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Uwsa1 (3 months out) 211
Uwsa 2 (1 month out) 214
Free 120 (2 weeks out) 72%
Nbme 8 (1 week out) 213

Step 2 CK; 230
Just really grateful I passed. My assessments were all very low and never really improved. Not the best score but I m posting Just to encourage anyone feeling down because this thread really kept me sane.
All the best guys.
Hey girl congrats! I'm in your boat..exam less than a week away and just praying I pass. My assessments have not been great, barely passes. Can't afford any time to push it back at this point and more time will not really motivate me to study anymore. So your experience is really reassuring, thank you.
 
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Hey man congrats! I feel you and just praying at this point. A while ago I got a 208 on my UWSA2 3 days before my exam, freaked out and cancelled. Between then and now been doing away rotations and felt really exhausted of studying ... My test day is now less than a week away and I feel like nothing but prayers will save me now. I really hope I just pass. Your experience has been reassuring, thank you.
Good luck on your exam just remember you’re taking a huge risk if you got 208 on UWSA2...
I don’t mean to demotivate you but I was in your shoes and the exam raped me. I ended up failing. I hope you improved since then
 
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Hey girl congrats! I'm in your boat..exam less than a week away and just praying I pass. My assessments have not been great, barely passes. Can't afford any time to push it back at this point and more time will not really motivate me to study anymore. So your experience is really reassuring, thank you.
You are welcome. Just give it your best effort. I m sure you ll do greater than your assessments. Rooting for you
 
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Good luck on your exam just remember you’re taking a huge risk if you got 208 on UWSA2...
I don’t mean to demotivate you but I was in your shoes and the exam raped me. I ended up failing. I hope you improved since then
Yeah I understand. Problem is no way to know if I'm doing better now since I've exhausted all my assessments. I'm scoring 65-70 on repeat uworld (don't remember questions much so it's like a first pass again). Looking back, UWSA I lost some super easy points. Reading questions better now so doing much better with time in Uworld blocks.
 
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whens the very last day that i can take ck for this years match if i already have had an interview to be ranked?
 
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did u find out ? i am in the same boat
I called the NRMP. They advised taking it before the end of the year. They don’t know how long your scores take to come out though or for you to be certified as long as everything is ready by the 20th of Feb. Hope that helps
 
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I called the NRMP. They advised taking it before the end of the year. They don’t know how long your scores take to come out though or for you to be certified as long as everything is ready by the 20th of Feb. Hope that helps
if i take it on the 14th of jan the results according to the within 4 weeks would be feb 7th. Is that taking a risk ? how long does it take to be certified? I thought as soon as ur ck is in u are certified?
 
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if i take it on the 14th of jan the results according to the within 4 weeks would be feb 7th. Is that taking a risk ? how long does it take to be certified? I thought as soon as ur ck is in u are certified?
I think the earliest you can take your exam in Jan is on the 15th cause of the holidays. Assuming there are no delays in score reporting count 3-4 weeks from when you wanna take it (Certification takes a couple of days) and see if you’ll get your results before the 20th of Feb
 
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I think the earliest you can take your exam in Jan is on the 15th cause of the holidays. Assuming there are no delays in score reporting count 3-4 weeks from when you wanna take it (Certification takes a couple of days) and see if you’ll get your results before the 20th of Feb
thanks booked it for the 15th jan. i really hope i pass and get certified on time.
 

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Permit disappeared today, guess this wednesday is gonna be it :). Finally, the wait is almost over.
What's the permit disappears trick? If one is expecting scores tomorrow is it a bad sign if the permit didn't disappear but at the same time doesn't let one print the permit. My wife just took it on December 10th and was expecting it December 13th. Thanks!
 

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Also when she clicks on the print permit button she gets "Application error: Permit is not available. The candidate may have sat for the exam or the registration is no longer active."
 

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My permit disappeared and I took the exam on Dec 14. Of course my eligibility period also ended 12/31/18 lol. Sooooo there’s that.
 
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I took CK on 12/11, and as of yesterday evening my permit was still there. It expired on 12/31 though so now it's gone. Any chance I will get my scores tomorrow or do I have to wait yet another week? It's my fourth Wednesday tomorrow, but I'm hoping that the holiday week hasn't messed things up :(
 

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I took CK on 12/11, and as of yesterday evening my permit was still there. It expired on 12/31 though so now it's gone. Any chance I will get my scores tomorrow or do I have to wait yet another week? It's my fourth Wednesday tomorrow, but I'm hoping that the holiday week hasn't messed things up :(
I would assume so. No holiday fell on a Wednesday so I would think it comes out tomorrow.
 

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What's the permit disappears trick? If one is expecting scores tomorrow is it a bad sign if the permit didn't disappear but at the same time doesn't let one print the permit. My wife just took it on December 10th and was expecting it December 13th. Thanks!
Its generally believed that your permit dissapears the week you are supposed to receive your scores. I took mine on 4th dec. So i thought i would get scores back 26th dec, but i didnt cos of the holidays so today for sure, my permit dissapeared 2 days ago. I dont know how true the permit thing is though. But it seems about right. I dont think the permit not dissapearing means anything, it might just be that she wont get her results this week because her permit hasnt dissapeared, but i could be wrong.
 

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Finally time. Got mine,Step 2 CK: 242, UWSA 2 was most predictive for me : 248 Happy new year and thanks to everyone on here. The wait was horrible but im the happiest ive ever been. Good luck to everyone. :)
 

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Finally time. Got mine,Step 2 CK: 242, UWSA 2 was most predictive for me : 248 Happy new year and thanks to everyone on here. The wait was horrible but im the happiest ive ever been. Good luck to everyone. :)
Congratulations. When do scores typically come out on Wednesday? I thought it was usually 11AM eastern time? I'm assuming she wont get her scores because she hasn't already?
 
