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Default Is it worth studying now as a premed?

I'm currently a premed student applying to medical schools. Do you think it's worth studying for the Step 1 now with websites like step1daily.com or other sites? I assume the earlier you start the better you will be...true or not true?
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Not at all. I'm actually just finishing up nursing school, so it'll be another few years before I apply for medical school, but I'm half way complete with kaplan medical. Pretty much studied medicine the last year of nursing school. lol anyways, it's never too early to start. Just figure out what to study for, and there is a lot of books and videos out there if you know where to look

I just hope you majored in chemistry and not biology. I find that having a solid understanding of chemistry provides for a amazing foundation into any subject of medicine.

Good luck to us both
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Fair enough. I'm actually biochemistry...hopefully that helps with both biology and chemistry lol. I just graduated and I'm headed for a gap year where I hope to work, but on the side I want to begin studying for medical school related exams such as the Step 1. Maybe even pick up a Gray's Anatomy book and begin looking into it.
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Honestly, pre-studying even for med school is a complete waste of time. Pre-studying for step 1 even more so.

Focus on getting in to med school and doing things that interest you. You'll have 2 years of medical school basically focused on step 1 content. Anything you do now I can promise you will forget by Step 1 time.

The other issue is that med school is a marathon and burnout is real. It's not a question of 'IF' you're going to feel burnout, but 'when.' Everyone does at some point. You have to learn to manage it and try to prevent it, and one of the best ways to do that is take time for yourself and take full advantage of any free time you have.
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Ya, don't waste your time studying for the step 1 this early. Seriously, enjoy your year off and do fun things. You will have plenty of time to study for this beast once med school starts!
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No way. Don't waste your time! Enjoy life while it lasts!
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Alright sounds good lol.

The consensus: enjoy my year off.
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