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Is it possible to finish 2 blocks of UW per day ? anyone do it ? What is your daily schedule ?
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Is it possible to finish 2 blocks of UW per day ? anyone do it ? What is your daily schedule ?

yes its very doable if its your 2nd round. if its your first round its doable but depends on your previous knowledge, your speed to read and understand each and every concept.
my opinion uworld is a tool to learn concepts and revising it is making the background stronger so dont rush through it. do it on a normal pace like you would read any book. but yes usually for the first round it takes 1 hour to do each block n 3-4 hours to review it and take notes on FA ( again varies with person) so 2 blocks means 8-10 hours/d and rest of the day you can read FA
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well i completed uworld
whit an average of 1 block - 1block + 10 questions per day
with goljan and FA (goljan wasnt so usefull , but good for renal and hematology integration )
UW explanations is the MOST important thing.
i used to solve each block in 1 hour and spent the rest of the day
analyzing item by item of every question i did. it was SLOW, BORING PROCESS, but my NBME prior tu UW was 224
after uworld was 241, 232, 247 (16,17 and 13)
and UWSA were both 248
it make an improvement on my scores...
so i suggest you to take as many time as you need.
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Ya, you can totally do 2 blocks of uworld in a day. That's what I did when I was studying. It will take you about 3-4 hours. The rest of the time, spend on reading FA, pathoma, or usmle simple for microbiology.
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well i completed uworld
whit an average of 1 block - 1block + 10 questions per day
with goljan and FA (goljan wasnt so usefull , but good for renal and hematology integration )
UW explanations is the MOST important thing.
i used to solve each block in 1 hour and spent the rest of the day
analyzing item by item of every question i did. it was SLOW, BORING PROCESS, but my NBME prior tu UW was 224
after uworld was 241, 232, 247 (16,17 and 13)
and UWSA were both 248
it make an improvement on my scores...
so i suggest you to take as many time as you need.
How many days took u to finish it ?
What was ur daily schedule?
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Ya, you can totally do 2 blocks of uworld in a day. That's what I did when I was studying. It will take you about 3-4 hours. The rest of the time, spend on reading FA, pathoma, or usmle simple for microbiology.
U mean 4 hr/ block ?
How many days took u to finish it ?
What was ur daily schedule?
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If you do 2 blocks a day, you can finish the whole Q bank in 3 weeks. You can either do two blocks at a time or split it one block in the morning and one in the evening. Now as to how much time you devote to reviewing depends upon on how well you know the topic. If you know it well enough, you wont need a full day.
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No, I meant 4 hours total for 2 blocks.
My schedule:

8-10 am 1 block of uworld on random tutorial mode
10-11 read first aid
11-12 one hour of pathoma
12-1 lunch/break
1-3 pm 1 block of uworld on random
3-4 one hour of usmle simple micro lectures
4-5 read first aid
5-6 one hour of pathoma
6-7 dinner break
7-8 read first aid
8-9 work on weaknesses or usmle simple micro lectures or 20 uworld questions
9-10 read some more first aid
10pm-7am sleep, tv, gym, etc

This was my schedule for 5 weeks. As I got closer to the exam, I stopped doing pathoma and usmle simple lectures and stayed with doing more uworld questions and reading more of first aid
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How many days took u to finish it ?
What was ur daily schedule?
well it took me arround 1 month and half
i used some days just to read notes from UW, before nbmes or uwsa.
and took 2 or 3 days off for other reasons ( i have to go out to pay bills, supermarket .. usual stuff )
also 1 day i got a food poisoning by staph toxin. so i would say actually
1 month and a week... but, you have to keep taking notes or stuff you dont understand or dont know.

my schedule, well hard to say, i used to wake up everyday at 5-6 am and stop studying at 8-10 pm, but i have short atention spam. but it was enought for me 1 day to review a full block (maybe sometime extra 10 question for next block) as many people say, it depend of your knowledge previous to qbank. for me i was kind of lost. so it take me a day for 1 block on average. YOU can learn a LOT from every item on question.

now i am doing usmleRX, ( i re-did my wrong question of uworld about 28% porcent wrong on first pass ), also doing DIT byside of usmleRX. believe me Uworld is the best tool arround, so dont slack, and focus as much as you can on it, i am doing usmlerx, because a friend of mine give me her supscription for free. also i have a good memory so i can recall most of uworld answers, so it dosent make any sense to me to re-do it again. they (uworld) should do a extra question pack (like 1000 thousand extra or expansion).

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Thank you everyone ,appreciate your help
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Totally possible! I think you should always be doing 2 blocks if not more. It testes you real knowledge strength and also will tell you if you can focus for a long time. The test is long!
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