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Group talk Exam on January 31, 2012; Gather here

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I am taking my exam on January 31, it would be great to find people preparing for the same date ..... so that we can share our experiences ..

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but i still have 1500 uw questions to be done...hopefully i can finish them by 3rd jan
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hi nice to meet u guys. im also writing in january
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Smile hi, join me too

i m also taking my exam in end of jan... so add me too guys...... doing last revision of kn very fast.... after that i have to stuck only with FA+UW.
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Hi everyone , really nice to find you people ....

Even I have uw 1000 qs left , read FA once , Still have to revise kA and uw after i finish it ....
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stuck with U.W and FA ....more than 1500 qs left
so hopefuly in end of jan or early feb
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still revising kn's. as i try to do fast its going on too slow. i feel like i have to do lots of things but time is going on very fast....
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are u guys planning on the next 2013 match or not?
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are u guys planning on the next 2013 match or not?
of course! why you r asking????
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Lol nothing i just wanted to be sure we r all in the same boat with similar conditions
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Alright everybody i am in.....

just joined the forum.taking exam in jan end or feb 1st week .
lets help each other and enhance the scores
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so anybody taken nbme yet ????
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hey Hypermedic and riya 10 ,

I am trying for the 2013 match too , we will have to speed up for step 2 as we will have very less time ... have u people taken ur step 1 date ????

I am thinking of doing a offline nbme 3 on 27 !!! anyone would like to do the same ?????? so we can discuss our ans .........
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no i didn't take date yet.but my slot is dec-feb. i m doing usmlerx, after that i will try for nbme. till now i didn't take any nbme. ques are taking too much time.yup!!! you are right we have to speed up.
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I did 30% kaplan qbank but then i stopped and started uw as i am short in time
my exam is on 30th jan enshalla
I got panic attack yesterday, but i dont have the luxury of time to postpone...hopefully enshalla i will do NBME and uwsa by 18th jan
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no i didn't take date yet.but my slot is dec-feb. i m doing usmlerx, after that i will try for nbme. till now i didn't take any nbme. ques are taking too much time.yup!!! you are right we have to speed up.

ok , so you are done with U world ????
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I did 30% kaplan qbank but then i stopped and started uw as i am short in time
my exam is on 30th jan enshalla
I got panic attack yesterday, but i dont have the luxury of time to postpone...hopefully enshalla i will do NBME and uwsa by 18th jan
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no i didn't take date yet.but my slot is dec-feb. i m doing usmlerx, after that i will try for nbme. till now i didn't take any nbme. ques are taking too much time.yup!!! you are right we have to speed up.
hey i m also doing usmlerx and my exam too in jan-feb
thats a coincidence.
well how r u finding usmlerx.ppl say its very easy but i got 60% in uworld and getting 64 in usmlrx done 15 blocks .
i dont think usmlerx is too easy wat do u think ?
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I did 30% kaplan qbank but then i stopped and started uw as i am short in time
my exam is on 30th jan enshalla
I got panic attack yesterday, but i dont have the luxury of time to postpone...hopefully enshalla i will do NBME and uwsa by 18th jan
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I advice everyone to take nbme asap.u will where u stand and also know wat approach is right.coz nbme Qs are very diff from qbanks uworld.and offline nbme are not recommended .
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actually i started uw in sept, but i left it, and started to revise kn and FA. now i m doing usmlerx coz i recently finished FA. and as you guys know it is from FA . ya! i feel like its easier than uw. rest everyone has his opinion.
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i time passes i m scare. it's like time is running and i have to do lots of things,i have to finish uw, i have to repeat goljan audios,and FA.
hey guys! i didn't read goljan RR....is it compulsory or can we skip it?????
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got bored with studying today so now taking UWSA 1.
done with 1st block it was hard.
i hope i do fine .
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thanks alot step_enhance

@Ria : about the USMLE RX, how many questions exactly are there? i would love to know if i have time for it or not, since i will have barely 3 weeks b4 exam and i wanna know if it worth doing it ....thanks in advance
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took nbme 6 on 4th -390/195

took uwsa 1 today -500/219

i guess i m doing okay will take nbme 5 in 8 days 240 i m comin
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Nbme 6 was offline or online?

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I advice everyone to take nbme asap.u will where u stand and also know wat approach is right.coz nbme Qs are very diff from qbanks uworld.and offline nbme are not recommended .
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thank you , will take the nbme online ... when are you giving the exam ???
giving exam 8th feb .

