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USMLE Official 2018 Step 2 CK Experiences and Scores Thread

Discussion in 'Step II' started by Qester, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. oli33ful

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    The USMLE communicated back in May that there will be a delay and that people taking the exam after June 30 all the way through mid-august will get their scores on August 29.
     
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    UWSA1: 240 (1.5 weeks out)
    UWSA2: 234 (1 week out)
    Free 120: 81% (4 day out)
    Step 2 CK (June): 252 (Very Surprised)

    Just Uworld + OME + MTB (some). This is to show people that at the end of every doubt, contemplation and decision, you just might be surprised with the results.
     
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    Always on Wednesday’s
     
  5. a4c6

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    They did. But to be fair, last year I took step 1 during a similar period of delay and got my results in 3 weeks.
    Who knows.
     
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    CONGRATS!!!! How did you feel walking out and during the wait period?? Did you feel your exam was really hard?
     
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    mind sharing your prep? What did you do in between UWSA 1 and 2? Congratulations on your results!
     
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    Does anyone know if UW percentiles have been correlating well recently? My scores are very inconsistent with my practice tests so far. I got 238/ 38th percentile on UWSA1 before starting dedicated, just finished UW with 74% correct/ 75th percentile, and took NBME 8- 230/ 23rd percentile (80% correct). For reference third year shelves averaged 80%, Step 1 was 247. My test is fairly soon and I'm concerned since the NBME was so low and practice NBMEs were usually predictive for my shelf exams. Any advice?
     
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    IMG here. took it today. It was terrible and I feel that too is an understatement. It was all so vague and new. There were times during the exam I was questioning if I had missed a resource during my prep. Each block I must've marked at least 15 questions. Its just so frustrating.

    UW round 2: 78%
    UWSA1: 240
    UWSA2: 241
    NBME 8: 232
    Free 120: 85%

    I'm just praying I score within my NBME 8 -UWSA 2 range.
     
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    From my experience and from talking to classmates, it seems like the UWSA's are much more predictive for Step 2 than they were for Step 1. UWSA 2 was almost spot on for me.
     
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    Any recommendations on resetting UWorld?

    I have 3 weeks till the exam, finsihed UWorld first round (70% correct throughout year and mainly used as a learning tool)
    Haven't done any NBME exams or UWSA but planning to finish all 5 of them

    Question regarding resetting..
    Would you advise to redo incorrects or reset UWorld and then redo as many questions as I can till the exam
     
  12. wdoc

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    Were there any scores released this week?
     
  13. wdoc

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    I just reset UWorld without doing the incorrects so I could get through as many questions as possible.
     
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    Took it mid July and my scheduling permit expired with no score posted this week. However, my permit window also ended on July 31st, so I have a feeling that's why the permit is gone.
     
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    Was waiting to post till I got my Comlex scores back. Hope everyone got the score they wanted.

    Step 1: 244
    Level 1: 52X
    Step 2: 243
    Level 2: 62X

    NBME 6: 208 - Before I started dedicated
    UWSA 1: 241
    UWSA 2: 242
    NBME 8: 247

    Uworld 2x and onlinemeded is all I really used to study. Didn't get the score I wanted, was looking to jump a few points on step 2. Hopefully my scores are competitive enough to secure some interviews for Gen Surg. Time to put this test behind me. Cheers.
     
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  16. oli33ful

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    Yes , I know ! It's very annoying having to wait so long. I talked to a couple of interns who took step 2 CK last year after June 30 and the same thing happened to them. It seems like it happens every year for step 2 CK. I also called the USMLE about 2 weeks ago and they confirmed that the scores will be released on Aug, 29. We should still keep our hopes up. We'll see next Wednesday.
     
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    Don’t think so. Unfortunately, I think we are all in a holding pattern until Aug 29.
     
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    Hi guys. Hope you all are doing well.

    IMG from Pakistan here. This thread has helped me a lot. So I thank everyone here for that.

    Step 1: 245

    UWorld percentage: 71% (did only once)
    UWSA 1 (10 days out): 244 (71% correct)
    UWSA 2 (2 days out): 244 (71% correct)
    Free 120 (1 day out): 85%

    I did uworld once and made notes. I'm revising my notes now and have been revising notes between UWSA 1 and UWSA 2.

    My exam is in a day (day after tomorrow). Fingers crossed. I just hope i score in 240s (preferably >245). Lets see what happens. I'll be so glad when this is over!

    Any suggestions as to what i should be doing today and tomorrow?

    I'll update this thread once i receive my score. Wish me luck! And good luck to everyone!

    EDIT: 8th August, 2018:

    Gave the exam today. It was very very tiring, but I'm just glad it's over!! Although I found it hard, I was already expecting that because of this amazing thread. I went in with not a lot of hope, trusting my UWSAs, and wrote the exam on autopilot mode. I hope I get a score near my UWSAs, or maybe even higher. I'll be more than happy. Will keep you guys updated.

    Once again. Thank you everyone for your input. Really helped me a lot.
     
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    There's a screening podcast that you can listen to by divine intervention. Google divine intervention screening podcast. Very good for those easy points. Thanks again and good luck!
     
