Older NBMEs or USMLERx?

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  1. usmleswot

    usmleswot 5+ Year Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Needed a bit of advice. I'm about 2 weeks out and a nervous wreck, naturally. I have 2 options, and I don't have the time to do both.

    Background: Done with Kaplan, Pathoma x2, First Aidx3, Uworld first run (65% - not great I know. :( ), and I'm working on the incorrects now.

    Done 3 NBMEs, the last one I had a score of 237. Really want >245, so I'm really taking this down to the wire and I'm doubting if it's possible. The scores just aren't going up and it's a "Do I have the aptitude for this" situation going through my head.

    Coming back to the point:
    I've got 3 NBMEs (online) left, which I've scheduled in over the course of the next 2 weeks, but I'm just wondering what I should be doing otherwise.

    I have a USMLERx subscription which I haven't used much so I can make 4 block self assessments from it and then there's the option of doing the offline NBMEs (1-6). So what do you think?

    Any other advice you can give me would be great too.

    Thanks! And good luck to everyone prepping!
     
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  3. SBR249

    SBR249 7+ Year Member

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    I would not do the earlier offline NBMEs, they are no longer representative of the current USMLE questions and are therefore neither good predictors nor good practice problems. I would do the remaining NBMEs interspersed with a few blocks from Rx here and there and bone up on subject areas that are the weakest.
     
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  4. usmleswot

    usmleswot 5+ Year Member

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    Ok. Thank you!! :)
     

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