发信人: xdmay (xdmay), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: My second step experience
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Wed Apr 8 11:10:15 2009)
preparation time: 4 month. 4 hr/day.
Kaplan notes: internal medicine, OB/GYN, carefully read once
surgery, Pediatrics go through once
Psych: no time to go through.
UW first round timed&systemic correction rate 61%
Did NBME 1, 3, 4. On average 9-10 wrong/block.
NBME form 2 three days before test date: 520
Postpone test for 2 weeks
UW second round all questions
Go through NBME forms wrong questions. Found those questions are much
easier than I thought.
Step 2 CK is more challenging psychologically than step 1 for me.
Technically it is easier than step 1. The questions are more predictable
and the answer choices are much easier to exclude than UW.
During exam, I have about 2-5 mins left on each block.
One suggestion for self assessment with NBME. If you find out that you are
almost there but not quiet there yet, don't hesitate to postpone for 1 or 2
wks. You will benefit more than your cost at the later stage of the test
I learned a lot from test preparation experiences posted on this forum and
hope that my experience can help one or two test takers.
Wish everyone good luck.
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