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@Ria : about the USMLE RX, how many questions exactly are there? i would love to know if i have time for it or not, since i will have barely 3 weeks b4 exam and i wanna know if it worth doing it ....thanks in advance
i m doing offline (USMLE Rx)...there r total 1200 questions.
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i m doing offline (USMLE Rx)...there r total 1200 questions.
hey where did you download the file from ??? i downloaded one but it asks for a password ????

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Will be giving my exam in end of jan or feb.Count me in
Rite nw I am doing second reading of kaplan with FA and reviewing kaplan qbanks i have made notes from it.Starting U world in random time mode.
Best of luck to everyone lets kill this exam
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Will be giving my exam in end of jan or feb.Count me in
Rite nw I am doing second reading of kaplan with FA and reviewing kaplan qbanks i have made notes from it.Starting U world in random time mode.
Best of luck to everyone lets kill this exam
Welcome to the gang

u havent started uworld ?
so how many days u have thought for uworld
i will also do uworld next month 2nd pass .have done once but i feel i did it very quickly haha
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guys there is a gucci shoes advertisement thread.its not good .

its a forum for professional exam not for window shopping .i m pissed .

can we report spam against it .pls advice
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u havent started uworld ?
so how many days u have thought for uworld
i will also do uworld next month 2nd pass .have done once but i feel i did it very quickly haha
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I have just done 2 blocks till nw planning to do one block per day for next 15 days along with the revision and then increase it to 2.Planning to finish it by mid jan lets see hw it goes.Hw was your score on u world first time did u do subject wise or random time mode?
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@Mohitkmc My cum score uworld was 60 did subject wise .some timed some non timed .

keep doing First aid extensively now.i took nbme 6 and uwsa 1 and realized how imp is FA it has got everything in it.really great book . and many qs i did wrong were straight from FA.

i felt i wasted time doing kaplan 2nd time shld have done FA more.

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My exam is at the end of January as well ,so count me in.
I am doing golijan now and than DIT in Jan. I hope I have enough time to finish everything! Starting to worry.
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My exam is at the end of January as well ,so count me in.
I am doing golijan now and than DIT in Jan. I hope I have enough time to finish everything! Starting to worry.
hey welcome to the gang
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i m on 3rd day lecture. its awesome
then will do once whole uworld 2nd pass

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I still dont know what is DIT?
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i m on 3rd day lecture. its awesome
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when r u starting dit ?
how is DIT??? is it really useful????
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hey guys,i am taking the test on jan 31,so count on me too...so far i am doing UW 2nd time but only the wrong ones and along with FA.and i am planning to revise whole kaplan books again for the second time.
my UWSA 1 score -215 and i am aiming high in the test above230 atleast so if you guys with me lets kick some ass!!!
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I still dont know what is DIT?
it's Doctors in training. these are live lectures, correlates with FA or from FA.
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hey guys,i am taking the test on jan 31,so count on me too...so far i am doing UW 2nd time but only the wrong ones and along with FA.and i am planning to revise whole kaplan books again for the second time.
my UWSA 1 score -215 and i am aiming high in the test above230 atleast so if you guys with me lets kick some ass!!!
whats ur nbme score????
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my nbme 6 score was 210 which i took 2 months ago since then i havent done any nbme's.planning to take nbme's 1-5 offline and do the nbme 7 online 2 weeks before the exam.
how is your prep going?have u given any nbme's yet?
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how is DIT??? is it really useful????
i m finding it very helpful.its a way for someone like me who has hates cramming stuff to know FA cold.
there r tons n tons of quizzes .they also corelate everything in FA clinically n the way its asked in exams.

also the way they tell mnemonics ,they will stay in your memory for weeks

the things i dint like-taking lot of time and hugely overpriced.

but i find it worth every buck espc the structure is awesome.very well planned course for rapid review in 15 days.

it also has many concepts of Uworld and whole usmle as a whole.it also improving my concepts.kind of filling gaps in memory.
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DIT the one i have taken is online lectures .they r not live .
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my nbme 6 score was 210 which i took 2 months ago since then i havent done any nbme's.planning to take nbme's 1-5 offline and do the nbme 7 online 2 weeks before the exam.
how is your prep going?have u given any nbme's yet?
no, i didn't take any nbme yet. my preparation is going on ok. i finished kn, uw as a learning tool, goljan audios and now after finishing FA, i m doing usmlerx. after than i'll again repeat uw and ll do nbme too. it seems i m going slow.......
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hey welcome to the gang
i m doing dit now.
i m on 3rd day lecture. its awesome
then will do once whole uworld 2nd pass

when r u starting dit ?
I hope to start DIT by the second week of January, This will be my second time watching it. Now I am trying to get throught Goljan, which is taking me forever to do.

