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Old 09-22-2014
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Default 5Hrs/day, how many months i need for step 1 ?

Hi everyone,
i want to start this thread coz i have questions regarding time.
so how much time(by months) should i devote for step 1 knowing that:
* i can only afford 5hours per day since i'm planning to do the exam while i am an intern.
* i am aiming for 250+ (i want to do surgery)
* i am very weak in basic sciences and i forgot almost everything.
and thank you in advance
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Well, given your scenario, I think spending only 5 hours a day will get you very little results. You might have to spend a loooooong time unless you can really soak up everything like a sponge.

I think most folks study 6-8 hours a day for 5-8 months.

Good luck!
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Well, given your scenario, I think spending only 5 hours a day will get you very little results. You might have to spend a loooooong time unless you can really soak up everything like a sponge.

I think most folks study 6-8 hours a day for 5-8 months.

Good luck!
And studying 12 hours for 5 1/2 months? Could that give me a chance of getting a 250? I will have full time availability
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Haha, to be honest I don't know myself as I haven't given Step 1 yet so take my words with a pinch of salt.

But I'm sure if you studied 12 hours for 5 1/2 months, you'd definitely get a pretty high score. Of course it's all relative because it depends on the amount of time it takes for the material to sink in for you, the no of resources needed etc. In short, in differs from person to person.
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With 5 hours study, you need to study for 12 to 15 months.
But it is risky because we are tend to loose concentration and stop study after some months.
So you to be very persistent and determined to do that.
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12-15 months thats too much i can't afford it !!
is there any way to reduce it to 9-10 months (goal is 250+ always) knowing that i can prepare full time last 2 months ?
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Well, given your scenario, I think spending only 5 hours a day will get you very little results. You might have to spend a loooooong time unless you can really soak up everything like a sponge.
please what do you mean by looong time( in termes of numbers)
and thank you all
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Hello,

One piece of advice. It's DOESNT depend on how many hours U put in. The pattern of exam wants u to understand the subject rather than cramming. If u srudy 5 hours but a quality read it shouldn't matter.

It's all subjective. Do more questions rather than reading books cz eventually u r gonna feel that u don't recollect.
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One piece of advice. It's DOESNT depend on how many hours U put in. The pattern of exam wants u to understand the subject rather than cramming. If u srudy 5 hours but a quality read it shouldn't matter.
yes I agree you have completely right, but i just want to know approximately the average of mounths people with these conditions need to score 250+ so that when planning i can make a reasonable plan
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For 250+ u will have to be good at basic concepts + all that bulkof information in 7 kaplan books. If you have forgotten all ur basics as u say then u'll have to start with kaplan notes and ther are 7 books . With 5 hours everyday i guess it will take you around 8 months AT LEAST to finish kaplan fa and uworld .
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@ slacker.mle:
and after those 8 months i should go again trough FA+UW a second time so the whole preparation will take then more than 8months right ??
anyway it's hard to predict but i will try to do it in 10 months i'll take the challenge I just need a good plan and to stay focused. thank you all for you replies
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