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Old 06-05-2011
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i need your advice for my last days of step 1 prep..
so far my prep was not so great...i took my time preparing for the exam..went through kaplan notes,first aid once,did my uworld and kaplan qbank.i read people saying they did kaplan notes twice,FA twice etc etc..but i think i revised kaplan notes 4or5 times..but still i cant sem to remember few imp things.
i was good at understanding concepts but iam very bad at mugging things up.
when i was doing Q`s, i get easily confused by those kind of things where u just need to memorise a drug or the end i will choose the wrong answer..even though i did qbanks ,read first aid n everything..iam still nt confident enough..
i cant seem to remember things properly..iam very weak in neuroanatomy,beh sc,biostatistics,hematology,general pathology,endocrinology.
my uworls score is 60%average,and kaplan qbank is 50%.
i did an offline nbme form n i got 80% which i consider a very bad score.
my exam is in 2months..i cant extend it anymore.
i did uworld 4months back..i cant recall anything i did in u think i should subcribe for uworld again for these last 50 days?
So coming to my question...
How do i plan my prep these last 50 days..which notes i should revise compulsorily n mugg up?
i subscribed for nbme form 11..and i hav uwsa 1 and 2 still..suggest me some time plan to take this exams..iam being very lazy n i really need some motivation..
hope u people will guide me!!I welcome every suggestion and criticism..thanks a lot.

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I'm at the same situation as you, also have 2 months left and already had an extension of my eligibility period. I took the NBME 7 today and did awful, i scored very low on all subjects despite that i've studied for 9 months .
I did Kaplan notes and videos once, first aid once, and goljan notes (and audio) once. Don't know what to do now.

PS: Just in case i don't see any progress before taking the exam in 2 months, is it possible to cancel my exam appointment despite that i've already requested an eligibility period and apply again for another period?

Thanks in advance
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my suggestion might seem extremely psychotic to u guys but i thnk for starters u guys need to pick a date!..2 months is ample time to get lazy and get unmotivated..even if u dun pick a date set a tentative date n work on ur schedule keeping that in mind..ur aim in this time period wud b to go over the entire kaplan plus FA plus uworld again..if u can add things into ur FA from kaplan and uworld this time and then spend a week reviweing ur new n improved FA again and give another set of nbmes...chck ur weak points and then go over those weak topics first n repeat FA then give another nbme n continue the drill..u shud b fine!..2 months is ENOUGH time to prepare u..
remember: study smart not hard
hope this helps!
gud luckl!
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