UW vs Real Test??

NRAI2001

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I did the majority of UW.. and took notes on the portions that I did.. I going back over my notes and they are super detailed.

How does the real test compare to the level of detail on UW? I have my test in 1.5 weeks and I m looking over my notes and worried about the level of detail :(
 

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I felt like actual exam was equivalent to Uworld, though the questions were slightly shorter and with more "ideal" patient disease presentations (for the most part)

Agree with above. 50% either you knew it or you didn't (like, oh shoot, which of the peds spotty diseases is the Koplick spots again?) vs 50% I have no idea, let's just guess and move on.

"Drug ad" questions were way easier tho- all the ads were only 1 page (vs 2 in Uworld) and I thought very straightforward.

Biostats was prevalent, but not overwhelming (as some folks have said). I also had very few "tricky" biostats questions- most were straightforward. I think a person would get the majority with backwards/forwards knowledge of definition and use of sensitivity/specificity/PPV/NPV.
 
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If I were you to d relax the last day. First day is tough believe me. You will think you failed. Be extra ready for biostats, epi and ethics. Those are subjects you should do good on if you actually prepared hard for them. Many questions on each block for biostats. Step 1 material will also show. Just relax last day and do your best on day 1. Go into day 2 without thinking about day 1. Some ppl will think they've failed day 1 and thought about not going in for day 2. You just got to forget day 1 and go on to day 2 which is the easier day for most ppl.
 

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I m trying to do the ccs cases on UW (my test is in 3 days).. I m really confused about how to use the software. Seems so vague and undirected to me.. any tips? Any videos or explanations on how to use the software?

The actual diagnosis of the disease doesn't seem so difficult more of the flow of the software??
Just keep practicing. And diagnosis is NOT graded!!!!! It even tells you this in the exam instructions on the real deal.
 

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Just finished the ccs portion.

Was wondering if you don't get to the final diagnosis portion of the ccs do you loose points? I would get to the two minute mark and enter the final orders... in the beginning I didn't even realize that at the end of the two mins you have to hit exit and then it asks for the diagnosis..and sometimes I would run out of time entering those two min orders..

Do the two min orders count if you don't hit exit case and then enter a final diagnosis?
 

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Just finished the ccs portion.

Was wondering if you don't get to the final diagnosis portion of the ccs do you loose points? I would get to the two minute mark and enter the final orders... in the beginning I didn't even realize that at the end of the two mins you have to hit exit and then it asks for the diagnosis..and sometimes I would run out of time entering those two min orders..

Do the two min orders count if you don't hit exit case and then enter a final diagnosis?

No. Final diagnosis doesn't count for scoring.
 
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