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Group talk November step 1

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let this be a thread for all those who are giving their step 1 in November.
we can share the progress of our studies and also know how far ahead /lagging we are in our preparations .....and what else we are doing to get the 99!

hope this is helpful to many!
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ok i am in! my deadline date is nov...
so i am 2 times done with kaplan books and i did uw once..
i don't think that i am ready yet, therefore i want to study more like 2 times more and see how i perform!
how about you?
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ok i am in! my deadline date is nov...
so i am 2 times done with kaplan books and i did uw once..
i don't think that i am ready yet, therefore i want to study more like 2 times more and see how i perform!
how about you?
hi there!

i am doing my second read will finish in 2 weeks.then will start q banks...

when in nov r u giving ur exam?when did u start preparing?
where r from buddy?
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Embarrassed hi

my exam is in 29th nov.
i am still in my first read, but i do FA along with kaplan qbank, i didn't study all the subjects from Kaplan LN

i mostly rely on FA general and FA organ systems...
i started Goljan RR this month....

i hope that the remaining months are enough? what do u guys think?
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hi there!

i am doing my second read will finish in 2 weeks.then will start q banks...

when in nov r u giving ur exam?when did u start preparing?
where r from buddy?
i am from pak and i started prep around one year ago but i may take my exam in october as well but at the most i can extend it till nov so thats why i consider myself to be in the nov boat. lol
what about u?
i have not taken any self assesment exam cuz i jus know that i am not ready yet cuz there r some weak areas that i see and i don't want to waste money on it
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my exam is in 29th nov.
i am still in my first read, but i do FA along with kaplan qbank, i didn't study all the subjects from Kaplan LN

i mostly rely on FA general and FA organ systems...
i started Goljan RR this month....

i hope that the remaining months are enough? what do u guys think?
yes i guess ur doing fine. noone can tell until u take a self assesment exam!
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i am from pak and i started prep around one year ago but i may take my exam in october as well but at the most i can extend it till nov so thats why i consider myself to be in the nov boat. lol
what about u?
i have not taken any self assesment exam cuz i jus know that i am not ready yet cuz there r some weak areas that i see and i don't want to waste money on it


nah! i have decided it for the 29th so will stick to it!i am from new delhi.

its seems like u are going pretty good!go get that 99
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my exam is in 29th nov.
i am still in my first read, but i do FA along with kaplan qbank, i didn't study all the subjects from Kaplan LN

i mostly rely on FA general and FA organ systems...
i started Goljan RR this month....

i hope that the remaining months are enough? what do u guys think?
wow! we are giving it on the same day!
so u are doing kaplan LN FA and Q bank simultaneously??
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so have u guys planned as to when will u be giving step2 ck and cs..have u done any observership yet?....thinking of these things make me tensed as i have not decided the dates yet...!and i am scared that i will be late for the 2013 match!
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Guys i am also going to gv my exam in November..
I finished my first reading wd kaplan+goljan+fischer ethics 100 cases.
now im doin 2nd reading kaplan+UW+FA will finish till 31 august.
1st of sept i will start 3rd reading UWSAform1+nbme 3 UWrevise+FA 2times
4th reading from1st oct kaplan quickly+FA+UW revision weak areas+goljan+only kaplan path videos..+nbme7&11
than examm...
I am from pakistan but im studying in Ukraine final year med school..
Anyone wants to contact i will appreciate dr_umeraulakh@hotmail.com
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Guys i am also going to gv my exam in November..
I finished my first reading wd kaplan+goljan+fischer ethics 100 cases.
now im doin 2nd reading kaplan+UW+FA will finish till 31 august.
1st of sept i will start 3rd reading UWSAform1+nbme 3 UWrevise+FA 2times
4th reading from1st oct kaplan quickly+FA+UW revision weak areas+goljan+only kaplan path videos..+nbme7&11
than examm...
I am from pakistan but im studying in Ukraine final year med school..
Anyone wants to contact i will appreciate dr_umeraulakh@hotmail.com

