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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. Safa10

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    I never did anki. And I think I don’t have time to do it now . Only10 days
     
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  3. Safa10

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    Thanks. I hope my score improves
     
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    People who took exam or heard about nbme correlation
    How much nbme 8 over predicted or underpredicted to ur actual scores?
    Plz do comment how it worked for u or ur friends who took exam recently
     
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    Definitely, I couldn‘t agree more...
    UWSA2 was a good deal harder that UWSA1 but having taken the real thing just today my impression was that the real exam was closest to UWSA2 in terms of question design.

    A lot of question where they gave you a very typical vignette - for example for a classic vignette that screams ovarian teratoma - then you look at the answer choices and it‘s just not there and you‘re like wtf???



     
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  6. DBT342

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    congrats on getting done mate!

    uwsa2 really freaked me out! I realized i was spending more time on questions in the beginning of the block as i was stuck between 2 options in some questions and had to figure out points in ruling in/out those options.which took time and this made me rush on the later questions. I hope this doesn't happen on the exam day.

    btw which systems were heavily tested on ur exam? and how did you manage the breaks in between.
     
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    - Really a ton of OBGYN questions (i felt more than in nbme and uwsa) - majority ob complications - for example i had to quite similar cases of umbilical cord prolapse...

    - GI was also pretty heavy (all sorts of abdominal pain and and bloody bowel movements

    - surprisingly little cardio and psych

    - quite a lot of biostats - i had 3 pharmacologic study abstracts which are damn time consuming

    this was just my impression... maybe that is because i lost most of the time on these topics...

    you will face the challenge of vague and ambivalent questions a lot, at this point it is important to force yourself to move on - i made it a rule for myself if i was after 1.5-2mins still not able to decide for an answer i moved on

    i managed the timing as follows: 2 blocks, 10mins break, 2 blocks 20mins break, then every block 10mins - idk how it will be for you but i wouldn‘t expect to save too much time from being done early in a block (in step one i had 15mins left after most blocks)

    hope that helps...
     
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  8. Wipp

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    I took them in the same order as listed (i think nbme8 was 1 week before the real thing uwsa2 3 days before...
     
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    Looks like they are going really hardcore with the biostat!
     
  10. USMLE_Pro

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    I made my own Anki cards for Step 1, but did not touch it (at all) for Step 2 CK. It's not necessary. Careful review of the NBMEs is.
     
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    Is it still true that if your scheduling permit disappears the week you’re expecting your score (and your permit hasn’t expired) you passed?
     
  12. FriendlyFH

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    Has yours disappeared? when did you take it?
     
  13. Questionarius

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    Yes it has, took it the week of October 22nd.
     
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    Oh, then you should get your score back this Wed. I think it means you passed unless your permit has expired.
     
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    I’m really hoping so. That seems to be the most widely-held view, but there also seems to be a sizeable minority that think that permit disappearing simple means score will be released on the upcoming Wednesday.
     
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    My thinking is, for those who didn't pass they'll need that permit to schedule another exam....
     
  17. Questionarius

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    Except I just found out that people who fail need to reapply for a new permit* (they can’t reuse their original permit), so I’m not really sure what to think now. This wait really is torture.

    *Can’t post the link for some reason but search for “Peoria” + “Step 2 retake procedure”
     
  18. WAMC2019

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    Why does it take so long to get scores back! :rage:
     
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    That sounds awful. Good luck and hope you passed then!
     
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    I took it same time too. My permit is supposed to be good until mid January but it’s gone when I checked right now. So let’s hope for the good news this week.
     
  21. Nate brown

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    I hear if CK is your last exam and you’re able to register for step 3, it means you’ve passed and you’ll get your result this week? How legitimate is this?
     
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    Pass or fail your permit will disappear...just indicates your getting your result this Wed

    Registering for step 3 isn’t that reliable. But people say it should be your last step exam and you should try a day before your scores are released. I know people who passed buy couldn’t register...anyway you can wait an extra day if you’ve waited for a couple of weeks already...GL everyone
     
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    CK is my last exam. I was able to register for step 3. So hoping for best outcome. I have no choice but to wait for the next 2 days but rationalization would help as well
     
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    This is from a post in June
     
  26. pmartinezmd

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    about that... when we say registering.. does that mean that we can put our whole info and you get the amount of money that you need to pay in the right side of the corner???? I think its allowing me to do the registry, but im not so sure... help!
     
