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    antonio90 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    Passed Step3 - second attempt

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    Do not lose hope! I was so close to be thrown out of residency of not passing this exam on time ( Score 89). This time I did it and am very happy. Being positive is all we need to pass this very difficult and vague exam. Above everything, have failth in GOD.

    I followed the following resources:

    Study time 3 months
    nbme score 390 - nbme may not really correlate with the true exam score because of CCS

    a)Kaplan step 2 Notes - read Step 3 Videos Once along with above notes.
    b) UW x did twice - got 58% ( read all explainations thoroughly)
    c) Dr Red CCS workshop. Very useful/ i scored very high on CCS - I think i passed mainly because of CCS. You will get to practice many recent cases with Dr Red
    d) UW CCS - read all the cases at least once
    e) Dr Red live Rapid review - i took the one in december ( Internal medicine review is the best. OBGYN is very targeted, make sure you read all his slides thoroughly, many Qs from these slides)
    f) Do crush step3 few pages every day one week before your exam - very helpful
    g) Do sportsmedicine and orthopedics from Swansons and Dr Red slides.

    My mistakes:
    1. I was caught up with some Qs and spent too much time. Please avoid this as there are many more easy Qs and you might miss answering them
    2. make sure to advance the clock quickly on CCS as cases will end when the 20 minutes are over and sometimes, you cannot complete all the required steps on the case.

    Good luck to you all. God bless you
    Antonio

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    congratualtions and thank you for the tips

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    sonyakanti is offline Newbie 510 points
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    congrats and thanks for the info

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    congrats and thanks for the info.

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    good job congrats!

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