USMLE forum
 
Archives
Step 1
Step 2 CK
Step 2 CS
Matching & Residency
Step 3
 
Forum
 
 
  <<   < *  Step 2 CK  *  2006 Archives  *   >   >>  

* my exam experience
 #134422  
  yersinia - 10/31/06 23:21
 
  Hi everyone,

Firstly i would like to thank all the members of the forum. I mean, these discussions really help a lot.
I would like to thank amith, malak and wish specially.

Coming to the exam. As probably everyone has posted, the exam leaves u with a mixed feeling.
I prepared for the exam for only 7 weeks. So, i was quite nervous going into the exam.

My study material was kaplan and UW. I did not do kap q bank.

As far as the exam is concerned, i would say that 30 % are STRAIGHT FORWARD, 40 are like nbme and 30 are TRICKY AND TOUGH

What i found while giving the exam was that UW covers all the topics . i mean, the questions are based on the same topics which uw covers. However, on some of the topics, they really test u and the level of difficulty is higher.

I found the last block tough. Maybe, it was becoz of the fatigue.

All in all, it is doable.

Once again, i would thank the forum.

Bye.
 
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#538574
  nexus - 10/31/06 23:29
 
  congrats on getting this over with!! hope u do great!!
time to relax now....good luck with your score
 
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#538626
  graveyard - 11/01/06 00:21
 
  only one block was tough ?
 
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#538739
  step123cs - 11/01/06 03:08
 
  hi yesinia
did u prepare only for 7 weeks....unbelieveable!!!! congrats
coulf u comment on ur study schedule...did u read full time and howmany hours?
wat was ur score in UW... did u take up Nbme
thnx
 
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#538868
  yersinia - 11/01/06 09:19
 
  I did prepare only for seven weeks. Ya that was full time, say around 7-8 hrs a day.

I did kaplan notes twice and did UW once.

Did not revise UW but i had added some important points in my kap notes.

I got 72% in UW and 650 in NBME 2, taken 10 days before the exam.

To graveyard- what i meant to say was that the last block was really tough. The sort of block where i was left stratching my head. The others had some easy q with some tricky ones.
 
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#538873
  step123cs - 11/01/06 09:24
 
  thnx yersinia.... u r jus gr8
all the best
 
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#538977
  wellsfargo - 11/01/06 10:38
 
  congratulations and GL.  
Report Abuse

* Re:my exam experience
#539266
  bali76 - 11/01/06 12:58
 
  Congrats. may I ask when did you taken the exam? any HY book beside KAPLAN?  
Report Abuse

          Page 1 of 1          

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

 

 

Google
  Web USMLEforum.com
 

Step 1 Step 2 CK Step 2 CS Matching & Residency Step 3
USMLE Forum ArchivesUSMLE LinksUSMLE Forum Home