Current student, How should i study? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
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

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 68
Threads: 32
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 16
Search Current student, How should i study?

Hi all,

My first post here. I'm currently a med student in a Caribbean med school, currently in MD3. I have completed anatomy, embryo, histology, ethics, Neuroanatomy, genetics, biochem, and physiology. I am currently doing Pathology 1, micro, epidemiology, and med pysch, Next semester (MD4) ill have pharm, Pathology 2, and PDI. Ill probably be writing USMLE by next year october (in 2016), i was wondering how should i start to practice for the step 1? Any specific Qbanks, books, or articles? Please let me know!

Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 05-07-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 25
Threads: 2
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
Reputation: 26

The best way to prepare for the Step 1 is to do well in the first two years of college. So I would focus more on your current and future courses in Meds school and worry about the dedicated study periods for step 1 after the completion of basic sciences.

I used FA Cases and Qbank (textbook) and the Kaplan Qbank (textbook+online) while taking classes from Med 2, so you can certainly try those now. The extra Step 1 like question will help for the in-class exams and to review older materials. Also, get a copy of FA and RR Path by Goljan and try to follow it with your classes. Again, doing well in your classes should the primary goal at the moment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Ronaldo7 (05-08-2015)


Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
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.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


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
need an med student study partner sam2427 USMLE Step 1 Study Partners 1 03-12-2015 03:58 AM
req student study partner Rajeshwar USMLE Apps 0 03-12-2015 03:51 AM
Caribbean Medical Student Study Plan! LegendRX USMLE Step 1 Forum 1 10-17-2012 06:27 AM
Current Mean and SD for step 1 vishwasingh55 USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 08-29-2012 11:24 PM
Current mean and SD dr_mhm USMLE Step 3 Forum 10 08-28-2012 10:14 AM

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)