I agree, I think DIT is awesome to help you review FA because I think the problem that I (and Iím sure many others) are faced with is that first aid is a very dry outline, and reading straight through is very boring and I don't feel you absorb much because your just reading your not actively using the material,whereas DIT is awesome because he lectures the FA to you, and he makes you do his workbook, and this way you are actively learning and retaining the information.
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so u all have finalized date ?

anybody taken online nbmes

common guys lets move this thread little bit....so many days no activity

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !

I hope this year make our dreams come true.may god give us the strengths to have endurance and patients needed for this exam.

god bless .Best wishes to everyone.
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hi guys Happy new year! May God makes it a successful year for all of us. count me in, i ll do my test on 25th.
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Hey Guys...Hope your doing well in the new year!

Just was wondering how was everyone managing to study during the holidays, because for me, it was horrible!!!

I barely studied, I couldn't focus at all!! I would go to the library and study but my mind was not on USMLE, I kept thinking about what everyone is doing for NYE, etc... I am so disappointed in myself.

What do you people do, to stay focused and motivated?

Any advice, please help, I have so much to do before my exam which is at the end of the month!
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Hey Guys...Hope your doing well in the new year!

Just was wondering how was everyone managing to study during the holidays, because for me, it was horrible!!!

I barely studied, I couldn't focus at all!! I would go to the library and study but my mind was not on USMLE, I kept thinking about what everyone is doing for NYE, etc... I am so disappointed in myself.

What do you people do, to stay focused and motivated?

Any advice, please help, I have so much to do before my exam which is at the end of the month!
take a nbme it will put you totally into the groove.u will b studying whole lot.
it will put you in the exam mood.
well it happened to me too but less.i just imagine the exam day and become scared

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take a nbme it will put you totally into the groove.u will b studying whole lot.
it will put you in the exam mood.
well it happened to me too but less.i just imagine the exam day and become scared

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Thank you and good luck to you too! I will definitely take a NBME at the end of this week then I will do DIT until my exam. I am also beginning to get nervous.
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hey guys,i am getting nervous abt the exam and i want to give nbme 7 in 10 days.can any one suggest me how to read both UW and kaplan,FA notes within short period of time.i have written down the UWnotes whichever i felt was important but not completely.So, i am relying on studying on Qbank directly to just save some time,i want to know how you guys are doing?

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hey guys,i am getting nervous abt the exam and i want to give nbme 7 in 10 days.can any one suggest me how to read both UW and kaplan,FA notes within short period of time.i have written down the UWnotes whichever i felt was important but not completely.So, i am relying on studying on Qbank directly to just save some time,i want to know how you guys are doing?

how do u guys use your day?with all the books in the hand
The way you use your day probably depends on what type of learner you are, for eg, I am just doing DIT till my exam, I need that structure, plus I am an audio learner so I need to hear it to remember it..

You have 7 to 10 days left so I suggest to take NBME, see your weak areas, review those weak areas and than read over your notes and FA and than take another NBME before the test.
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The way you use your day probably depends on what type of learner you are, for eg, I am just doing DIT till my exam, I need that structure, plus I am an audio learner so I need to hear it to remember it..

