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Hello Everyone!
I have my step scheduled on 25th Aug.
Currently i have done almost 3 reads of whole stuff(FA,Kaplan except patho for which i read Goljan).I have read goljan twice and micro twice rest of subjects thrice .
Did Qbank With my 2nd read offline about 60%.
Done UW complete Random with 64% score.
Now i ask all the gurus suggestion as to how should i proceed from today till 25th August.
Here is my plan and i would like you to suggest any improvements in it.
Right now im REDOING UW fully.Plan to redo all q,s and then wrong n marked till 16th july.
On 17th July NBME 6 online
18th July-24th july-->Goljan 3rd read +Micro 3rd read from FA and few things from Kaplan.
24th july-24th Aug--->FA cover to cover (3 TIMES) with NBME 7,11 and12 Online at a gap pf 1 wk each.Plus keep revising the notes i have made from UW.

What do u guys suggest?Can i revise FA 3 times in a month?I have already read it 2 times.Once with 2nd read at that time i annotated it with Kaplan.Except for Behaviour,Anatomy which i found very lacking in FA so i did them from Kaplan and Pathology which i have done from Goljan.Read FA again at the start of UW.
For the last 2 wks i have been just doing UW.

Plus do u suggest that reading kaplan and goljan again in these last days is good or i should just focus on reading FA along with my UW notes(which are quite extensive).My Heart says that i should just EAT FA now since after UW it is starting to make sense to me

Every one is welcome

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I'm kind of in the same position. Did kaplan qbank and now doing UW (wich I stop doing it for almost 2 weeks to read FA). Almost planning on doing my exam by the end of august hopefully.
According to DIT you can even do FA in 5 or 6 days. For me is impossible. But I think in a month you can for sure do 2 very very good reviews of FA.
You should leave some UW questions to be doing some of UW at least 2 weeks before the exam, reason why I stop doing UW and focussed on FA for a little bit.
Do an NBME on these days to see how you are, at least one.
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I am wishing you the best of luck did u do the kaplan videos? if its ok with you, please share your schedule and how did u not end up getting burned out? your reply would be very helpful
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I am wishing you the best of luck did u do the kaplan videos? if its ok with you, please share your schedule and how did u not end up getting burned out? your reply would be very helpful
I did do kaplan videos .I would recommend you to go through them fast like at 1.75x speed.They are helpful perhaps u can skip Micro or biochem but physio,pharm,BS are MUST.Also listen to Goljan (Highly helpful).

Well i did get burned out during the prep so i took a week off and then restarted.But i do recommend not wasting anytime during prep and targeting to take the exam in 7 months. I am in my 9th month of prep and now getting fed up.UW helps u in getting a break from books.I have been doing it for the lat 4 wks without opening books so may be that helped as well.Hoping to muster up ALL THE COURAGE AND FOCUS FOR A LAST EFFORT IN LAST MONTH.Do Pray for me.I Really wana do well InshALLAH
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All the best of luck Lara! yes, will pray for you Thank you very much for sharing did u take down notes while listening to the kaplan videos? did u read the book first, then did the videos next? I am having a hard time listening and taking down notes at the same time and its very time consuming because the lecturer says a lot in the videos which are not included in the notes.

I am pretty confident that you will do good

Again, thank you
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All the best of luck Lara! yes, will pray for you Thank you very much for sharing did u take down notes while listening to the kaplan videos? did u read the book first, then did the videos next? I am having a hard time listening and taking down notes at the same time and its very time consuming because the lecturer says a lot in the videos which are not included in the notes.

I am pretty confident that you will do good

Again, thank you
What i found the best way is to read a certain system or chap. first in the book eg U read GI physio from kaplan then Listen to the DVD of GI physio after that in high speed(1.5x or 1.75x)in that way u will not have to look for the text in the book and also know what points to focus on which u didnt understand from the text.Good Luck
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thank you very much! You have been really helpful. The best of luck on your exam! will include you in my prayers
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hi lara
m in a same situation will b having exam on 25th aug ............ but now a days i cant study more than 4hr a day
i ve done few subjects practice from UW offline got 54%
but now my heart is sinking how will i do best in the reall one
all v can do is to believe in ALLAH ................ do remembr in prayers!!!
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hello everyone!
I have my step scheduled on 25th aug.
Currently i have done almost 3 reads of whole stuff(fa,kaplan except patho for which i read goljan).i have read goljan twice and micro twice rest of subjects thrice .
Did qbank with my 2nd read offline about 60%.
Done uw complete random with 64% score.
Now i ask all the gurus suggestion as to how should i proceed from today till 25th august.
Here is my plan and i would like you to suggest any improvements in it.
Right now im redoing uw fully.plan to redo all q,s and then wrong n marked till 16th july.
On 17th july nbme 6 online
18th july-24th july-->goljan 3rd read +micro 3rd read from fa and few things from kaplan.
24th july-24th aug--->fa cover to cover (3 times) with nbme 7,11 and12 online at a gap pf 1 wk each.plus keep revising the notes i have made from uw.

What do u guys suggest?can i revise fa 3 times in a month?i have already read it 2 times.once with 2nd read at that time i annotated it with kaplan.except for behaviour,anatomy which i found very lacking in fa so i did them from kaplan and pathology which i have done from goljan.read fa again at the start of uw.
For the last 2 wks i have been just doing uw.

Plus do u suggest that reading kaplan and goljan again in these last days is good or i should just focus on reading fa along with my uw notes(which are quite extensive).my heart says that i should just eat fa now since after uw it is starting to make sense to me :d

every one is welcome
hi laura inshallah u will do ur best ... And my prayers with you ... And please tell me that u have done kaplan q bank with ur second read ? And have u revised that also ? Coz am thinking to revise important points of q bank and how u maintained from burning out tempo coz i feel tired after doing half block from kaplan q bank with explanations?
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