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* URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  khan2020 - 06/16/16 14:33
 
  29 days to go before Day 1 of Step 3....

Just finished NBME form 4...a disasterous 180. I've been averaging around low 60% on UW regularly. Finished Kaplan qbank almost twice.

Shoud I trust this NBME score? This is a shocker. I have to take exam in July guys. Need results before October.

Am I walking into a disasterous Day 1 or I should persue MKSAP IM or MedQuest Review Internal Medicine course along with Medquest Step 3.

I am an average to above ave student. I need all your guidences and help here.

My situation is that this is only time I'll take step 3 for long long time. Too financially demanding for me. I want to get accross 196 somehow.
 
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  tklerts - 06/16/16 18:45
 
  If time is limited, I suggest you crush CCS (make sure you perform with stars on the far right, higher performance). An excellent score on CCS will boost your score especially since you are limited with time. Easier to study and ace the CCS than the MCQs in my opinion. I would spend a lot of time in the next month studying CCS. A high performance (stars on right) can literally boost your scores at least 10-20 points. Good luck.  
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  khan2020 - 06/16/16 19:28
 
  @tklerts

thanks. CCS it is then. I'll probably put aside 4 hrs every day for full month for CCS alone.

Those 'stars on right' that you are saying. I may need everyone of them to cross 196.

I've never been so worried.
 
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  tklerts - 06/16/16 20:20
 
  Hit biostats as well. I mean hard. Theres a lot of biostats on day 1. Understand sensitivity, specficity, NNT all those concepts well. There will be a lot on day 1 and if you are not prepared for it it will tear you a new ahole  
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  khan2020 - 06/16/16 20:49
 
  @tklerts

thanks bro. I just brought kindle version of High Yield Biostats an hr ago. I'll go over it in detail. do UW biostats again. over and over.

Also planning to purchase 1 m.o. of Medquest review Internal Medicine. Last day (Day 30) of IM videos of this will coenside with Day 2. Even this still dont help on Day 1,I am willing to live with it. But I am counting on this to take me accross the finish line of 196 along with CCS.

After NBME, I do not plan to walk into Day 1 without knowing what Fischer and Sonpal are teaching their first yr residents.

Currently doing lecture series of Medquest review Step 3 (fisher, sonpal and co).

NBME score today is a huge walk up call for me. I got little relaxed afer scoring 60% on UW and KapQbank regularly.

not anymore.
 
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* Kaplan Step 3 book
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  step3up - 06/16/16 22:20
 
  Any kind soul could share Step 3 Kaplan book with me? My skype ID is capricorn2224
Many thanks
 
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* Need kaplan step 3 book please
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  step3up - 06/16/16 22:22
 
  Any kind soul could share Step 3 Kaplan book with me? My skype ID is capricorn2224
Many thanks
 
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  khan2020 - 06/16/16 22:42
 
  @step3up

Kaplan step 3 books are same as Kaplan Step 2 ck books with little changes here and there according to most exam takers.

They will not help you in Day 1 of Step 3 which is very obscure, vague, epi and biostatistically inclined.
 
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  rometo2017 - 06/17/16 04:23
 
  @khan2020 please share how is this high yield biostats.. Exam in one week
Thanks
 
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  khan2020 - 06/18/16 11:17
 
  @Rometo2017

It's a quick read. Remember, 1 week is more than enough to go over.

Much of biostat is interpretation rather than straight forward qs like how do you Inc power of study? Increase sample size does what to study? Type 1, type ii errors.

If you can go over high yield biostats book and get core concepts down, you'll interpret epi biostats much better.

In so many words, a score of 189 can become a score of 196 because you did very well interpreting studies in FIP DAY 1.
 
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* Re:URGENT: NBME score of 180 with UW, Kaplan 65%
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  rometo2017 - 06/18/16 12:45
 
  Ok thanks I will do it.. Shud I buy book? How u studying??  
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