USMLE Step 1 Experience – AMS2


I haven’t been on SDN since starting med school, but I thought I’d chime in with my Step experience in case it helps someone lurking I was very nervous about my practice test scores and felt like I knew the material better than my scores were reflecting, but luckily the real deal worked out well for me.


Baseline, 4.5 weeks before test, NBME 16: 215

2.5 weeks before test, NBME 17: 217 (<– really panicked right about here, couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t gone up)

2 weeks before test, UWSA1: 241

1.5 weeks before test, NBME 18: 228

1 week before test, NBME 19: 223

6 days before test, UWSA2: 241

Overall UWorld, first pass, started Day 1 of dedicated, random untimed: 70% (though steadily climbing throughout dedicated)

Real score: 241


Very happy with how things turned out, despite feeling very uncertain that I was going to even break 230s — by the time I got my score, I was just hoping for 225+. I’m 97% sure I’m pursuing peds, which isn’t particularly competitive, so I feel really relieved and confident headed into MS3.


Good luck to those still waiting to take Step and to get your scores back! Hopefully this helps someone out there

If this experience helped you, check out the following experiences:

275 – USMLE Step 1 Experience IMG


269 – USMLE Step 1 Experience


December 27, 2017
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