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I've been studying for a few months now, I have no problem understanding and memorizing the material.. My UWorld cumulative is like 78% so far, which is supposedly good.. BUT I have NO IDEA how I'm going to remember all this stuff when I walk into the exam a few months from now..

How do people do it?
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I've been studying for a few months now, I have no problem understanding and memorizing the material.. My UWorld cumulative is like 78% so far, which is supposedly good.. BUT I have NO IDEA how I'm going to remember all this stuff when I walk into the exam a few months from now..

How do people do it?
thats a pretty awesome score....take and nbme and if you're score is really high, take the exam the next day or asap!

otherwise I'm assuming just continue reading f'a to maintain what know already
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thats a pretty awesome score....take and nbme and if you're score is really high, take the exam the next day or asap!

otherwise I'm assuming just continue reading f'a to maintain what know already
I still have Path + Pharm + Behavioral Science to go through..

I want to finish these subjects and leave some time to go through FA and my UWORLD notes.. But still there will always be things forgotten I feel.. I mean there is SO MUCH INFO in Kaplan + FA + UWORLD
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I still have Path + Pharm + Behavioral Science to go through..

I want to finish these subjects and leave some time to go through FA and my UWORLD notes.. But still there will always be things forgotten I feel.. I mean there is SO MUCH INFO in Kaplan + FA + UWORLD
Path+ Pharm makes the bulk of the exam so def spend a good amount perfecting those subjects. Pharm is straight up memorization(for moa/side effects) and after studying it really well, even doing 5 pharm questions or 5 pharm flash cards a day can help you remember it. Path, honestly you can't rely on flash cards and the only thing I can say is continue to do FA with uworld towards the end.

Behavioral I have no clue because i havent covered it yet but hopefully f'a should be enough? Also read medical ethics by conrad fischer close to your exam date if you can
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Path+ Pharm makes the bulk of the exam so def spend a good amount perfecting those subjects. Pharm is straight up memorization(for moa/side effects) and after studying it really well, even doing 5 pharm questions or 5 pharm flash cards a day can help you remember it. Path, honestly you can't rely on flash cards and the only thing I can say is continue to do FA with uworld towards the end.

Behavioral I have no clue because i havent covered it yet but hopefully f'a should be enough? Also read medical ethics by conrad fischer close to your exam date if you can
Medical ethics? Great another book .. Yeah I'm going to study these next few subjects in depth.. Behavioral is my worst subject by far, all those ethics questions/patient interactions mess me up

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annotate uworld into first aid.

do first aid atleast 3-4 times. learning FA and uworld is key to dis exam .

first aid can help u remember all the stuff.
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Medical ethics? Great another book .. Yeah I'm going to study these next few subjects in depth.. Behavioral is my worst subject by far, all those ethics questions/patient interactions mess me up

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yeah but from what ive heard and read on this forum, medical ethics by fishy isn't bad. You can even take a day off and read it like a good story book lol
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annotate uworld into first aid.

do first aid atleast 3-4 times. learning FA and uworld is key to dis exam .

first aid can help u remember all the stuff.
I made UWORLD notes into a separate notebook, FA doesn't have enough room in my opinion.. I'm going through FA pretty quickly the first time since Kaplan is more in depth anyways.. Will go through it again near the end
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To get good free flashcards for Pharmacology??? I think it could help me somehow... Do you have a link or can you share the ones that you used??

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Path+ Pharm makes the bulk of the exam so def spend a good amount perfecting those subjects. Pharm is straight up memorization(for moa/side effects) and after studying it really well, even doing 5 pharm questions or 5 pharm flash cards a day can help you remember it. Path, honestly you can't rely on flash cards and the only thing I can say is continue to do FA with uworld towards the end.

Behavioral I have no clue because i havent covered it yet but hopefully f'a should be enough? Also read medical ethics by conrad fischer close to your exam date if you can
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To get good free flashcards for Pharmacology??? I think it could help me somehow... Do you have a link or can you share the ones that you used??

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Hey I bought Conrad Fischer's Pharm cards, but I don't use those anymore. I just do 5 kaplan qbank pharm questions a day and read their explanations. Highly recommend it
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Default Use flashcards to prevent from forgetting

This sort of thing happens to everyone and that is why questions and flashcards are important when studying for USMLE. The reason for doing questions and flashcards is to see the material in a lot of different ways so you dont forget it. Imagine when you are driving a car and going to a certain place over and over, after a while you are not thinking about where you are going your mind kinda just takes you where you need to go and you dont really realize how you got there. The reason this happens is because your mind get used to you doing the same thing over and over so it kinda doesnt focus too much on the little things in the middle... Studying works the same way you can read First Aid over and over after a while your mind goes into autopilot mode and doesnt focus too much on little stuff in the middle so to fix this you have to learn the material in many different ways since USMLE does not test you on how much you can memorize but how well you can apply it in clinical settings... So to get the best score on your exam do First Aid well, do lots and lots of questions and use flashcards to help you memorize First Aid as much as you can... USMLEFasttrack.com has the most complete flashcards from First Aid for USMLE Step 1 with over 9000+ flashcards from all chapters.
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