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USMLE Scores: Put your money where your mouth is.....

Discussion in 'Step I' started by automan2, May 13, 2007.

  1. automan2

    automan2 2+ Year Member

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    It seems everyone on here if pretty hardcore, so in order to make things interesting, post your desired score and when things are over, we can look back and either smile or cry.......

    My desired score: >235

    My test date: June 19th

    Started studying yesterday, will take NBME after I have gotten through FA next week.

    Good luck to all.
     
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  3. bigdan

    bigdan SDN Donor 15+ Year Member

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    Count me in, although I'm perhaps less hardcore than most.

    I'm aiming at 225 - my career differential is anesthesiology>>>>>PM&R. My first NBME is this Saturday. Real deal scheduled for June 16.

    Good luck, bro. See you at the end of the tunnel.

    dc
     
  4. blz

    blz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    let's do it:

    target score: 250+ (wanna keep my options open, dont know what i wanna do)

    test date: june 14th
     
  5. OddNath

    OddNath Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Maybe posting here will force me to work when I'm tired, in order to avoid embarrassment later!

    Desired score: >230 (interested in pedi neuro and I'd like to get out of Houston)
    Date: June 5
     
  6. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

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    I'm in, and I'm out to prove it can be done with less than 3 weeks of study time.

    Goal: 240
    Test Date: June 13
    Gunning for Radiology in California, or EM if this test goes badly.
     
  7. automan2

    automan2 2+ Year Member

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    If your test isn't until june 13th, why are you only taking 3 weeks?, you have five weeks until your test?
     
  8. UCLAstudent

    UCLAstudent I'm a luck dragon! 10+ Year Member

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    Okey-dokey.

    Goal: 235+
    (I hope this is realistic. I scored 225 on the CBSE a month ago --- so up's the only direction to go, right?)

    Date: June 9
    I want to stay in SoCal and specialize in peds or IM.
     
  9. abhishek1003

    abhishek1003 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    hey,

    greetings from cincinnati. my hope is 235. june 20th is my test day. i don't have a clue what i want to do. i'm out for blood on this test.

    abhishek
     
  10. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

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    Two weeks of finals. I won't be done until Friday the 25th. I'm not counting my finals studying because we have BS in-house tests with material that will never be on step 1 (i.e. dosing schedules for fertility drugs, herbs/acupuncture......I hate my school).
     
  11. BobCat3

    BobCat3 2+ Year Member

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    Goal: 240+

    First day of studying, just got out of finals: Took NBME #1 Today: 226 (530), is it possible to get that score to a 240+ in 24 days? any suggestions on how to do it in 24 days?

    Test Date: Jun 8th
     
  12. automan2

    automan2 2+ Year Member

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    Nice work people, let's rock this biotch. Keep em' coming.
     
  13. TheEleventhReel

    TheEleventhReel Dinkin flicka 5+ Year Member

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    Screw it, I'll jump in.

    USMLE test date: August 30

    COMLEX test date: September 5

    Goal for USMLE is 220. Since I'm a DO student and don't have to take it, if things aren't looking good w/the NBME's, I'll eat the $500 and just take COMLEX.

    COMLEX goal: 530

    Right now, I'm leaning towards either EM or Gas.

    Good luck all!
     
  14. drguy22

    drguy22 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    o wat the hell

    TARGET SCORE= 230 ( my practice scores arent even close to this:( )

    TEST DATE : MAY 17TH!!!!!!

    keeping options open!
     
  15. TX_Longhorn

    TX_Longhorn OU sucks 5+ Year Member

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    lol...i know i ll cry when i get mi scores back but what the hell

    goal: 245+

    D day: 22nd june

    rads rads rads :)

    hope all the sdners give the beast a good slappin
     
  16. automan2

    automan2 2+ Year Member

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    We have about 12 replies, but over 120 views, who knew SDN was filled with so many "kittens"
     
  17. GOGETA

    GOGETA SuperSaiyan 2+ Year Member

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    200= May 30 is the day.:D
     
  18. beastmaster

    beastmaster Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    game on; June 1st and 7th
     
  19. Terpskins99

    Terpskins99 Fear... The Stig 10+ Year Member

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    My goal: (automan2's score) + 1
    *Assuming, of course, that automan2 passes*

    Testdate: late summer

    Gonna wish me luck too, buddy? :rolleyes:
     
  20. FrogE7

    FrogE7 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    What school do you go to if you don't mind me asking?
     