hi!
since you did goljan for patho, did you do kaplan patho as well or did you only do goljan?
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I will repeat goljan book + kaplan path videos....b/c many of my friends finished all steps they personally advised me for it...as long my experience i listen sum chaps of kaplan videos but i pospond it for the end 2 weeks before exam....i found much better kap path 2011 videos rather than goljan audios...
but there is way to do it...first read all goljan than do kaplan videos,,will be more helpful.
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Guys i am also going to gv my exam in November..
I finished my first reading wd kaplan+goljan+fischer ethics 100 cases.
now im doin 2nd reading kaplan+UW+FA will finish till 31 august.
1st of sept i will start 3rd reading UWSAform1+nbme 3 UWrevise+FA 2times
4th reading from1st oct kaplan quickly+FA+UW revision weak areas+goljan+only kaplan path videos..+nbme7&11
than examm...
I am from pakistan but im studying in Ukraine final year med school..
Anyone wants to contact i will appreciate dr_umeraulakh@hotmail.com
i am also from pakistan.. will keep in touch on this same thread!!!!
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so have u guys planned as to when will u be giving step2 ck and cs..have u done any observership yet?....thinking of these things make me tensed as i have not decided the dates yet...!and i am scared that i will be late for the 2013 match!
i am not worrying about step 2 ck and cs.,. there will be time for 2013 and this is the year that i plan to apply for 2013..
lets keep this thread running!
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Hi guys, My plan is november or december based on how ready I am.

I am on my first read at the moment and I am not using Kaplans. I finished Biochem, Microbiology ( my weakest EVER!), immunology and cellular biology. I am doing the rest system wise, so I just started with Neurology, done neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, working on pathology, should be done by tomorrow and then pharm + 1 week of behavioural science, along with neuro review and mcqs.

I hope this first read helps.

While I do each system, I am planning on doing FA as I go along, furhtermore, I am going to be doing th MCQs of FA as well.

I am hoping that I am done my first read - all topics my end of sept. MAX.

then that gives me time for oct , to do my second read along with UWorld, and Kaplan MCQs.

Then Lastly I will all of november, do random review .. I might give one nbme as well.

I know this is going to be tough, but if god wills , things will help. PLUS I wouldl have to go back to school in sept.

what do u guys think of my plans so far.. BAD?
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so no one is using kaplan q bank..???
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i am .. i jus started doing patho for kaplan q bank..
i have started 1 day ago.
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i ve done offline kaplan qbank wd cumulative 67 percent...but nw im doin uw online 30 percent finished wd cumulative 55 percent....UW is far better than kap....i dint find any benefit of kaplan b/c most of their things are in book....
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i ve done offline kaplan qbank wd cumulative 67 percent...but nw im doin uw online 30 percent finished wd cumulative 55 percent....UW is far better than kap....i dint find any benefit of kaplan b/c most of their things are in book....
i am done with both the banks once, i think i didn do kaplan q bank well enough so i am going to do both of these banks q bank and uw one more time..
kaplan is not bad at all. i think its the 2nd best out there .. so more questions are better therefore.. i feel that for me personally there is a need!
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well i compared kaplan wd nbme form1 qs....and i found kaplan qbank has some unnecessary information which is not exactly relevant to exam..
i already sent yu a request on skype & hotmail..just check it...
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Hi guys, My plan is november or december based on how ready I am.

I am on my first read at the moment and I am not using Kaplans. I finished Biochem, Microbiology ( my weakest EVER!), immunology and cellular biology. I am doing the rest system wise, so I just started with Neurology, done neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, working on pathology, should be done by tomorrow and then pharm + 1 week of behavioural science, along with neuro review and mcqs.

I hope this first read helps.

While I do each system, I am planning on doing FA as I go along, furhtermore, I am going to be doing th MCQs of FA as well.

I am hoping that I am done my first read - all topics my end of sept. MAX.

then that gives me time for oct , to do my second read along with UWorld, and Kaplan MCQs.

Then Lastly I will all of november, do random review .. I might give one nbme as well.

I know this is going to be tough, but if god wills , things will help. PLUS I wouldl have to go back to school in sept.

what do u guys think of my plans so far.. BAD?
you are reading my mind big fella...that's the same time line as mine 99.99%
i don't use kaplan LN for most of subjects as i go system wise...what do u use instead? i am using the detailed FA ( general ) and (organ systems)
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Hey, I'm doing DIT and Uworld along with FA every day! Iv been through FA at least 5 times, and seen DIT like 3 (it keeps me motivated and helps me concentrate), plus doing 1 block every day!
Any advices if I'm still getting 30%-40%?.
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Hey, I'm doing DIT and Uworld along with FA every day! Iv been through FA at least 5 times, and seen DIT like 3 (it keeps me motivated and helps me concentrate), plus doing 1 block every day!
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My examen is in december!
u didn't do kaplan at all and relied only on FA or what?
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you are reading my mind big fella...that's the same time line as mine 99.99%
i don't use kaplan LN for most of subjects as i go system wise...what do u use instead? i am using the detailed FA ( general ) and (organ systems)

