Rashee Gupta – USMLE Step 2 CK Experience


Did just Uw. 1.6 times.
1st time, read all ques and made notes of extra points in UW notes (all uw notes)
2nd time, marked ques I was unsure of and reviewed along with wrong ones. Was able to do about 60%
Read all uw notes along with annotations once cover to cover ( along with uw 2nd pass)
Did only one assessment as I didn’t have time for others. Scored 256 on uwsa1 about 15 days before the exam. A similar gap was present with step 1 uwsa so I was anticipating the score drop. Otherwise uwsa are normally predictive in step 2 ck.
Didn’t do cme/mtb. Just Uw and uw notes.
It’s actually enough to score 250 also. I didn’t have time to revise properly. Keep 1.5 month for final uw notes revision and assessment and you should be good.
Happy to be done with step 1 and Ck.

Exam: i knew timing would be a problem, so I practiced in advance. I was finishing most blocks of uw in 2nd pas in 45-50min. Some in 40min. Still my 1st 2 blocks I was panicking as was just able to finish in time. The rest were okay.
I got very tired in step 1 so I practiced an 8 block-9 hours sitting with Uw blovks. This really helped and step 2 ck exam was not so tiring.
In step 1 i ate a lot of chocolate. That might have caused sugar crash eventually. So I was light with them this time. I took protein (paneer sandwich, eggs) for lunch and dates, granola bars, almonds for snacks to keep energy high. I had half a dairy milk in the whole day. And redbull.
Breaks were 2-1-1-lunch break-2-1-1 with shorter breaks of 7-10 min and long 20min lunch break.

Questions are welcomed. Please ask in the comments and not personal msgs so that people with similar doubts get answers too.
Love to all.

October 11, 2019
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