  21. akpete

    akpete Drinks, anyone? 7+ Year Member

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    I'll play.

    Goal: 240
    Test date: June 12
    I'm looking at either ortho or anesthesia
    Finalizing my study schedule today and starting hard-core tomorrow. With a few days off here and there; otherwise I'd go crazy. :D
     
  22. Freshnstylin

    Freshnstylin Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am a DO student. I am going to prove MD should be changed to DO :smuggrin:

    USMLE: 240+
    COMLEX: 600+
    NBME test 3 (Took yesterday): 230 [550] (how much harder are the next 10 points? I am on 2nd week of studying...:confused: )

    USMLE: June 11
    COMLEX: June 20

    Are there any other NBME-like tests for free out there besides having to pay 45 stupid dollars per test? Something that a lot of you student MDoctors take that us student DOctors do not know about? If anyone knows, be nice and hook me up. I have qbank, qbook, and refuse to pay for USMLEworld. DO schools aren't very good about telling us our USMLE practice options.
     
  23. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Wow, anesthesia's popular, and you haven't even done core rotations yet!

    Good choice :thumbup:
     
  24. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

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    Loma Linda. It's really just our pharm class that I hate, but I'm pretty pissed off right now. Our spring quarter was 6 weeks long, yet we had midterms AND finals. We had a 2-hour pharm lecture on herbals that was 317 powerpoint slides. I'm not exaggerating - 317! The handout was over 100 pages. I hate my school.
     
  25. predodoc

    predodoc Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ok Im going to go big on this, Hopefully this isnt too far out of reach:

    USMLE- 240 (June 1)
    Comlex- 550( June 4)

    Only 18 days of hard core study since I just got out of school friday.

    NBME#3-224
    honestly I wouldnt be disappointed with my NBME score.
     
  26. Medikit

    Medikit Plastic Bag Middle Class Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I know one of the third years at your school who only studied first aid + BRS physio + Qbank for a week and got a 235, I think your school prepares you pretty well for the USMLE, BS aside.
     
  27. surprisedgirl

    surprisedgirl 2+ Year Member

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    goal: 240+
    date: june 13

    crossin my fingers takin my first nbme in a couple deays!
     
  28. doctorp82

    doctorp82 Palpating preschoolers 2+ Year Member

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    Test Date: June 2nd

    NBME Form #2 pre-studying 5 weeks ago: 205 (440)

    Practice released items taken today (78%)

    Desired score: 230+

    Specialty interests: Pulm/CC, Cardiology, Med-Peds, ID, FP, who really knows yet...

    Three weeks to go...
     
  29. abhishek1003

    abhishek1003 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i am fretting over this score.

    i hope i can keep my intensity up as the weeks progress. any words of wisdom?
     
  30. KNightInBlue

    KNightInBlue 5+ Year Member

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    Goal - 230+ (I will be totally satisfied and happy if I break this :) )
    Test date - June 22nd
     
  31. Pianoboe01

    Pianoboe01 Member 7+ Year Member

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    I guess I'll chime in:

    Goal: 240
    Test date: June 1
    Specialty: something surgical or anesthesia
     
  32. automan2

    automan2 2+ Year Member

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    So the magic number looks like 240. If we use a SD of 20 like FA, then SDN members think that are the top 16% of the country. Pretty lofty goals.
     
  33. viostorm

    viostorm Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'd love a 240 and that was my goal starting second year. It seems to be the cutoff for getting interviews at the top IM programs (hopkins, et cetera)

    I'm kind of doubting I can get 240 ... the last few days I've been sort of "giving up" and not studying as hard.

    I'll be very happy with anything over a 220.