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    Last 2 weeks before Step 2 CK. Any advice on what to do? Just finished 1st pass of UW with around 65% avg and scored 220ish on NBME 8. About ~800 incorrects. Haven't taken UWSA's yet. Can I plow through OME and read my FA CK with the incorrects in this short amount of time?
     
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    Today (two days before your exam), consider going through flash cards you've made, reviewing your UW notes, and some of the HY facts from First Aid for CK. Tomorrow (one day before your exam), make sure you have everything you need for the testing center. If you want, spend no more than a few hours reviewing flash cards. Most importantly, relax! You're almost there!
     
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    Does the OASIS trick work for CK nowadays?

    (For those of you who don't know: In ECFMG OASIS if you took the exam and aren't able to make a new application, chances are you passed.)
     
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    So it seems we will have to wait until August 29...
     
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    Exam in 5 days and just received an e-mail from the NBME regarding navigating issues with abstract item sets. =/
     
  25. luissepu5

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    I can confirm, i had some issue with my second abstract... july 14
     
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    What did the email say I also had issues with my abstract.
     
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    Same
     
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    Will they throw those out for all since mine lagged and then no time to report it at end


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
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    I also had an abstract glitch. Any new info?? I was told they are analyzing my complaint and would report on in once scores come out...idk what they will end up doing but I imagine they will say you can either retake the test or take your score....
     
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    I had an abstract glitch on my exam too. I wonder what they’ll do? I hope they just throw those questions out. I was so frustrated during the exam. They paused my exam after I finished the glitched block then restarted the exam after applying some patch. I just don’t want my test to be voided or something. That would be a nightmare.
     
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    Got my email today...options were 1. Take your score and the abstract questions dont count

    2. Retake test for free
     
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    I would take the score and not count the abstract questions unless you want to go through the hell of a 9 hour exam again
     
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    That's what I am doing
     
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    do they tell you the score?
     
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    Nah. They essentially said since they dont have the scores so they have no idea if my score would be impacted....which doesnt make sense cuz it doesnt take a genius to see how that section would be impacted. Not only did I have to deal with 3 automatic incorrects but I didnt have time to focus on other questions in that section. I probably wasted 10 mins total on the abstract cuz I thought I was doing something wrong. In the end I doubt one bad section will matter... unless of course all my other sections bent me over.

    If I was trying to become an astronaut surgeon I'd be mad but I'm going for EM and have good step 1 and a hopefully a good step 2 if it is within my UWSAE avg.
     
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    HOLY ****!
     
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    Did you redo your corrects as well during your second pass on UWorld?
     
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    Not sure what to do and was wondering if I can get some input.
    Using OME (videos only) UWorld timed, subject-wise and still have half of cardio and all of surgery todo and go over my notes/notebook of incorrect...


    7/7/18
    NBME: 198

    7/31/18
    UWSA1: 240

    8/9/18
    USWA2: 228 (ugh)

    Test was originally the 15th but scheduled it 8/21/18. Should I just focus on incorrects or do you think it'll be worth doing another run through of OME? (10 videos a day), What do you think would push me over at least a 235 with the time i have left?
     
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    I think UW is king for this exam. OME is a great resource for building concepts, but it's not really meant to be rushed through with 10 videos a day (at least in my opinion). I think you should focus on finishing up whatever UW you have remaining and go through the incorrects if you can. That is the highest yield strategy for you to get where you need to be with less than a few weeks left. I'm also taking it on the 21st. Got a 242 on UWSA1, 220 on NBME 8, and I'm taking UWSA 2 in a few days. Good luck to us both!
     
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    Thanks for the input! And good luck to you as well! If you don't mind, do you mind sharing how you do on the USWA 2? It just seemed a lot harder than the first one!
     
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    Anybody use any qbanks other than UWORLD throughout the year?
     
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    This gives me hope because I found timing an issue on the real deal but not on my UWSAs. I rushed so bad on the last few questions each block and on my first block I had to barely skim the last 6 or 7 questions
     
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    What was your timeline between NBME 8 and the UWSAs. Did you take NBME 8 first. I had a similar result but haven't taken the UWSA's yet. I am scared I won't do as well and think NBME 8 was a fluke .
     
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    I used kaplan and firecracker
     
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    I took UWSA1 about 4-5 days before NBME 8. Tbh with you, I'm terrified to take UWSA2. I'm having serious anxiety at the prospect of taking this exam, probably more so than Step 1. I'm just praying I can get a respectable score and not psych myself out beforehand.
     
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    That is the main issue here. Just throwing out a question does not address the time it sucked up and then affected the remaining questions by not leaving you with enough time. Probably better for them to normalize the score in some way or throw away that whole block instead of just that question.
     
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    Dreamed last night that we were offered early score release for a fee.. We all paid then got back our scores only to find out it was a scam and the scores were fake. I can't anymore.
     
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    Yah in the end I get boned but its all good i guess. I figure its only the one block and there are so many questions on the test that in the end if its +/-5 points on my total score I'll be fine with it.
     
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    Taking this tomorrow. Aiming for just a pass. Got 230-240 on UWSA 1 and 2 and then 85% on the free 120.

    good luck all that are taking it and those getting their scores in soon.
     
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    Good luck! I'll take it next wednesday and my UWSA 1 score was 241. I'll take UWSA 2 tomorrow.
    Which one is the hardest in your opinion? Are they good predictors?
     

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