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PLease advise for STEP 3

Discussion in 'Step III' started by Unlucky12, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Unlucky12

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    Hello,

    I have taken STEP 3 in mid Novemebr and failed with 179/71 score.

    I have studied for 2-3 months on and off basis. Completed Usmle world once with 50 % score, NBME with 410. Did not do anything elses except occassional reading of first aid and Uptodate.

    What can I do different now? Have you guys heard of premier review home study kit? Is it worth buying it?
    Should I buy Usmle world again? What should I use to study?

    Thanx
     
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  3. winner123

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    I am myself preparing for this test.From what you say I can definitely say that you had not prepared well.
    Your U World score should have been above at least 55% if not above 60%.
    Did you do interactive CCS cases from U world or USMLE steps123?
    Premiere review course is excellent but not enough.Just supplement it with Crush Step-3.
    Kaplan online Q Bank is terrific and I personally found it more difficult than U World.
    If you have time then questions from NMS Review for Step3 are great for practice .
    So,do Uworld again.
    First Aid is a very good resource as well.

    Good Luck.
     
  4. Sonny Crocket

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    I took it last year.

    My preparation consisted of:

    1. usmleworld questions/cases.. think i averaged about 58percent, can't remember though.
    2. kaplan q bank.. as you can see, i enjoy doing multiple choice questions.
    3. first aid.. did not help much but felt that i needed to read something to feel good about myself:)
    4. the cd they send you.....the most important damn thing you can do

    go an 89.

    i took the exam seriously. Just felt like it is a good review for things that every doctor should know.
     
  5. marshmallows

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    the nbme doesn't correlate at all with the exam. i know people who got less than that on it and passed really high. so that isn't the basis. How was the ccs portion? did u prepare well for it?
     
  6. Unlucky12

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    For CCS- I've done the Uworld cases and have scored very good on actual exam. I just got murdered by MCQ. It was brutal exam, I have not seen anything like it.
     
  7. sade

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    The MCQ are very hard. I read Washington manual on the major diseases(DM/HT/ plus patient care...), Read geriatrics & sport's medicine chapters of Swanson's. Read my Kaplan step 2 and Premier review(PR) notes. So far, PR were more useful, I wish I could have read them again.
    MCQ's I did UW score 60 NMBE 450 in the real thing I bearly passed the exam CCS saved me.
    For CCS I started out watching a cd titled Shaher's cd, did UW ccs, Read FA CCS then registered for CCS Workshop session then I started applying the knowledge to the Sample USMLE CD.
     
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    Can you pls share the PR notes and CD or any other resources please.

    Thanx
     
  9. Tastebuds

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    Can anyone please tell me where I can get the premier notes?

    Thanks
     

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