You have 7 to 10 days left so I suggest to take NBME, see your weak areas, review those weak areas and than read over your notes and FA and than take another NBME before the test.
Hi,thanks for the advice.sure i will try taking the test soon,i am just delaying this particular nbme 7 test as i want to give it at the end as it is tougher.
now that i cannot take DIT so i am just reviewing the kaplan,UWnotes and FA.but i cannot manage time between these.doing UW and FA.
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Hi,thanks for the advice.sure i will try taking the test soon,i am just delaying this particular nbme 7 test as i want to give it at the end as it is tougher.
now that i cannot take DIT so i am just reviewing the kaplan,UWnotes and FA.but i cannot manage time between these.doing UW and FA.
I know what you mean, I want to do review everything and am finding out that I don't have enough time too, Just try to do uw and go to fa and review the stuff you got wrong...
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took uwsa 1 today -500/219

i guess i m doing okay will take nbme 5 in 8 days 240 i m comin

hello step enhancer,

i was wondering what was your study plan in between this 2 exams that you took?? i m also taking step1 in Jan. 23rd (monday).

good luck to all.
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i was wondering what was your study plan in between this 2 exams that you took?? i m also taking step1 in Jan. 23rd (monday).

good luck to all.
between these exams i read almost whole first aid (with some uworld notes that i made) and did like 15 blocks of usmlerx (which i dint like ) .

also did pathoma videos for pathology(watched them at 1.5x speed)
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Are you guys learning the breast CA and ovarian CA from first aid.there is so much info and i keep forgetting . . .

also do you guys know about uworld biostat and epideo course for 25$

i will do uworld again in the this last month is it enough for biostat practice or need to do this uworld biostat and epideo

thoughts . . . . .?
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kaplan14% 8blocks or so...66% hoping to improve...done uworld twice 55% 2ndtime 75%....sooooo scared!last uwsa 216....nbme nkt so good390,400,420....7hour kaplansimulated 60%....whatu think.....
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between these exams i read almost whole first aid (with some uworld notes that i made) and did like 15 blocks of usmlerx (which i dint like ) .

also did pathoma videos for pathology(watched them at 1.5x speed)
I have not done Kaplan videos at all,as have been doing Goljan audio only,any kaplan path lectures u would recommend as must see before the exam?
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i havn't watched any kaplan pathology videos.For pathology i watched pathoma i.e pathology lectures by Dr Sattar .
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Regarding DIT, could you tell me:
1>they have the session I and session 2, when did you finish the first one, how long does it take to finish it?
2> the second session, how long does it last, the maximum review for 1 lecture is 2x? at anytime during that month, do they explain the concept, mechanism, and normal/abnormal processes, or they try to pin down the facts and mnemonic into your brain?
3> how good are the DIT Qs? compared to UW, Kaplan, USMLERx?

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Regarding DIT, could you tell me:
1>they have the session I and session 2, when did you finish the first one, how long does it take to finish it?
2> the second session, how long does it last, the maximum review for 1 lecture is 2x? at anytime during that month, do they explain the concept, mechanism, and normal/abnormal processes, or they try to pin down the facts and mnemonic into your brain?
3> how good are the DIT Qs? compared to UW, Kaplan, USMLERx?

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i don know about these sessions.i gues they r the weekly Qs they send which r not imp ,i dont do them as i m doing UW.

Dit has 45 lectures online total 75 hours .it took me 17 days . good thing abt dit is that they make so many connections within FA that u will remember stuff real cold.also they repeat stuff lot of time .

its active teaching they teach for 30 mins then they take a quiz .u pause the video and answer those qs from their workbook.these qs are like FA + UW similar concepts nothing diff.but they will make u remember all high yield points .there r tons n tons of quizzes .

it shld be taken towards the end of prep coz they talk really fast and assume u r already aware of most of the concepts.
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add me to the mix. ill take it feb 1st and im pretty much terrified. im almost entirely done with u world questions with an average of about 67%, but half of those were done right after the section, half were done in random sections. scored 510/224 on nbme 6 about 10 days ago. i want to take nbme 7 asap but my uworld scores are dropping ( is it just me or are these last questions the hardest and most random? ) so i want to cram a little more so i dont get a lower score. wishing i had more hours in a day..
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i thought nbme 6 was not too bad. not as intricate questions as uworld, but there were definitely some weird ones that i just knew were complete guesses. i was surprised how little pharm was on it and disappointed since i had studied it so much. other than that, it was not too painful.
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hi,m 2 taking xam in same period.sud i go wid offline nbme?r they useful or do wid online?plz help fast.do questions in both r same?if same then wat is difference in taking offine nbme?
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hi,m 2 taking xam in same period.sud i go wid offline nbme?r they useful or do wid online?plz help fast.do questions in both r same?if same then wat is difference in taking offine nbme?
online nbme gives a predicted score as well performance on different subjects.
on the other hand offline nbme answers r not released.the answers found on the internet r not reliable as they r created by students.

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