60 points as in an NBME of 500 and you need a 560 or as in NBME Step 1 equivalent of 200 and you need a 260? If it is the latter, it is going to be REALLY tough, but anything is possible.Hey folks I have 4 weeks before my exam and I need to gain 60 points to reach my goal. I'm using kaplan materials what do you guys think. Is this possible. I'm not aiming for an outrageously high score but I want something decent.
I think it should also be stated that it would probably be more likely to go from a 160 to a 220 rather than a 200 to a 260, so it depends on your goals.I think it's doable, but you need to work you @$$ off. When i was taking the MCAT's, I didn't do well the first time and I was basically told by various people working with med school admissions that to increase MCAT score by 4 points is not very common. I was told I would need to increase my score by at least 4 points to possibly get an interview. I studied like a maniac for 2 full months and boosted my score by 8 points. Hard work does pay off.
yeah that's exactly what I told the OP when he/she posted the same question on valuemd. He/she never did say what they're trying to achieve.I think it should also be stated that it would probably be more likely to go from a 160 to a 220 rather than a 200 to a 260, so it depends on your goals.
Up until last week, I'd been studying humoralism. Apparently, that's not well represented on the step.however, if you've already been studying for 3 months and have 1 month left then i would say no way will you be able to jump 60 points unless you were studying the wrong info before and now all of a sudden you're studying the correct material.
Did you click the link I posted? Bad joke I guess.I thought hirudin and bilirudin (or something starting with a B and ending with a rudin) were pretty well known treatments for HIT.