USMLE forum
 
USMLE Forum
Step 1
Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS
Matching & Residency
Step 3
Classifieds
 
Archives
 
 
  <<   < *  Step 2 CK   *  >   >>  

* Need help, failed CK twice
 #563013  
  skin_1975 - 01/19/11 11:54
 
  My results came in today: and I failed for the second time
I went through kaplan q bank and had about 55% correct and usmleworld offline and read kaplan notes three times
I took NMBE no 3 2 week before and I got 206
where is the problem
 
Report Abuse

 
 

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2311748
  skin_1975 - 01/19/11 12:05
 
  can anyone gets 206 in NBME and gets 183 in real exam?  
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2311924
  drmcsteamy - 01/19/11 14:29
 
  Hmm... 206 should have been enough to pass... I got a 202 on NBME 4 and I got a 218 on the real thing.. Something doesnt add up...  
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2311941
  skin_1975 - 01/19/11 14:35
 
  Thanks drmcsteamy
I can't believe it!
206 in NBME and 183 in the real exam
How can that happen?
Did any one face something like this?
Any one has any explanation or help?
 
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2311949
  drmcsteamy - 01/19/11 14:39
 
  Your welcome skin_1975.. I understand.. It must be a shock to you.. but NBMEs are not entirely reliable for everyone.. The exam has gotten ALOT harder and there are new pool of questions that cannot be matched to any question bank or NBME.. Have you read Master the Boards before?  
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2312025
  skin_1975 - 01/19/11 16:02
 
  Thanks again drmcsteamy for your reply.
Did you take your exam with new pool or the old one?
How can I prepare for it? Does Master the Boards help? Did it help you??
 
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2312090
  ia - 01/19/11 17:01
 
  do you feel that you didn't do well in the exam or did you feel that you did well enough to pass. I mean, maybe you should ask for a score re-check. You never know...  
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2312105
  gracilis - 01/19/11 17:27
 
  Hi skin-1975
I did NBME and got 202, gave my exam 3 weeks later and I passed with 209/88. I think there is a fair amount of correlation but there are a few things to keep in mind. The NBME must be taken in timed mode with least amount of disruption in between (I mean suspending the test etc). At the end of the day, it is just not Knowledge, time management plays a big role. There is a possiblity of panicking in exam because you have limited time . If you start running out of time, you panic and thereby , you make mistakes you would have usually made right.
So at the end of the day, I want to reiterate, TIME MANAGEMENT is as important as KNOWLEDGE in Step 2.
Hope you do well.

PS: I found out my weak areas from NBME test and worked on it
 
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2312126
  skin_1975 - 01/19/11 17:59
 
  Thanks gracilis;
When did you take the exam? Before the new pool (aug 2010) or after it?
 
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2312127
  skin_1975 - 01/19/11 18:01
 
  Thanks ia;
Do you know anybody changed from fail to pass by recheck?
 
Report Abuse

* Re:Need help, failed CK twice
#2314550
  skin_1975 - 01/22/11 12:48
 
  thanks guys;
any more help?
 
Report Abuse

          Page 1 of 4     [Next >]     [Last >>]

[<<First]   [<Prev]  ... Message ...  [Next >]   [Last >>]

 
Logon to post a new Message/Reply
 
 
 
 

 

 

Google
  Web USMLEforum.com
 

Step 1 Step 2 CK Step 2 CS Matching & Residency Step 3 Classifieds
LoginUSMLE LinksHome