Took NBME form 4. Not very pleased, I'm def not where I want to be. I started in the low 40s on UW, ended being in a safe 50-60s zone for last 10 blocks (timed, mixed, unused ofcourse). Was pretty sure I knew my material well.. but I don't understand why I'm not scoring higher on the NBMEs. I was a little above borderline passing, before starting UW+FA.. and even after I finished it I'm not anywhere closer to my goals. Do you guys recommend re-doing World or starting a dif Qbank (Kaplan/RX)? Could it be possible that UW's purpose is to cover lower yield material to help people go from average scores to awesome scores? But doesn't really help out when your base was below average to begin with? Because even though there's drastic improvement in my UW blocks, my NBME score's barely changing sort of signals that my basics haven't improved any and need more work. Even on my NBME report card, everything was pretty much borderline. (So not like I can focus on weaknesses, everything's pretty much the same). And before anyone mentions it.. no I don't think I've peaked and should just go take the exam. If there's a any possibility of failing, it's not a possibility I'd risk taking the exam on. Back in June I didn't even know the blood flow through the heart (still 21 so am/was immature and a slacker and learned nothing in med school unfortunately; which is entirely my fault obviously, and I know I deserve to be forced to restart med school ), but I'm learning a lot everyday that I should've learned in 2nd year. I just need direction on how to improve my scores.. and the lack of NBME improvement w/ significant UW improvement seems like it's hinting at the fact that I have more of a knowledge base problem rather than a knowledge-recall/test-taking problem. What do you guys think? Back to books (totally neglected during UW+FA period), and/or questions from UW for a 2nd run-through or a dif qbank? P.S. Sorry if it seems like I'm just pouring a bunch of incoherent thoughts out, because in fact that actually is what I'm doing. Still wildly frustrated at my sub-400 NBME score.