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Hello guys.
I'd like to ask advise for my Step 1 preparation.
I went through Kaplan books and videos once.
Did Usmle World once reading the explanations.
Read 60% of FA and added many notes.
Did NBME 16 and got only 350 (which means 196).
What am I doing wrong?
I'm so disappointed about being studying for so long time and now getting a score so bad on NBME.
I feel like I'm gonna need to study my entire life to be able to get a 240 on this exam...

Thank you for your time!!!!
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Hello guys.
I'd like to ask advise for my Step 1 preparation.
I went through Kaplan books and videos once.
Did Usmle World once reading the explanations.
Read 60% of FA and added many notes.
Did NBME 16 and got only 350 (which means 196).
What am I doing wrong?
I'm so disappointed about being studying for so long time and now getting a score so bad on NBME.
I feel like I'm gonna need to study my entire life to be able to get a 240 on this exam...

Thank you for your time!!!!
Hey, try finishing all of FA, and in general do FA as many times as you can (or until the material sticks in your head). Use other resources if your concepts are not clear (like for physio BRS physio, Conrad's for ethics).


The point of taking an NBME is not only assess yourself but also to find out what you can do about your weak subjects. Try to find out what type of q's you're getting wrong. Does it have to do with straight up recall? application? cross-integration? problem-based?
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Hey, try finishing all of FA, and in general do FA as many times as you can (or until the material sticks in your head). Use other resources if your concepts are not clear (like for physio BRS physio, Conrad's for ethics).


The point of taking an NBME is not only assess yourself but also to find out what you can do about your weak subjects. Try to find out what type of q's you're getting wrong. Does it have to do with straight up recall? application? cross-integration? problem-based?
Thank you man. One of my deep weakness was immunology, I started a review on that and a totally agree, finish First Aid is mandatory.
I'll post here my evolution. See you.
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uworld is really really important. make sure you understand every question and every explanation, even the wrong ones.
go over your nbme questions, especially the ones you missed.
as you keep studying you'll see a steady increase in your nbmes, don't worry
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