? Results back and new software

Discussion in 'Step II' started by ThinkFast007, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. ThinkFast007

    ThinkFast007 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    2 quick q's

    1) how long does it take to get the step 2 CK results back?

    2) this business about FRED software? I assume that's the new version (the one where supposedly you get to cross of the wrong answers, etc). Is there a link that someone could post that would have a sample of the real thing. I'm sure it was on that disk they sent us, unfortunately, i lost it!

    thanks for the help!
     
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  3. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    6-8 weeks

    somewhere on the nbme site
     
  4. ultm8frisbee

    ultm8frisbee Member 10+ Year Member

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    it took about 4 weeks for the school to get my results.
     
  5. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    4 weeks with or without the new software?
     
  6. StringBean

    StringBean Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    HEy ultm8frisbee... it took 4 wks for your school to get you results... did you take the new FRED version, or the old version?

    Oh, and ThinkFast... here's the link...
    http://www.usmle.org/Orientation/2006/2006menu.htm
     
  7. StringBean

    StringBean Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Heehee, looks like you beat me to it Shorrin! :D
     
  8. ultm8frisbee

    ultm8frisbee Member 10+ Year Member

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    the old version.
     
  9. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    faster than a virtual speeding bullet ;)

    btw, how did your test go? I am five weeks to the day tomorrow and will be calling my OSA after 2pm....obsessive?, nooooooo :)
     
  10. DeLaughterDO

    DeLaughterDO Ghost in the Machine 10+ Year Member

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    Took the test 8/25/05, had results in hand 9/16/05. That's 3 weeks or so by my count! Not bad for official results turnaround. Now if only the NBOME could be that fast with the new COMLEX results!! They're saying 3-4 months, last I heard.

    And by the way, I took the old USMLE - no FRED here :(
     
  11. dalox812

    dalox812 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I just took the exam the second time and I think i did better the first time around. The first exam i failed the humanistic domain and passed the biomedical domain but at the back of the sheet it said i was all borderline. I think my history and physical was worse this time and I am not sure if I passed. Could anyone let me know how they think they did? I had some scenarios where they just came in for a checkup and all but i am like...what do they want us to write? I think its different in real life where u are just in and out. I mean for chest pain..do u have to document gallops rubs or clicks...do u have to document no pain upon palpation...i mean how specific they want our documentation to be. Also if a pt comes in for bp check up..do u have to document u did the bp when the fake bp is already in the chart? i don't get it...please let me know what u guys thought and how specific u got with the exam???

    sincerely,
    the worrier



     
  12. Peanuts

    Peanuts Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    u know what, i took step 2 with the new FRED software the second week of september so this is week 4 for me, and my school got my results yesterday... am expecting the paper score in the mail tomorrow. Anybody else get their score unexpectedly early?
     
  13. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    Scores on 10/5. seven weeks of painful waiting. submitted ERAS on 10/7 and I feel so relieved.

    I didn't make the stellar jump that some people have made from 1 to 2 but I am happy and hope that it puts me back in contention.

    step1:223
    step2:237 :D
     
  14. quicksilver2

    quicksilver2 Expect me when you see me 5+ Year Member

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    Yep. I took it 12 Sep (using FRED), got my result yesterday from my school.
     
  15. Ophtho24

    Ophtho24 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    That is actually a pretty good jump (almost a standard deviation) I'd be happy if I get a jump like that. Good job.
     
  16. quicksilver2

    quicksilver2 Expect me when you see me 5+ Year Member

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    How much is one standard deviation? (I went from 197 (Step 1) to 222 (Step 2CK))
     
  17. shorrin

    shorrin the ninth doctor 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks! I really appreciate that! I hope you do too! :thumbup:
     
  18. Ophtho24

    Ophtho24 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Standard deviations on the steps are usually around 17 points but it will always say definitively on your score report.
     
  19. quicksilver2

    quicksilver2 Expect me when you see me 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks, I haven't received the paper score report yet, and it's been a long time since Step 1. :)
     
  20. StringBean

    StringBean Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Just got my Step 2 results back too. Here's the info on my score report...

    Average 220
    SD 23

    An YES, it's sooo possible to improve by ALOT! :D
     
  21. NebelDO

    NebelDO future surgeon 7+ Year Member

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    mine came in yesterday via snail mail..

    only improved a little from step 1 but im very pleased, now off to submit to ERAS.

    Step 1 237
    Step 2 240


    maybe soon my Comlex 2 will come.
     
  22. Snacker

    Snacker Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Took Step II with FRED software on 9/22, got results posted today 10/12. That's one day shy of 3 weeks!!!!
     

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