I am using the FA - general, and I am using random books for each subsubject like physio,pharma,patho based on the recommendations by FA.
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No, i didn't do kaplan at all!
Just FA and read some stuffs that i didn't understand from other sources!
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i also want to take my exam in nov,i m doing uworld,55%. . .
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is my score satisfactory or some1 is getting more than it?
i m doing it in timed random mode. . .
i started my preparation in mid of march..
too slow at the start,still going with lazy pace. . .
Pakistani students,may u mention ur colleges,and graduation year...
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is my score satisfactory or some1 is getting more than it?
i m doing it in timed random mode. . .
i started my preparation in mid of march..
too slow at the start,still going with lazy pace. . .
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my step 1 is also in november first week . am also from pakistan ... done first read 40 percent kaplan q bank but i dont like kaplan q bank ... and now doing first aid plus uworld ... done all kaplan notes plus some of videos in my first read and then goljan rapid rewievw(2 times goljan r.r) didnt heard audio too much .. doing uworld untimed offline version using it as learning tool
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average 70 percent .. .. but first time uworld scores are always low for everyperson coz if u start it after first read then itsss not so bad if u get and average of 60 to 70 ... am using it as a learning tool doing offline ...
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hii ppl..i'm from india..and i'm planning to give d step by oct end or nov first week..my prep is highly unsatisfactory though..i m doing second reading of kaplan material..n third reading of goljan RR..m also reading FA side by side..i started with UW 3 months ago..i'll finish it by end of august..but i did not use it as a means of assessment and so my scores are around 50-60%..will it be fine if i give the exam in oct end or should i delay the step??
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hii ppl..i'm from india..and i'm planning to give d step by oct end or nov first week..my prep is highly unsatisfactory though..i m doing second reading of kaplan material..n third reading of goljan RR..m also reading FA side by side..i started with UW 3 months ago..i'll finish it by end of august..but i did not use it as a means of assessment and so my scores are around 50-60%..will it be fine if i give the exam in oct end or should i delay the step??
dont delay it dude ... i know u had alot of knowledge uptil now coz u are in second read of kaplan and f.a and almost done with u.world ... so most of things and concepts willl b fresh in ur mind i think so .. so nothing to worry and inshALLAH u will do ur best ..best of luck
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dont delay it dude ... i know u had alot of knowledge uptil now coz u are in second read of kaplan and f.a and almost done with u.world ... so most of things and concepts willl b fresh in ur mind i think so .. so nothing to worry and inshALLAH u will do ur best ..best of luck
thanks a lot yasir..dat was encouraging but i am low on confidence..i mean bchem,anatomy etc..i dont remember a word..it feels as if i didnt pay much attention to bchem during my first read..
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thanks a lot yasir..dat was encouraging but i am low on confidence..i mean bchem,anatomy etc..i dont remember a word..it feels as if i didnt pay much attention to bchem during my first read..
hey dont losse hope ... u will do great step 1 is all matter of nerves and confidence ... and dont listen about people who want to discourage u am saying this coz i got a female s.p 30 min back and she said to me that u are still in medical school so its very difficult for u to get good score ...i said her that i know what i am and i dont know anyones sugggestions so just go for the beast and do it in ur own way so thhat at the end u wil b satisfied ... i hope u get my point best of luck dear remember me in prayers good luck
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arun take an nbme form 7 or 11,it will predict your score and will tell whether u should delay or not. . .if score is far beyond your goal then my suggestion is delay,,,
take it in mid of september. . .its a very very good predictor
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arun take an nbme form 7 or 11,it will predict your score and will tell whether u should delay or not. . .if score is far beyond your goal then my suggestion is delay,,,
take it in mid of september. . .its a very very good predictor
thanks zohaib..ya i am planning to give uworld self assessment tests in september and nbme also..but r these many questions enuf?? i mean i hardly have time for doing kaplan qbqnk etc..
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hey dont losse hope ... u will do great step 1 is all matter of nerves and confidence ... and dont listen about people who want to discourage u am saying this coz i got a female s.p 30 min back and she said to me that u are still in medical school so its very difficult for u to get good score ...i said her that i know what i am and i dont know anyones sugggestions so just go for the beast and do it in ur own way so thhat at the end u wil b satisfied ... i hope u get my point best of luck dear remember me in prayers good luck
Gud post..plz suggest smthng 2 gain d momentum 2 study..plz...my prep z dead slow.......m planning 2 take d step in march..actually due 2 slow pace,postponing 2 take d xam evry week..plzz help..sorry guys bothering u.....:sorry:
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Gud post..plz suggest smthng 2 gain d momentum 2 study..plz...my prep z dead slow.......m planning 2 take d step in march..actually due 2 slow pace,postponing 2 take d xam evry week..plzz help..sorry guys bothering u.....:sorry:
dont loose hope and dont postpon exam coz doing whole prep in minimum time is better than doing it slowly ... and selfff confidenceee matters ..so nothing to worrry u will rock the exam ... :P as i have done just first read of kaplan and videos and started uworld now ... i know sometimess i feel anxiety and depressed ... so i m using chocolates cofee etc thiamine suppliments ...theseee thing are must to cope with anxiety
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dont loose hope and dont postpon exam coz doing whole prep in minimum time is better than doing it slowly ... and selfff confidenceee matters ..so nothing to worrry u will rock the exam ... :P as i have done just first read of kaplan and videos and started uworld now ... i know sometimess i feel anxiety and depressed ... so i m using chocolates cofee etc thiamine suppliments ...theseee thing are must to cope with anxiety
Thanxxx a tonnn...Jazak Allahukhairan......u r ryt, anxiety n depression doin there job one by one...bt d main thing z Self confidence.....May God bless ppl lyk u who encourage,Insha'Allah u wil rock d xam wd a double 9
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Thanxxx a tonnn...Jazak Allahukhairan......u r ryt, anxiety n depression doin there job one by one...bt d main thing z Self confidence.....May God bless ppl lyk u who encourage,Insha'Allah u wil rock d xam wd a double 9
thanxx alotttttt and one more thing its important to take short breaks during studiesss so that to b on the track ... thanx for the prayers really need that too much .. GOD bless u inshALLAH u will do good in ur exam dont b tensee ALLAH helps those who work hard .... so just do do it and go for the beast and dont b tenseee ...good luck for ur exam
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Gud post..plz suggest smthng 2 gain d momentum 2 study..plz...my prep z dead slow.......m planning 2 take d step in march..actually due 2 slow pace,postponing 2 take d xam evry week..plzz help..sorry guys bothering u.....:sorry:

