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* Nbme 15 new!!!!
  up2911 - 03/06/13 13:30
  Can any one please tell me about nbme 15 is better or nbme 12.
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  cardio69 - 03/06/13 13:40
  take 12 first see where u standing. 15 is more complex take it last  
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  up2911 - 03/06/13 13:48
  THANKS CARDIO69, My exam is in april end , I gave nbme 13 got 190. so please suggest me that i will go for nbme 12 or 15 .  
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  cardio69 - 03/06/13 13:57
  Go over 13 find ur weak area concept ( DO not try to memorize it will not work) and 13 is challenging. read on weak area on kaplan is good or robbins. then take 12 see if u improve. GL
take 15 at last.
dont trust the ans key thats out there.
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  up2911 - 03/06/13 14:11
  thanks cardio 69  
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  up2911 - 03/06/13 17:55
  please any one help!!!!  
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  up2911 - 03/06/13 19:04
  any reviews for nbme 15  
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  zen786 - 03/06/13 19:10
  bro chill.... just came out.... how about u give us a review ?  
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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  rafdelag - 03/06/13 21:25
  Just took it.

Got 590 (which approximates 242)

Felt tough though. Tougher than NBME 13 I would say. Question stems tend to be long and many of the options given look the same.

Several embryology questions, loading dose calculation, many pictures,


Q1. A 20-year-old woman comes to the physician because her menstrual period is 1 week late. Menses had occurred at regular 28-day intervals. She had unprotected sexual intercourse with her boyfriend 20 days ago. A urine pregnancy test is positive. Which of the following best describes the stage of development of the embryo at this time?

a. The cytotrophoblast is present, but the syncytiotrophoblast has not yet formed
b. Gastrulation is complete, but there are only 2 germ layers
c. Neural plate is present, but neural tube is not complete
d. Placental development is complete, but the embryo is resistant to teratogens
e. The sclerotome cells have begun migrating, but the somites have not yet formed

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  rafdelag - 03/06/13 21:39
  Q2. A 32-year-old man has a 3-month history of episodic epigastric cramping that awakens him at night and is sometimes relieved by eating. He smokes 1 pack of cigarettes and drinks 3 cups of coffee daily. Serologic testing shows Helicobacter pylori for which he receives antibiotic treatment. Which of the following lifestyle changes is most likely to decrease recurrence of these symptoms?

A)Decrease intake of caffeine and fatty foods
B)Decrease smoking
C)Eliminate dietary lactose
D)Eliminate whole wheat bread and cereals
E)Increase dietary lactose
F)Increase intake of whole wheat bread and cereals

Q3. A 43-year-old man with a 10-year history of alcoholism comes to the physician because of a change in skin color. The patient says that he has been taking two extra-strength acetaminophen tablets every 4 to 6 hours for the past 3 days for a severe headache. Physical examination shows jaundice. Laboratory studies show an increased prothrombin time and a markedly increased serum AST activity. Alteration in which of the following metabolites within hepatocytes is most likely associated with his illness?

A)Decreased glucuronide conjugates
B)Decreased glutathione
C)Decreased NAD+
D)Decreased NADH
E)Increased glucuronide conjugates
F)Increased glutathione
G)Increased NAD+
H)Increased NADH

Q4.A 30-year-old woman with seasonal rhinitis has been treated with therapeutic doses of chlorpheniramine for 4 weeks. Which of the following adverse effects is most likely?

A) Atrioventricular block
B) Biliary Colic
C) Chronic Cough
D) Decreased myocardial contractility
E) Drowsiness
F) Increased blood glucose concentration
G) Intermitent claudication
H) Miosis
I) Seizures
J) Tinnitus

Q5. A 37-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department after her husband found her unconscious. Her temperature is 36C (96.8F), pulse is 128/min, and blood pressure is 70/40 mm Hg. Physical examination shows cool, pale extremities, jugular venous distention, faint peripheral pulses, and crackles over the bottom two thirds of both lung fields. Heart sounds are normal, and there are no murmurs. She withdraws to painful stimuli in all four extremities. This patient is most likely experiencing which of the following types of shock?

A) Anaphylactic
B) Cardiogenic
C) Hypovolemic
D) Neurogenic
E) Septic

Q6. A 3-year-old girl is brought to the physician because of a 1-year history of short stature. She has no history of major medical illness. She is below the 3rd percentile for height and at the 10th percentile for weight. Physical examination shows coarse facial features and contractures of the large joints. X-rays show dysostosis multiplex. Plasma lysosomal enzyme analysis shows increased β-hexosaminidase, β-glucuronidase, β-galactosidase, and α-fucosidase activities. Which of the following mechanisms is the most likely cause of the lysosomal enzyme findings in this patient?

A) Abnormal targeting of these enzymes to lysosomes
B) Deficiency of the other lysosomal enzymes in the cytoplasm
C) Degradation of these enzymes within the cytoplasm
D) Degradation of these enzymes within the lysosomes
E) Storage of these enzymes within the cytoplasm

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* Re:Nbme 15 new!!!!
  zen786 - 03/06/13 21:42
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