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Finally time. Got mine,Step 2 CK: 242, UWSA 2 was most predictive for me : 248 Happy new year and thanks to everyone on here. The wait was horrible but im the happiest ive ever been. Good luck to everyone. :)
congrats thats an amazing score! how close did u take uwsa to ur actual exam? any tips for last 2 weeks? is uworld enough? how were u scoring on uworld?
 

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So there is a week’s delay in score release? I gave mine on 27th dec. Should i expect on 16th or 23rd?
 

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congrats thats an amazing score! how close did u take uwsa to ur actual exam? any tips for last 2 weeks? is uworld enough? how were u scoring on uworld?
UW first pass: 65%
UW second pass (about 40% through): 90%
UWSA 1 (13 days before): 257
UWSA 2 (5 days before): 248
Real deal : 242
Last 2 weeks i was confused too. I just kept solving uworld questions to pass the time cos i was sure i couldnt learn much anymore. I had a book i made for biostats that i read a day before the exam, then i did a quick revie of First aid for step 1 a day before the exam. Walked out feeling terrible, got the biggest surprise an hour ago. Uworld alone is not enough in my opinion. Needed more. OME was great, i think step up 2 medicine was absolutely brilliant. Im framing that book. :)
 

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UW first pass: 65%
UW second pass (about 40% through): 90%
UWSA 1 (13 days before): 257
UWSA 2 (5 days before): 248
Real deal : 242
Last 2 weeks i was confused too. I just kept solving uworld questions to pass the time cos i was sure i couldnt learn much anymore. I had a book i made for biostats that i read a day before the exam, then i did a quick revie of First aid for step 1 a day before the exam. Walked out feeling terrible, got the biggest surprise an hour ago. Uworld alone is not enough in my opinion. Needed more. OME was great, i think step up 2 medicine was absolutely brilliant. Im framing that book. :)
Any advice on studying for the ethics questions?

Also for the last two weeks I planned on doing amboss on top of Uworld to do ~120 questions a day til test day. Do you think amboss is a good addition?
 

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Any advice on studying for the ethics questions?

Also for the last two weeks I planned on doing amboss on top of Uworld to do ~120 questions a day til test day. Do you think amboss is a good addition?
I think ethics questions are hit or miss, i found the ethics section of MTB 2 to be pretty good, dunno if it contributed much or if i even did well in the ethics questions. I have no experience or knowledge on amboss. Sorry :). But im sure doing Uworld will help loads.
 
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By the way, for anyone wondering, i skipped every single drug ad and abstract related questions, i never get those and i think people that are good at those are incredible. :)
 
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By the way, for anyone wondering, i skipped every single drug ad and abstract related questions, i never get those and i think people that are good at those are incredible. :)
how many of those did u have on the exam?
 
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if i take it on the 14th of jan the results according to the within 4 weeks would be feb 7th. Is that taking a risk ? how long does it take to be certified? I thought as soon as ur ck is in u are certified?
My Ck result came out 12th dec (4th Wednesday), ecfmg certificate was issued 14th dec and sent out 17th dec via FEDEX, I received it 24th dec ( outside the US). hope that helps you calculate your timing.
P.s my medical school certificate has already been verified prior to all these so I guess that helped fast track the process
 
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Final Score - 260

I'm an IMG, so I studied after my final exams for 1.5 months.
Uworld pass - 71%
Uworld SA1 - 262
Uworld SA2 - 262

Step1 score was 232. Hope these will be good enough for OB/GYN or EM residency
 
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Final Score - 260

I'm an IMG, so I studied after my final exams for 1.5 months.
Uworld pass - 71%
Uworld SA1 - 262
Uworld SA2 - 262

Step1 score was 232. Hope these will be good enough for OB/GYN or EM residency
congrats on the awesome improvement. did u only study uw? what would you say you did differently compared to step 1
 
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I'm using a combination of Uworld and OME (from what I've read, this seems to be enough).
CK in T-minus 3 weeks.

Here are my stats:
Step 1: 241
Uworld 1st pass (done throughout 3rd year): 67%
Uworld 2nd pass (during dedicated): 84%
NBME 6: 243
NBME 7: 235
NBME 8: 247
NBME 4: 250
CCSE: 243
UWSA 1: 252
UWSA 2: 258
Free USMLE:
Real Deal:

I'll be periodically updating my stats as I continue through my study period.
Goal CK score is 250.



Hello... quick question...
Ive been out of basic science for a while and recently started clinicals, ive done my electives but have my cores to do. I transferred med schools between basic and clinicals and never had to do the nbme cbse but now i have to pass nbme ccse.. what advice can you give me to prepare for this seeing that ive been out of the loop for a long time?
Any help would be much appreciated
Thanks
 

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congrats on the awesome improvement. did u only study uw? what would you say you did differently compared to step 1
Thanks! I actually don't have a good idea besides the fact that the material of the step 2 looks more like the material we studies in my med-school (while step 1 is different) - For step1 i studied longer (2.5 months).

I studied just from UW, and sometimes on unclear subject I opened the MtB
 

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hey guys, does CK follow the rule like step 1? where you pick the simplest answer choice?
I don't know about "simplest" but you pick the "best" answer, e.g. more than one may be correct, but one is the most correct, for instance if the question is a "what's the best next step?" question, all the answers may be reasonable to do in that particular vignette, and in real life you may actually do two or more concurrently, but for the purposes of testing, one of them is the best answer.
 
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