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i am img fresh grad
currently intern in my home country
did Step 3 in august
Took 2-3 months to prepare
Only used usmleworld qbank (did the entire QBANK) and averaged 65%
and did CCS 52 cases 3 times for practice and read the read-out cases
41 twice + read crush Step 3
Did UWSA: 600 (238)
Did NBME 3: 610 (242)
Did 6 cases on usmle website and also the MCQs
Exam was very difficult esp first day MCQs were vague
all the studying in the world would not have helped…
i am quite worried about the result…2nd day went better
but fatigue carried on, CCS was quite simple but made
multiple blunders, gave wrong treatment for 1 case
and another case never improved no matter what i did it was
the first case (hopefully it was experimental) ..finished early on 2nd day
Hoping for a pass only don't care about score
believe it or not time management was not an issue for me
as i am a fast reader . left the drug ad and abstract questions
till the end didn't feel like answering most of them to the best
of my ability mostly because of fatigue...
in my opinion UWSA and NBME mcqs are very easy compared to real exam
also I don't think they correlate well anymore with the score so watch out
and prepare well….
not applying for US residency but did it for completion and fellowship
Good luck to all…..
Updating with my score I PASSED with score 208. Very happy! Good luck
on this very long USMLE journey and stay strong!
Edited by dha on Sep 04, 2014 - 7:14 AM
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