    Test date: june 20
     
  34. WhoisJohnGalt

    WhoisJohnGalt NYC Psychiatrist Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Goal: 220
    Test date: June 23
    Specialty desired: OB/GYN (though that could change)

    Updates:
    NBME form 2 taken 6/1 (3 days into studying): 470/211
    NBME form 4 taken 6/8 (10 days into studying): 490/216 (was hoping for more of an increase...)
    NBME form 1 taken 6/17 (3 weeks into studying): 540/228 (I would be THRILLED with this score!)
    150 Q's taken 6/21: 84/247 according to medfriends (This is probably insanely over-inflated, but wouldn't it be nice? :D)
     
  35. bjackrian

    bjackrian Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    USMLE goal: 230+
    Test Date: June 2

    Specialty interests: Peds, EM-Peds, EM
     
  36. Biscuit799

    Biscuit799 7+ Year Member

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    I'll play...

    Test Date: June 12th
    Goal Score: 220 (I like plain stuff; GenSurg, IM, EM)

    Good Luck!
     
  37. Bioengineer

    Bioengineer The Usurpator 5+ Year Member

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    planet Earth
    Ha ha ha...
    250
    most competitive thing that interests me is Rad Onc
    x-ing my fingers, sayin my prayers, workin my gluteus maximus and medius off
     
  38. Antigunner

    Antigunner This is a chill pill. 7+ Year Member

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    230+, June 15th
     
  39. marr

    marr Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    260+:cool:
    Da' 19th of June
    If you ain't flying high then you might as well hate:thumbup:
     
  40. loca Dr. chica

    loca Dr. chica Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Goal: 240
    Test Date: June 18th

    240 and above, I'll be ecstatic...I don't know what I want to do yet...trying to keep my options open though
     
  41. HeroOfChaos

    HeroOfChaos Lurk like Yog-Sothoth... 7+ Year Member

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    West of Eden
    Goal: 186
    Test: Late May

    Wish me luck !! :scared:
     
  42. Bill Lumbergh

    Bill Lumbergh Division V.P., Initech 5+ Year Member

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    shootin for 240, taking it june 16th, but the way things are going, i'll probably be one of the people crying rather than laughing...
     
  43. doctorp82

    doctorp82 Palpating preschoolers 2+ Year Member

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    I so love your avatar right now.
     
  44. PhatGtDmB

    PhatGtDmB Member 7+ Year Member

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    240+ - Looking into rads
    Test Date: June 27th (6 weeks from yesterday)
    Took NBME Form #4 Two Days ago - 230
    Hopefully the last 10 wont be hard to get
     
  45. Hallm_7

    Hallm_7 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Realistic goal: 230+ (I would love to have a 250, but I don't know how realistic that is).

    Test date: June 19th

    Target specialites: Urology, general surgery, Emergency Medicine, in no particular order
     
  46. tinkerbelle

    tinkerbelle 10+ Year Member

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    Gosh, y'all have such high goals...

    goal: 220
    test date: june 22
    target specialty: obgyn
     
  47. viostorm

    viostorm Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Whatever gunner.....:p
     
  48. Cianide101

    Cianide101 7+ Year Member

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    Bermuda Triangle ;p
    Test: June 21
    Goal: 230 (so hopeful considering my practice scores so far :()
     
  49. kate0834tkjn

    kate0834tkjn 2+ Year Member

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    I'm thinking internal medicine and would love to get into a top program (hopkins, washu, cornell...), so I'm shooting for a 240...I haven't taken any practice tests yet, though, and just started studying last week. My test is June 18th....do you think it's do-able?! Anyone score 240+ after studying about 5.5 weeks?
     
  50. silent

    silent Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'll join in. Have no idea how I'll do, but I'm gonn aim for a 240.
     
  51. WugMD1031

    WugMD1031 Member 5+ Year Member

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    aiming for >235.... because I have absolutely NO idea what I want to do (other than not wanting to do surgery/urology/pediatrics)

    test date: june 18th

    crossing my fingers!
     

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