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URGENT!! Need help! Bombed nbme 11

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Vanquish, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Vanquish

    Vanquish Soldier of Fortune
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    Guys I need some advice. Am so devastated right now. Got 76% on uw first pass. 247 on nbme 7 but I just gave nbme 11 and got 231. This totally is messing with my head. Am wondering wt to do now. The exam is on AUg 10. I dont know if I should delay. So frustrated! Need some support and advice from you experts here. I am hoping to get a 250 on the real deal.
     
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  3. Vanquish

    Vanquish Soldier of Fortune
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    ^Btw feedback from 11 says im weak on anat and embryo as well as a little weak on behav sci
     
  4. sylvanthus

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much, 11 is supposed to be harder than 7 from what I hear. Also, the NBMEs are somewhat predictive, but it isn't a death sentence. I varied from a 205-254 and did fine. Just focus on your weaknesses and you will be fine.

    Also, don't say you bombed it when you clearly got above average or some people on here may end up getting pissed, fyi.
     
  5. SirGecko

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    ^This. 231 is not bombing I don't care who you are. :rolleyes: Be accurate with your language if you want to be taken seriously.
     
  6. dangit

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    :thumbup:

    231? bombing? c'mon.... don't be a troll.
     
  7. ArcGurren

    ArcGurren only one will survive
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    11 is a harder exam than 7, although for me 7 turned out to be the best predictor anyway.

    Also, referring to getting a 231 as "bombing" is an insult to people who actually failed the exam.
     
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    MossPoh Textures intrigue me
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    I did better on 11 or whatever but my end score was closer to 7. I was less than thrilled with a 15 point drop, but it was still a solid score. You're fine. That is by no means "bombing".
     
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    Some people have high standards for themselves.
     
  11. ArcGurren

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    It's still not bombing, no matter how high a standard you put for yourself.
     
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    Hi all, Where do you get access to the nbme tests? I am taking the test next year.
     
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    The NBME self assessment website.
     
  14. Vanquish

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    Thanks for all your input guys. I apologize, in hindsight I should not have termed a 231 as bombing. I just panicked from seeing such a huge drop. Also Is FA enough for Anatomy? I can only do FA now last minute for review. Will FA be enough at the end for a complete review or should I also supplement RR. Please advise.
     
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    I would have considered it "bombing" before I took my test =\

    A lot of people are getting their panties up in a bunch over nothing, here.


    Anatomy is not a subject that you can effectively budget your study time for. It's like throwing a stone into the ocean and hoping to knock out a fish. Know everything that's in first aid, which should net you some of the anatomy questions on the test (especially upper and lower extremity nerve lesions). The remainder of the anatomy questions you can either figure out or you can't - there's no real way to study for them.


    edit: awesome icon, btw
     
  16. KSDeacon

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    maybe it was just my particular exam, but of my anatomy questions, i had a significant amount of GU neurovascular questions and lumbar/sacral plexus
     
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    OMG I only got 0.5 SD above the mean...I SUCK
     

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