Hey! Salam ! . Listen, Let me show you some light, I am in medical school, my exam is in december, and I just started preparing for it in July. So you can imagine how tight this is for me, plus I find it very difficult to put in more than 5 hrs a day. with that, I plan to still not give up and continue working as much as I can. I hope this pushes you . p.s: I am an IMG.
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Hey! Salam ! . Listen, Let me show you some light, I am in medical school, my exam is in december, and I just started preparing for it in July. So you can imagine how tight this is for me, plus I find it very difficult to put in more than 5 hrs a day. with that, I plan to still not give up and continue working as much as I can. I hope this pushes you . p.s: I am an IMG.
yup u are right .. am also saving my energy for the right time espeically for last two months so that i will not b burned out by studying more now .. so just studying 4 hours nowaadays ... if AMG can prepare everything in 6 weeks than its not impossible for IMG so they are good source of motivation for us ...a
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yup u are right .. am also saving my energy for the right time espeically for last two months so that i will not b burned out by studying more now .. so just studying 4 hours nowaadays ... if AMG can prepare everything in 6 weeks than its not impossible for IMG so they are good source of motivation for us ...a
i salute ur enthusiasm and such a positive approach in life..m sure u'll get 99..
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hello people..hope everyone is reading well..i wanted to ask about bchem lectures..my seniors have always told me dat the kaplan bchem lectures are very good and shud b listened to..but i have done only metab ( except lipid) and some portion of dna replication chapters with the help of lectures..is it important for me to listen to all or will it be a waste of time right now as the step is just 2 months away..pls suggest.....
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hello people..hope everyone is reading well..i wanted to ask about bchem lectures..my seniors have always told me dat the kaplan bchem lectures are very good and shud b listened to..but i have done only metab ( except lipid) and some portion of dna replication chapters with the help of lectures..is it important for me to listen to all or will it be a waste of time right now as the step is just 2 months away..pls suggest.....
do all biochem ;ectures for better concepts and it will save ur time for second read if u have listened all biochem lecture then second read biohchem gonna take 3 days maximum
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how's it going guys!!!!

