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Hey you guys, So I've wasted time doing kaplan lecture videos.. Which put me at a slow pace.. then I took Kaplan Live lectures... And then I spent two months annotating the kaplan lecture notes into first aid. I only did 25% of my Kaplan Qbank and it has now expired.

I've given first aid One full revision.. I am now planning on taking NBME to gauge where I'm at.. (NBME 7?) ... and then i'm going to start UWORLD.

but I don't know how I'm supposed to utilize UWORLD. Do I do tutorial mode and learn from it one time and then do random blocks after i've gone through it all once?

And how do I incorporate DIT into all of this??

After I finish UWORLD i'll take NBME 13 and then 16
Thanks for the advice and help
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Hey you guys, So I've wasted time doing kaplan lecture videos.. Which put me at a slow pace.. then I took Kaplan Live lectures... And then I spent two months annotating the kaplan lecture notes into first aid. I only did 25% of my Kaplan Qbank and it has now expired.

I've given first aid One full revision.. I am now planning on taking NBME to gauge where I'm at.. (NBME 7?) ... and then i'm going to start UWORLD.

but I don't know how I'm supposed to utilize UWORLD. Do I do tutorial mode and learn from it one time and then do random blocks after i've gone through it all once?

And how do I incorporate DIT into all of this??

After I finish UWORLD i'll take NBME 13 and then 16
Thanks for the advice and help
7 is a good one to start with along with 11 & 12. If time is priority for you, I'd suggest going "random timed mode" as many advice. This helps in getting prepared for the real exam format in advance, although it's a but time consuming. Even if you get questions wrong initially you will improve a lot with timing, which is a huge thing for the exam! And going back and forth again and again in FA will help you locate the information and maybe help with visual memory.. I don't have scientific data to support that

The thing with second time is that a number of times, we remember the answers from memory, so not as effective as the 1st go. But many revise UW near their exam depending on the feeling of incomplete grasp over it especially the wrong and marked ones.

You may not need DIT if you grasp concepts well. It helps if you are kinda bored to revise FA and need someone to read it to you. But you can give it a try and see if you find it helpful (I followed this for every new thing I wasn't sure would help and after using it for a few days, I knew the answer. Our preps are broadly the same but we need to fill in the gaps as per individual needs.

GL!
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7 is a good one to start with along with 11 & 12. If time is priority for you, I'd suggest going "random timed mode" as many advice. This helps in getting prepared for the real exam format in advance, although it's a but time consuming. Even if you get questions wrong initially you will improve a lot with timing, which is a huge thing for the exam! And going back and forth again and again in FA will help you locate the information and maybe help with visual memory.. I don't have scientific data to support that

The thing with second time is that a number of times, we remember the answers from memory, so not as effective as the 1st go. But many revise UW near their exam depending on the feeling of incomplete grasp over it especially the wrong and marked ones.

You may not need DIT if you grasp concepts well. It helps if you are kinda bored to revise FA and need someone to read it to you. But you can give it a try and see if you find it helpful (I followed this for every new thing I wasn't sure would help and after using it for a few days, I knew the answer. Our preps are broadly the same but we need to fill in the gaps as per individual needs.

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Thank you so much for your reply! helps a lot!

Any more advice would be greatly welcomed!
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