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Please help; got 33% overal on my q-bank

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Typical, May 4, 2007.

  1. Typical

    Typical 2+ Year Member

    May 4, 2007
    Please help everyone,

    I really worked hard throughout medical school as every other medical student, and truly focused into my classes. I should be somewhere in the middle as far as class ranks go. I never thought I would have any problem with the step 1 boards, and I frequentrly looked at FA throughout out our systems. I started stydying for the boards about two monthes ago, and dedicated about 4-5 hours a day, I reviewed and covered all pharm, path, micro, phys, anatomy, biochem, and even embryo and neuroanatomy. So, after signing up for q-bank, I decided to take some questions to evaluate my progress, and here it is: I set up the exam for three random questions, and guess what? I only got one of them right, that means I got only 1/3 of the questions right :eek: I am really in panic right now because my exam is coming in soon, and I've read here that anything below 50% is not good to pass. Any suggestions? Should I change my studying strategies or perhaps my exam taking skills? am I doing something wrong beside being a typical medical student??????? your input would be greatly appreicated.
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  3. dr.weiner

    dr.weiner 10+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    ha... hope it was worth setting up an account for that.
  4. Doc 2b

    Doc 2b 5+ Year Member

    May 19, 2004

    I think you ought to go back and review biostats. Surely you don't feel that 3 questions is a large enough sample size to warrant panic? In the time you wasted writing this post you could have done 10 more questions. I wouldn't begin worrying until you've done a couple hundred questions and your average is still in the 30's. My $0.02
  5. domer621

    domer621 MS4 5+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    lol, nice. :laugh:
    I'm pretty sure Typical was kidding...
  6. nasdr

    nasdr Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    i suggest taking the test on random, as you've done, but set it for one question. if you get that right, you're batting a 100 and you can take that confidence right into the prometric site.
  7. shivasHeroLike

    shivasHeroLike 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    lol. must be a joke.

    ROBINHO Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 27, 2004
    Is this some kind of joke???
    It aint funny
  9. AmoryBlaine

    AmoryBlaine the last tycoon 7+ Year Member

    May 1, 2006
    When are you taking the Big Test? Qbank gets easier and easier as you take it and sort of "learn" the system. I started out at like 40% and ended up crushing boards 5 weeks later...
  10. fakin' the funk

    fakin' the funk ASA Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    2 out of 5 ain't a bad start...
  11. Terpskins99

    Terpskins99 Fear... The Stig 10+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    *fwap* :beat: :thumbdown:rolleyes:
  12. amy2003uva

    amy2003uva Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    this was pretty hilarious.:laugh:
  13. Typical

    Typical 2+ Year Member

    May 4, 2007
    I am glad some of you found this amusing, and did not take it personally :rolleyes: This thread was meant to give a little break while you are desperately on SDN trying to find solutions for problems that don't even exist!

    I just find it funny that medical students including myself panic about such minor things, and immediately seek for everyone's opinion just to find out we are overreacting!

    Good luck everyone, keep up the hard work, have faith in youself, and don't judge your abilities and knowledge by numerical values on the q-banks or what others think of you!

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