  27. pmartinezmd

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    i got the first screen today... does that mean i pass... i dont have the scheduling permit cause my eligibility period expired last month
     
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  28. Nate brown

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    Yes I believe you passed. If you didn’t you wouldn’t be able to get to the few page. You would have gotten the second page. Because they have the score of all your 3 exam result and passing (step 1, 2 and ck) they will let you register. And pay. Once you’re done they will work with ecfmg to check your certification or graduation (overall status) to issue eligibility period and permit. Source: people who have been through last year
     
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    Okay regarding the Step 3 trick, I'm the perfect example of whether it works or not. I unfortunately failed Step 2 CK back in August and I tried the Step 3 trick the night before results were back and I was unable to sign up for it. I retook the exam during the week of October 22nd and I just attempted the Step 3 trick, and I got the first screen this time, so I'm encouraged that I passed now considering it didn't work the first time. Anyone else have the same experience?
     
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    There you go. You confirmed it. If you couldn’t Register meant failing being able means passing. Simple! Basic requirements to register is passing all steps. The rest of verification with ecfmg is done later. For instance I haven’t gotten ecfmg certification yet which means I will not get eligibility period and permit until ecfmg verifications are done.
     
  31. pmartinezmd

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    May God help us!!! I’m confident that he is the one that has our back and the results are in a positive way for us!!!
     
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    May God help us!! Let’s see on Wednesday
     
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    Hello guys..best of luck who are recieving their results tmrw..can those guys share their assessment scores?
     
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    thx a lot for your postexam feedback!
     
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    does anyone know how to adjust screen size (make them smaller) on the prometric monitors..somehow the screens feel too large to me.
     
  36. pmartinezmd

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    I only remember the nbme 6- 222 and UWSA 2 was 220 10 days before my test. I took UWSA 1 like 2 months before my test and just 1/2 way uworld so I found it easy but a lot of things I didn’t see in uworld and after I took that assessment I saw them. I think I got a 200 and that
     
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    I expect my score tomorrow. When I try reapplying for CK it says: “An open Step 2 CK registration already exists. If you tested, you may not reapply for the Step until your score is reported. If you did not test, you may not reapply for the Step until 7 days after your eligibility period has expired.”
    Is this sign good, bad or neutral?
     
  38. pmartinezmd

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    When did you take you test? Are you sure it’s coming tomorrow your score? Have you tried the step 3 trick. Try to “schedule “ step 3
     
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    Anyone get an email regarding score release yet?
     
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    nothing yet

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    Just got my score

    Step 1 246

    UWSA 1 255
    NBME 6 245
    NBME 7 241
    NBME 8 241
    UWSA 2 265

    Real deal 246

    Definitely a bit bummed out especially with my UWSAs

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    Oct 24

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    just got my scores!!!
    UWSA2-220
    real deal 222
    Im really proud of this grade, im a full time working mom of a toddler and i couldn be any prouder!
     
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    yes

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  47. Nate brown

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    Interestingly enough, NBME 7 was the most predictive one for me, followed by UWSA2. UWSA1 overshot by 15 points. Rule of thumb is you'll score average of all your assessment.
    And step 3 trick always works!!!
     
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    Respect! from someone who knows what it means to work full-time and take these exams. More respect the fact that I don't have a child and I found studying very hard with full-time work!
     
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    UWSA 1 243
    UWSA 2 238
    Step 2 224

    Disappointed, however, glad it's over.. Feel free to ask any questions.
     
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    I just received my score and I am extremely frustrated and broken . I don’t know what to do
    My score is 234 and my last self assessment was UWSA2 252
    I wasn’t satisfied after exam and I expected my score to be lower than self assessments but not that low, it is 20 points lower for God sake!
     
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    Failed step 2 ck 2 months ago in the 200s.

    retook it and just got my score.

    Nbme 6 at the start of re dedicated lol = 212
    UWSA 1 = 255 two weeks before
    UWSA 2 = 248 one week before
    Nbme 7 = 224 one week before

    Step 2 ck = 245, my step 1 score was in the 230's. Feel free to ask me any questions if you are going through something similar and need guidance.
     

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