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Hey guys,
I am in need of some advice. I am about to finish third semester and I have a month off. I Would really love to start my step 1 preparation so I am looking for some resources to study.

My first thought was to buy the kaplan lecture notes and read those but, then I realized I would never finish them and I would just end up with knowledge gaps.

One of my friends recommended me to do the DIT 2014 USMLE STEP 1 course for 20 days and answer a some questions while I do those. I also want to give First Aid general principles a read so I get my concepts stronger...

Another idea of mine is to buy pathoma and try to finish that in a month. ( Dont know if its possible or a good idea...)


What do you guys think? What do you guys reccomend? What would you do? Keep in mind that I am an IMG and my concepts are probably no that strong...

I would appreciate all comments and help.. Thanks
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Hey guys,
I am in need of some advice. I am about to finish third semester and I have a month off. I Would really love to start my step 1 preparation so I am looking for some resources to study.

My first thought was to buy the kaplan lecture notes and read those but, then I realized I would never finish them and I would just end up with knowledge gaps.

One of my friends recommended me to do the DIT 2014 USMLE STEP 1 course for 20 days and answer a some questions while I do those. I also want to give First Aid general principles a read so I get my concepts stronger...

Another idea of mine is to buy pathoma and try to finish that in a month. ( Dont know if its possible or a good idea...)


What do you guys think? What do you guys reccomend? What would you do? Keep in mind that I am an IMG and my concepts are probably no that strong...

I would appreciate all comments and help.. Thanks
Well depends on how much time u have for the exam..
Anyways you should definitely start with kaplan videos and notes..if u have a long time for step 1 n u feel u might forget evrything,that will happen.
But u will forget the facts, not the concepts..if u understand the concepts now,then later on a minor revision will make u ready to go.
So focus on the concepts kaplan videos give..all the facts u need to know can always be revised from first aid at the end.
And Pathoma is really good.. Make sure u see the videos coz that guy makes u understand everything even if u have a weak base..and yaa its very easy to finish that book and videos in 20 days or so.
Get going..wen the going gets tough the tough gets going.
All the best.
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Well depends on how much time u have for the exam..
Anyways you should definitely start with kaplan videos and notes..if u have a long time for step 1 n u feel u might forget evrything,that will happen.
But u will forget the facts, not the concepts..if u understand the concepts now,then later on a minor revision will make u ready to go.
So focus on the concepts kaplan videos give..all the facts u need to know can always be revised from first aid at the end.
And Pathoma is really good.. Make sure u see the videos coz that guy makes u understand everything even if u have a weak base..and yaa its very easy to finish that book and videos in 20 days or so.
Get going..wen the going gets tough the tough gets going.
All the best.
Thank you so much for your imput,

Yes I think that is probably the best idea. I will start studying the kaplan videos and lectures. Even though I wont finish them, I will get use to the concepts books and everything so when I take my semester off to really STUDY, I allready know how to do them. Which books do you think I should study first? I was thinking about anatomy and physio since those two are pretty basic.

Thanks!
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Thank you so much for your imput,

Yes I think that is probably the best idea. I will start studying the kaplan videos and lectures. Even though I wont finish them, I will get use to the concepts books and everything so when I take my semester off to really STUDY, I allready know how to do them. Which books do you think I should study first? I was thinking about anatomy and physio since those two are pretty basic.

Thanks!
Its good to start with anat and physio.. Most of the people study kaplan notes..but I've heard brs physiology is good..
So i dont know about other resources.
But I'd suggest you that during your medical school while studying for ur college exams,go thru the usmle videos and then study your books which u study in medical school.
I'm already out of medical school but i wish i saw these videos during my basic sciences since my teachers were'nt all that good and it would have helped me understand the subject and remember it beter in those days instead of just trying to mug up.
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