USMLE Step 1 – American Student – Experience – 246
Got my score yesterday from an early Feb test. Thought I would share me assessments and final result.
5 weeks out: UWorld #1 262
3 weeks out: NBME #18 240
2 weeks out: UWorld #2 254
1 week out: NBME #17 244
Actual score: 246
One year out I started using Firecracker and USMLE Rx, completing USMLE Rx 3 months out.
I then switched to UWorld, doing all questions in tutor mode, spending about 9 hours a day on UWorld and the explanations. I used pathoma and sketchy micro/pharm for the other 3-4 hours a day. I did not use First Aid at all surprisingly. I also used quizlet for hard to remember facts, doing the match game on my decks every day, but I would only get through like 1/10 of my cards a day.
I would say that I seriously outperformed my predictors in that I only scored 31 on the MCAT and I was slightly below average on exams compared to my class through the first two years of school.
Good luck to everyone studying. Study hard, this is one test you don’t want to have regrets about.
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