swivelj

7+ Year Member
May 16, 2012
181
130
Texas
Status
Medical Student
US MD

Step 2: 272

Step 1: 261

UW first pass: 82% (100% complete)

UW second pass: 91% (100% complete)

UWSA 1: 279

UWSA 2: 270

Free 120: 92%

No NBME's

No anki

Shelves were all >90th percentile.
 
Sep 11, 2019
2
1
Status
MD/PhD Student
Hello, I wanted to share my experience. I am a non US IMG, I completed my practice material in the following order:

NBME6 - 235 - in March
NBME7 - 243 - in May
UW first pass: 72%
Amboss - I do not remember my %.
UW1: 251
UW2: 256 - 2-3 weeks before my exam
Step 2 CK: 244 - in August

I am a little bit disappointed. The software unexpectedly crushed during my exam, which was pretty stressful. Should I try to get my score rechecked?

Thanks and good luck for everybody!
 
  • Like
Reactions: riley2021
Aug 19, 2019
12
5
Status
Non-Student
Hey all,
Have a technical question :p
If you take your exam on a Saturday,should you expect your score on the 3rd upcoming Wednesday or the 4th one?
 
Oct 3, 2018
8
2
I took it on 8/31 (Saturday) and my permit disappeared today which means I will be receiving the report in the 3rd Wednesday. I was able to register for Step 3.
 
Aug 19, 2019
12
5
Status
Non-Student
I’m a US IMG. I checked in IWA and my permit link disappeared. You can check too, if the link has disappeared you will receive results on Wednesday. Good luck
I haven't taken the CS yet :(
Hopefully mine will be out on Wednesday too :)
Good luck to you and anyone who's waiting ;)
 
Oct 3, 2018
8
2
I haven't taken the CS yet :(
Hopefully mine will be out on Wednesday too :)
Good luck to you and anyone who's waiting ;)
You could register on FSMB go to FCVS and under Education & Certification then Examination History supposedly you could see if you passed the test at about 12-1 AM later tonight, on the day that your score comes out. I think that trick would work even if you have not taken CS yet.
 
Oct 3, 2018
8
2
FCVS says Pass. The FCVS trick works at 12 AM of day in which you’ll receive your results. For future readers, my conclusions:

- on Sunday before the Wednesday you receive your score report your permit link will disappear
- on Monday through FSMB it will permit you to start Step 3 application if you passed and have passed Step 2 CS and Step 1. Otherwise it will say that you are currently not eligible
- on Wednesday at 12 AM central time you will be able to see if you passed through FCVS
 
Sep 24, 2018
9
0
Got my step 2 CK score today. 259. Not what I was hoping for as I was averaging > 260 on my NBMEs and UWSA. However, I felt like I failed the test and confirmed at least 30 wrong questions coming out of it so I can't complain. At least it's over!
 

Dr.Pilot

2+ Year Member
Jul 22, 2015
149
151
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
CK score back today
Real deal: 265

UWSA1: 254
UWSA2: 259
Step 1: 250+
COMLEX 1: 800+
COMLEX PÉ: pass

I took both of the UW practice and exams in June but didn’t take CK until end of August so I doubt there is much correlation between these scores. I used a few passes of Uworld and used sketchy pharm and micro. I also used and really liked First aid for step 2 CK.

So nice to have this done and to have increased percentiles.
 
Jan 29, 2019
11
0
Status
Medical Student
STEP 1- 228
STEP 2 CK- 239
STEP 2 CS- REMAING
NBME 8-243
UWSA1- 248
UWSA2- 246

I'm aiming for IM or PEDS. what are my chances of getting a match?
what more I can do to increase probability of matching?
 

LemonMoose

2+ Year Member
Nov 9, 2015
2
0
STEP 1: 257
STEP 2: 259
UWSA1: 257
UWSA2: 256
NBMEs: none
CS: pending

Can’t say I’m not consistent, lol. Congrats to all who are done.
 
Jun 13, 2018
2
0
Step 1: 252

NBME 6 (15 days out): 267
NBME 7 (12 days out): 241
NBME 8 (10 days out): 252
I did all 3 nbmes mostly because I get test anxiety and the repetition helps me keep a level head on test day.
UWSA 1 (5 days out): 263
UWSA2 (2 days out): 257
UW first pass %ile: high 70s
UW second pass %ile: 91st

Step 2CK 8/29: 261

Applying IM and hoping it's enough to squeeze into some top programs, as I am not from a top tier school but either way I am just happy it's over. Good luck on interviews everyone!
 
Aug 19, 2019
12
5
Status
Non-Student
Feeling like I was hit by a truck :'(
Non-US IMG
Step 1 : 242 (12/28/18)
1st pass of Uworld : 72%
NBME 6 : 215 (07/18/19)
Started doing the incorrects.
Free 120 Qs : 83.3% (08/04/19)
UWSA 1 : 254 (08/08/19)
UWSA 2 : 267 (08/24/19)
Step 2 : 247 (08/31/19)
Expected at least a 250!!!
I really have no idea what has happened :(
 
Sep 17, 2019
1
0
Status
Attending Physician
Hello everyone. I guess everyone has passed through such episode when you get increasingly anxious the closer you are to the exam. I have not registered for the exam yet, but planning to take it in November if everything goes smoothly. For reasons unknown, i keep checking other people's experiences and compare it to my own. Seems like OCD if you ask me (ego dystonic, but i can do little about it). Maybe reassurance from those who have destroyed that beast will help me
Non US IMG from Belarus, Eastern Europe. YOG 2018. Step 1 - 238. Planning to hit IM or anaesthesia since i work as anaesthesiologist and ICU specialist in my home country (yep, in my country it's a joined specialty)
Studying for step 2 CK since January 2019. Amboss cumulative 1st pass - 74%, 2nd - 95% (did only 500 questions)
Uworld for now 82.5% (91st percentile), 1800 questions done
Baseline UWSA1 before starting uworld - 263
I can't explain my anxiety. Maybe someone here faced the same situation. Thanks in advance for any answers and my apologies if my post took some of your time
 
Aug 4, 2019
2
1
Status
Medical Student
congrats! what did u change in ur strategy studying wise from step1?
I used wayyyyyyy too many resources for Step 1. Uworld, FA, Pathoma, Sketchy, Goljan, and some other crap I can't remember. For CK I only used Uworld and made notes for all of my incorrects, or concepts that were important and I needed to hammer down. Read that notebook twice, second time being the day before the exam.
 
  • Love
Reactions: train2
Sep 24, 2018
9
0
Hello everyone. I guess everyone has passed through such episode when you get increasingly anxious the closer you are to the exam. I have not registered for the exam yet, but planning to take it in November if everything goes smoothly. For reasons unknown, i keep checking other people's experiences and compare it to my own. Seems like OCD if you ask me (ego dystonic, but i can do little about it). Maybe reassurance from those who have destroyed that beast will help me
Non US IMG from Belarus, Eastern Europe. YOG 2018. Step 1 - 238. Planning to hit IM or anaesthesia since i work as anaesthesiologist and ICU specialist in my home country (yep, in my country it's a joined specialty)
Studying for step 2 CK since January 2019. Amboss cumulative 1st pass - 74%, 2nd - 95% (did only 500 questions)
Uworld for now 82.5% (91st percentile), 1800 questions done
Baseline UWSA1 before starting uworld - 263
I can't explain my anxiety. Maybe someone here faced the same situation. Thanks in advance for any answers and my apologies if my post took some of your time
I think you'll be very well prepared after you finish all UW questions. You'll probably score in the 260's