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Time necesary for passing one time it before exam???
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Time necesary for passing one time it before exam???
Hey guys, tell me is necesary to pass entire book, or just reread and memorise just a weak areas before exam?
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As I have said many times before--FA is just a glorified list of topics you must know before taking the test. It is NOT a review book which you read for USMLE.
People place too much emphasis on FA only to be disappointed with their results.
Having said that, it is good enough for last minute memorization in Micro, Pharma & Biochem.
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As I have said many times before--FA is just a glorified list of topics you must know before taking the test. It is NOT a review book which you read for USMLE.
People place too much emphasis on FA only to be disappointed with their results.
Having said that, it is good enough for last minute memorization in Micro, Pharma & Biochem.
Hope this helps.
Of course destiny of FA is to remind and keep fresh in mind information that is yeat known, and understood...

I ask for how much time take this review of book in a last week, or weeks in preparation...
And if go through entire FA , or just read a special topics...
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It depends on where you are in your studies, and though FA is not everything, it contains most of the high yield points and shouldn't be overlooked... Don't begin it too late, bc it is great to go through it at least 3 times. The first time can take around one month on average, depending on how many hours you have per day and how much you can focus on it, since it is pretty rough... It is not so much about reading it, but making sure you understand (and have memorized) every words and every concepts in it...It has to be completed with other ressources and the Qbanks.
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It depends on where you are in your studies, and though FA is not everything, it contains most of the high yield points and shouldn't be overlooked... Don't begin it too late, bc it is great to go through it at least 3 times. The first time can take around one month on average, depending on how many hours you have per day and how much you can focus on it, since it is pretty rough... It is not so much about reading it, but making sure you understand (and have memorized) every words and every concepts in it...It has to be completed with other ressources and the Qbanks.
Just my 2 cents.
I covered yet 3 times FA, and now at last time think to go again through this...

What about some moments that also to say dont stay memorised in your had , what to do??? Flash cards or, tu attach some papers with this information on the wall, in face of your work place?
what is your method to do this on the last time of your study ,?
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Oh ok, so you seems pretty close from your test day, so continue to review it focusing on your weak areas. Try to go through it in 3 days before your exam, and maybe last day focusing on your forgettables. You can use the tricks you said, and review them everyday in the last weeks for example, or whatever works best for you... No rules here. Good luck!
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It usually takes me a while because I only do one topic of FA a day and combine it with some other resource.

Now, I only do one topic a day coz I have a lot of annotations from UW, Pathoma, and a few other resources I used over my study period. So going through those takes time.

But I think if you were to just glance and skim over the stuff before exam, it should take a week from what I hear. Don't think I'd be able to do that though.
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It usually takes me a while because I only do one topic of FA a day and combine it with some other resource.

Now, I only do one topic a day coz I have a lot of annotations from UW, Pathoma, and a few other resources I used over my study period. So going through those takes time.

But I think if you were to just glance and skim over the stuff before exam, it should take a week from what I hear. Don't think I'd be able to do that though.

I have same situation, when my First aid is like doable First aid, where i added info from Pathoma , DIT just some new , and UW of course...
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