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Which NBME tests to take?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by May3Exam, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. May3Exam

    May3Exam 5+ Year Member

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    I already took NBME #1 and am planning on taking one more before my test. I want to take it 5 days before the real thing. Any advice on whether I should be taking NBME # 2,3, or 4? Thanks!
     
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  3. nasdr

    nasdr Member 7+ Year Member

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    maybe 3?
     
  4. mrkr

    mrkr

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    i gave form3, 8 days bfore real one, got 232
    got score yesturday; 249(99)
    so its sure form3 is not advisable

    by the way its better to take both form 1 and 2
     
  5. genX

    genX 2+ Year Member

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    what were your scores on other forms. were they closer to your 249
     
  6. vtucci

    vtucci Attending in Emergency Medicine Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    That is interesting. I heard Form 1 is the easiest. Form 4 is obscure and Forms 2 & 3 are closer to the real thing.

    For those of you who have taken Step I, what do you think?
     
  7. mountainman123

    mountainman123 Guest

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    I took forms 1, 2, and 3. I got a 234 on form 1 approx 6 weeks out, a 238 on Form 2 about 4 weeks out and a 258 on form 3 5 days prior to the exam. I got a 251 on the real thing and the NBME's say on the bottom of the score report that you should do within 10 points either way on the real thing. It was true in my case and I think that 3 was the most representative although they are all different. I have the same exact strengths and weaknesses on all 3 so it will tell you where you are weak pretty accurately. Take all if you have time- it couldn't hurt.... Just my opinion.
     
  8. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

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    That's an amazing score on #3...I took form 1 6 weeks before and got a 228, but I'll be thrilled if I get within 10 points of you. Hell, I'd be satisfied with 230.
     
  9. mesoderm

    mesoderm Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah, me too.
     

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