what are u world scores till now!!!ready for november?!!
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what are u world scores till now!!!ready for november?!!
got exam date of 3rd november... need ur prayers ... just started effective prep .. short of time ... but i will b in contact with u guys later on /..... neeeed alottt prayers from everyone thanx
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my UW score is 61% wd pathology left.
i think i cant make it for november b/c my dean dint signed my application,he said in acedemic year yu cant alow for this,well i talked wd my prorector n so dean will sign for me on thursday...so i think i will gv my exam in december.
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hey guys howz it going?


where r u all in ur preps...??

and wats ur uw scores???


am still scoring about 65% :/ still 50 % of uw left.


updates please!lets keep ourselves motivated!
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Hi guys add me to november group also. ..
I have finished kaplan qbank. . . . Now doing revision with kaplan notes and first aid. . .
Probably it'll take 2 week than start uworld around 5th octomber . . . .. Hoping to give exam in november end
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let this be a thread for all those who are giving their step 1 in November.
we can share the progress of our studies and also know how far ahead /lagging we are in our preparations .....and what else we are doing to get the 99!

hope this is helpful to many!
hey im in too, my dead line is the end of October i m doing UW second time and ill read FA do NBME 11 and 12 in the end , i did nbme 7 before a month and i scored 470 and i was depressed because i lost my money and now i have to do another nbme to register again .hope i can make it to 99
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hey im in too, my dead line is the end of October i m doing UW second time and ill read FA do NBME 11 and 12 in the end , i did nbme 7 before a month and i scored 470 and i was depressed because i lost my money and now i have to do another nbme to register again .hope i can make it to 99
i think u have a good score and u have sometime to improve it as well..
can u please tell me what are u doing to improve ur score?
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i think u have a good score and u have sometime to improve it as well..
can u please tell me what are u doing to improve ur score?
i ll review Bioch and Genetic and FA and UW but i feel like new questions are imp too so try to look for another q bank with the UW ...or do the offline nbme with the uw and fa ..
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Hey sorry to interrupt but guys just help me wid one thing only ! Is kaplan 'pathology' lecture videos are must ????? Cozzz honestly dey r so borinn trust me ! I cant just stick wid them. I heard goljan lectures wid transcripts. Tryin to do goljan RR now ( don knw if i should ) but kaplan lecture videos. R dey absolutly must ??
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Hey sorry to interrupt but guys just help me wid one thing only ! Is kaplan 'pathology' lecture videos are must ????? Cozzz honestly dey r so borinn trust me ! I cant just stick wid them. I heard goljan lectures wid transcripts. Tryin to do goljan RR now ( don knw if i should ) but kaplan lecture videos. R dey absolutly must ??
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Hey sorry to interrupt but guys just help me wid one thing only ! Is kaplan 'pathology' lecture videos are must ????? Cozzz honestly dey r so borinn trust me ! I cant just stick wid them. I heard goljan lectures wid transcripts. Tryin to do goljan RR now ( don knw if i should ) but kaplan lecture videos. R dey absolutly must ??
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let this be a thread for all those who are giving their step 1 in November.
we can share the progress of our studies and also know how far ahead /lagging we are in our preparations .....and what else we are doing to get the 99!

