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Hi All,

I had graduated in 2005 (IMG) and been pursuing a PhD in cardiovascular medicine since. Will submit my thesis next year and have planned to take up the Step 1 end of March. Due to my very busy schedule in research, I have only started studying seriously for the past 1 week (nights and weekends). Have got all the recommended material. Although I'm out of touch, the only consolation is perhaps that my knowledge of cell physiology, ion channels, cardio and molecular biology etc is very good now with my PhD. I had also topped in a few pre-clinical subjects in Med school (I dont think that matters now).

What I want to know: is my 4 hours/weekday and 30 hours/weekend enough for me to cover the subjects in time for end of March? I feel quite freaked out now that I have actually scheduled my exam! Any ideas welcome!

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Hey Fubar!
I think its possible, but the question is if it is realistic for you to study so much next to your work? 30 hours per weekend is a lot. It depends on how much free time u want to enjoy, I think its possible, but hard.
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Default Hi Glomerulus

Thanks for the reply. Putting in hard work is not a problem but I want to get a very good score if my 5-6 year gap away from hard core clinics is to be compensated.
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