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BGU 2nd Year Student

Posted:July 5,2018 @1:33 pm

I was hoping whether you could possibly answer my question regarding how often I should be taking an NBME practice test. I am a 2nd year and currently 3 weeks into my dedicated study time for the USMLE Step 1 and all in all we have an 8 week study period.

I currently do not know when my exam date is (a complicated issue I am having with NBME), so I do not know how often I should be doing the practice NBME exams since I don’t want to find out that I have run out of practice tests to do (as there are only 6). I have already done 2 and I am about to do another one today. So I originally planned to do one every week. Is it worth holding off on doing the others?

Martin B. MD

BGU 2nd Year Student

I was hoping whether you could possibly answer my question regarding how often I should...

Posted: July 9, 2018 @3:38 pm


In short yes, absolutely hold off. You’ve taken 2 so you know your baseline. Ideally you have at least 3 exams to take after you’ve fully studied for the exam (gone through UW at least once, preferably twice). The average of those 3 exams in the final 1.5-2 weeks will determine where you really are post studying heading into the exam. Frankly any other scores before you’ve done a meaningful amount of studying and prep are not useful indicators of where you’ll be after appropriate study time.  

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BGU 2nd Year Student
Posted:July 5,2018 @1:33 pm

I was hoping whether you could possibly answer my question regarding how often I should be taking an NBME practice test. I am a 2nd year and currently 3 weeks into my dedicated study time for the USMLE Step 1 and all in all we have an 8 week study period.

I currently do not know when my exam date is (a complicated issue I am having with NBME), so I do not know how often I should be doing the practice NBME exams since I don’t want to find out that I have run out of practice tests to do (as there are only 6). I have already done 2 and I am about to do another one today. So I originally planned to do one every week. Is it worth holding off on doing the others?

Martin B. MD
Posted: July 9, 2018 @3:38 pm
BGU 2nd Year Student

I was hoping whether you could possibly answer my question...

In short yes, absolutely hold off. You’ve taken 2 so you know your baseline. Ideally you have at least 3 exams to take after you’ve fully studied for the exam (gone through UW at least once, preferably twice). The average of those 3 exams in the final 1.5-2 weeks will determine where you really are post studying heading into the exam. Frankly any other scores before you’ve done a meaningful amount of studying and prep are not useful indicators of where you’ll be after appropriate study time.  

Studyperiod, Practicetests, NBME

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