hope this is helpful to many!
hey guys,i am planning to give my step in November,so far i did my first read of kaplan,FA,UW and doing my second revision.
thanks for starting this thread HEMAN! we are not here to pass we are here to kick ass!!
guys please make some suggestions and advices,now i am ready like a loaded gun to fight for 2 months.i am an IMG.i am going to take 2 month uw and when shld i take an NBME.which one is shld i take first,never taken any before.
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yup u are right .. am also saving my energy for the right time espeically for last two months so that i will not b burned out by studying more now .. so just studying 4 hours nowaadays ... if AMG can prepare everything in 6 weeks than its not impossible for IMG so they are good source of motivation for us ...a
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guys how much are u scoring in your uw???
i am getting tensed..my score is stuck!!!
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guys how much are u scoring in your uw???
i am getting tensed..my score is stuck!!!
i am scoring per block timed mode system wise i am getting 60-70% sometimes goes down to 55% on avg.how abt u guys? how much do u guys thunk i shld improve?
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i am getting tensed..my score is stuck!!!
same here..it seems to me now dat it was a bad idea subscibinig to UW for 6 months..because i didnt do it regularly n the score isnt improving..n the hectic internship schedule nowadays is draining a lot of energy out of me..still i want to give the exam in november..thinking of taking kaplan qbank for 1 month..what do u ppl suggest
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same here..it seems to me now dat it was a bad idea subscibinig to UW for 6 months..because i didnt do it regularly n the score isnt improving..n the hectic internship schedule nowadays is draining a lot of energy out of me..still i want to give the exam in november..thinking of taking kaplan qbank for 1 month..what do u ppl suggest
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ya i did the same mistake subscribing for 6 months in the beginning,i suggest you shld continue with the UW itself,coz kaplan Q bank though it helped a lot of ppl but u said you are going to give the test in Nov,so am i.new material needs time to read it whole,instead better reviewing the materials which we got in our hands thoroughly.it depends if u are ready and wanna give another punch u can try kaplnQbank,it will be effective if we finish it 100%.what do u guys say?
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ya i did the same mistake subscribing for 6 months in the beginning,i suggest you shld continue with the UW itself,coz kaplan Q bank though it helped a lot of ppl but u said you are going to give the test in Nov,so am i.new material needs time to read it whole,instead better reviewing the materials which we got in our hands thoroughly.it depends if u are ready and wanna give another punch u can try kaplnQbank,it will be effective if we finish it 100%.what do u guys say?
yeah u r right..also i think i shud have taken kaplan qbank before than doing uworld..uworld questions r definately better...although i m not planning to do the entire kaplan qbank but i do need questions for practice as i m left with only 300 questions of uworld..
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I think its better to do kaplan sample qs which are around 300...
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I think its better to do kaplan sample qs which are around 300...
sample questions?? do u mean the kaplan qbook ones or something else and btw are the qbook questions similar to the qbank because in that case i should first do the qbook questions rather than subscribing for qbank
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yes sample Q's? i have a Q book which i got it with the kaplan books.where are the sample Q's?
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If you go to kaplan website,they have given a option try us free,there they have given a trial for 1 month of around 300 qs..i used that qs a month ago.
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hows the standard of the questions?
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these are d hard questions from their qbanks,well i just recommend these qs to those who never tasted kaplan q bank,so i think 300 are enough to know something atleast.
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[totally agree with you,thanks for sharing.
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2 months left!!


what r u guys doing now???


revising?q banks?self assessments?
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Hi guys,how is it going so far?what's happening...lets share something.i am doing my Immunology now and for guys who read kaplan notes.can you tell me what extra points given in kaplan other than goljan? like tables or any classification that might be useful.
and those for second time doers of UW how are your scores?where do u think we need to stress on?
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how does one do UW for the second time....only the wrong questions or do the whole this again....has anyone done it yet????any clues anybody???
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how does one do UW for the second time....only the wrong questions or do the whole this again....has anyone done it yet????any clues anybody???
still doing second time buddy,some subjects i am doing the whole thing mostly incorrect ones.there are some WTF Q's which i had trouble understanding them.soon i will post those Q's which i had problems personally.
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hows it going guys..

i got exactly 1 month left!!



how many nbmes have u guys done?scores?
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am dng my uworld again for second time almost 60 percent done...sec time avg is in 85...even for second time i dont remember anything..i feel like dng for the first time...i gave my nbme 3 got 220 4 days back.still didnt complete my prep...i gave that just to know whr i am....my date is on nov 21
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hii guys..my exam is on november 30...ppl often say during last few days u shud read FA and revise UW and take self assessment forms..but what abt kaplan and goljan..i dont find FA useful widout reading side by side along wid kaplan..but then if i do like this i wont b able to finish d course in 30 days..so what should be the correct approach?
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hii guys..my exam is on november 30...ppl often say during last few days u shud read FA and revise UW and take self assessment forms..but what abt kaplan and goljan..i dont find FA useful widout reading side by side along wid kaplan..but then if i do like this i wont b able to finish d course in 30 days..so what should be the correct approach?
did u give any self assessments yet? if u did how much did u get? I suggest give the test and know where are you weak and try to improve reading the materials you have along with FA.FA is must.
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guys wat is the difference between effect modifucation and confounding..??
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Has anybody taken nbme yet?
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will take one tomorrow..what about the others??!!

