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Old 08-15-2011
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Help On the verge of panic...!

Hi, I'm Jawaad from Pakistan.

I've been reading this forum for a few days and seems like I've come to the right place for guidance.

My dilemma is that I'm now entering the Final year of MBBS studies here. And as my Pakistani colleagues would know that it's a hectic academic year with lots of ward rounds and study hours.

I am seriously considering, however, to start prep for step 1, as I've covered all the basic sciences subjects.(although haven't done any formal prep from USMLE books) Ideally I would like to prep for 6-7 months and take the exam in the mid of final year. We hear "myths" (such as the ones mentioned in Ayaz Mehmood's personal experience on this forum) not to risk it during medical school, that it requires studies when you're totally free from everything else.

Is it realistically possible to consider taking the step 1 with hardly 3-4 hours of daily dedicated prep for this time duration?

Esp. when one has to balance med school with it. I would love to hear from anyone who's taken it during med school, esp in final year MBBS...

I'm in dire need of help...
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