“Don’t be alarmed if your NBME scores are plateauing or even drop a bit in the middle of it – my theory is that when you start, there’s so much you don’t know that you’re a better guesser and use the question stem clues more effectively, but then as you start relearning a ton of material, you are more focused on recalling what you memorized and fall for the trick answers or miss context clues, then you reach a point where you’ve learned enough and done enough questions that your test-taking/guessing skills come back and your score jumps, and then you’re ready. “