2 Weeks enough to memorize FA? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 1 Forum

USMLE Step 1 Forum USMLE Step 1 Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 1 exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-05-2011
Hope2Pass's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,684
Threads: 213
Thanked 1,590 Times in 660 Posts
Reputation: 1600
First Aid 2 Weeks enough to memorize FA?

Hey guys just wondering if 2 weeks are enough to memorize FA? I've read it almost 4 times. But reading is different than memorizing. I've read it cover to cover every time and I think I am pretty good with it but need to go over it at least 2 or 3 times more before taking my exam in 2 weeks. I want to memorize it completely.

What do u guys think?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message



  #2  
Old 09-05-2011
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 99
Threads: 15
Thanked 41 Times in 27 Posts
Reputation: 51
Default

If you are familiar with the content of FA very well and understand things in it............u could do it with hard work.........if not...........than it is not possible

because FA material have a very short half life
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-05-2011
tootsie's Avatar
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 433
Threads: 16
Thanked 284 Times in 199 Posts
Reputation: 294
Default

I think that if you've read it 4 times and are familiar with the concept, i think it can be done. You could probably do 30-40 pages per day which can surely be done it you have 8+ hours in a day.

Just curious, how long does it take to read FA the first time cover to cover? How about the 2nd and 3rd?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-05-2011
Hope2Pass's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,684
Threads: 213
Thanked 1,590 Times in 660 Posts
Reputation: 1600
Default

Thanks guys. My first read took me around 2 weeks and then every subsequent read got faster n faster. My last read took me about a week. But I feel like I know what is really HY in FA now n I will memorize that stuff while skimming thru it n then read it all over again
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
tootsie (09-05-2011)
  #5  
Old 09-05-2011
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 623
Threads: 111
Thanked 424 Times in 264 Posts
Reputation: 434
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hope2Pass View Post
Thanks guys. My first read took me around 2 weeks and then every subsequent read got faster n faster. My last read took me about a week. But I feel like I know what is really HY in FA now n I will memorize that stuff while skimming thru it n then read it all over again
First you studied kaplan then shifted to FA or just reading FA took you 2 weeks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-05-2011
Hope2Pass's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 1,684
Threads: 213
Thanked 1,590 Times in 660 Posts
Reputation: 1600
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aknz View Post
First you studied kaplan then shifted to FA or just reading FA took you 2 weeks.
Yes read Kaplan first..Do u think 2 weeks is a long for FA ? lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 09-05-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 68
Threads: 5
Thanked 139 Times in 35 Posts
Reputation: 149
Default

As you have already read it, Yes 2 weeks is more than sufficient time for revision of FA. Although you may feel you are just reading it, but actually you will be retaining sufficient information for the Exam. But do try to understand, which is more important than just memorizing.
__________________
Did my post Help ? Please don't forget to hit "THANKS"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Guides for:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
&
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
"Innovation Never Sleeps"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
aknz (09-05-2011), Hope2Pass (09-05-2011), tootsie (09-05-2011)
  #8  
Old 09-05-2011
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 36
Threads: 20
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Reputation: 16
Send a message via Skype™ to USMLEBoy
Default

No matter how much time left, you should be reviewing FA for as many times as possible till the last second. It will never be enough for this procedure. Just do it!

Good luck buddy, you will make it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Hope2Pass (09-05-2011), tootsie (10-19-2011)



Reply

Tags
First-Aid, USMLE-Books

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to memorize drug names USMLE2011m USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 08-21-2011 09:24 AM
Three weeks from online application or three weeks from receiving my Form 186? USMLE-Syndrome ECFMG Forum 1 02-25-2011 12:12 PM
Should we memorize the ACLS algorithm causca USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 2 02-22-2011 09:03 AM
How can i memorize Genetic disorder? Eric Zhuang USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 3 03-01-2010 09:56 AM
Should we memorize Kaplan? priyanka1 USMLE Step 1 Forum 6 02-20-2010 12:00 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)