osteoth

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    Ugh how annoying that you didn't get that last point to bump up to a 240!

    Great score though, congrats on being done.
     
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  15. jcb123

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    Question for those of you who were able to greatly improve during dedicated time. How did you use NBMEs to improve your scores?
    I've taken two NBMEs the first one showed major weaknesses in fundamental areas (biochem/genetics/immuno) so I focused on those and was able to improve. So at this point none of my categories are in the low performance area, but Im wondering if any of you have strategies to really get the most out of your NBMEs and take things to the next level.
     
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  16. thebeesknees5e

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    Still nothing. Trying to not be an angry person but if they delay our scores…..
     
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  17. WorldChanger36

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    I sat for Step 1 last Tuesday and my permit is gone. I am not sure what the argument/ debate is all about but I doubt the timing of this removal of the permit has something to do with passing or failing or when to expect scores.
     
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  18. LyMed

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    That's the right idea. There's not much more you can do with the NBMEs, other than that and asking yourself why you got the question wrong in the first place. I just used them to keep track of my progress and study.
     
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  19. sss2g2

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    Maybe because your eligibility period ended. It has nothing to do with passing or failing. However, everyone that lost their permit last week who were within eligibility, got their scores back.
     
  20. sss2g2

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    Hopefully the June 19th week takers should get their scores back. Because last week the June 12th week got their scores back. There are no other scores to release other than June 19th week and I don't think they're planning on not releasing anything this week.
     
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  21. Army guy

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    They're doing this to specifically target June 19th test takers; they hate us. June 19th was a monday too, and mondays suck. Personally, I dislike the number 19 too.
     
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  22. funnybanana

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    Took test 6/23. My permit link has disappeared!
     
  23. Drrrrrr. Celty

    Drrrrrr. Celty Osteo Dullahan 7+ Year Member

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    When you guys mean permit. Like when you click it, nothing shows up or is the actual "print permit" supposed to be gone?
     
  24. Spodermin

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    Can we vote on making it against SDN rules to talk about permits disappearing as if they mean anything?
     
  25. hbslax4

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    6/23 test date. "Print permit" button has disappeared within the last hour. Eligibility period doesn't end until 7/31. Starting to think there is some validity to it. Who knows...


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  26. Warderino92

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    Well, whether there is validity to it or not, grinding your teeth over it won't make it come any quicker. Relax for a couple days (unless you're on surgical clerkship, my condolences) and it will be here before you know it.
     
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  27. Ramvball22

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    6/20 test date and my permit link just disappeared!
     
  28. AthleteDoc7

    AthleteDoc7 2+ Year Member

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    lol the permit link disappearing is real whether you guys want to believe it or not... i love me a good conspiracy *excited*
     
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  29. StudentDoc2019

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    Please god let permit disappearing mean we passed..........
     
  30. Mikracaz

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    What about the people who took the exam on the 22nd? :eyebrow:

    Is there any IMG here, btw? I wanna know about the ECFMG change:nailbiting:
     
  31. sss2g2

    sss2g2 2+ Year Member

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    Did your permit disappear? 6/19 no disappearance
     
  32. sss2g2

    sss2g2 2+ Year Member

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    Wtf man 6/19 and still there
     
  33. Roseola

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    6/19 here too. My permit disappeared today

    Edit: eligibility period is until August
     
  34. Mikracaz

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    No... 6/22, permit still there;/

    We both use the ECFMG website, so maybe this explains it..? We'll see tomorrow.
     
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  35. AthleteDoc7

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    is there some difference between US students and the NBME site vs. IMG and the ECFMG site perhaps?
     
  36. Mikracaz

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    It's possible, but I don't know for sure... Anyway, I think I'll have to wait;D
     
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  37. Lynel

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    I took my exam on 3rd of July. When should i expecting my score?
     
  38. Drrrrrr. Celty

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    26th?
     
  39. NYCdude

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    Guys, what is goodie with this permit thing?

    I never opened my page until today but it definitely looks different than before. Under schedule it says "scheduling is not available." Is that the same thing?
     
  40. wdoc

    wdoc OMS-III 2+ Year Member

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    The "goodie" with the permit is nothing. It's a myth, a legend, a story told by other medical students to get others' hopes up.
     
  41. Mikracaz

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    Weird, I read that in Dwight's voice
     
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  42. NYCdude

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    Well, crap. Was hoping it meant that I'd get my score this Wed. Oh wells.
     
  43. jw3600

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    I think you will. What was your test date?
     
  44. elzabeth

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    It is likely everybody who took before june 28 will get their score this Wednesday
     
  45. cnp18

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    I doubt that. They've been releasing it in weekly intervals (Monday through Friday).
     
  46. Anonymous1991

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    So what dates are likely to be released this Weds?
     
  47. cnp18

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    June 19-23
     
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  48. eden91

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    Took it on 6/18. Permit has disappeared but no score report yet.
     
  49. wdoc

    wdoc OMS-III 2+ Year Member

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    Score reports are released on Wednesdays.
     
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  50. oli33ful

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    Is it possible to fail even if you didn't fail any NBME? I know it's a stupid question , but I'm really having mini panic attacks during the day. My score gets released this wed. My NBME average was 232 which I was happy with but I really felt really HORRRRIIIBBBLEEEE after the test. I felt like I guessed in 80% of the test and I was also rushing to finish answering all the questions ...I'm not kidding or trying to be dramatic ...I felt pretty bad. I normally had an idea of how good I was doing when I took the NBMEs. I know I should just wait to see my score but do you guys think it's possible to fail or maybe do significantly lower than my average? My lowest was 225.
     
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  51. BizzBid

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    I felt the exact same day on test day. But I also felt similarly on NBME 18 and COMSAE E ( obvs not as bad) and that was my best practice exam score.
     
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