USMLE Step 2 CK – 255 Experience of an IMG
I got my results last Wednesday and it was 255. I am not very active on the group and even my score is not amazing I just wanted to share it because some asked me to and I hope it helps.
I studied for 3 ½ months, started the day after I took step 1. I think this really helped me cause there are some things that are pretty much the same in ck, like psyquiatry, biostatistics, immunology, and some pathophisio questions.
Materials i used were MTB 2 and 3, Uworld 2015 offline (2 times), CMS (the old and new forms) and NBMEs offline. I dont know how much I got on each cause in offline forms, there are many questions missing, and some blocks dont even have all the questions.
I took UWSA online 4 days before my exam and got 252. I felt the first two blocks were very hard and then the two other blocks not much.
I just want to say dont be scared when people say exam was reallyyy hard. I read that in many forums and was scared. It is not easy but doable so any of you can do this and get a better score. Just study as much as you can and focus on the high yield. Uworld is very important in concepts so try to understand every explanation very well. Questions on real exam may be different from it and longer (most of them but If you have been practicing questions you will be prepared to face those), just dont lose hope like me. I came out of the prometric center thinking that I wouldnt pass and felt really anxious and nervous for almost a month before i get my score, thinking when I would take it again. So probably there are some that feel the same but at the end, even though 255 is not one of the best scores, I feel happy because I thought I wouldnt make it and I did, so anyone can. Just work hard and you will see the results.
Good luck to everyone and if you have any questions I would be happy to help in whatever I can.
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