too busy studying??
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well today's Muslims are celebrating Eid . . .that's y i m not gonna study a single word today.. .
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yeah!

ahve a good time!
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hey guys wat r ur nbme scores!!!
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Hey. I've taken two NBMEs so far. NBME 12 (226) and NBME 11 (231). one week apart. Haven't taken another one is like 10 days. Taking NBME 7 in 2-3 days. Will keep you posted on how I do on it.
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i haven't taken yet. . .
which one is more difficult,,,3,4,7,11,12?
i did nbme3 offline with 168 right answers,,,will do 7 and 11 online . .but i m curious are they more difficult to 3,and how many questions you should correct to get more than 230 . .
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what is your score heman . .?
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i just did NBME 7 got 242..

i found the questions a lil wierd..:/

will do 12 in a weeks time!

i think form 11 and 12 willbe more difficult..
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Hey. I've taken two NBMEs so far. NBME 12 (226) and NBME 11 (231). one week apart. Haven't taken another one is like 10 days. Taking NBME 7 in 2-3 days. Will keep you posted on how I do on it.


hey those are good scores!!

how are you improving your scores..i mean wat are u doing to improve them,...reading anything extra apart from FA AND UW???
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nice score heman nice score. . .
is FA enough . .i have done 4 reads of Kaplan,,uworld twice. . .q bank for some subjects. . .biggest difficulty that i face is micobiology,,,and 2nd is it usually takes 18 days to complete kaplan,,,and after 18 days,,,i barely recall what i have done on first day . .
so is KAPLAN enough to take 240,,at least in nbme. . .and how many days you take to complete FA read. . .?
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nice score heman nice score. . .
is FA enough . .i have done 4 reads of Kaplan,,uworld twice. . .q bank for some subjects. . .biggest difficulty that i face is micobiology,,,and 2nd is it usually takes 18 days to complete kaplan,,,and after 18 days,,,i barely recall what i have done on first day . .
so is KAPLAN enough to take 240,,at least in nbme. . .and how many days you take to complete FA read. . .?
thanks zohaib!just hope it works out the same way in the real thing too....

i just did kaplan 2 time that too sometime in august...
now i am doing FA AND UW ONLY...
i wud suggest to retain microbiogy do it daily for 1 hour....put it in your routine..that will help stick!

are u doing kaplan q bank too...cud u please tell me where to download the offline version..i fail to find it on the net..

i took about 11 days to finish FA..
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sorry i live in Pakistan and here i can find kaplan offline q banks in the form of books. . .i haven't downloaded it . .
btw i would suggest not to do kaplan q bank at this stage,,,bcz it's substandard when you compare it with uworld and keeping the fact you want to do step in nov,,,give your time to FA instead of kaplan q bank at this stage. . .because these q banks are for learning rather than estimating,,,
do all nbme's,,it's very imp . . .even if you have to do them offline

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hey those are good scores!!

how are you improving your scores..i mean wat are u doing to improve them,...reading anything extra apart from FA AND UW???

Just doing FA. I missed a lot of pharm ques because I suck at plain memorization. So I've been going over pharm more than anything, but really pretty much re-reading FA.
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nice score heman nice score. . .
is FA enough . .i have done 4 reads of Kaplan,,uworld twice. . .q bank for some subjects. . .biggest difficulty that i face is micobiology,,,and 2nd is it usually takes 18 days to complete kaplan,,,and after 18 days,,,i barely recall what i have done on first day . .
so is KAPLAN enough to take 240,,at least in nbme. . .and how many days you take to complete FA read. . .?

IDK about kaplan since i didnt do it. But as far as FA is concerned, It can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks depending on how much you have annotated FA and how much you already know. Some sections will go faster than others.
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hey guys!!

exam in 5 days!!!

wat are your last min preparations?

last min revisions??
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exam in 5 days!!!

wat are your last min preparations?

last min revisions??
mine is also in 5 days and what am doing is to just revising f.a with 200 uw questions and with goljan and D.I.T notes /... and offline NBME
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