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About me, i feel like 1.5 years: are not even enough for prepration for step 1, i"m a second year medical student, the problem that in my university the clinical knowledge is left mainly for 3-6 years, also the books which are recommended and mostly used by the students are sometimes different from that recommended for usmle. I receive good marks but i feel that i can't deal with usmle questions at all. Do you feel the same?, any recommendations?
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I'm also an IMG. Stop using your schools books and start using books recommended by people prepping for step 1. There's a whole section on this site dedicated to books, where people vote on the best ones.
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don't worry my friend , just work a lot and you will be better , than yesterday . i am also IMG , third year student . this year i decided to start for my usmle preparation , it is very hard for me for several reasons . though i know english , but it was first time when i started to read medicine on english .1) our university teaches us on other language , other books , other methods . 2) other reason is that we study one subject in university program, and i learn other subject for usmle . i must stop learning some subjects in university and learn my usmle subjects instead of them . but subjects which are common (we study them now in university and i learn it for usmle right now) are very differend . for example pharmacology , usmle gives some other drugs , but my university gives other drugs . so don't worry my friend , we must try hard to kick this boards ! i read several times one subject and still cannot memorize it . if i be free from university , it would be a great advantage for me to study for usmle .
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don't worry my friend , just work a lot and you will be better , than yesterday . i am also IMG , third year student . this year i decided to start for my usmle preparation , it is very hard for me for several reasons . though i know english , but it was first time when i started to read medicine on english .1) our university teaches us on other language , other books , other methods . 2) other reason is that we study one subject in university program, and i learn other subject for usmle . i must stop learning some subjects in university and learn my usmle subjects instead of them . but subjects which are common (we study them now in university and i learn it for usmle right now) are very differend . for example pharmacology , usmle gives some other drugs , but my university gives other drugs . so don't worry my friend , we must try hard to kick this boards ! i read several times one subject and still cannot memorize it . if i be free from university , it would be a great advantage for me to study for usmle .
Thanks for your support . I wish you success.
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Hey if there is anyone else in the same boat as the original poster, please check out my youtube channel.
I think it will really help you out:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwx...g66WsWmeQ3kpcA
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Talk is cheap; anybody can give you advice, but it's meaningless if it doesn't work for YOU. Therefore, the ONLY method of doing well and preparing adequately for USMLE Step 1 is to use the BEST resources that have been statistically shown to cover the high yield topics for Step 1. Don't waste your time memorizing useless crap that won't be tested. Check out our YouTube channel for HIGH YIELD videos.

We ONLY make videos if our students have collectively shown, statistically, that the facts are tested on at least 35% of their USMLE's. This means we never waste your time with facts that you don't need to know.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZa...EcRXIFvGZu3O9Q
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