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Hi everyone, Im in my 4th grade of medical school and Im foreign, I think I'll be finished next year on the end of July, and I want to do the Step 1 before I start my internship in the middle of December 2015, so I will have like 4 months free" and I will use this time to study hard, but I really need your opinion, is that good time enough to study? Or what should I do? Kaplan + FAD will be okay? Or what other sources you recommend to me?
I really need your experience and wisdom, thank you so much
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Four months is more than enough. Stick to uworld + FA + Pathoma and brush up topics which you find really difficult with Kaplan vids. Don't waste too much time on kaplan
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Four months is more than enough. Stick to uworld + FA + Pathoma and brush up topics which you find really difficult with Kaplan vids. Don't waste too much time on kaplan
Hi there 4 months is enough forma what? I know it depends on a lot of factores but, can someone score 240+?
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Four months is more than enough. Stick to uworld + FA + Pathoma and brush up topics which you find really difficult with Kaplan vids. Don't waste too much time on kaplan
Thanks! I promise I will post my experience and give all the advices, we can do it people.
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Four months is more than enough. Stick to uworld + FA + Pathoma and brush up topics which you find really difficult with Kaplan vids. Don't waste too much time on kaplan
Hi there 4 months is enough forma what? I know it depends on a lot of factores but, can someone score 240+?
I followed this method and scored 255+
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I followed this method and scored 255+
And what was your background?
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IMG. Started prep 1year after graduation. No prior prep for usmle but was preparing for my home country entrance exams.
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I don't think that (1st aid + pathoma +uworld) always works!
So think about it twice , what to do is read lots of experiences
Good luck
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I followed this method and scored 255+
thanks a lot! how many hours did U study?
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IMG. Started prep 1year after graduation. No prior prep for usmle but was preparing for my home country entrance exams.
Oh ok, if you say 4 months is enough, how many hours/day do you recommend to study??
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IMG. Started prep 1year after graduation. No prior prep for usmle but was preparing for my home country entrance exams.
Oh ok, if you say 4 months is enough, how many hours/day do you recommend to study??
I studied around 8-10 hours everyday and took weekends off
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I studied around 8-10 hours everyday and took weekends off
Which subjects do you consider is necessary to study more?
Pathology come in medical cases, right?
Thanks.
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