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Discussion in 'Step II' started by Gigi333, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Gigi333

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    Hoping someone can help me out with this. I recently took the Usmle world self assessment test and didn't do as great as I was hoping to. I got 43 questions wrong out of 176, which is almost an entire block. Even so I clicked on the tab to see my 3 digit score and it listed a 247? Doesn't seem to make sense at all for that many questions wrong. Is this a mistake on their part or whats going on?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
     
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  3. FrickenhugeMD

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    So I averaged 79.5% on all the sections at it gave me a 256, which would mean I got 36 questions wrong. So yeah, I guess your score is about right
     
  4. PokerDoc

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    when you consider that 60% is supposedly a 230.. yeah.. sounds about right
     
  5. angleoflouise

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    When I took uwsa, I got about 70% right and my score was 227/540. Im so confused...
     
  6. Valadi

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    Like the USMLE, I'm pretty sure UWSA grades you based on the question, not the overall percent correct.

    For example, you are deducted fewer points for getting a question incorrect that only 12% of the population answered correctly.
     
  7. winkleweizen

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    Thats actually false. They state somewhere on their website that all questions are counted equally.
     
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    This is not how the USMLE works. They don't count the experimental questions, but aside from those, all questions carry the same weight regardless of "difficulty".
     
  9. Valadi

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    Hm interesting. Thanks for clarifying that!
     
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    I used to think that before I saw a couple score report sheets from the USMLE. I got a score in the 240's and my bar chart was all to the right with quite a few stars, only one bar was partially in the gray area. Otherwise I would describe it being off the charts. A friend of mine got the same exact score as me and had bars all over the place - with like 4 in the borderline area, crossing into the low performance zone and not as many stars. Makes me believe that there is weightage for different questions depending on how others do. I felt like I got an easy exam so the curve was probably tougher
     
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    Hmm..you could be right. I've just always been told that the questions carry the same weight. Sorry if I spread misinformation, just passing along what I've been told.
     
  12. PokerDoc

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    I used UWSA as my diagnostic today, first day of my step 2 studyin and got a 231. Knowing that it already beat my Step 1 score is pretty fkn awesome lol.

    My break down was

    block 1: 56%
    block 2: 72%
    block 3: 77%
    block 4: 70%

    54 questions wrong

    Once again, I stumble out of the gate, it's been my Achilles heel for 3 years! Arg

    So is the agreement that the UWSA overpredicts though? If that's the case I'm going to stick to my one month study plan. If it's relatively accurate.. i don't think I need a month
     
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    Bump...

    Just took UWSA form 1. I've looked at some of the other threads and have seen that it seemed to underestimate scores. Is this the consensus?
     
  14. PokerDoc

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    well now I'm just confused lol.... form 1? I thought there only was one?
     
  15. lsmith55uf

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    There is only one.

    I got a 259 on the UWSA and a 264 in the actual. Pretty close...
     
  16. PokerDoc

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    How soon before the real thing did you take it? I still got 28 days to go haha
     
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  18. lsmith55uf

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    I took it about 4 days prior. You have plenty of time, I only studied for about 10 days.
     
  19. PokerDoc

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    yeah im starting to wonder if i'm giving myself too much time here.
     

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