Hello everyone,
I am about to take step 3 next week. I've been studying for a month. FInished uworld with an average around mid 60s. Did the ccs also. Took the test two doays ago and got 450/204. I felt pretty comfortable with my ability until this test. How does the assessment predict the real thing? Should I postpone the test? I am planning on taking nbme 3 this weekend to gauge my understanding a little bit more.
step 1: 216
step 2ck: 229
 
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His mid 60s on uworld means he likely scored 210 to 230 for the real.....what was your exam experience like? Passing is now 196 in 2016.....
 
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Hello everyone,
I am about to take step 3 next week. I've been studying for a month. FInished uworld with an average around mid 60s. Did the ccs also. Took the test two doays ago and got 450/204. I felt pretty comfortable with my ability until this test. How does the assessment predict the real thing? Should I postpone the test? I am planning on taking nbme 3 this weekend to gauge my understanding a little bit more.
step 1: 216
step 2ck: 229
I am not sure how well are both UWSA and NBME in the Step 3, I did both and scored NBME Form 4 and UWSA 430/800 (3-digits correlation is 200 I think). I finished UWorld first round around 60s% and second round > 85%. I read MTB 3 some stuff from OBGYN, Peds and Psychiatry. Took the exam mid-February. My back-ground is Step 1: 230 and Step 2 CK: 236. I will let you know when I get my score back.
 
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His mid 60s on uworld means he likely scored 210 to 230 for the real.....what was your exam experience like? Passing is now 196 in 2016.....
I have friends that never did any predictive test and passed the Step 3. I feel the exam was totally different to the NMBE and UW Assessment.
 

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Something to keep in mind about the U-World assessment. Making 2-3 more errors on each block than average will pull you down to about 1 SD below for 10-12 more-than average-mistakes. It's only 25% the size at best of the real thing and doesn't have much ethics or statistics on it; I find it to therefore be of only very limited predictive value. You have to fall down to the -1.5 SD category before you're in danger of missing the pass line.

The NBME form is probably a bit more representative, but it has its limitations, too. And NEITHER form takes the CCS into account.

Use the forms to find out your relative areas of weakness-- NOT predict your actual score. Unless you're just not even close, I wouldn't be super concerned about those results, and focus instead on making sure you don't make any mistake you made on the form on the real thing.